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.
The Colts seem open to starting Richardson as soon as Week 1 if he looks ready, rather than defaulting to Minshew's experience and track record of competence. The fourth overall pick is miles ahead of his veteran counterpart (and most other pro QBs) when it comes to physical traits, combining a strong arm with wide-receiver speed (4.44 40) and linebacker size (6-4, 244). Even if he doesn't start the season opener, Richardson will take the field at some point during his rookie year.
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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.
Bothered by hammy
Woods is dealing with a hamstring injury, 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
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