For the first time in what seems like forever, the Indianapolis Colts actually signed some free agents this year who might have a chance of impacting the team on the field. Combine those signings with the Colts’ own returning free agents and compacted off-season schedule, and the past two weeks have been a harried period unlike any other in NFL history. For many of the Colts’ biggest names, though, not much has been happening since they were inked to their new contracts. As the Washington Post reports today, all that changed in the fifth day of Colts training camp, and the signees hit the field to start preparing for the new season. All of the returning and new free agents have now seen action with the big exception of You Know Who.
Practicing for the first time were holdovers Joseph Addai and Melvin Bullitt and newcomers Ernie Sims, Jamaal Anderson and Tommie Harris. How well those first two are recovered from injuries, and how much those last three have left, will go a long way toward determining if the Colts have any chance of making it to the Super Bowl at home next February. Of course, a certain MIA quarterback might have something to say about that, too.