INDIANAPOLIS – It's time for the Indianapolis Colts to get back to work.
That's what happened on Monday morning when players returned to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center for the start of the team's offseason program.
Phase One of the offseason program is the first two weeks of the nine-week program.
Per the NFL, Phase One is for activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
Classroom sessions for players and coaches will also be a big part of the early days of the offseason program.
This portion of the offseason is voluntary for players, but it is important for a couple of specific reasons.
There are questions to be answered:
- How's the health of Andrew Luck and will he participate during the offseason program?
- Will the defense be able to get on the same page quickly, with so many new faces in Ted Monachino's room?
- What will the early offensive line starting unit look like once the Colts get on the field for team work next month?
- How much will the draft, which starts a week from Thursday, shift how the depth chart looks for the 2017 Colts?
OTA work, including team drills on the field, will begin on May 22 for the Colts.
A mandatory three-day minicamp from June 13-15 will close out this year's offseason program.*
A behind the scenes look at Colts players arriving on day one of the offseason program.
The analysis from those producing content on Colts.com does not necessarily represent the thoughts of the Indianapolis Colts organization. Any conjecture, analysis or opinions formed by Colts.com content creators is not based on inside knowledge gained from team officials, players or staff.*