The Colts defense suffered a big blow earlier this week, but the offensive side of the ball received some (possibly) great news today. Studly receiving tight end Dallas Clark and pro-bowl center Jeff Saturdaycould be back on the field for Indy come this Sunday against the Jags, according to Head Coach Tony Dungy:
"If I were guessing," Dungy said, "I would say they were going to play."
"Jeff is ready to go and kind of felt like he was ready to go last week. Dallas is going to practice and if everything goes well, I think he'll play as well, but we really need to see Dallas practice this week."
This is huge news for the Colts, especially after losing Bob Sanders this week.
The running game has sputtered -- to say the least -- up to this point, and even the passing attack has had its fair share of issues. Plugging Saturday into the middle will instantly solve many problems, as most of the pressure Peyton Manning has faced thus far has come from the middle.
As for the running game, both Clark's perimeter blocking and Saturday's presence in the middle help. Holes will begin to present themselves for Joseph Addai shortly.
The Colts aren't going to be "all the way back" just yet, as it could take them a couple weeks to get back in sync. Still, this is great news for owners of Manning and Joseph Addai, especially, while it filters down to help everyone else.
This is a phenomenal time to buy-low for Addai, in light of this news.