ANDERSON – When the Colts hit the practice field to start Training Camp on Sunday afternoon, 88 players will be eligible to practice.
That number is 88 because the Colts placed outside linebacker Robert Mathis and offensive guard Donald Thomas on the physically unable to perform list on Sunday.
Despite being on PUP, players can come off the list at any point during Training Camp (where as if this was the regular season, a player must stay on PUP for the first six weeks of the season).
Chuck Pagano said on Sunday morning that Mathis and Thomas will be "week-to-week" in terms of them being cleared.
Heading into Anderson, the injuries of Mathis, Thomas, Vick Ballard and Nate Irving were the major health concerns.
Ballard participated in the morning walk through on Sunday and is expected to take part in individual drills during the team's first practice later in the afternoon. Irving was also on the field for walk through, and will eventually be worked into individual and team drills.
The Mathis news shouldn't come as a surprise after Jim Irsay said earlier this week that No. 98 had not been cleared yet, but was progressing in the right direction.
Thomas remains an unknown after he has spent the entire 2015 offseason rehabbing a torn quad for the second straight year.
If healthy, Thomas could factor into the left guard position battle, the position he was thought to solidify when the Colts signed him during the 2013 free agency.