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July 24, 2013

Colts agree to terms with first-round pick

ANDERSON — The Indianapolis Colts opened a three-day rookie mini-camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on Wednesday with the news first-round pick Bjoern Werner has agreed to terms on a four-year contract.

Once the deal is signed, Werner can resume practicing with the team. And the agreement assures the enthusiastic German from Florida State will partake in the full training camp.

Werner was the last of Indianapolis' seven draft picks to reach a contract agreement. The Colts report to Anderson University on Saturday, and the first practice is scheduled for Sunday.

Werner made it clear during mini-camp in June that he plans to take advantage of every opportunity to get on the field.

"I remember the first day (of practice), I'll never forget that," he said. "It's a big step. And then I see there's so much more to come, and then I am going to get excited and I can't wait just to get more practice, more practice."

Werner was a defensive end in Florida State's 4-3 defense, but he'll be asked to play outside linebacker in the Colts' 3-4 scheme. The transition went well in its early stages this spring, but training camp marks the next step in the evolution.

Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano said Werner's work ethic and intelligence will aid him as the process moves on.

"He's a very, very bright guy," Pagano said in June. "The transition from playing down all those years with his hand in the dirt and playing on the left side, he came in here and he's playing in a two-point (stance). We're asking a lot of him from a mental standpoint, and he just picks it up. He's a natural."

The Colts might need Werner to get on the fast track.

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