Football: Giguère remains on practice roster as Colts rest regulars

Former Sherbrooke receiver Samuel Giguère might yet contribute for the Indianapolis Colts this season.

Stampede Blue thought it was "a bit odd" that Giguère was not activated for the 14-0 Colts' 4:15 ET game vs. the New York Jets.
"It is a bit odd that Sam Giguere was not signed to the active roster seeing as (inside receiver) Anthony Gonzalez was just IRed. Giguere is a young WR that (Colts GM) Bill Polian and (coach) Jim Caldwell have been very high on, and he can contribute on special teams.

"... this week seemed like the perfect opportunity to promote Giguere. Pierre Garçon is all but ruled out with a hand injury. This means that the only wide receivers active for today's game are Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, and Hank Baskett."
As Giguère blogged at Versus Quebec:
"Il y a eu beaucoup de blessures au cours des dernières semaines, surtout en défensive, et ce fut impossible pour lui de m'activer à ce moment. Toutefois, on m'a dit que dès qu'il aurait la chance, je ferais partie des 53 joueurs actifs."

(Our translation): "There have been many injuries during these last few weeks, especially on defence, and it was impossible for him to activate me at this time. However, they told me that as soon as I had the chance, I'd be part of the 53 active players."
For lack of a better word, it would be great to see Giguère on the field for a Super Bowl contender. It sounds like there is a good chance he'll play next Sunday in an otherwise nothing game in Buffalo. Offensive lineman Dan Federkeil, the former Calgary Dino, is on season-ending injured reserve due to concussion problems.

Of course, the San Diego Chargers are looking solid. Rookie nosetackle Vaughn Martin, the former Western Mustang, has a shot at dressing for the Vanier Cup and Super Bowl in consecutive seasons.
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