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Garcon, Brown, Wayne active for Colts; RB Hart to start

Peyton Manning will have many of his favorite weapons available when the Indianapolis Colts meet the division-rival Houston Texans on Monday night.

Wide receivers Pierre Garcon, Reggie Wayne, and Anthony Gonzalez are all active against Houston. Running back Donald Brown will also be on the field for the 4-2 Colts.

The Indianapolis Starreported on Monday that Mike Hart will get his first-career start at running back, with Brown serving as the backup. Brown has missed the Colts' past three games with a hamstring injury.

Gonzalez will be on the field for the first time since Week 1. The receiver had been sidelined with an ankle problem.

As expected, running back Joseph Addai and wide receiver Austin Collie are inactive and will not play.

Addai injured his shoulder in Week 6 and there is no timetable for his return. Collie had surgery on his right thumb during Indianapolis' bye week and is out indefinitely.

Other inactives for the Colts include: S Bob Sanders, DB Jerraud Powers, DB Jacob Lacey, LB Kavell Conner, G Jacques McClendon, and DT Antonio Johnson.

For the 4-2 Texans, middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans is out for the season after rupturing his Achilles' tendon, and Brian Cushing will start in his place.

Inactives for Houston include: WR Dorin Dickerson, TE Garrett Graham, DT Earl Mitchell, DE Jesse Nading, CB Karl Paymah, LB Darryl Sharpton, G Kasey Studdard. Matt Leinart is the team's designated third QB.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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