When Does New Linebacker Nate Irving Hope To Be Back On the Field?

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INDIANAPOLIS – What did Colts players have to say this week as they finished up their offseason program?

The Colts are wrapping up their Fan Fest tour this week by hitting the northern part of the state. On Thursday night, the Fourth Down Army was present in Fort Wayne with Adam Vinatieri and Matt Overton meeting fans. The Fan Fest tour concludes on Friday with rookies Phillip Dorsett and D'Joun Smith heading up to Logansport to be introduced to the Colts faithful.

Thanks To All Of #ColtsNation That Came Out And Supported Us At #ColtsMiniCamp Today. Practice Was Lit! Cant Wait For Year 2. #GoColts — Jonathan Newsome (@JNEW_11) June 11, 2015

I don't know what group was more excited on Wednesday night---the Colts players or fans---to be back inside of Lucas Oil Stadium. In an eight-week offseason program, Wednesday provided a change of atmosphere that the players welcomed in climbing on buses and heading to the place they will call home at least 10 times this season. The next time the Colts will be in front of their fans at Lucas Oil again will be on August 22 for a Week Two preseason matchup against the Chicago Bears.

With the Colts offseason program in the books, Irving might be the forgotten man of the new free agent haul in 2015. In talking with Irving earlier this week, the inside linebacker is not a happy camper to be on the sideline rehabbing his ACL injury from last season. He expects to be back on the field come Training Camp and will be in the competition for a starting job.

Taking one look at Darius Butler, you wouldn't think he could make a difficult alley-oop look so easy. Butler is clearly quite the athlete and in talking to players around the Colts locker room, the nickel cornerback can play some basketball, too. A Colts starting five of Butler, T.Y. Hilton, Dwayne Allen, Joe Reitz (and find me a wing to go with that group) would have the beef to go with one athletic backcourt.

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