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Colts

July 23, 2013

George Bremer: Colts finally ready for some football

It hasn’t been a good offseason for the Indianapolis Colts. One player was arrested, two others were suspended by the league and a fourth was ordered to pay restitution to a man he allegedly punched during an incident in college.

So the franchise is probably as anxious to get training camp started this weekend in Anderson as the fans are to welcome their favorite team.

The good news is the wait is almost over.

Rookies can begin reporting to the team’s training complex in Indianapolis today, and the Colts will hold a three-day rookie mini-camp beginning Wednesday. On Saturday, the full team reports for training camp at Anderson University, and the first of 15 public practices is Sunday.

Top draft pick Bjoern Werner remains unsigned, but with little room for negotiations in the new collective bargaining agreement he’s likely to be on board by the weekend. The other mystery surrounds pass rusher Josh McNary.

The former Army standout signed as a free agent in April but is still completing his military commitment. The Colts obviously take a back seat to the Army lieutenant’s current day job, but if he is discharged in time for camp he could compete for a role as an outside linebacker.

The other 88 players currently on Indianapolis’ roster should be ready to go. That includes wide receiver LaVon Brazill and tight end Weslye Saunders, who will start the season with four- and eight-game suspensions, respectively, after running afoul of the NFL’s drug policies.

Safety Joe Lefeged also could miss some playing time pending the outcome of his arrest on gun and drug charges in Washington, D.C., but no discipline has yet been announced by the league.

Running back Delone Carter — who was ordered to pay damages to a man he allegedly punched while a student at Syracuse in 2010 — also could be in a roster battle. But his situation is complicated more by the addition of veteran Ahmad Bradshaw than by a three-year-old misstep.

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    VIDEO: Reggie Wayne's arrival in a two-seat IndyCar driven by Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter highlighted Colts players' arrival at Anderson University Wednesday morning.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0725 - Colts arrive - JC - 307a.jpg Colts arrive for camp at AU

    Pat McAfee promised Wednesday morning that Reggie Wayne's arrival at Anderson University would be memorable. As usual, the veteran wide receiver delivered. The Colts officially kicked off their 20th training camp on campus with Wayne's entrance in the back of a two-seat IndyCar driven by Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

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    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - HB0722 - Luck Dungy art George Bremer: Five favorite memories of Colts camp I thought, as a kind of primer before Wednesday's main event, I'd celebrate the fifth straight summer of the Colts at AU by sharing my five favorite memories of training camp so far.

    July 21, 2014 5 Photos

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    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

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    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • NWS - HB0715 - Chuck Pagano Breakfast planned with Pagano

    Local residents will have the opportunity to hear from Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and to bid on a signed Andrew Luck jersey.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0713 - TY 2 Rising star Hilton excited about future T.Y. Hilton surveyed the Lawrence North High School football field covered with more than 200 campers working in small groups with more than 30 area high school coaches Saturday morning and smiled.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0712 - Brazill art Colts waive suspended WR Brazill The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday they have waived wide receiver LaVon Brazill. The news comes just a little more than one week after the 2012 sixth-round draft pick was suspended for a second time for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • George Bremer: Pagano's tale has big-screen potential

    I'm picturing Billy Bob Thornton. Or perhaps Stephen Lang, who's probably best known for playing the bad guy in "Avatar." Sorry. I'm getting a little ahead of myself. "Sidelined," the new book by Chuck Pagano and agent/author Bruce A. Tollner reads so much like a treatment for a classic sports movie that you can't help but begin casting the starring role of the Indianapolis Colts head coach in your head.

    July 7, 2014

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