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August 18, 2013

Colts looking to establish balance vs. Giants

Indianapolis faces Giants tonight in second exhibition game.

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TONIGHT’S GOALS

The Colts want to come out of tonight’s games without any additional injuries.

Indianapolis has been lucky that the team’s health issues through the first three weeks of training camp haven’t been more serious. Yes, a handful of players have been placed on the injured-reserve list. But the vast majority of the injuries have been of the high ankle sprain, foot sprain, knee sprain variety.

Seventeen players were held out of last week’s preseason game with Buffalo. The list may not be quite as substantial tonight, although many will be game-time decisions.

Strong safety LaRon Landry, strong safety Joe Lefeged, tight end Dwayne Allen, cornerback Cassius Vaughn, rookie offensive guard Hugh Thornton, rookie center Khaled Holmes, running back Ahmad Bradshaw, inside linebacker Pat Angerer, cornerback Teddy Williams, rookie inside linebacker Josh McNary, rookie nose tackle Montori Hughes and wide receiver Griff Whalen are among those not expected to suit up.

Tight end Coby Fleener is hoping to be given the green light to play after suffering a concussion against the Bills. Fleener fully practiced Thursday and Friday.

ROSTER MOVES

The Colts waived-injured rookie fullback Dan Moore, who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury.

If Moore clears waivers, he would be added to Indianapolis’ injured-reserve list.

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