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Depleted Colts minus DLs Mathis, Redding vs. Browns

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Defensive end Robert Mathis will miss the Indianapolis Colts' game on Sunday due to a knee injury, meaning Drake Nevis and Ricardo Mathews will be the starting ends charged with helping contain Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson.

"Yeah, go get after Trent Richardson," offensive coordinator/interim head coach Bruce Arians said. "You've got a great chance there against a heck of an offensive line. So it's going to be a great challenge for them but it's a team game.

"So whatever the defense needs the offense needs to pick up or special teams has to pick up. I'm more concerned with Josh Cribbs than I am tackling on defense. I think we'll play better defensively than we did last week, especially at home. But we can't give Josh Cribbs anything because he's a game breaker."

Linebacker Pat Angerer is expected to return to the lineup, playing in the base package to help limit his snaps. Cornerback Vontae Davis will also play.

Arians brushed aside speculation that the Browns will open up the passing game more this week.

"I would think that's a real good smoke screen," said Arians. "They're going to come and run the football and see what they can establish. There's no doubt about that. I know (offensive coordinator Brad) Childress will take his shots down the field with those young receivers. We've got to be more than ready for that also."

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