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Austin Collie Expected To Play Sunday When Colts Host Jaguars

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The big news Friday was the update Colts head coach Jim Caldwell gave as to the status of wide receiver Austin Collie. From Indianapolis Star reporter Phil Wilson:

#Colts coach Jim Caldwell today on WR Austin Collie playing Sunday: "He looks good. He looks like he's going to be able to play."

With all the injuries the Colts have sustained on offense, the return of Austin Collie could not come at a critical time. Peyton Manning very much trusts Collie's ability to get open, and Collie is a good blocker from the slot receiver position in the run game.

To give you some idea how important Collie is, prior to his first concussion this season against the Philadelphia Eagles back in Week Nine, Peyton Manning was on his way to a fifth NFL MVP trophy after throwing 15 TDs and only 3 INTs. Since Collie has been out, Manning has thrown 11 TDs and 13 INTs, including four returned for scores.

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