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Colts Held a Rare Tuesday Practice Today with Christmas this Week

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Because Christmas is on Thursday this week, the Colts shifted their normal schedule around to give players Christmas Day off. That means they held a rare Tuesday practice today on their normal off-day.

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Normally, Tuesday is an off day for the Colts.  During a normal work week that will be the day on which the players can get away and not have to come into the facility.  This week, however, the team has switched up their normal practice schedule.  With Christmas on Thursday, the Colts are giving players Christmas Day off to spend with their families, and because of that they were practicing today.

The Colts won't release an official injury report today, however, as they'll wait for Wednesday like normal to release the report.  "We're going to talk about those guys tomorrow, to be honest with you," head coach Chuck Pagano said today.  But thanks to Colts.com's Kevin Bowen, we have a bit of an update on some notable players who were practicing and who weren't.  The media is only allowed to observe during a limited portion at the beginning of practice, but Bowen made some observations from that time:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>T.Y. Hilton, Gosder Cherilus and Hugh Thornton all back practicing. No sign yet of Dwayne Allen.</p>&mdash; Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) <a href="https://twitter.com/KBowenColts/status/547434099464732672">December 23, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Of course, we'll have to wait until tomorrow for an official injury report, so this is all we have right now.  Tight end Dwayne Allen, who's dealing with a knee injury and is day-to-day, did speak with the media today, however.  "Whether or not I'm up this week, we'll see," Allen said when asked whether he'll play this week.  "Coach said it's day-to-day, and hopefully the knee progresses enough that way I'll be out there with the guys on Sunday."

I would be surprised to see Allen play this Sunday, considering there's really no reason to play him as he recovers from an injury, but we'll see.  The news is encouraging on T.Y. Hilton, Gosder Cherilus, and Hugh Thornton, but again we'll have to wait until Wednesday for an official injury report.