Colts Buzz: 8/12

The Colts' eraser won't be back for second preseason game ... Yesterday we talked about the impact Ed Johnson made in his first preseason game, today we take a look at two other new additions to the team who showed a lot of potential during the game!

Upon being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth-round of the 2005 draft, Craphonso Thorpe learned that the NFL can be a difficult place. After an impressive collegiate career, Thorpe had a bad run with injuries that has resulted in him still waiting to see any playing time in a regular season game. Thorpe got to see some action both as a kick-off return specialist and WR against the Cowboys and made quite an impact with his limited time. How did Thorpe stand out? What does he bring to the team if he can stay healthy? Get the answers here!

Head coach Tony Dungy gave Bob Sanders his nickname "The Eraser", and few will dispute that it is entirely appropriate. With a defense designed to funnel ball-carriers towards Sanders he has erased players and possible big gains with bone-jarring hits and remarkable speed. The downside to these hits is it results in Sanders himself getting banged up, but his lack of presence thus far this season shouldn't have fans worried. While Sanders will be returning soon, you probably won't see him when the Colts take on the Bears August 20th. When will he return? The answer is soon, get the full scoop by clicking here!

Another D-lineman who made the most of his first game was Jeff Charleston. After briefly serving on the Houston Texans' practice squad last season, Charleston was picked up by the Colts, but hasn't seen any playing time until this year. While he has flown under the radar thus far in his career, he has meshed very well into the Colts' defensive scheme and he's drawing the attention of coaches. Click here for a recap on his contributions in the Dallas game and see how he making the most of his new opportunity!


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