— The Colts have conducted their training camp at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., since 1999. That may all change this year as the team is looking at other potential sites for the 2008 camp. The contract between the team and the school expired after the 2007 training camp.
Team officials haven't ruled out going back to Rose-Hulman, but it's not a certainty that the Colts will be back there either.
— Indianapolis is set to move into its new stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium, in time for the start of the 2008 season. But the Colts won't play there until the third preseason game.
"We should have plenty of lead time. We're looking forward to it. I haven't been in it recently. Everybody who has (toured the new stadium) tells me it's outstanding. I'm looking forward to taking a trip down there and taking a look," team president Bill Polian said last week.
DT Anthony McFarland
— There's a question as to whether the Colts will opt to bring back DT Anthony "Booger" McFarland for the 2008 season. McFarland missed the entire 2007 season with a knee injury, but has reportedly been progressing well during his rehab sessions.
His base salary is slated to be $6.85 million in 2008. What with the rise of three rookie defensive tackles this season — Ed Johnson, Keyunta Dawson and Quinn Pitcock — it might allow the team to part ways with McFarland.
— While defensive coordinator Ron Meeks has interviewed for the vacant Washington Redskins head coaching job, no changes are expected on the Indianapolis coaching staff heading into the 2008 season.
"I don't anticipate any major (staff) changes," Polian said. "Everybody has told me they want to be back."
Ryan Lilja and Dallas Clark
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ERFAs are DT Ed Johnson and WR Craphonso Thorpe.
Clark will either be signed to a long-term contract extension or he will be given the one-year franchise tag.
"My presumption is (Clark's agent is) going to want him to be tagged," said team president Bill Polian. "For the life of me, I can't figure out why."
Lilja, Scott, Thomas, Gandy, Giordano, Utecht, Fletcher, and Reid are expected to return. Boiman is probably a tossup while Klecko, Seidman and Moorehead have most likely played their final games in an Indianapolis uniform.
Former UFA S Bob Sanders and QB Jim Sorgi have already signed contract extensions. Sanders inked a five-year, $37.5M deal, which includes approximately $20 million in guaranteed money. Terms of Sorgi's new deal have not been disclosed.
FEELING A DRAFT: After trading a 2007 fourth-round draft pick and their 2008 first-round selection to San Francisco during last year's NFL draft, Indianapolis used the 49ers' 2007 second-round pick to take OT Tony Ugoh.
The Colts will have the 30th pick in the second through seven rounds. Indianapolis is also expected to pick up some compensatory draft picks for the 2006-07 free-agent losses of CBs Nick Harper and Jason David, LB Cato June and RB Dominic Rhodes.
"Given the quality of the draft, which I already know given the tremendously large number of juniors that are coming in will be deeper than it's been in quite some time. We're going to get a very good player, maybe one comparable to (2007 first-round draft pick WR Anthony Gonzalez), although not at the same position, where we're picking in the second round," Polian said.
MEDICAL WATCH: WR Marvin Harrison, who missed 11 games this season with an injured left knee, may have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. He is expected to be fine for the start of training camp.
Team president Bill Polian said none of the possible surgeries are those that occur every offseason. "I'm always loath to describe it as routine surgery because it's only routine if it's not on you," he said.