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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
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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