Brackett, Haynesworth, McIntosh out Sunday night

Starting middle linebacker Gary Brackett was inactive for the
Indianapolis Colts’ game Sunday night against the Washington
Redskins, who were without defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth and
linebacker Rocky McIntosh.

Brackett started each of the Colts’ first five games, but he
missed all three practice days this week with a groin injury.
Rookie Pat Angerer, a second-round draft pick out of Iowa, was
slated to start in Brackett’s place.

Among the other Colts’ inactives were safety Bob Sanders (biceps
surgery), who hasn’t played since Week 1; running back Donald Brown
(hamstring) and receiver Anthony Gonzalez (sprained right
ankle).

But left tackle Charlie Johnson was active for Indianapolis
after sitting out Friday’s practice with a sore right foot.

Sunday night’s game is the second consecutive that Haynesworth
has missed – and third of six this season. He rejoined the Redskins
on Thursday, nearly a week after his half brother died in a
motorcycle accident.

Coach Mike Shanahan had said it would be game-time decision on
whether Haynesworth would play Sunday, based on how Haynesworth was
”both physically and mentally.”

McIntosh has a concussion. H.B. Blades was given his starting
spot.

The Redskins also were without running back Clinton Portis for
the second straight game because of an injured left groin. Portis
is expected to be out up to six weeks.