Colts Training Camp Insider: 8/1

The offensive line was shuffled a bit, two of the backup quarterbacks fared a bit differently, DeDe Dorsey continues to show his stuff, Manning has to improvise ... and more in our Insider Notes from the Wednesday morning session!

With both Ryan Lilja and Jeff Saturday sitting out Wednesday morning's practice, the first-team offensive line included Dylan Gandy at center, Jake Scott and Rick DeMulling at the guard positions and Tony Ugoh and Ryan Diem at the tackle spots.

Rookie running back Clifton Dawson and weakside linebacker Freddy Keiaho had a spirited pass blocking session during drills that pitted running backs and tight ends against linebackers.

Undrafted free agent linebacker Brandon Archer made a nice break on a ball thrown by quarterback John Navarre and nearly came up with an interception during passing drills near the goal line. 

Dallas Clark signing autographs
(AP Photo)
Quarterback Jim Sorgi drilled a 12-yard touchdown pass low and away to a diving Dallas Clark who pulled the ball in as his knees hit the ground. 

RB DeDe Dorsey continues to look better with each day of camp this week. He showed good hands as he handled a pass that was over his head from Navarre. 

Peyton Manning scored on a 13-yard keeper during an 11-on-11 goal-line drill. It appeared to be a busted play that Manning then used his improvisational skills and quick thinking to convert into a score.

The Colts' two new starting cornerbacks each made a memorable play during the day. Marlin Jackson put a really strong hit on Dorsey on an inside goal line running play. Meanwhile, Kelvin Hayden made a terrific play to break up what would have been a touchdown catch by Devin Aromashodu.

During punt coverage drills, T.J. Rushing, Antonio Perkins and Anthony Gonzalez handled the punt return duties. 

Missing from the morning practice session were Ryan Lilja, Jeff Saturday, Josh Thomas, Ben Ishola, Mike Seidman, Tim Jennings, Gary Brackett and Robert Mathis. Bob Sanders and Keith O'Neil are on the PUP list, and Corey Simon's release appears to be imminent as soon as the team can work out a settlement with him. Rookie Quinn Pitcock is still unsigned and is not participating.

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