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Colts Begin 2016 Offseason Program

Intro: The Colts were back to work on Monday with the start of their eight-week offseason program. What does Phase One allow the Colts to do the next two weeks?


INDIANAPOLIS –Weights and running.

Those are the main objectives for the Indianapolis Colts the next two weeks.

On Monday, the Colts began Phase One of their offseason program.

Per the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, Phase One of the offseason program calls for: activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

New strength coach Darren Krein will lead the Colts through the start of their voluntary workouts.

Over the next eight weeks, the Colts will progress into eventual on-the-field drills.

A three-day minicamp, from June 7-9, is the lone mandatory portion of the team's offseason program.

Here are a few quotes from Day One:

Andrew Luck on his health:

"I still l have some work to do certainly. That being said, you're always working to get better. You're always working to feel better. You're always working to be in better shape, to be more physically fit, so that's still a process. It's been a process that we laid down in basically that first week after the season ended with our trainers and physical therapists coaches and myself. We said, 'Alright, here's the plan. Here's the plan basically until training camp starts and let's follow this plan.' It's been a great plan so far. I feel really, really good."

Robert Mathis on the motivation from last season:

"8-8 was not good enough by any stretch of imagination so we have to come in and do what we're capable of and that's finish the job. We want to win the Super Bowl, make no bones about it. It's not a prediction, it's an expectation and we have to work towards it."

T.Y. Hilton on installing a new offense this offseason:

"You have to approach every offseason, day one through the rest (of the season), as you're a rookie. Always write stuff down. Take it in, write it down again and just make sure when we hit the field you know all the formations, all the new plays. That way we are playing fast."

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