The Colts are on 103GBF!
Like every other NFL team, the Indianapolis Colts are one day into the new labor agreement. That means the team is one day closer to reporting to training camp at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.
Players were able to report to the club’s training facility by 10 a.m. Tuesday. They could report for physicals and for voluntary strength and conditioning workouts. Colts coaches were back putting finishing touches on the training camp schedule.
Vice President and General Manager Chris Polian and his staff are addressing the matters of restricted and unrestricted veteran free agents, negotiations with undrafted rookie free agents, eyeballing the returnees to the facility and monitoring every imaginable task that was kept on hold until the new labor agreement was finalized yesterday.
Here’s a current list of the Colts unrestricted free agents: running back Joseph Addai, defensive back Melvin Bullitt, defensive end Keyunta Dawson, defensive back Aaron Francisco, linebacker Tyjuan Hagler, defensive back Ken Hamlin, defensive tackle Antonio Johnson, offensive tackle Charlie Johnson, defensive tackle Dan Muir, running back Dominic Rhodes, linebacker Clint Session and kicker Adam Vinatieri.
This year teams will not have as much of a chance to plug in veteran free agents from other teams because deals cannot happen until the final days before training camps start.
Now…the question of every Colt’s fan mind…what’s up with #18?? After one day’s progress into the labor agreement there’s nothing really new to report on quarterback Peyton Manning in terms of his contract or rehabilitation. Peyton’s dad Archie has stated that Peyton is not where he wants to be in tterms of rehab from his neck surgery back in May. Thos who know say Peyton will however be ready for the start of the regular season September 11th in Houston. Keep your fingers crossed!