Joseph Addai remains hopeful of playing Sunday against Carolina.
“My leg is feeling better,” he said after Thursday’s practice. “Before, it just felt like a big knot in [his right thigh]. Now it just feels a little sore. So we’re going to wait and see how I feel [today] and then decide what we’re going to do on Sunday.
“I want to play. I don’t care what our record is or anything like that. I just want to get back out there playing again. I love to play and I’d like to be out there. I’ll do whatever they [the Colts coaches] tell me to do.”
If Addai is inactive or is only an "emergency" option, Donald Brown will become a sneaky start against the Panthers' dreadful rush defense. Brown has out-touched Delone Carter 46 to 21 in the last three games.