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Colts inactives vs. Packers: Henry Anderson among Colts’ seven inactives

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The Indianapoils Colts will face the Green Bay Packers this afternoon at Lambeau Field, and it won’t be an easy game for Indianapolis. They’ll be a bit shorthanded as they attempt to knock off the Packers as well, as several starters won’t play.

Here’s a look at today’s inactives for the Colts:

Tevaun Smith, WR

Mike Adams, S (groin)

Chris Carter, OLB (hamstring)

Jack Mewhort, G (tricep)

Joe Reitz, T (concussion)

Kendall Langford, DE (knee)

Henry Anderson, DT (knee)

We knew most of these inactives on Friday, as the Colts ruled Adams, Carter, Mewhort, Reitz, and Langford out early. So the one surprise inactive today is Henry Anderson, who has been dealing with a knee injury and will miss his third straight game. While it’s a bit of a surprise that he won’t play, he was listed as questionable this week so it’s not shocking. But since he was limited on Wednesday and then a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday, it was fully expected that he would play. It looks like the Colts wanted to give him another week to recover, however, which means that with the bye week next week he’ll have missed over a month with this latest knee injury. So for the second straight week, the Colts will be down two of their three starting defensive linemen with Anderson and Langford both out. That means it’s time for Zach Kerr, T.Y. McGill, Art Jones, and Hassan Ridgeway to step up in their place.

The Colts will also be down two starting offensive linemen with left guard Jack Mewhort and right tackle Joe Reitz both out, so there will be more shuffling up front this week. It’s expected that Joe Haeg will start at right tackle today, while Jonotthan Harrison plays left guard. It should also be mentioned that with Mike Adams out, the Colts will turn to rookie T.J. Green as the starter alongside Clayton Geathers. In other words, the Packers should be trying to take advantage of Green as much as possible.