Sanders, Proehl likely out; Vinatieri 'probable' for finale

Updated: December 29, 2006, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS --Safety Bob Sanders and newly acquired wide receiver Ricky Proehl are likely to miss the Colts regular season finale Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

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"Ricky probably won't go and Bob Sanders is the same way. But we haven't ruled them totally out yet,'' Colts coach Tony Dungy said after Friday's practice.

Also, kicker Adam Vinatieri missed Friday's practice. Colts spokesman Craig Kelley said the kicker has an injured knee but was probable for Sunday's game.

Sanders has played in four games this season, the last one three weeks ago. He is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in September.

Proehl was added to the roster to an attempt to bolster the team's depth at wide receiver. But he has been bothered by a strained hamstring for the past two weeks.

Linebacker Rob Morris missed Friday's practice with a strained upper leg muscle, but Dungy expects him to play on Sunday.

Defensive back Marlin Jackson and outside linebacker Gilbert Gardner, who have been battling flu symptoms, both returned to practice Friday.

Cornerback Kelvin Hayden has been cleared to play after sustaining a concussion in practice Wednesday. Tight end Dallas Clark (knee) practiced for a third straight day and will see limited playing time Sunday.

Offensive guard Ryan Lilja (knee) also has been ruled out of the Miami game with a strained knee that he injured last week at Houston.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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