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Andre Johnson admitted his last few years with the Texans were "frustrating," and he feels rejuvenated with the Colts.

After just a handful of practices, Johnson, 34 in July, can already tell that Andrew Luck is the best quarterback he's ever had. "He's goofy," Johnson said of Luck. "Really goofy. But he's smart as hell. He says, 'Do this,' and on the next play I'm wide open." Johnson is expected to be a huge part of the offense opposite T.Y. Hilton and could flirt with a 90-1,000-10 receiving line.
May 29 - 11:57 AM

The Colts are giving fourth-round S Clayton Geathers first-team reps at OTAs.

He's competing with Dwight Lowery for the starting job opposite Mike Adams, and Geathers is also working as a linebacker in dime packages. The 109th overall pick last month, Geathers ran 4.55 at the Combine and has a 37-inch vertical at 6-foot-2, 218. He's getting a legitimate chance to make an impact as a rookie.
May 29 - 1:08 AM

Colts signed No. 29 overall pick WR Phillip Dorsett to a four-year contract.

As is the case with all first-rounders, Dorsett's deal comes with a fifth-year team option. Out of the gate, Dorsett will compete with Donte Moncrief, Duron Carter, and possibly Vincent Brown for No. 3 receiver duties. The speed demon should be a factor right off the bat as the Colts' return man.
May 27 - 1:40 PM

Colts signed CB Chance Casey and G Will Corbin.

Casey, a fringe practice squad kind of player, has had brief stints with the Raiders and 49ers. Corner Josh Mitchell was waived-injured in a corresponding move.
May 26 - 10:07 AM

Colts LG Donald Thomas (torn quad) is not expected back until training camp.

Thomas lost the last 14 games of 2013 to a torn right quad and missed all of 2014 after re-tearing the same muscle last July. He has played just 70 snaps since signing a four-year, $14 million deal in 2013. Due $7 million over the final two years of his deal, Thomas is not a lock for the final roster.
May 23 - 12:30 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells considers the team's No. 3 receiver job an open competition between Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett, Duron Carter, and Vincent Brown.

Wells calls first-round pick Dorsett "too talented not find a way to get snaps for him." By all accounts, Dorsett has shined at OTAs and appears poised to pose a serious threat to Moncrief's role in sub-packages. As the Colts run a lot of two-tight end sets featuring Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener, it's going to be hard to bank on the team's No. 3 receiver as a consistent fantasy asset.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 1:42 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells says it was "pretty obvious" during Wednesday's OTA session that Andre Johnson will "have a significant" role this season.

It's not smart to draw conclusions off voluntary mid-May workouts. But it's safe to say that while the Texans wanted to reduce Johnson's role, the Colts will want to feature him. A reliable possession receiver in the 2012 version of Reggie Wayne mold, Johnson is a great bet for 90-plus catches in this voluminous pass attack. After spending the last few years with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Matt Schaub, Johnson now gets Andrew Luck.
Source: ESPN.com
May 21 - 10:42 AM

According to the Indianapolis Star, first-round pick Phillip Dorsett is "already flashing in practices."

Dorsett "seamlessly" worked his way into the lineup with veterans, and was found for "a series of deep throws" by Andrew Luck. "It's definitely not too big for him," Luck observed. The Colts are crosstraining Dorsett at both outside and slot receiver. He seems likely to be T.Y. Hilton's direct backup this season, with Donte Moncrief practicing behind Andre Johnson.
May 20 - 8:12 PM

Colts OL Jack Mewhort has been working at right tackle during OTAs.

With Gosder Cherilus (knee) sidelined until training camp, Mewhort is moving to the outside. Mewhort played mostly left guard as a rookie, but started two games at right tackle. The Colts desperately need Cherilus to avoid setbacks. Indianapolis has done little to improve its offensive line, adding just Todd Herremans and seventh-rounder Denzelle Good.
May 20 - 6:59 PM

When asked about his chances heading into training camp, Vick Ballard said "this could be it for me."

Ballard realizes his NFL career, or at least his time in Indianapolis, could be over soon if he doesn't play with a sense of urgency. ACL and Achilles injuries have limited Ballard to one game over the last two seasons. Now he finds himself a distant third on the team's running back depth chart behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron. Even when healthy, Ballard was a plodder with mediocre athleticism. It's fair to wonder how much he has left in the tank after his two surgeries.
May 17 - 9:11 AM

Colts OLB Robert Mathis (Achilles) remains without a timetable to return.

Mathis has been slow to recover from his September Achilles' surgery. His status for the start of training camp is still up in the air. Colts owner Jim Irsay said Mathis could be sidelined until November in a worst-case scenario.
Source: colts.com
May 16 - 8:14 PM

Khaled Holmes and Jonotthan Harrison have been splitting reps at center for the Colts this offseason.

Both players started games last season, but neither was particularly impressive. Holmes would appear to have the upper hand after closing out the season as the starter, but it is truly an open competition. The Colts only meaningful addition to their offensive line this offseason was 32-year-old Todd Herremans.
Source: colts.com
May 16 - 1:48 PM

Dwayne Allen missed the Colts offseason conditioning program due to an ankle injury.

Allen played through a high-ankle sprain late in 2014. He's currently rehabbing away from the team in an effort to get fully healthy. Allen is expected to be cleared for the start of OTAs next week.
Source: colts.com
May 15 - 8:34 PM

Colts OC Pep Hamilton said first-round WR Phillip Dorsett can "absolutely" have an immediate impact.

Hamilton added that as soon as the surprising Dorsett pick was made, he went downstairs and "ripped up" some of his 3-TE and 2-WR packages. The suggestion is that the Colts will creatively use Dorsett and Donte Moncrief behind the top-two of T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson. We'd have an easier time believing in Hamilton's optimism if his preferred sets didn't involve having both Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener on the field.
May 14 - 10:50 AM

Dwayne Allen said Wednesday he only played at around 70-percent health last season.

Allen missed nearly all of the 2013 season with a severe back injury. The time away may have affected him in 2014, where Allen said he "felt like his body broke down as the year went on." Allen says he's reemphasizing improved conditioning in his contract year. Despite playing short of full health last season, Allen finished as the No. 9 fantasy tight end in per-game scoring.
May 13 - 1:09 PM


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