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How Is Jack Mewhort Developing At Right Tackle?

Intro: The Colts wrapped up their sixth walk-through of the 2015 Training Camp on Saturday morning and next up was media availability. What did Chuck Pagano and Dwayne Allen have to say to the media on Saturday?





ANDERSON – As with most mornings at Training Camp, the highlights come from the media sessions with Colts coaches and selected players.

The on-the-field work will come this afternoon but around lunchtime each day, will take a look at three interesting quotes from that morning's media sessions.

In today's media scrums, Chuck Pagano provided some injury updates and talked about the progress of Jack Mewhort. Also, Dwayne Allen shared his reasoning for wanting to lose some weight this offseason.

Chuck Pagano on the injury news:

-Josh Robinson: Nursing a sore hamstring, day-to-day.

-T.Y. Hilton: Out for personal reasons, hopefully will be back on Saturday afternoon.

-Vick Ballard: Dealing with a tight hamstring, day-to-day.

-Nate Irving: Rehabbing an ACL injury, still a few days away from taking part in individual drills.

Chuck Pagano on the progress of Jack Mewhort at right tackle:

"I sleep well at night knowing that he's in there."

Bowen's Analysis: Through the first week of Training Camp, Jack Mewhort has continued to take nearly all of the first-team reps at right tackle. Mewhort talked on Saturday about how the mental side of things is where he needs to continue to work in order to grasp his new spot.

Over the next few weeks, Mewhort's further introduction to life at right tackle position is going to take some massive leaps. In the preseason, Mewhort is going to see Connor Barwin (Philadelphia), Jared Allen (Chicago) and Robert Quinn (St. Louis) off the edge in the coming weeks.

Dwayne Allen on how he feels physically after losing some weight this offseason:

"Feel a lot better getting in and out of cuts, getting down the field, just getting up and down, catching balls, just overall feel more comfortable in my skin. I'm able to go out and do my job the way that I'm supposed to."

Bowen's Analysis: A slimmer Dwayne Allen is down 13 pounds, sitting at 255 pounds heading into the season. After training in Arizona for the start of the Colts offseason program, Allen returned to Indianapolis and wanted to shed some weight after talking with Colts assistant strength and conditioning coach Richard Howell.

We saw the "newer" Allen utilize his body very well on Friday afternoon. Andrew Luck lofted a pass in the end zone for Allen and the fourth-year tight end went up to make the snag. Normally, Allen's game comes closer to the ground (versus a Coby Fleener). This "new version" of Allen could have a few plays like this in 2015, to go along with his unique skillset as a blocker and more than capable pass catcher.

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