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Day 5 Training Camp Takeaways: Bjoern Werner, Colts Defense Finish Week One Strong

Intro: The Colts hit the practice field for the fifth consecutive day, this time with a three-hour morning session. What stood out during the final practice of Week One?





ANDERSON – The Colts wrapped up five straight days of practice with a three-hour session on Monday morning.

A change in the schedule moved Monday's practice to the morning under overcast skies and much cooler temps.

Here are three takeaways from the Colts fifth day on the practice fields:

Adverse Conditions Greet Colts On Monday

Monday's practice, which focused on situational drills, turned back the clock to high school for many Colts.

An early morning practice was in the cards for Monday as the players now take their mandatory day off on Tuesday before camp picks back up again on Wednesday with an afternoon session.

It was a windy morning in Anderson and the defense took full advantage of that with a pair of interceptions (Josh Gordy and Sergio Brown) during two-minute drills.

Throwing into a stiff breeze caused some inconsistency for the Colts offense on Monday.

After the offense got the upper hand in Sunday's practice, the defense created plenty of action in the final session of Week One.

The highlight for the offense came during red zone work where T.Y. Hilton proved to be too elusive and scored twice. Reggie Wayne also dazzled fans with a juggling one-handed catch for a touchdown.Bjoern Werner Continues To Make Plays

In training camp it can be difficult for guys in the trenches to get noticed, but Bjoern Werner has flashed on several occasions.

Werner would be the first to tell you that he needs to step up in 2014 and his first week of camp is a nice indication of what could be on the horizon.

Earlier in camp, Werner had several pass deflections and on Monday he recorded a sack during two-minute drills.

One of the major storylines coming into camp was if the Colts could find additional pass rush help, especially during the first month of the season.

Werner has received high marks from players and coaches and Monday was another solid practice for the Colts 2013 first round pick.

Young Defensive Backs Beginning To Emerge

With Vontae Davis and LaRon Landry missing the first Week One of Training Camp, that has allowed for some unproven guys to get extended work with the first team defense.

One player that continues to show up in making plays is cornerback Marcus Burley.

Cassius Vaughn is now with the Lions so there are reps to be had at that fourth corner spot behind the likes of Davis, Greg Toler and Darius Butler.

Burley is someone that Chuck Pagano has mentioned on several occasions this offseason and defensive coordinator Greg Manusky has liked what he's seen from the 2013 undrafted free agent.

Another corner who made a couple of nice plays on Monday was Loucheiz Purifoy.

"Sweet Lou", as Manusky calls Purifoy, was a particularly good special teams player during his time at Florida.

Veteran Josh Gordy seems to be getting the most snaps at that fourth corner spot (three right now due to Davis' absence) but in this pass happy league, guys like Burley and Purifoy will inevitably get action.

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