INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts coach Chuck Pagano says defensive tackle Montori Hughes had not been at practice recently because his infant daughter died from a sudden illness last week. Maveah Alice Hughes was 3 months old. Pagano did not provide many details about what happened but did offer condolences to Hughes and the baby's mother, Leigh Burton. Pagano did not say when Hughes is expected to return to the team or whether he would play in Saturday's preseason game against New Orleans.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees should be back at his old job Saturday night, leading the Saints prolific offense against Indianapolis. Colts receiver Reggie Wayne hopes he'll be lucky enough to play. Wayne has not played in a game since mid-October when he tore the ACL in his right knee. While he says he's ready, coach Chuck Pagano has played it safe with his six-time Pro Bowler. Pagano calls him a game-time decision.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana and Purdue now have New Year's Eve plans. Both schools will open the 2014-15 Big Ten season December 31st. The Boilermakers will host Minnesota. The Hoosiers will visit Nebraska.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's trial on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a March traffic stop has been postponed for two months. Irsay was arrested near his home in Carmel after he was spotted driving slowly, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. Officers said he had trouble reciting the alphabet and failed other field sobriety tests.
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