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Quinn Benched, Colts Forced To Change Strategy

Last updated on Thursday, November 27, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indianapolis Colts will spend part of their holiday on the practice field as they get ready for their Sunday afternoon game with the Cleveland Browns.

The Colts are 7-and-4, have won their last four games and currently hold down the top wild card spot in the AFC playoff race. The Browns are 4-and-7 and have struggled offensively this season, dropping from eighth in total offense last season to 27th this season.

The offensive struggles prompted Browns coach Romeo Crennel to bench Derek Anderson in favor of second-year quarterback Brady Quinn earlier this season. Anderson will be back under center Sunday in Cleveland as Quinn will miss the rest of the season with a broken index finger on his throwing hand.

Tony Dungy says the sudden change at quarterback had the Colts coaches spending extra time today looking at tape of Anderson in action.

Colts Injury Report

The Colts' injury report shows seven players missing practice due to injury. Key among those sitting out are former Pro Bowl performers Bob Sanders, Jeff Saturday and Gary Brackett.

Dungy addressed Sanders' situation specifically on Wednesday, saying that the 2007 defensive player of the year could possibly practice late in the week but would probably be classified as doubtful.

Antoine Bethea, Melvin Bullitt, Tyjuan Hagler and Tony Ugoh were also sidelined by injury.

Three Colts - Dwight Freeney, Tim Jennings and Robert Mathis - were given Wednesday's practice off to rest.

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