INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts plan to honor coach Chuck Pagano by selling T-shirts, handing out wristbands and promoting a blood drive.
Pagano was diagnosed last week with a form of leukemia and has been undergoing treatment at an Indianapolis hospital.
Beginning today, the team’s pro shop will sell special edition Chuckstrong T-shirts for $20. Proceeds, team officials said, will benefit leukemia research at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.
Indianapolis also is encouraging fans to support Pagano by participating in a five-day blood drive run by the Indiana Blood Center. Those who donate starting Tuesday will get a card that can be sent to Pagano and posters of the coach.
The Colts also plan to collect money for leukemia research and distribute wrist bands outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 21.
Around the league
Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings (groin) will not play Sunday at Indianapolis. Cleveleand safety T.J. Ward (thumb) could play against the Giants. Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot/knee) won’t play against Cleveland, and safety Antrel Rolle (knee) said he won’t be sidelined.
Buffalo defensive tackle Spencer Johnson (ankle) will not play at San Francisco this weekend, and offensive linemen Cordy Glenn (ankle) and Kraig Urbik (ankle) are expected to miss at least two games.
Jets tight end Dustin Keller (hamstring) didn’t practice Thursday. The NFL Players Association said the second NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be played Jan. 19 at Carson, Calif.