Chuck Pagano oversees Colts practice

Posted: December 27, 2012

Chuck Pagano beat the traffic and a blizzard into work Wednesday morning - all in an effort to beat the Texans.

After spending the last three months fighting leukemia, the inspirational Colts coach arrived early at the team complex. He met briefly with his players to give them a succinct message about this week's game plan, then stepped onto the practice field for the first time since Sept. 26.

While Pagano wanted to take a business-as-usual approach into his first regular workday, it certainly wasn't easy amid all the outside stuff.

Up to a foot of wind-whipped snow had fallen in parts of Indianapolis, creating hazardous driving conditions. Pagano said he arrived at the team complex so early, he had no trouble driving.

Indictment for Brent

A grand jury in Texas has formally indicted Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter.

Brent is charged in connection with a Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown. He is out of jail on $100,000 bond.

Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Brent could be eligible for probation.

Wilkerson concussed

New York Jets defensive lineman and Temple product Muhammad Wilkerson suffered a concussion and injured a knee during the team's loss to San Diego on Sunday, and his status for the season finale at Buffalo is uncertain.

Wilkerson played every defensive snap against the Chargers, and the team said he showed no symptoms of a concussion until after the game and was tested. He'll continue to undergo tests this week.

Wilkerson has been of the Jets' best performers on defense with 85 tackles, five sacks, and three forced fumbles.


This article contains information from the Associated Press.

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