T.Y. Hilton Practices All Week, Questionable For Sunday

Intro: The Colts final practice of the 2014 regular season came to a close just past noon on Friday. What does the injury report prior to the regular season finale?

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts will be without three starters on Sunday in their regular season finale.

The injury report does not stop there though with some key players listed as questionable heading into Week 17.

Here's a rundown of what Chuck Pagano, Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton had to say to the media on Friday.

Chuck Pagano on the possibility of resting players in Week 17:

"We're treating it just like any other football game.

"We need to get this taste out of our mouths, and we need to go into the playoffs feeling good about ourselves."

Bowen's Analysis: This question asked to Pagano was on the possibility of resting guys in the latter stages of Sunday's game. Pagano didn't hint at all that this would be the case. The Colts already have three starters ruled out for Sunday and have another two listed as questionable.

In terms of looking ahead to the playoffs, Pagano once again said that the legwork in preparing for Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, the two most likely Wild Card opponents, is all but done. The Colts have seen both of those teams in the regular season and the advanced scouting for those teams has begun in earnest. The Colts will learn their playoff seeding and opponent late on Sunday night, following the Bengals/Steelers contest.Reggie Wayne on having momentum heading into January:

"To me personally, I do believe that it is important."

Bowen's Analysis: Wayne has seen it all in terms of Colts teams riding momentum into the playoffs and then other squads struggling into January. He believes that Week 17 has the chance for the Colts to create some of that momentum before the one-and-done games arrive.

Wayne also confirmed what T.Y. Hilton said earlier this week in the team holding a players only meeting following the Dallas game. The veterans of the team called the meeting after Sunday's loss served as a "wake up call." It was one final chance for those, who usually doesn't speak out, to speak and make sure everyone was on the same page with the postseason just days away.T.Y. Hilton on how he feels this Friday compared to last week:

"It feels a lot better. I will know more once I talk to Coach about it."

Bowen's Analysis: Hilton was a limited participant in practice all week for the Colts after missing the Week 16 contest in Dallas. Hilton said the biggest thing he wanted to accomplish at practice this week was trying not to think about the injury and evaluate himself later on the pain threshold.

For a guy like Hilton, a hamstring injury is perhaps more significant than another body part due to how much his game is predicated on elite speed. Hilton said he has yet to fully "open it up" again and that will be the ultimate test, whenever he returns to the field.INJURY NOTES

Here is the Colts final injury report of the week:

-OUT- Dwayne Allen (knee), Gosder Cherilus (groin), and Bjoern Werner (shoulder).

-The Colts will be without three starters this week with Cherilus missing a second straight game.

-QUESTIONABLE- Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) and Joe Reitz (ankle).

-Freeman did not practice all week and Hilton was limited each day.

-PROBABLE- Cory Redding (knee), Hugh Thornton (knee) and Erik Walden (knee).

-The Colts should get Thornton back in the lineup for the first time this month.

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