Already without star SS Bob Sanders, the Colts' secondary took another hit on Tuesday when it was announced that his replacement, Melvin Bullitt, will miss the rest of the year with a broken shoulder. The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Bullit has started 24 games the past three seasons filling in for Sanders, including three this year. He has 13 tackles and an interception so far in 2010 and was the Colts' special-teams captain this season. DaJuan Morgan, the third-string strong safety to start the year, will likely start in Week Five vs. the Chiefs.
The way we see it
Sanders' injury seems to be a yearly occurrence, but in the past, the Colts have been able to rely on Bullit to fill in admirably. That won't be the case now, as the team will need Morgan to play well for a defense that is tied for 23rd in points allowed per game (23).