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Harrison among many Colts sitting out Hall of Fame game

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Indianapolis Colts will be without 14 players when they face Washington in Sunday night's Hall of Fame Game.

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Among those not scheduled to make the trip are two-time league MVP Peyton Manning, record-setting receiver Marvin Harrison, 2007 Defensive Player of the Year Bob Sanders, former league sacks champion Dwight Freeney and linebacker Philip Wheeler, a third-round draft pick who is scheduled to have knee surgery.

Wheeler injured his knee earlier this week, then continued to practice. Coach Tony Dungy expects Wheeler to miss at least a couple of weeks.

The Colts also will be without defensive back Michael Coe, a second-year player who injured his knee in Friday afternoon's practice. Dungy did not give a timetable for Coe's return and said he may need surgery.

"It's not going to be anything where he'll be back in the next couple of weeks," Dungy said Saturday morning before the team left for Canton.

Indy also re-signed kicker Adam Crossett, who was waived July 25, to help Adam Vinatieri rest his right leg, and waived guard Tala Esera.

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