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Colts put safety Sanders on PUP list

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (July 31, 2006) -- The Indianapolis Colts put Pro Bowl safety Bob Sanders on the physically unable to perform list, a move that had been expected.

Sanders had offseason surgery to repair his left shoulder and said he didn't expect to practice for a couple of weeks.

Players can only be put on the PUP list before the first practice of training camp. If they are not removed from it before the final roster cutdown to 53 players, they cannot be activated until Week 7.

The Colts also put their second-round pick, cornerback Tim Jennings, on the PUP list. He is still recovering from spring surgery on his ankle.

Sanders and Jennings both ran, and Sanders even caught a few passes.

"Like I said, there's nothing wrong with the legs, so they're making sure I get a lot of work in," Sanders said.

Defensive back Eric Hill and defensive end Jonathan Welsh also were put on PUP.

The Colts terminated the contracts of two veterans, offensive lineman Makoa Freitas and linebacker Keyon Whiteside. Both had struggled with injuries since being taken in the 2003 draft.

Four rookie free agents -- wide receivers Jamie Goodwin and Gerran Walker, linebacker Dale Robinson and quarterback David Koral -- were waived, and Indianapolis signed quarterback Mike McGann and wide receiver Levon Thomas.

McGann and Thomas were both free agents.

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