Bothered by hammy
Woods is dealing with a hamstring injury, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Gardner Minshew and Anthony Richardson are without some of their pass catchers Thursday for 7-on-7s, as Woods and WR Josh Downs (knee) are injured while WR Michael Pittman is absent for the birth of his child. A 2022 third-round pick, Woods did well with his limited chances in a timeshare last season and could take over more snaps from Mo Alie-Cox and/or Kylen Granson in 2013. The Colts did add blocking specialist Pharaoh Brown and fifth-round pick Will Mallory, but they probably pose more of a threat to Alie-Cox and Granson, respectively.
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Sharing first-team reps with rookie
Minshew shared first-team reps with Anthony Richardson on Thursday, Stephen Holder of ESPN.com reports.
Dealing with minor knee injury
Downs missed practice Thursday with a knee injury, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Splitting first-team reps
Richardson and Gardner Minshew are splitting first-team reps in 7-on-7s Thursday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Not a roster lock?
Granson isn't a lock for the Week 1 roster, according to Zak Keefer of The Athletic.
Not focused on extensions
Pittman recently told reporters he isn't worried about his contract and is letting his agent handle extension talks, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. "If it doesn't happen this year, that's no big deal," Pittman said. "It'll happen eventually, right?"
Faces slot WR competition
McKenzie will face competition for the starting slot receiver role from 2023 third-round pick Josh Downs, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Richardson seen starting early
Minshew could begin the regular season as Indy's starting quarterback, but 2023 first-round draft pick Anthony Richardson is expected to start sooner rather than later, Zac Keefer of The Athletic reports. "[Richardson's] experience as a player and getting more reps - practice reps, game reps - I think that's how you develop," said head coach Shane Steichen.
Backup ball-carrier in Indy
The Colts selected Hull in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 176th overall.
Joins crowded TE group in Indy
The Colts selected Mallory in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 162nd overall.
Lands in Indy
The Colts selected Downs in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 79th overall.