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Evening Update

Colts Camp

August 16, 2011

Camp Notes: Tight end Tamme still has role in offense

ANDERSON, Ind. — After Colts tight end Dallas Clark injured his wrist in Week 6 against the Redskins last season, Jacob Tamme had the difficult task of filling the veteran’s shoes.

The third-year player out of Kentucky did it well, catching 67 passes for 631 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games, including eight starts after Clark was placed on injured reserve. Tamme’s best game came in Week 9 at Philadelphia, where he hauled in 11 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown.

With Clark’s return to the lineup this season, Tamme has been shuffled out of a starting spot. But head coach Jim Caldwell said he’ll still be a valuable part of the offense.

“We have a number of different packages,” Caldwell said. “We utilize some where we can utilize both of them (Clark and Tamme) at the same time, some with them separate from one another.”

Brayton gives Colts more defensive depth

Indianapolis added another veteran player to its defense Tuesday, signing defensive end Tyler Brayton.

The No. 32 pick overall in the 2003 draft, Brayton spent five seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He joined the Carolina Panthers in 2008 and became a free agent after the 2010 season. In his eight NFL seasons, Brayton recorded 229 tackles, 15.5 sacks and one interception.

Even though Brayton’s yet to see the field, Caldwell says he give the Colts more depth.

“He’s a guy that’s played,” Caldwell said. “He’s been around Oakland as well as Carolina, so we’re looking forward to working with him.”

Saturday giving

Kirkpatrick pointers

Coming into training camp as an undrafted free agent could have been quite difficult for offensive lineman Jake Kirkpatrick.

Fortunately, he’s had a mentor who knows exactly where he’s coming from.

Jeff Saturday entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina in 1998. He was cut that year by the Baltimore Ravens but hooked on with the Colts the next season. Now, he’s a record-setting center for one of the NFL’s most successful franchises.

“He’s got love for undrafted guys because he’s been through that situation,” Kirkpatrick said. “I think (the veterans) understand that we’ve had a lot of time where we should have been learning the playbook, but we didn’t get a chance. He’s just trying to help me.”

Kirkpatrick won the Remington Award as the nation’s top college center in his senior season at TCU.

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Colts Camp
  • 0914 Wheeler.jpg ‘Blue Review’ debuts from Hoosier Park

    Colts linebacker Philip Wheeler was back in Anderson on Tuesday for the first time since training camp closed on Aug. 18.
    And he said the team is looking forward to Sunday’s home opener against Cleveland, coming on the heels of a 34-7 loss in Houston.

    September 13, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0819 sports colts camp 053.jpg Colts break camp

    As the team broke ranks and prepared to return to Indianapolis for today’s preseason game against the Washington Redskins, there was still no word on when Peyton Manning will make his season debut.

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo 1 Video

  • 0819 sports colts camp 140.jpg Stay at AU brings ‘brothers’ together

    For punter Pat McAfee there was just one little thing missing from Indianapolis Colts Training Camp this year.
    “My bed, not even a question. I love my bed. I enjoy Anderson University, obviously, but I’ve taken time on my bed to make it perfect for me and that’s what I’m excited to get back to,” McAfee said after the Colts’ final practice at AU on Thursday. “If I could have brought it here, which is what I should’ve done and what some vets do, it would have been a perfect experience.”

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • Detienne sends team back to Indianapolis

    A face familiar to Anderson football fans joined the Indianapolis Colts final huddle Thursday morning at Macholtz Stadium.
    Kerry Detienne, who was diagnosed with leukemia as a Highland senior in 2008, broke down the huddle and helped send the team on its way back home to Indianapolis.

    August 18, 2011

  • 0818 spts peter king.jpg Clarification

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0802_stand_colts005.JPG 2011 Colts Training Camp Timeline

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0818 spts tyler brayton.jpg Brayton hits ground running with Colts

    Defensive lineman Tyler Brayton got something of a rough introduction to the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday night.

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0819 sports colts camp 106.jpg Colts wrap up training camp

    The Indianapolis Colts broke training camp Thursday with a 75-minute practice at Macholtz Stadium.

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo 1 Video

  • 0818 sports colts camp 051.JPG Colts shuffle O-line

    One of the more interesting developments from Tuesday night’s practice was a shifting of positions along the offensive line.
    Rookie Anthony Castonzo and second-year player Joe Reitz were to the left of center Jeff Saturday, while Jeff Linkenbach was at right tackle with Ryan Diem at right guard.
    The biggest shock was Diem’s move from tackle to guard — a position he hasn’t played in nine years.

    August 17, 2011 2 Photos 1 Video

  • Teverbaugh, Rick.jpg Rick Teverbaugh: So long but not farewell

    If you’re heading out to the final Indianapolis Colts practice and it isn’t your first visit this year, be prepared for a bit of culture shock.

    August 17, 2011 1 Photo

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