Colts nickel and dime no small thing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- We spoke to Jerraud Powers earlier this week and he expressed no doubt about playing Sunday.

But I asked Jim Caldwell this morning if Powers had surgery and he confirmed Powers had.

Here’s the news story.

If Powers can’t play or is not effective, I think it might be a bigger concern than a limited or missing Dwight Freeney.

The depth at defensive end is better than at corner, where the Saints would surely look to target Tim Jennings if he’s the nickel and go after whoever is at dime -- Aaron Francisco (who needs surgery on both his pinkies, by the way), T.J. Rushing or Jamie Silva.