The Indianapolis Colts are traveling to Denver today in advance of their game against the Broncos tomorrow night, but one player who won't be traveling with them is safety Sergio Brown. Dealing with a shoulder injury, the Colts downgraded him from questionable a day ago and he is now OUT against the Broncos.
#colts S Sergio Brown (shoulder) downgraded to OUT. Did not make trip to Denver— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) September 6, 2014
Brown was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday and then didn't practice at all on Friday and was initially listed as questionable. He won't be playing for the Colts against the Broncos, and the biggest impact that will have is in special teams, where Brown is a top-notch gunner. Pat McAfee will especially miss him, as Brown has done a terrific job of downing punts inside the 20 yard line in recent years. But, while he wanted a shot to start at safety and while he did get a shot in camp, he fell behind Delano Howell, Mike Adams, and Colt Anderson and likely wasn't going to see much playing time whatsoever with the defensive unit, barring injury.
The other Colt listed as out for the game is lineman Joe Reitz, which isn't a surprise. Center Khaled Holmes and outside linebacker Erik Walden are both questionable. For more information and thoughts on the injury report, head here.