Colts: Key Defensive Injuries Force Rookies To Step Up and Respond

Posted: 11th November 2009 by Eddie Garrison in NFL
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The Indianapolis Colts have been hit by the injury bug and hit hard, especially on the defensive side of the ball. With season ending injuries to key personnel including strong safety Bob Sanders and cornerback Marlin Jackson, the Colts have been forced to count on their rookie players to step up into the starting roles. WeÆll start at the corner position where rookie Jacob Lacey has been making a name for himself among the Colts players and opposing teams. Lacey, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Oklahoma State, has filled in for the injured Kelvin Hayden and exceeded anyoneÆs expectations so far this season. He is seventh on the team in tackles with 35 (27 solo, 8 assists) six passes defended and one interception returned for a touchdown on the year through eight games. The rookie ...

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