INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Colts continue to prepare for what Colts defensive coach Greg Manusky calls "an offensive coordinator with a great arm."
They should have all eleven defensive starters back on the field together for the first time in weeks.
Top tackler Jerrell Freeman was back at work after suffering a concussion in the San Diego loss. He'll be key to the defense, and safety LaRon Landry continues to improve, and should be on the field after missing the last month with a high ankle sprain.
There are only 13 players left on the roster who played with Peyton, but some of the first-year players know he's left a legacy.
"Indianapolis, since I came through these doors, they've loved me,” said cornerback Greg Toler. “So I can only see how much they'll love seeing Peyton coming back since he's laid down a great foundation. From the few guys that played with him, you hear nothing but great things, so I think it's going to be tough love on Sunday as far as the fans aspect. Cheering for us but rooting for Peyton to do well."
"Whether he's playing with Indy or he's playing with Denver,” added running back Trent Richardson. “We're still going to have to play football the same no matter what. With that, it's an honor for the whole NFL for him to be on the field, especially what he had done here for the organization, for the fans."
The atmosphere Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium will be like none other.
Interstate 70 east near Interstate 465 was reopened Tuesday evening after a crash blocked all lanes around 6:30 p.m.
If you're looking for something to do over the next seven days you may want to check out Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
On Tuesday, Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite will promote 23 officers. Three sergeants will be elevated to the rank of lieutenant. Twenty patrol officers will be promoted to the rank of sergeant.