Short-handed? 14 Colts players sit out practice

Fourteen Colts players, including five defensive linemen, sat

out Wendesday’s practice, and two others were limited

participants.

Among those on the sidelines were Pro Bowl defensive ends Dwight

Freeney, who had a normal rest day, and Robert Mathis, who missed

last week’s game with a quadriceps injury.

Others who missed time were left tackle Charlie Johnson (foot),

receiver Austin Collie (rest), cornerbacks Jerraud Powers

(hamstring) and Jacob Lacey (biceps) and linebacker Clint Session

(knee). Safety Melvin Bullitt (shoulder) and receiver Pierre Garcon

(hand) did some work.

The long injury list could impact Indy’s strategy for Sunday’s

game at Buffalo, which has no playoff implications for either

team.