Indianapolis Colts Will Be Without Many On Friday

The Colts CornerContributor IAugust 13, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 18:  Bob Sanders #21 of the Indianapolis Colts stretches prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 18, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The Colts will be without many faces as they head into their first preseason game friday night. Antoine Bethea, Kelvin Hayden, Bob Sanders, Dallas Clark, Ryan Diem, Anthony Gonzalez, Jaccob Tamme, Tom Santi, Mike Hart, and Curtis Johnson have all been ruled out for Friday's game.

The Colts will be without three-fourths of their starting defensive backs, and will have to rely heavily on Melvin Bullitt, Matt Giordano, and Tim Jennings. Dante Hughes and Jerraud Powers should get a lot of snaps also.

Pierre Garcon will likely start in place of Gonzalez. Gijon Robinson and Jamie Pretkowski will start at tight end. Tony Ugoh will start at left tackle, while Charlie Johnson will start at right tackle.