On Wednesday, safety Bob Sanders had his most extensive practice time since training camp started, and linebacker Gary Brackett returned to the field for the first time since spraining his left knee in Week 2 at Miami.
"That's correct," Caldwell said about whether the release of Senn means the return of Brackett. "He (Brackett) is back practicing, and we feel good about where he is."
The prospect of getting Sanders back sometime soon is even better news for Indianapolis.
Sanders, the 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, hasn't had any significant practice time since offseason surgery on his right knee. Caldwell said Sanders did some "moving around" in Monday's short, noncontact workout and was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
"He is ramping up his activity just a little bit," Caldwell said before practice. "He's not in a full practice or anything of that nature."
How soon could Sanders play?
If he sits out this week, Sanders could have essentially three full weeks of practice before Indy's next game Oct. 25 at St. Louis. The Colts have a bye next week.
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