Hero one day, gone the next for DE Guy

INDIANAPOLIS – A star one day, released the next day. That’s the unfortunate situation defensive lineman Lawrence Guy experienced with the Indianapolis Colts.

Guy blocked a field goal, which was picked up and returned for a touchdown, in Sunday’s victory over the Seattle Seahawks. But his time with the Colts came to an end Monday when the team released him to make room on the roster for receiver LaVon Brazill.

Brazill was suspended the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Colts announced Monday that the exemption on Brazill had been lifted, which meant they had to release a player.

“Again, the roster is fluid and have to make some tough decisions, as you know,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “It’s always what’s best for the team, what gives us the best chance to win. Lawrence did a great job the last couple of weeks, bringing him back when Ricky went down. Obviously played well yesterday and did a nice job. Thank him for his contributions.”

Releasing Guy means defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois is close to returning to the lineup. Jean Francois missed the past two games with a strained groin. He'll return to the practice field on Wednesday.

Here’s what Pagano said about the other injured players:

--The Colts hope to have safety LaRon Landry (ankle) back on the practice field later this week. He’s missed the past three games with a high ankle sprain.

--Like Landry, fullback Stanley Havili (ankle) could practice later this week.