Colts players and coaches are due to report to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., on Sunday, July 29. But between the end of the OTA period and the start of training camp, several players -- including rookie free agent safety Antonio Smith and veteran safety Bob Sanders -- will continue with rehabbing injuries.
Smith suffered a collarbone injury during the early stages of the team's OTA period while Sanders is recovering from surgery performed on his shoulder earlier in the spring. Both are expected to be ready for the start of training camp, although they could see limited work early on.
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"There will be some guys who will be on one-a-day programs, but that's just precautionary," said team president Bill Polian. "Other than that, we'll be ready to go."
While the team's roster is pretty well set heading into the Colts' offseason hiatus, don't be surprised if some tweaking isn't also a possibility. One potential move is the re-signing of unrestricted free agent running back James Mungro, who missed the 2006 season with a knee injury.
"The question is how do we structure the roster and that's related to how we shore up the positions where we're going to need people to take reps in training camp and the preseason," Polian said. "We have a number of one (practice)-a-day guys at those positions. It's not quite as easy as saying, 'We're going to re-sign James.'
"We only have 80 spots and you have to make sure you're in a position to be protected at all of those spots. If it's possible, we'd like to do it."
With the free agent loss of running back Dominic Rhodes to Oakland, Indianapolis could be in the market to bring back a veteran performer like Mungro. 2006 first-round draft choice Joseph Addai is the only running back currently on the team's roster who has carried the ball in a regular-season game.
"The one area where the preseason will tell us a lot is at the backup running back spot," he said.