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Thu. July 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richardson revealed Thursday that he played with a chipped collarbone and his AC joint had separated last season, ESPN reports. "Toward the end of the season I felt a lot more comfortable, but the other time I was more injured," Richardson said.
Impact: Richardson had a miserable 2.9 YPC in his 14 games with Indianapolis last season. This injury may have been a factor, but Richardson's performance was so disappointing that it was likely only a small component. He enters training camp as the leading candidate to start at running back, but faces close competition from Ahmad Bradshaw and Vick Ballard.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | STATS
News: Havili will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Indianapolis made the announcement on the day the full 90-man roster was to report to Anderson University. The first two practices are scheduled for Thursday.
Impact: Havili was Indy's primary fullback last season after being acquired from Philadelphia in an offseason trade. He has played in 28 games, starting 10, and has rushed 13 times for 29 yards and one TD. He also has 25 catches for 171 yards.
Thu. July 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Thomas (quadriceps) has taken a physical and gained clearance to practice, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: Thomas had season-ending surgery in September last year on the quad injury and missed spring practice, so this is encouraging news. Thomas will start at left guard if healthy, but could move to center if second-round draft pick Jack Mewhort emerges as the starter at left guard.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Havili will open training camp on the PUP list, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: It's not entirely clear what's ailing Havili, but he was unable to take part in the team's offseason workouts and won't be available at the start of training camp. Mario Harvey figures to see most of the snaps at fullback in his stead.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradshaw (neck) has been cleared for practice, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: Presuming his health, Bradshaw is in line to vie with Trent Richardson and Vick Ballard for touches in the Colts' backfield. While Richardson figures to be given a chance to lead the way and thus bounce back from a spotty 2013 effort, Bradshaw could still provide fantasy utility in the event that he solidifies a change-of-pace/backup role with the team as the summer progresses.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wayne, who tore his right ACL last October, -- indicated that he has been cleared for training camp, Kevin Bowen of reports.
Impact: The Colts figure to proceed cautiously with the 35-year-old wideout as training camp unfolds, but once Wayne reestablishes his health, he should make a case to remain one of QB Andrew Luck's top targets, though with Hakeem Nicks and T.Y. Hilton also in the mix, Wayne's value (in both real and fantasy terms) will likely rest in his ability to serve as a chain-mover in the Indy offense.
Wed. July 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ballard (knee) indicated that he's been cleared for football activities, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: While Ballard -- who tore his ACL in Week 2 of last season -- expects the Colts to limit his workload early on in training camp, he appears healthy enough out of the gate to jostle for slotting in the team's backfield along with Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brazill (suspension) was released by the Colts on Friday.
Impact: Brazill was suspended for the upcoming season due to violating the league's substance abuse program, so the move isn't really surprising. In 10 games last season, Brazill had 11 receptions, 161 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned three punts and three kickoffs. As he isn't a huge name, teams will have to weigh the risks of signing him with his current situation as he looks for a new home.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burks signed with the Colts on Friday.
Impact: Burks was released by the Buccaneers on June 13 after signing as an undrafted free agent in May. He will have an uphill battle to make the Colts' roster and will need to take advantage of opportunities in training camp and the preseason to do so. Burks' best chance will likely be as a special-teams player.