Thursday August 21st, 2014

Colts defensive tackle Montori Hughes is on extended leave after the death of his 3-month-old daughter, coach Chuck Pagano announced on Thursday.

"I can't imagine. No parent should have to bury a child. We all go through circumstances. This is an extremely, extremely difficult time for Montori and his family. But we've got his back and we'll get through this thing as a family like we get through anything.''

Hughes, 23, appeared in four games last season after the Colts drafted him in the fifth round out of Tennessee-Martin in 2013. 

Hughes is listed as the No. 2 nose tackle on the team's preseason depth chart.

- Chris Johnson

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