Colts head coach Jim Caldwell is already making some adjustments in the depth chart to reflect performances in St. Louis. Paul Kuharsky reported this morning that Anthony Castonzo and Joe Reitz moved up on the depth chart to the first team, pushing Jeff Linkenbach and Jacques McClendon down. This news was confirmed by Nick Pease, a fan tweeting from practice, who also indicated that Ryan Diem was working at right guard with Jeff Linkenbach at right tackle. If what Pease observed is eventually reflected on the depth chart prior to Friday’s game against the Redskins, Colts fans will see an entirely new look (save Jeff Saturday).
Pease also indicates that Joe Horn, Larrone Moore, and David Gilreath were all getting extra individual attention with the coaching staff while the rest of the team was relaxing. It’s encouraging to see long-shots putting in the extra work to give themselves a chance to stick around, even if it is only on the practice squad.
* Aaron Wilson reports that the Colts have released DT DeMario Pressley. Wilson also indicates the Pressley is healthy. This either bodes well for how the team feels about its defensive tackle situation or could signal another move in free agency. Coltzilla will keep you posted on the story as it develops.
Phil B. tweets an update on Tommie Harris. Harris was at practice this morning. Encouraging news considering his history of leg issues. No word as to whether or not he participated or is ready to do so.
The Colts have also announced that training camp will stay in Anderson through 2016. Anyone on the south or west side of Indianapolis hoping for a return to Rose-Hulman will have to wait quite awhile for that to happen. It is good news for the city of Anderson though, who have actively embraced the return of training camp and whose businesses do a lot to dress up for the occasion.
IndyStar.com’s Mike Chappell writes a great story on how important undrafted free agents are to the Indianapolis Colts. With players like tight end Mike McNeil, safety Joe Lefeged, and running backs Chad Spann and Darren Evans getting early attention for the attributes they can bring to the team, 2011 looks like another good year for undrafted free agents and another feather in the camp of the Colts scouting department.
The tweet of the day has to be from Colts punter Pat McAfee who apparently entered into a wager with tight end Jacob Tamme during team bowling festivities. McAfee says, “I got suckered into gambling with a sandbagger (@JacobTamme) last night and now he’s trying to big body me for the $.” The corresponding picture is below.