Inside the Colts Camp

As Colts Week kicks off in the Mile High City, Broncos Update takes an inside look at how Indianapolis matches up with Denver this weekend.

Defensive tackle Montae Reagor is still recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred before Sunday's game against Washington.

Reagor will miss this week's game at Denver, Colts coach Tony Dungy said. Reagor remains at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He reportedly suffered e suffered facial cuts.

"He is alert. He does have his movement," Dungy said. "I think the doctors feel pretty good about that. There doesn't seem to be any extremity injuries. We're happy about that. We'll just have to wait and get further reports."

Dungy said normally the team has an 11 p.m. curfew before game day.

"And then, in the morning we have a 9 a.m. meal. And normally, for a 1 p.m. game we go right over to the stadium from there. But a lot of guys go home and pick up their family, that type of thing, and come to the game," he said.

"We had a 4 p.m. game (against the Redskins) so we had a little more time to do that, and I think that's what happened. Montae went and picked up his girlfriend, was coming back, not too far from (the team's headquarters), actually. So nothing real unusual in what happened, just driving to the game.

"He was coming early because he was one of the guys who was going to work out and get some running in before the game, and just didn't make it here," Dungy said.

With Reagor out, Raheem Brock has assumed the role of making the defensive line calls while Darrell Reid and Josh Thomas will see more work.

PLAYER NOTES
--When QB Peyton Manning got knocked around a bit in the first half of the Washington game Sunday, he was forced to call a timeout in order to clear his head.

"Anytime you're on the ground an extended period of time, they make you come out for a play," he said. "The ref actually told me that, and I told him, 'No, I'm taking a timeout.'

"Actually, I did that my rookie year, got the wind knocked out of me in Baltimore, I took a timeout and (former coach Jim) Mora yelled at me and said I wasted a timeout. For me to call a timeout there means I needed another minute to kind of get it together."

--As good as rookie Joseph Addai looked in the win over the Redskins, the Colts' first-round draft pick will remain as the No. 2 option at running back. Addai had 85 yards rushing in 11 carries against Washington. It's the third time in six games he has run for at least 80 yards. His previous best was 84 yards against the New York Jets. He did that on 20 carries. "What I've been noticing on this level is you have to make one cut and go with it," Addai said.

--TE Ben Utecht made a successful return to the Colts' lineup against Washington. Utecht had missed the Tennessee game two weeks earlier after suffering a lower back contusion in the win over the New York Jets. He caught four passes for 52 yards against the Redskins.

--WR Marvin Harrison leads the team in receiving with 39 catches for 515 yards and is averaging 13.2 yards per catch so far this year. His three touchdown catches, which have all come in the last two games, and is tied for the team lead with TE Dallas Clark.

--WR Reggie Wayne is 11 catches behind Harrison's total with 28 but he tops the team with an 18 yard per catch average. After not catching a touchdown pass in the first four games, Wayne has now had scoring receptions in each of the last two games.

--With S Mike Doss done for the year with a torn ACL, S Bob Sanders will return to the defensive lineup for the Colts. He is expected to start Sunday's game at Denver.

"Obviously, it helps (having Sanders back)," Dungy said. "If (Doss' injury) was going to happen, obviously it's better when Bob is coming back. But you feel bad for Mike. He (Sanders) brings that are hard to duplicate. 4.4 speed and closing things down. He's a great tackler. He's got instincts. He does for the defense what a lot of big play players do. They just make those plays that kind of erase mistakes."

--CB Marlin Jackson earned a special teams game ball for the Washington game. Jackson had five kickoff tackles against the Redskins. He also had four tackles and a quarterback hurry in the game defensively.

--Recently acquired DT Anthony "Booger" McFarland was allowed to go back to Tampa Monday and Tuesday in order to move some personal items up to Indianapolis. He is expected back in time for Wednesday's practice. "We basically told him when he came up (last week) to hurry up and then we'd give him Monday and Tuesday to really go back and get his stuff and get everything moved up here. So he'll be back here Wednesday morning. But he went home right after (Sunday's) game," coach Tony Dungy said.

--PK Adam Vinatieri, who returned to the Indianapolis lineup Sunday after missing three games with a strained groin, has now made 10-of-10 field goal attempts this season. Dating back to last year, Vinatieri has a string of 16 straight regular-season field goals heading into this week's road trip to Denver. While the streak is a good one, it pales in comparison to his career-best. Vinatieri hit 25 straight field goals over the 1996 and 1997 seasons when he played for the New England Patriots.

--P Hunter Smith didn't come up with a tackle when Washington's Antwaan Randle El returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown Sunday. But it wasn't for lack of trying, however. Randle El slowed a bit as he ran down the left sideline to make Smith commit, then made a sharp cut inside. Smith was left on the ground as Randle-El completed the touchdown run. "He's one of the greatest athletes in the world," Smith said. "There's not many people I've ever seen play quarterback, running back, wide receiver and kick returner in the same game and not be in middle school."



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