Day 2 Colts Minicamp Takeaways

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Intro: The Colts were back outside on Wednesday afternoon for the second of a three-day minicamp. The minicamp will conclude the offseason on Thursday for the Colts before training camp commences on July 23rd.

INDIANAPOLIS – The humidity was back in full force on Wednesday afternoon as the Colts held a two-hour practice outdoors for the second day of minicamp.

Thursday will be the final minicamp session with a morning pracice scheduled before players break until training camp on July 23rd.

Here are a few takeaways from Wednesday’s second day of minicamp:

Donte Moncrief And T.Y. Hilton Shine On Day Two

On Day Two of the Colts 2014 Minicamp, the receivers made a strong impression in both the first and second teams.

T.Y. Hilton was the consistent threat for Andrew Luck in both seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 team activities.

Rookie Donte Moncrief had the highlights on Day Two with a touchdown catch in heavy end zone traffic and a deep catch from Matt Hasselbeck.

The defense was relatively quiet on Wednesday in the turnover department but undrafted free agent Qua Cox made a terrific one-handed grab in the end zone for an interception.

LaRon Landry Sits Out Tuesday, Other Injury Notes

Before practice began on Wednesday, Colts GM Ryan Grigson assessed his roster with a majority of the attention centering on LaRon Landry.

The Colts second-year safety sat out Wednesday’s minicamp session with a lower body injury.

“He’s got some things that have flared up and we are just making sure that he’s okay,” Grigson said of Landry.

“He wants nothing more than to get out there with his brothers and show what he can do…We love LaRon and we are expecting great things out of him this year. We need him right. He’s a racecar and we don’t want to set him back any further.

Grigson said he expects his whole secondary to be ready to go for training camp in Anderson, along with receiver Reggie Wayne who revved up to a straight ahead sprint on the adjacent practice field Wednesday.

Robert Mathis’ Mindset

It’s been an offseason unlike any other for 12-year veteran Robert Mathis.

With a pending four-game suspension to start the 2014 season, Mathis admitted on Wednesday that his offseason has been a bit odd knowing he won’t make his season debut until Oct. 5.

Mathis is still participating in the team’s offseason program but has had to watch some of the first team reps while Erik Walden and Bjoern Werner work as outside linebackers.

“You’ve got to take it and roll with it,” Mathis said.

“The older you get, the more your body is going to tell you to slow down but you can’t do that. You’ve got to play this game the best way you know how. Once you stop doing that, it’s time to walk away. I just try to do what I can, while I can.”

Jack Mewhort Still Working With The First Team

Minicamp has arrived and Jack Mewhort is still running with the Colts first team offense at left guard.

With Donald Thomas sidelined, Mewhort has gotten first team reps over the past couple of weeks.

“(Mewhort) picks things up really quickly which playing next to him and that’s nice to know that he knows what he’s doing,” left tackle Anthony Castonzo says.

When training camp rolls around in late July, the Colts will have several options at both guard spots.

Chuck Pagano says they’ve worked Mewhort at guard and center, with tackle even a possibility going forward.

“He’s really comfortable on the left side,” Pagano says of Mewhort. “We know he played left tackle all last year at Ohio State, so we just moved him in on the left side where he’s really comfortable in that stance and everything. He really likes that.”

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