Player Notes and Quotes: Oct. 1

Scout.com provides updates, news and quotes on the Indianapolis Colts as they get ready to do battle with AFC South rival Houston. Find out which players are angling for more playing time, which ones are getting healthy, and which ones have friendly wager going on inside!

WR Anthony Gonzalez

Gonzalez is getting his share of playing time this season. But there are those who think that the Colts should be using Gonzalez more. Coach Tony Dungy, though, says if the offense gets the ball more than it has through the first three games, the former Ohio State standout will get more work. "If we have 75 plays (on offense in a game), Gonzo will get enough looks," the Colts coach said.

S Antoine Bethea

Bethea is in his third year with the Colts and as a starter in the Indianapolis secondary. This is the first time that the team has had a losing record since he's been on the roster.

"It's a different feeling," Bethea said. "Most of the time, we've been undefeated. Having two losses early in the year, you can't be in panic mode, but at the same time, there are some corrections that need to be made. That's what we're focusing on, the little technique stuff we need to fix up. We need to come back next week, get ready for Houston and get things back rolling."

OG Daniel Federkeil

Federkeil (ribs) did not take part in Monday's workout, and his availability is uncertain for Sunday.

RB Dominic Rhodes

Rhodes hasn't gotten as much playing time as most people expected through the first three games of the season. Coach Tony Dungy, however, points out that he's still a key member of the ground attack. "Dom is going to do some great things for us this year," Dungy said. "He can run the ball and make things happen. He understands our pass protections, and it is great to have that second veteran guy there."

LB Freddy Keiaho

Keiaho has a team-leading 37 total tackles through the first three games. Keiaho and LB Gary Brackett have a friendly wager going on, with both players battling to be the Colts' top tackler at the end of the season. Both of their proceeds from the wager will go to their favorite charities.

TE Jacob Tamme

Tamme (ankle) might be able to play this week.

CB Kelvin Hayden

Hayden is off to a relatively strong start this season. Hayden has accumulated 23 total tackles with a pass interception, the only one by a Colts player so far, and a team-leading four passes broken up.

DT Keyunta Dawson

Dawson tops the Colts' defensive tackles in total stops with 20 (11 solo). Dawson is in his first season as a starter, moving into the lineup in training camp as Raheem Brock moved back outside to his nrmal defensive end role.

WR Reggie Wayne

Wayne has caught two of the three touchdown receptions by a Colts receiver so far this year. Wayne has a team-leading 18 total catches for 253 yards through the first three games.

TE Tom Santi

Santi didn't get much work during the team's training camp or preseason as he recovered from an infected bursa sac in his knee. Santi, however, has been the Colts' most productive tight end thus far in the season with six catches for 37 yards. Starter Dallas Clark, who missed the Minnesota game with a knee injury, is right behind with five receptions for 55 yards.


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