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Luck out, Colts QB against Titans up in the air

Posted at 5:39 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 17:39:02-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck will not be the quarterback in Sunday's final regular season Colts game – but it's yet to be determined who will replace him.

With backup quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst out of commission – Hasselbeck has a shoulder sprain in his throwing arm and Whitehurst was placed on the injured reserve list – the Colts have three options at quarterback: Stephen Morris, Josh Freeman or Ryan Lindley.

Morris, Freeman and Lindley have been on the Colts for a combined total of about a week.

Morris was signed on Christmas Eve ahead of the Colts' game against the Miami Dolphins. He had spent the offseason and training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being waived in September.

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Freeman and Lindley were both signed Tuesday, a day after Whitehurst was placed on the injured reserve list.

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Freeman has been playing this season with the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League. He spent most of the 2015 offseason with the Dolphins before being waived in September. Before that, he spent four seasons as quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Lindley was signed to the New England Patriots during training camp in 2015, but waived in September. He has played in nine career NFL games for the Arizona Cardinals, who originally drafted him in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano said he hadn't yet decided who would play quarterback on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.


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