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Colts Daily Headlines: August 22nd Edition

Posted by Kevin Bowen on August 22, 2013 – 8:37 am

The Colts will conclude their home preseason slate on Saturday night with the Cleveland Browns traveling to Lucas Oil Stadium. Today’s news looks at Reggie Wayne’s impression on Pep Hamilton, the story of Caesar Rayford and a trade for the Colts that broke Wednesday afternoon.

Take a look below at the top pieces from Thursday, August 22nd.  

Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne’s acrobatic catches make his offensive coordinator a fan

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

As the Colts offensive coordinator, Pep Hamilton almost never gets caught up in ‘watching’ the game

That changed on Sunday night after watching Reggie Wayne make a one-handed grab, Hamilton forgot he was the Colts offensive coordinator for a brief second.

“It’s funny,” Hamilton said Wednesday, recalling the play. “I try to not watch our play. I’m focusing on the defense and we’ve got to be ready as coaches to make adjustments on the fly.

“But I caught myself just a moment. I was somewhat in awe of the one-handed catch and I wasn’t really focused on the next play call, and I had to just gather my thoughts quickly and move on to the next play.”

Indianapolis Colts pass rusher Caesar Rayford stands tall while trying to make the NFL

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

New Colts outside linebacker Caesar Rayford has turned some heads this preseason with three sacks in two preseason games.

Rayford, who is a bit of a journeyman through the Arena Football League, has an interesting take on the path he is taking to the NFL.

“You got the guys that get the front door,” Rayford said, smiling broadly. “You got guys that get the back door.

“Then you got guys like me that got to climb the house and jump through the chimney. Hopefully, that landing doesn’t hurt too bad and (you) get back up. I’m definitely blessed for the opportunity and getting found.’’

Ravens get Carter from Colts for Reed

The Associated Press

Just before the Colts hit the practice field on Wednesday afternoon it was announced that running back Delone Carter had been traded to the Ravens for wide receiver/kick returner David Reed.

Reed, 26, has five career receptions for 66 yards over three years. All five catches came last year. To this point in his career, his biggest plays have come on special teams.

As a rookie in 2010, he led the NFL by averaging 29.3 yards per kickoff return. That included a 103-yard return for a touchdown to open the second half at Houston.

”This trade gives us a chance to improve in key areas moving forward,” Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson said. ”David is a very competitive football player and we welcome his style of play and energy. At the same time, we wish Delone well with his opportunity to play for another first-class organization and we thank him for his efforts.”

 


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