Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/22/12

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Pierre Garcon #85 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after scoring a touchdown with Austin Collie #17 against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Austin Collie suffered a concussion this preseason, his 4th in the last 21 months, but it was a minor one and it looked like he would be back for week 1. He practiced before week 1, but was not cleared and the same thing happened week 2. It’s very likely he just did not get clearance from a doctor. This week, he went through the same routine at the beginning of the week, but it looks like he’s finally been cleared as the Colts have listed him as probable on their injury list.

It’s unclear what his role is, but the uncertain makes both him and Donnie Avery poor fantasy options this week. It’s worth noting that, before the injury, Collie was Andrew Luck’s favorite target in the preseason and the last time he had a capable quarterback, he ranked 9th in the league in yards per route run in 2010, before getting hurt. He should be owned in all leagues and monitored because he could end up being startable in the future as the #2 option on a good passing attack.

Meanwhile, top pass rusher Dwight Freeney is once again expected to miss this week. He’s been out since leaving week 1 with a high ankle sprain. Fortunately, the Colts have a bye next so there’s a good chance he’ll be back after that for week 5. The Jaguars, their opponent this week, are missing two starters on the offensive line so the Colts should be able to pressure Blaine Gabbert, who tend to struggle under pressure, often, even without Freeney. They still have Robert Mathis and 2010 1st round pick Jerry Hughes showed some live in Freeney’s absence last week, with a sack and 2 quarterback hurries.

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