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Colts head coach Chuck Pagano this morning ruled out quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck for Sunday's regular season finale against the Tennessee Titans, along with outside linebacker Trent Cole. He also listed safeties Colt Anderson and Winston Guy and inside linebacker Sio Moore as questionable. Everyone else is probable for the game.
Luck was already ruled out on Wednesday, so we already knew that the team's franchise quarterback wouldn't play this Sunday. It was also very obvious that Matt Hasselbeck wouldn't play, as he missed all three days of practice this week with various injuries (but most notably the shoulder injury suffered last Sunday). On Monday, Pagano listed Hasselbeck as doubtful, so even though he wasn't officially ruled out throughout the week, it was evident he wouldn't play. Instead, it will be either Stephen Morris, Josh Freeman, or Ryan Lindley starting at quarterback.
Pagano wouldn't disclose which of those players will start, instead simply saying it is "TBA." Pagano then added that he hasn't made a decision yet on who will start. Earlier this week, he mentioned that the decision might not come until Sunday morning. Pagano also noted that the team will have to simplify the offense with new quarterbacks coming in, saying "we're not going to, obviously, throw everything at them, so we've cut it down."
The Colts will also be without Cole, who suffered a concussion in last week's game against the Dolphins. He has stepped up a bit more recently, but overall this year he has been pretty invisible when it comes to pass rush. His absence for the game will obviously mean that guys like Robert Mathis will need to step up, but that's honestly the way it's been all year, so there's not much new here.