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Indianapolis Colts 2013 Training Camp Preview

By John McMullen, NFL Editor

(Sports Network) -

REPORT DATES: July 23rd (rookies), July 27th (veterans)

SITE: Anderson University, Anderson, IN

CAMP CONFIDENTIAL: The Colts hope to build on a promising first season with Andrew Luck at the controls. To move forward even further Indianapolis needs to protect Luck more consistently and develop a threat in the running game. Indy did pry right tackle Gosder Cherilus away from Detroit in free agency and drafted High Thornton, an overachieving, grinder who figures to help at guard. Meanwhile, the Colts signed ex-Giant Ahmad Bradshaw to carry the load in the backfield. Improving the pass rush is mission No. 1 on defense and rookie Bjoern Werner, who was once thought of as a top-10 guy until questions about his closing speed sent him tumbling, is the kind of high-energy product who could replace Dwight Freeney and help the aging Robert Mathis on the edge.

PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):

Aug 11 - vs. Buffalo, 1:30 PM Aug 18 - at NY Giants, 7:00 PM Aug 24 - vs. Cleveland, 7:00 PM Aug 29 - at Cincinnati, 7:00 PM

07/18 15:26:54 ET

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