Morris' Return More Unlikely Than Before

Based on comments made by Tony Dungy heading into week two of the Colts' summer school sessions, MLB Rob Morris' slight chances of returning to the Colts appear to be even more remote.

Colts head coach Tony Dungy and his staff evaluated the progress of the team after the first week of summer school and minicamp before gearing up for week two on Tuesday.

"I think we're probably pretty good where we are," Dungy said in regards to the Colts' roster situation as it stands today.

And specifically in regards to the ongoing rumors about whether the Colts would attempt to re-sign veteran middle linebacker Rob Morris, Dungy added, "We haven't closed the door on anything, but we liked what we saw from some of the young guys, so I think we're close to being finalized."

That's a real blow to any hopes Morris might have had in regards to the Colts, especially considering the fact that rookie linebacker Tyjuan Hagler -- third on the depth chart at middle linebacker -- is likely to miss 2-3 months of action due to a sports hernia injury.

The Colts previously announced that Keyon Whiteside, another middle linebacker candidate, won't be available for any action until the regular season at the earliest due to the knee injury that ended his 2004 season.

Despite those two hits to their depth chart at a position that was seen as a weak spot last season, Dungy's statement is a weaker show of interest in Morris than the Colts have projected over the past few weeks through the media.

Projected starter Gary Brackett and Kendyll Pope are the primary competitors for Morris' old job heading into this year's training camp.

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