Colts without 2 linemen against Texans

Indianapolis starting offensive linemen Samson Satele and

Winston Justice are inactive against the Houston Texans.

Colts interim coach Bruce Arians said earlier this week that

Satele (ankle), a center, and right tackle Justice (biceps) would

not travel with the team to Houston. A.Q. Shipley will start at

center and Jeff Linkenbach at tackle. Left guard Joe Reitz, who

missed last week’s game with a head injury, will start for the

Colts.

Houston cornerback Alan Ball will miss his third straight game

with a sore foot, and linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) is also

inactive as expected.

Also inactive for Indianapolis are safety Tom Zbikowski, running

back Delone Carter, linebacker Kavell Conner, defensive end Clifton

Geathers and receiver Nathan Palmer. Houston’s other inactives were

running back Jonathan Grimes, guard Antoine Caldwell, guard Cody

White, nose tackle Terrell McClain and tackle Andrew Gardner.

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