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Dolphins to face Colts with depleted secondary

DAVIE, Fla. (Dec. 27, 2006) -- The Miami Dolphins' secondary, which has struggled even when healthy, will face Peyton Manning on Dec. 31 depleted by injuries.

The Dolphins placed starting cornerback Andre Goodman (shoulder) and reserve cornerback Eddie Jackson (knee) on injured reserve. Both players were hurt Dec. 25 in a loss to the New York Jets.

In addition, starting safety Renaldo Hill (wrist) and reserve safety Travares Tillman (hamstring) are questionable for the game at Indianapolis. Manning is certain to make note of the disarray in the Dolphins defense.

"It's definitely a challenge," Hill said. "Don't count us out. Whoever is out there is going to do their best job. It's a great opportunity for everybody, going against a future Hall of Famer."

Travis Daniels will start in place of Goodman. Miami signed safety Norman LeJeune and cornerback Shirdonya Mitchell off the practice squad.

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