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Colts defensive end Bratzke will play

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Indianapolis defensive end Chad Bratzke is expected to play Saturday when the Colts take on the New York Jets in the first round of the AFC playoffs.

Bratzke, who practiced Wednesday and Thursday, suffered a calf injury during Sunday's regular-season finale, a 20-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He was originally listed as questionable on the Colts' injury report, but said he would play, calling the injury just the normal "bumps and bruises." Bratzke had 70 tackles and six sacks during the regular season.

Meanwhile, starting linebacker Marcus Washington is very questionable for Saturday's game, according to head coach Tony Dungy. Washington has a sprained knee and was inactive for Sunday's game. He did limited work on Wednesday and missed Thursday's practice.

Washington is fourth on the team with 78 tackles. He also has two sacks and an interception this season.

Fourth-year linebacker Sam Sword replaced Washington in the lineup last weekend. Sword could do that Saturday, but is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

Linebacker Mike Peterson, the Colts' leader in tackles with 173, did some limited work Thursday with a cast on his broken left hand.

01/02 19:52:43 ET

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