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Colts rule three players out for Sunday’s game vs. Texans

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In advance of a big game this Sunday night against the Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts today ruled out center Jonotthan Harrison, defensive lineman Zach Kerr, and wide receiver Donte Moncrief.

Furthermore, cornerback Patrick Robinson will be a game-time decision. Also, head coach Chuck Pagano earlier today ruled Darius Butler out, but the Colts’ official injury report this afternoon listed him as questionable - so perhaps there’s a chance he’ll play. Wide receivers Quan Bray and T.Y. Hilton are also questionable.

The most notable part of the injury report is obviously the situation at cornerback, as Darius Butler and Patrick Robinson are both questionable. That would be trouble for the Colts (and some might say it’d be trouble even if Robinson does play), as it would mean that Rashaan Melvin would start alongside Vontae Davis. Both Davis and Melvin have played well this year, but the only depth behind them would be Darryl Morris and Frankie Williams. So the cornerback situation is definitely one to watch.

The other injuries, however, aren’t surprising. Moncrief and Kerr are both week-to-week with their injuries, so they’ll be out for a significant period of time. And then Harrison had an emergency appendectomy a few weeks ago and will miss his third straight game this Sunday as he recovers. Hopefully he’ll be returning soon, but the Colts have several guys ahead of him on the depth chart up front anyway, so they’ll be fine.