Colts Quick Hits

Updates on two former Colts ... Marvin Harrison is ranked the second-best in the league last season in an important receiving category ... an interesting note about a Colts draft pick and more in today's Quick Hits!

Edge reports:  After sitting out some early voluntary workouts while the coaches in Arizona focused on getting the rookies up to speed, Edgerrin James reported for four days of voluntary workouts with his new teammates this week. And although temperatures were soaring, James didn't mind the heat as much as he did the slower pace of the workouts compared to what he puts himself through when he's working out on his own. "Like I was telling everybody," he said, "if I fainted, it would be from boredom, it wouldn't be from the sun."

James told The Arizona Republic this week that he's not having any problems with the Cardinals' playbook though. 

"It's a piece of cake. It's all the same. It's just the terminology," he said. "Man, I study. I study more than people would think. I study way more. I'm pretty much on the same page with the coaches."

Prospect Update:
Former Penn State quarterback Michael Robinson talked to the Colts at the Combine, but he landed with the San Francisco 49ers during the draft in April. And so far, he is doing a good job of showing the kind of versatility that helped Antwaan Randle-El become successful at the pro level. But one stark contrast is that the 49ers have been lining him up primarily at the running back position while the Steelers placed Randle-El in their wide receiver corps. While Robinson has seen some action in mini-camp as a wide receiver and has even taken some snaps at quarterback, he's also competing for the punt returns specialist job.

Good hands:  Marvin Harrison was amongst the top five receivers in the NFL last year when ranked according to least number of passes dropped versus number of opportunities. Cincinnati's TJ Houshmandzadeh had the best percentage at 2.6 percent, while the Colts' Marvin Harrison finished second at 3.2 percent. They were followed by Seattle's Bobby Engram (4.3 percent), Dallas tight end Jason Witten (4.5 percent) and Carolina's Steve Smith (4.7 percent).

Former Colt trimming down:  Tight end Jermaine Wiggins, who had a brief stay in Indy in 2002, has reportedly dropped some weight and improved his conditioning since he's being evaluated by a new coaching staff in Minnesota. He's established himself as one of the better receivers who can also gain yards after the catch and is expected to be a good fit for the West Coast offense the Vikings will be using in 2006.

Did you know? Third-round draft pick Freddie Keiaho's birthname is Naivote Taulawakeiaho.  In addition to the Colts, he worked out for the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, and Chicago Bears prior to the draft.


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