(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Colts returned to practice Wednesday, preparing for Sunday night's Season Opener with the Denver Broncos.
But the coaching staff now knows they definitely won't face wide receiver Wes Welker, who has been suspended four games by the NFL for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. That doesn't mean that Coach Chuck Pagano and his staff are taking the Broncos offense more lightly.
"They're going to miss him, but they've got plenty of weapons for Peyton to go to" Pagano said. "They've got runners and tight ends and wide receivers, so they've got enough skill to where, again they're going to miss him, we've got great respect for Wes, but they've got enough weapons for Peyton."
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