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Updated: November 11, 2003, 12:45 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Harrison
Harrison
Indianapolis Colts: Of all the players on the team not named Manning, the one who is least likely to complain about his involvement in the offense is WR Marvin Harrison. That's because he always gets a heavy workload. Last year he obliterated the record for catches in a single season with 143, but now the mild-mannered veteran is grumbling about not getting enough touches. Harrison injured his hamstring in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars and a MRI confirmed he sustained a "grade one" strain, the least significant of the three grades and his status for Sunday's game against the Jets is unclear. But it was his role in the Jacksonville game, not the injury that has him frustrated. Before leaving in the second quarter, he had only one reception (for a touchdown) and had just three balls thrown in his direction. "The injury wasn't the frustrating part," Harrison told the Indianapolis Star. "(The frustration) just came along with the territory the way things were going in the game. That's the thing that's bothering me more than anything." Harrison added: "If it's anything like the first half in Jacksonville, I might as well do what I was doing -- hanging out," said Harrison

Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Keith Mitchell, who suffered a spinal injury two months ago, may be forced to retire because of the infirmity. Mitchell was hospitalized briefly after being taken off the field on a stretcher in the second game of the season after bruising the spinal cord and has played just once, on special teams Oct. 5 against San Diego, since. Sunday marked the fourth consecutive game that Mitchell was a healthy inactive. Asked if Mitchell planned to retire after seven seasons with the Jaguars, New Orleans and Houston, Del Rio told the Florida Times-Union: "We'll talk more about that. I'm not sure. That would be for him to determine."

New York Jets: CB Ray Mickens is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Indianapolis because of a neck sprain he suffered while trying to tackle WR Jerry Rice with seconds left in regulation. He had X-rays and a CAT scan in a California hospital and the results came back negative. Mickens returned to New York Monday and was expected to undergo an MRI. But according to the New York Post defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell said Mickens had full range of motion and probably will be able to play. In other secondary news, CB Donnie Abraham, who has been out since September with a broken right shoulder, will practice this week but won't play.


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