The Indianapolis Colts are preparing for their matchup against the New York Giants in Week 2 of the preseason, and while the preseason doesn't mean much, it will be another great opportunity to see some of the younger players get some in-game experience.
The preseason started for the Colts with a 13-10 loss to the New York Jets, but the injuries that occurred in the game hurt the team more than the loss did. Starting center Khaled Holmes, who has yet to get significant in-game experience in the NFL, went down with an ankle injury that will cost him two to three weeks, according to Marc Sessler from NFL.com.
After the last game, the Colts will be hoping that they can avoid any more injuries to their starters, but the good news is that several players who have been sitting out at training camp are expected to be ready to play on Saturday.
Newly-acquired wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will get to see some of his old teammates on Saturday as well after spending his first five seasons in the NFL with the Giants. Safety Antrel Rolle said that he was looking forward to seeing his old teammate, but mentioned that he won't exactly be friendly on the field.
"I'm excited to see Hakeem, but there are no friends out there on the field, and I know he understands that," Rolle told ESPN's Dan Graziano. "I know he feels the same way about us. This is home for him. I'm just looking forward to the game. It's going to be a great battle."
The result doesn't matter for either team, but both are hoping that some of the fringe roster players can step up and prove themselves.