Sergio Brown ready to fill in for Colts as Landry sits out

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Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's performance enhancers policy.

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s become a question that Chuck Pagano has had to answer before.

Not that he likes doing so-or that his answer to his feelings on the suspension of another player for four games due to the taking of unapproved performance enhancers.

“Disappointment and you hate to see it but there are policies and they’re are rules,” said Pagano when asked his reaction to the suspension of LaRon Landry for four games on Monday. “But we’ve all got choices to make and they’re are rules. So we’ve all got choices to make and there comes consequences.

“We’ll miss him for four weeks and then he’ll be back.”

Pagano had a similar refrain when Robert Mathis was suspended for the same thing-only the coach had a couple of months to prepare for his absence. With Landry it’s only about six days before the Colts face the Ravens at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The refrain “Next Man Up” was used by many in the locker room on Wednesday-the first time the Colts were available to the media since Landry’s suspension. Sergio Brown will be that man on Sunday as he steps in next to Mike Adams in the Colts defensive backfield.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity,” said Brown-a fifth-year safety known more for his play on special teams than as a regular defensive rotation player. “Everytime you step on the field it’s a great opportunity and I’ve been limited to special teams reps so it’s just going to be more chances to put my name out there and just help the team.

“The play doesn’t care who makes it just go out there and work and things will happen.”


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