INDIANAPOLIS —The Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday held their first post-training camp practice of 2018 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.
After spending more than three weeks putting in work at their new training camp home at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., the Colts now have just 10 days — and two preseason games — between now and the cutdown to the regular season 53-man roster.
So what were the key takeaways from Wednesday's practice? Well first, a quick note: now that the Colts are back at their team facility with training camp in the rear-view mirror, the media is no longer permitted to watch entire practices. So these observations were made taking in the first 20 minutes or so of today's session, which included stretching, individual and positional drills:
— Among those who returned to the practice field after time away on Wednesday included center Deyshawn Bond (concussion), safety Chris Cooper (hip), wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (shoulder), wide receiver Krishawn Hogan (ankle) and defensive end Anthony Johnson (back).
— Those I did not see out on the field at the beginning portion of practice who have previously been out included quarterback Brad Kaaya (back), wide receiver K.J. Brent (knee), wide receiver James Wright (knee), running back Marlon Mack (hamstring), running back Robert Turbin (ankle), linebacker Anthony Walker (groin), tackle Anthony Castonzo (hamstring) and defensive tackle/end Tyquan Lewis (foot).
— Those I did not see at the beginning of practice who have not previously been out included linebacker Jeremiah George, wide receiver Matt Hazel and defensive tackle/end Denico Autry.
— Autry appeared to suffer some sort of injury during Monday night's preseason Week 2 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, but head coach Frank Reich had no update on his status after the game. Hazel, meanwhile, was seen wearing a boot on his right foot on Wednesday. Injury updates have been requested, but they might not be as readily available until Week 1 of the regular season arrives.
— The Colts were not in pads on Wednesday — just helmets, shells and shorts. The team wore full pads in 12 out of their 18 training camp practices at Grand Park.
— Those snapping to quarterbacks during an early drill were Ryan Kelly, Matt Slauson, Good and Le'Raven Clark. Joe Haeg, who has been working in as a center all year, was doing drills with the rest of the offensive linemen on Wednesday.
— Those fielding punts during an early drill included Nyheim Hines, Chester Rogers, Zach Pascal and Hilton.
Offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni and defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus are scheduled to talk to the media after practice. Players are also expected to be available to speak in the locker room.