Luck, Geathers both inactive for Colts against Steelers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts deactivated quarterback Andrew Luck and safety Clayton Geathers for Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh.

Both went into the concussion protocol after Sunday's victory over Tennessee and had not yet been cleared to play. Luck is expected to be replaced by backup Scott Tolzien, whose most recent NFL start came in 2013.

Indy's other inactive players are linebackers Deon King and Curt Maggitt, offensive linemen Le'Raven Clark and Austin Blythe and nose tackle Zach Kerr.

Pittsburgh (5-5) put quarterback Zach Mettenberger, safety Shamarko Thomas, running backs DeAngelo Williams and Daryl Richardson, offensive lineman Brian Mihalik, tight end Xavier Grimble and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey on the inactive list.


For more NFL coverage: and

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.