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Colts Daily Headlines: August 26th Edition

Posted by Kevin Bowen on August 26, 2013 – 8:30 am

It’s a shortened week at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center with the Colts traveling to Cincinnati for the preseason finale on Thursday night. Today’s news looks at the good news surrounding Anthony Castonzo’s knee injury and the beginning of cuts for the Colts.

Take a look below at the top pieces from Monday, August 26th.  

Colts’ Anthony Castonzo has sprained knee ligament

By: Michael Marot, Associated Press

When Anthony Castonzo went down on Saturday night, a collective grown fell over the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd.

The Colts faithful can slowly exhale after Pagano updated the injury status of Castonzo on Sunday afternoon.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Sunday that left tackle Anthony Castonzo will not play in the preseason finale after an MRI confirmed Castonzo has a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Castonzo was injured on the opening series’ of Saturday night’s 27-6 victory over Cleveland and did not return. Right guard Mike McGlynn did not play Saturday after bruising his knee during practice last week.

Castonzo is listed as day-to-day, and Pagano said Sunday he hopes both would be ready for the Sept. 8 opener against Oakland.

“The MRI was pretty much negative. It wasn’t as bad as anybody anticipated,” Pagano said, discussing Castonzo’s prognosis during a conference call. “You never want to lose anybody, and particularly the guy who’s protecting the blind side of your quarterback.”

Colts cut 11 players, put Lawrence Sidbury on injured reserve

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

It’s the time of year that no NFL player looks forward to knowing that the call could come at any time.

The Indianapolis Colts have released 11 players and placed linebacker Lawrence Sidbury on the injured reserve list.

The moves are a major step toward being in compliance with the NFL’s 75-player roster limit Tuesday. The Colts still must waive three players prior to the deadline.

Waived were cornerbacks Johnny Adams and Allen Chapman, guard Danous Estenor, defensive tackle Kellen Heard, placekicker Brandon McManus, running back Davin Meggett, linebacker C.O. Prime, center Rich Schmeig and safety Ashante Williams. Wide receiver Maurice Williams was waived with an injury settlement and cornerback Teddy Wiliams waived injured.



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