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Colts coach emails team

Colts coach Chuck Pagano, away from the team while being treated for leukemia, sent an email to the players that interim coach Bruce Arians was to read Saturday night, the Indianapolis Star reported.

"Very private," Arians said. "He sent it to every player. Very long. When you read it by yourself, it's very emotional. I don't know if I can get it out to the team. I might assign someone to read it."

Pagano, 52, was hospitalized Sept. 26. Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, who met Pagano at the University of Miami 16 years ago, visited him last week.

"He's doing good," Wayne said. "I was kind of surprised how good he was. He's the same. He was joking. He's looking at it straight in the eyes. He understands what's going on. He understands the tough task ahead of him. If there's somebody that can go in and hit this out of the ballpark, it's him."

Browns: Two of the team's top receivers, Travis Benjamin and Mohamed Massaquoi, did not make the trip to New York after dealing with hamstring injuries last week. A third receiver, Josh Cribbs, is probable despite being knocked out in a collision during the team's last game.

Chargers: Coach Norv Turner declined to say if Ryan Mathews or Jackie Battle will start at running back. Last week, Battled started and had 15 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown; Mathews had 14 carries for 61 yards.

Jets: Tight end Dustin Keller and receiver Stephen Hill were listed as doubtful with hamstring injuries. Keller has missed three games, Hill one.

Colts coach emails team 10/06/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 6, 2012 8:19pm]
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