Day 12 Impressions: Bradshaw off PUP, the search for another WR and the outlook for Daniel Adongo and Josh McNaryPosted by on August 13, 2013 – 6:28 pm
The Colts were back in Anderson on Tuesday to wrap up their final week at Anderson University.
Even though the players were not in full pads on Tuesday afternoon, you couldn’t tell by the physical nature of the 90-minute practice.
Here are three takeaways from day 12…
Ahmad Bradshaw off PUP, but still rehabbing: Like he has done for the majority of the past two weeks of practice, Ahmad Bradshaw was busy rehabbing during the Colts afternoon practice.
Bradshaw said following Tuesday morning’s walk-through that he would like to get some playing time during the Colts third preseason game.
Chuck Pagano said the Colts offense is looking for more balance and pointed to an “angry, downhill” running style of Bradshaw to help that cause.
The NFL is a multiple-back league and having a multi 1,000-yard rusher in Bradshaw would aid Pep Hamilton’s rushing attack.
Will another wide receiver emerge? Reggie Wayne, Darrius Heyward-Bey and T.Y. Hilton (in whatever order you want) are the Colts top three wideouts.
It appears as if Griff Whalen is the No. 4 man but he is day-to-day after suffering a groin injury against the Bills.
LaVon Brazill would seem to be the guy but he will miss the first month of the season.
How about Nathan Palmer? Or Jabin Sambrano?
A fifth wide receiver (not Brazill) will in all likelihood dress for the first four games of the season so these next three preseason games should go a long way in deciding that spot.
What’s in store for Daniel Adongo and Josh McNary?: Some of the more interesting sights on Tuesday was seeing Adongo in pads and going through positional drills.
It appears Adongo’s biceps injury has pushed his growth back a bit so a practice squad position is probably the best case scenario for the rugby star.
Josh McNary is still recovering from a hamstring injury but when he’s been on the field he has produced.
The West Point product was signaled out by Colts defensive coordinator Greg Manusky for his play early in training camp, even though McNary is making the transition to a new position at inside linebacker (granted he hasn’t played any football since 2010).
McNary was in the thick of the ILB position battle so getting him back on the practice field will be an interesting topic to watch moving forward.
Tags: ahmad bradshaw, chuck pagano, Daniel Adongo, darrius heyward-bey, Greg Manusky, Jabin Sambrano, josh mcnary, nathan palmer, Pep Hamilton, Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, vick ballard
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