Colts expect to be at full strength in season opener as tight ends, offensive linemen return

The Indianapolis Colts are almost full go. By Sunday, they should be.

Injured tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener, running back Ahmad Bradshaw and right guard Mike McGlynn all practiced Wednesday and left tackle Anthony Castonzo is expected to return to practice Thursday. That means the Colts should have all of their projected starters on the field this week and presumably for Sunday's season opener against Oakland.

Indy's players continually got nicked up during training camp and throughout the preseason, but somehow managed to avoid the devastating blows that hit other teams.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday he expects all 22 projected starters to be on the field against the Raiders.


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