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Colts lose key players from secondary

Bob Sanders and Marlin Jackson are put on injured reserve.

November 07, 2009|Associated Press

The injury bug is still haunting the Indianapolis Colts.

Cornerback Marlin Jackson and strong safety Bob Sanders were lost for the season Friday as the team put them on injured reserve.

Jackson, who missed the second half of the 2008 season after injuring his right knee during practice, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee during a non-contact drill Wednesday. He had been rehabilitating the knee after he was hurt against Seattle on Oct. 4.

Sanders, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, tore his left biceps against San Francisco last weekend and will need surgery.

Sanders had just returned to the Colts' lineup two weeks ago.

He had missed all of training camp and the first five games of the year after undergoing off-season knee surgery. He has missed 40 of 87 games during his injury-plagued, six-year NFL career.

Indianapolis' other veteran cornerback, Kelvin Hayden, is also expected to be sidelined for the next three to four weeks after he suffered a sprained knee during the win over San Francisco. Hayden is not expected to undergo surgery.

The Colts (7-0) host AFC South rival Houston (5-3) on Sunday.


Law agrees to deal with the Broncos

Defensive back Ty Law has agreed to terms on a deal with the Denver Broncos.

Kevin Poston, Law's agent, confirmed the news in an e-mail to the Associated Press. The agreement came after Denver's media availability, and a Broncos spokesman said the team had no comment.

Law is expected to sign the deal today, pending the passing of his physical. He might even make it out to practice as the Broncos (6-1) prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) on Monday night.

The 35-year-old Law is a five-time Pro Bowl selection.


Three Packers are fined $5,000 each

Green Bay Packers Johnny Jolly, Al Harris and rookie B.J. Raji have been fined $5,000 each by the NFL for actions in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Defensive tackle Jolly was fined for unnecessary roughness for head-butting Minnesota running back Chester Taylor.

Cornerback Harris was fined for unnecessary roughness for grabbing a helmet opening to make a tackle, and defensive tackle Raji was fined $5,000 for a major facemask violation.

Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was fined $5,000 for helmet-to-helmet contact in a game with Carolina, and Panthers tight end Jeff King was fined the same amount for striking an opponent late.

The biggest fine of the week went to Cleveland linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, $7,500 for roughing the passer when he struck Chicago's Jay Cutler in the face.

Indianapolis linebacker Clint Session was fined $5,000 for roughing the passer because he struck 49ers quarterback Alex Smith in the knee area.


Rodgers listed as probable for Sunday

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers practiced Friday and is probable for Sunday's game at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rodgers suffered a sprained toe in last Sunday's 38-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings and has been coping with a sprain in his other foot the last few weeks.

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