INDIANAPOLIS —The Indianapolis Colts will be without three players on Sunday, when they travel to Houston to take on the Texans, while the status of another key player — their starting left tackle — remains up in the air.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano on Friday said that outside linebacker John Simon, cornerback Quincy Wilson and running back Matt Jones will not play in Sunday’s AFC South Divisional matchup, while tackle Anthony Castonzo is questionable:
](http://www.atipt.com/)• Simon will miss his second straight game with a stinger, an injury he suffered two weeks ago against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While Pagano said Simon was champing at the bit to play against his former team on Sunday, he’ll have to wait until Week 17 in Indy for his first shot at the Texans this season.
• Wilson will be inactive for his seventh straight game after earning his first-career start Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals. The rookie out of Florida looked as if he was going to get some major playing time in place of No. 2 cornerback Rashaan Melvin (concussion) last Sunday against the Bengals, but Pagano said Wilson’s knee started bothering him again the day before the game, and he was unable to go.
• Jones, who is listed with an ankle injury, was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice, but did not practice Thursday or Friday. The running back played nine special teams snaps last Sunday against the Bengals.
Castonzo, meanwhile, did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday due to a knee injury, but was a limited participant on Friday, when he got about 15 reps, Pagano said.
“We’ll see how he comes in tomorrow from today’s work,” the head coach said.
If Castonzo is unable to play on Sunday, Pagano said Jeremy Vujnovich (their starting left guard) or Joe Haeg (their starting right guard) could possibly move over to left tackle; Le'Raven Clark, whose father passed away last Sunday, will likely play against the Texans, Pagano said, and could also move over from right guard to left tackle if needed.
In other injury-related news, Melvin was a full participant on Friday for a second straight day. Pagano said he believes the cornerback will be good to go against the Texans, though he’ll need to be cleared by an independent neurologist first as the final part of the league’s concussion protocol.
Here is Friday’s full injury report:• DNP:Outside linebacker John Simon (neck); cornerback Quincy Wilson (knee); running back Matt Jones (ankle).
• Limited:Tackle Anthony Castonzo (knee).
• Full:Guard/tackle Le’Raven Clark (personal);, cornerback Vontae Davis (rest); cornerback Rashaan Melvin (concussion/ankle); outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (quad); kicker Adam Vinatieri (back); running back Frank Gore (rest).