Bill Polian said today he does not expect Marvin Harrison, Bob Sanders, or Dwight Freeney to be healthy in time for training camp in July. The good news is he expects them to be ready for the start of the regular season. He also listed Rob Morris and Booger McFarland as question marks for camp.
None of this really surprises us, but the word on Harrison is disappointing nonetheless. Polian tells us the doctors are “sanguine” about Harrson’s progress. According to google this means cheerfully optimistic. Okay, that makes me feel somewhat better. But given the way Polian strung us along last season about Harrison, I would not pencil Harrison in as 16 game starter this year.
Sanders should be fine and the fact they are resting him actually encourages me. The club will want to protect their long term investment as much as possible. I think the club needs to bolster the WR and DE positions even ahead of other need areas like corner. These two positions had the most glaring impact in the Colts’ three real losses in 2007.