Day 11 Impressions: Dwayne Allen getting a 2nd opinion, continuity on offensive line and Sunday’s outlookPosted by on August 9, 2013 – 5:23 pm
It was a light day of work for the Colts on Friday as the team experienced probably the hottest day of the 2013 training camp.
The two-hour practice, with just helmets, consisted of mostly situational work as the team prepares for its preseason opener on Sunday
Here are three takeaways from day 11…
Dwayne Allen gets a second opinion: Chuck Pagano addressed the media after Friday’s practice and said that tight end Dwayne Allen will be getting a second opinion on his foot injury.
A loss of Allen for any time is significant considering everything that he does for this offense.
Expect rookie Justice Cunningham to get plenty of first team reps on Sunday along with Coby Fleener.
The Colts will only work with three tight ends on Sunday as Dominique Jones, who’s been cross training at the fullback position, will likely get a good amount of work at tight end.
Continuity along the offensive line strong: As the Colts wrap up Week Two of the preseason, the starting five along the offensive line has not missed a practice.
Continuity up front was something the Colts rarely had in 2013 so this is a step in the right direction towards an improved unit this year.
Andrew Luck’s eyes lit up on Friday when asked if he’s anxious to see how his line holds up against different competition.
Also, Reggie Wayne chimed in on Friday that he will still be blocking a lot in this offense and even said if the Colts needed him to change his number from 87 to 78, he’d do it.
What to expect on Sunday: From an injury standpoint the Colts will be without starters Dwayne Allen and Jerrell Freeman against the Bills.
The most important thing that can come out of Sunday’s game is good health for the entire Colts roster.
Starters will not be in there for much longer than a couple of series as their playing time should grow over the next few weeks.
Two positions where Colts fans will see a ton of youngsters playing are the receiver and safety spots.
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