TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - The Colts' Peyton Manning, Bob Sanders and Dwight Freeney will miss their second straight preseason game at Carolina Saturday night. Two others, however, have been cleared to play earlier than coach Tony Dungy expected.
Both receiver Marvin Harrison and linebacker Gary Brackett missed last week's game against Washington, and Dungy said he didn't think they would play until at least next week. But that changed today after Brackett returned to practice and Harrison made it through two practices with no problems.
If Harrison does play, it would be only the third time he's appeared in a game since last September 30th, when he injured his knee against Denver. Harrison played two weeks later against Jacksonville, then didn't play again until the Colts' playoff game against San Diego in January.
Besides Manning, Sanders and Freeney, the Colts will be without 13 other players tomorrow night. They include starting linebacker Tyjuan Hagler, starting guard Ryan Lilja and rookie tight end Tom Santi.
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