The Colts have lost starting strong safety Bob Sanders for the next 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain. Sanders played in both games for the Colts this season and he made 13 tackles. The Colts’ run defense will suffer without Sanders in the lineup as he loves to come up fast in support. He played in 15 games (all starts) last season for the Colts and he finished with 96 tackles, 3.5 sacks, he defensed 6 passes and had 2 interceptions. Those numbers show what the Colts’ defense will be missing for the next 4-6 weeks. 2nd year man Melvin Bullitt will replace Sanders in the starting lineup. He has played in both games for the Colts this season and he has 4 tackles. Bullitt has played two years for the Colts covering 17 games in which he made 24 tackles, defended 1 pass and had 1 interception. This was the one player (Sanders) that the defense couldn’t afford to lose.
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