Colts Mini-Camp News and Notes

ColtPower wraps up our weekend coverage of Colts mini-camp with more news out of Indianaoplis.

Following up on a report we posted early Sunday afternoon, head coach Tony Dungy had this to say about Marvin Harrison's scheduled elbow surgery.

"It's just some things he played with and played through," Dungy said. "We just want to get them taken care of. It should be, from what I understand, a very clean procedure, and in about a month be back to normal."

Brock, Mathis settle in: The Colts defensive line will make a subtle but important change this season. Playmakers Raheem Brock and Robert Mathis will both see more playing time. Brock will get most of his snaps at the defensive tackle spot, while Mathis will see more snaps at left defensive end. For the past two seasons, Mathis was used primarily as a pass-rush specialist with Brock lining up at left defensive end on anticipated running downs. Both players signed new contracts during the offseason.

Vinatieri update: At this point in time, head coach Tony Dungy says the team plans to use Adam Vinatieri for both kickoffs and field goals.

But don't be surprised to see rookie Shane Andrus make it difficult for the Colts to part with him if he can show better leg strength on kickoffs during training camp and preseason games.

Diem provides some advice: Offensive lineman Ryan Diem knows that the Colts line can help speed up the development of rookie running back Joseph Addai -- if he'll let them.

"Learning what we do will be a big factor," Diem said over the weekend. "If he can learn to hit the holes in the right spot and be consistent about that, not try to change things up and do things his way, I think we'll be very successful."

For more on Addai's progress this weekend, click here to read this feature article at Colts.com.

Manning optimistic: Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is encouraged by his teammates' participation and focus as they get organized for another season.

"We've had outstanding offseason workout attendance, which I think is extremely vital to having a good regular season and hopefully postseason, and guys are committed to being better players and a better team in 2006 than we were last year," he said. "Certainly when you lose your last game, it leaves a bit of a sour taste in your mouth, but it makes you want to work harder and try to be a better player and a better team."


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