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May 12, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS — LONG SHOT CASHES IN: Kansas State cornerback Allen Chapman participated in the rookie camp as a tryout prospect without a contract. But the former Wildcat was the only one of 13 tryout players to earn a spot on the 90-man offseason roster and potentially an invitation to training camp.

Chapman, who nearly intercepted a pass Sunday before it bounced off his sternum, replaces fellow Kansas State alum Nigel Malone on the roster.

Chapman got the most tangible award, but Pagano said he was happy with what he saw from all of the rookies.

“It was a great weekend,” he said. “The guys did an unbelievable job. What we are trying to find out is what these guys can digest from a mental standpoint. Physically, they pushed through it, but with only having 37 guys and 36 of them going, there isn’t much rotation in there. We took care of them as best we could, but they pushed through and they did a nice job. We are pleased with what they accomplished.”

Sixth-round pick John Boyett, a safety from Oregon who still is recovering from torn patella tendons in each knee, was held out of practices this weekend.

THORNTON ON ‘RIGHT’ PATH: Offensive guard Hugh Thornton worked exclusively at right guard throughout the three-day camp.

The Colts signed veteran Donald Thomas away from the New England Patriots ostensibly be the starter on the left side, and Thornton likely will compete with incumbent Mike McGlynn to start on the right. Veterans Joe Reitz, Jeff Linkenbach and the recovering Ben Ijalana also could be in the mix.

Thornton, picked in the third round last month, played every position but center at Illinois. He said he thinks of himself as a guard first, but he won’t limit his opportunities.

“I’m just an offensive lineman that loves to play the game,” he said. “Wherever they want to use me at, I’m excited.”

Despite Thornton’s versatility, Pagano said he believes it’s important to leave young players in one spot and allow them to learn and grow.

“I know he’s played a bunch of spots and can play outside (at tackle), but we are going to let him settle in there (at right guard) and get comfortable, learn everything and then go from there,” Pagano said. “He had a good camp, did a nice job.”

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