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Colts Quick Hits: Tuesday, Aug. 12
Notes, news and fun facts from Colts Training Camp at Anderson University.
Muamba making strong transition from CFL
It was nearly impossible to miss Henoc Muamba on the field in last week's preseason opener. The former Canadian Football League star led the Indianapolis Colts with 11 tackles, including nine solo stops, and also forced a fumble. Just as importantly, he was always around the ball — showing off the instincts and athleticism that made him a highly sought-after free agent in February.
Herron making case for roster spot
It's been awhile since Dan Herron answered only to his given name. The Indianapolis Colts' most recent preseason star began playing football at age 7 and showed an early proclivity for contact. A nickname — Boom — was born, and he's been living up to it ever since.
Full-speed ahead for rapidly rising Hilton
T.Y. Hilton always has been quick to smile. He was smiling as a rookie when he talked about learning everything he could from veteran Reggie Wayne. And he was smiling last season after a playoff victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in which he set postseason records with 13 catches and 224 receiving yards. On Monday at Anderson University, the Indianapolis Colts rising star was smiling again.
Studebaker serves as Colts 'ace in the hole'
Colts defensive coordinator Greg Manusky had high praise for outside linebacker Andy Studebaker on Sunday, following Studebaker's seven-tackle performance in Thursday's preseason game against the New York Jets.
Luck backs big guys up front
Whether Jonotthan Harrison or Jack Mewhort starts Saturday's second preseason game for the Indianapolis Colts, third-year quarterback Andrew Luck will be playing with the fourth starting center of his career.
Every year a big year for Davis
It was a big offseason for Vontae Davis, who received a new four-year, $36 million contract to return to the Indianapolis Colts just before he was scheduled to hit the open market. But the sixth-year cornerback is feeling no additional pressure to perform to the level of his compensation.
OLB Hunt back home again on football field
On Monday, Phillip Hunt was sitting on his couch and considering his football mortality. By Thursday night, he was playing in the fourth quarter of an exhibition game against the New York Jets. And on Saturday, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said the outside linebacker could have a future with his team.
Competition remains mantra for offensive line
Head coach Chuck Pagano has been preaching all summer that the Indianapolis Colts’ depth chart is written in pencil, not ink. Competition has been ingrained throughout the offseason and training camp. So the current shuffling because of injuries along the offensive line isn’t causing the same kind of panic internally as it is on the outside.
James taking Richardson under his wing
Edgerrin James led the NFL in rushing as a rookie despite missing almost all of his first training camp. But the former Indianapolis Colts star said Saturday it wouldn’t be fair to compare that experience to Trent Richardson’s first season in Indy last fall.
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