Some great news for Colts fans, as starting strong safety Tom Zbikowski (knee) and starting defensive end Cory Redding (quad) both took part in a full practice on Thursday.
According to the Colts.com injury report, the two defensive starters -- who are extremely important to this young team -- were limited on Wednesday, but were able to muster up the strength to fully participate in team activities on Thursday.
Both Zbikowski and Redding were acquired by the Colts this offseason after spending the 2011 season with the Baltimore Ravens.
Zbikowski, 27, has started 11 games thus far in 2012 for Indianapolis. In those 11 games, Zbikowski recorded 27 tackles and one interception.
Redding, 32, has started 13 games this year for the Colts, and has recorded 21 tackles, sacked the QB twice, and recovered one fumble.
These two defensive playmakers bring both talent and experience to a Colts defense that is rather unexperienced. There is no question that having Redding and Zbikowski back will have a positive effect on the team -- especially in a game against their former team -- the Ravens.