Day Two NFL Combine Updates: Pagano, Grigson Meet The Media

Intro: Thursday at the NFL Combine is a big day for the Colts. Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson meeting the media on Thursday afternoon is the major headliner.


INDIANAPOLIS – The snow has left Indianapolis with Thursday marking the busiest day for the Colts at this year's Combine.

Chuck Pagano (1:30 p.m.) and Ryan Grigson (2:00 p.m.) are meeting the media Thursday afternoon.

Outside of Colts' centric news on Thursday, we will also hear from running backs, quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends.

In case you missed Wednesday's action, there was tons of NFL news on Day One with a focus on the offensive linemen.

Here are updates from Day Two at the 2016 NFL Combine:

This sort of number was expected. Teams have been preparing for an increased salary cap number this offseason. Even though the Colts don't have the same cap flexibility as they have in recent years, they will still have enough room to take care of their own unrestricted free agents, while inking a couple of unrestricted guys that hit the open market.

Before starting his media session on Thursday, Dorsey wanted to thank Indianapolis for hosting their 30th straight Combine. In listening to NFL personnel men this week, it's clear how much they value the smoothness of the entire Combine. The Combine is staying in Indianapolis through at least 2020.

The Colts travel to Green Bay next season. As a perennial playoff team, the Packers should get the services back of Pro Bowl wide receiver Jordy Nelson (torn ACL last year). These two teams will meet to kickoff the preseason (Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio) and you have to think their regular season matchup will be a primetime candidate.

Well, I don't think many people were expecting this name to pop up during Combine week. With rosters growing to 90 players, it looks as if Trent Richardson will get another chance. Richardson last was with Oakland in the 2015 preseason. There, the former Colts running back averaged 2.8 yards per carry (15 carries for 48 yards) before being cut.

It's safe to say the Houston Texans will be taking a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft. Just how high that will be remains to be seen. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was peppered with constant quarterback questions on Wednesday. It looks like a real possibility the Colts could see a rookie quarterback starting in Houston next season.

The Colts will play the Jaguars in London next season on October 2. From trips to London and talks within the building, the Colts will have to make their own decision on when during the week to travel over to London next season. Recently, it seems more and more teams are waiting until Thursday night of game week to head to London.

The NFLPA released their cap numbers on Thursday that will carry over to 2016. As you see, the Colts will have nearly five million unused space to add to their 2016 room. With the salary cap expected to grow a bit before the new league year starts (March 9), the Colts could have a bit more room to work with this offseason than previously expected.

A storyline not to be overlooked this week at the Combine is this one above. When the work inside Lucas Oil Stadium is done, agents and team personnel are meeting with the main topics being pending free agents. For the Colts that means Dwayne Allen and Jerrell Freeman, two clients of super agent Drew Rosenhaus.

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