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Colts place Brackett, Bullitt on injured reserve

Melvin Bullitt AP

As things keep getting worse for the Indianapolis Colts, two defensive starters were placed on injured reserve today.

The Colts announced that linebacker Gary Brackett and strong safety Melvin Bullitt are both done for the season.

Brackett was one of the few Colts who had a good game in Week One against the Texans, making five solo tackles and intercepting a pass, but he suffered a shoulder injury in that game that required surgery, and he won’t be able to return this season. Bullitt started the first two games of the season but also suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery and is also done for 2011.

With the two open roster spots, the Colts signed linebacker A.J. Edds off the New England practice squad and signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky to the active roster.

The Colts also announced that they waived quarterback Mike Hartline and linebacker Caleb Campbell from the practice squad and added wide receiver Jeremy Ross and offensive lineman Matt Murphy to the practice squad.

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10 Responses to “Colts place Brackett, Bullitt on injured reserve”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 28, 2011 4:17 PM

    I really feel badly for that whole team. Especially guys like Wayne, who is coming to the end of his athletic prime. I feel for Colts fans, TRUST ME, as a Giants fan.

  2. dionoil says: Sep 28, 2011 4:22 PM

    And the band played on as the ship sunk

  3. swagjag says: Sep 28, 2011 4:27 PM

    With the first selection in the 2012 NFL Draft..

  4. lanflfan says: Sep 28, 2011 4:33 PM

    Time for a roster overhaul. Trade off valuable parts for picks and start over. It was a fun ride while it lasted, but the Peyton train has left the station. Indy needs to retool and prove that Polian is the supposed genius people say he is, else it may be another 20 years before they are relevant again.

    At least Indy got rid of Bob “I never met an injury I can’t get” Sanders.

  5. cmgww says: Sep 28, 2011 4:35 PM

    This sucks for depth reasons…but Angerer>Brackett at MLB. He was a beast against the Steelers…had 20 tackles and played the run really well. Brackett is better in pass coverage, but age is catching up to him (and he’s undersized). As for Bullitt, he was decent, but Joe Lefeged (the one that intercepted Big Ben) is a solid player too, and is faster and more physical. Bullitt played this year afraid to get hurt again (from the previous surgery) and it got him just that….Now we just need some decent corners! Lacey is terrible, Tryon (solid player) is hurt, Terrance Johnson is good but green….ugh

  6. The Phantom Stranger says: Sep 28, 2011 4:45 PM

    Melvin Bullitt’s job interview with the CIA:

    CIA interviewer: “Name?”

    Bullitt: “Bullitt. Melvin Bullitt.”

    CIA interviewer: “Wow, you almost had the job until you said ‘Melvin’.”

  7. xli2006 says: Sep 28, 2011 4:47 PM

    As a Colts Fan and Season Ticket Holder, yeah this sucks. However, as we’ve watched most of the league suffer through this garbage annually for the past decade plus, we knew it wouldn’t last forever. The Colts have a number of areas to address, but enough talent remains to regain it’s form in 2012. This team has just lost it’s glue and with that most of the drive and mentality that allowed it to be so successful for so long.

    Hate to say it, but I’m in the “Luck Camp”. If it’s going to be an ugly year in Indy, might as well have a good outcome, wipe the slate clean for 2012, and be set up for the future.

  8. mataug says: Sep 28, 2011 4:47 PM

    I think Brackett may have played his last game for the Colts. Age and injuries becoming a factor and I believe he’s due more than $5 million in 2012. A salary cap casualty for sure :(

  9. gguffey says: Sep 28, 2011 7:05 PM

    I don’t see the Polians drafting Luck. They will trade away their first pick…

  10. joetoronto says: Sep 28, 2011 8:25 PM

    The NFL announced today that the Indianapolis Colts have been placed on IR.

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