2019 Colts Practice Notes: Minicamp, Day 3

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INDIANAPOLIS —Colts.com’s Andrew Walker breaks down the action at the Indianapolis Colts’ third and final day of 2019 minicamp practices at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center:

» Thursday’s session officially wrapped up the 2019 offseason workout program for the Colts players and coaches, and accordingly, head coach Frank Reich decided to hold a light workout before sending his guys home for about a month and a half. Accordingly, this is a light edition of practice notes, seeing as there wasn’t much beyond stretching, individual and position drills.

» Those not seen participating today included wide receiver Penny Hart, kicker Adam Vinatieri, wide receiver Daurice Fountain, wide receiver Deon Cain, quarterback Andrew Luck, running back Jordan Wilkins, safety Clayton Geathers, cornerback Chris Milton, cornerback Quincy Wilson, tight end Ross Travis, linebacker Anthony Walker, linebacker Darius Leonard, defensive end Carroll Phillips, tight end Jack Doyle, tight end Eric Ebron, defensive end Jabaal Sheard, defensive tackle Denico Autry and defensive end Justin Houston.

» Ebron, Sheard and Houston were among those who missed practice Thursday after having participated the day prior. The rest of those who did not participate on Thursday were also out on Wednesday.

» While the players weren’t in helmets on Thursday, they still got a good sweat in. It was a prime opportunity for the coaching staff to wrap up the offseason by continuing to harp on technique, fundaments and effort. While those aspects were certainly part of the plan last offseason, the staff at that time was mostly focused on ensuring that it got its various systems and playbooks installed on offense, defense and special teams. Now in their second year under Reich, however, the coaches can focus less on installing plays and more on the technical aspects for each individual player.

» The Colts officially ended their offseason workout program Thursday with a “little conditioning test,” Reich said. One would imagine when the team returns to report for training camp, the players will face a similar conditioning test. “The message to the team is basically, hey, we get a week (of) kind of active recovery, and then you’ve got four weeks of work to get ready,” Reich told reporters after Thursday’s practice. “We really trust our players will take care of business over the break and stay in good shape and come back ready to go.”

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