Tom James of CBS Rapid Reports has learned that the Colts have ruled out backup linebacker Kavell Conner, safety Bob Sanders, wide receiver Austin Collie, and defensive tackle Antonio Johnson for the Monday night game against the Houston Texans.  None of these players are big surprises.

It is interesting that Joseph Addai is not included on the list, as many in the media have basically concluded he will be out of the lineup for weeks.  He may still miss the game, and could miss weeks, but not being included on the list of players who have already been ruled out is a cautiously optimistic sign that he may very well suit up Monday night.  Some may still be worried about Gary Brackett, who is not on the list, but he has suggested that he will be ready to play on Monday.