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Posted by Kevin Bowen on June 19, 2013 – 8:34 am

Each morning will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?

Take a look below at the top five pieces from Wednesday, June 19th.

New Tony Dungy book on marriage due out next February

By: Staff, Indianapolis Star

Former Colts head coach Tony Dungy is back again at writing another book.

After writing “Quiet Strength,” Dungy is now writing “Uncommon Marriage: What We’ve Learned about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Together,” with his wife Lauren, and Nathan Whitaker.

The book is scheduled to hit shelves on Feb. 11, 2014.

“Tyndale Momentum highly values its relationship with the Dungys, and we are thrilled to have Lauren join Tony to write about their love story, as well as address a question that even couples in the best marriages must answer from time-to-time: How can we make our relationship stronger?” said publisher Jan Long Harris.

Colts receiver Palmer giving back to his hometown of Elkhart

By: Angelo DiCarlo,

Nathan Palmer headed back to his old high school on Tuesday night to promote a football camp he will be hosting on June 22.

“Everything is unbelievable,” Palmer explains with a big smile.

“Sometimes I wake up and I’m like pinch me because I almost can’t believe that my dreams actually came true.”

The Elkhart, Ind. native Palmer carries the strong community tradition of Colts players.

“Here I stood in the same school that you are standing in right now and had the same dream that you have and I made it,” Palmer says of what he will tell campers. “That’s the message I want to give to my community–people say Elkhart is a small town but I came from Elkhart and I’m playing in the NFL. We all can do it.”

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Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 7:30 am

Ryan Grigson isn’t one to delve into his approach to free agent tactics but there’s no question the Colts general manager did his due diligence in acquiring numerous veteran offseason additions.

In his two seasons as Colts GM, Grigson has made several moves with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Grigson’s familiarity with the Eagles and the NFC East in general was also seen during the 2013 offseason.

First it was the signing of LaRon Landry, who was a member of the Washington Redskins from 2007-2011.

Then some three months later the Colts signed former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw.temp2013_0613_LOS_Practice_bowen_0137--nfl_mezz_1280_1024

Grigson was a member of the Eagles personnel department back in 2009 when Bradshaw had one of his finest games in his then third NFL season.

In an early December game involving two teams in the playoff hunt, Bradshaw gained 101 total yards and a touchdown but it was Grigson’s Eagles who pulled out a 45-38 victory.

Now Bradshaw will join Grigson, and the Colts GM described what the six-year running back brings to the Indianapolis backfield.

“I think he’s a great fit for this offense,” Grigson said of Bradshaw. “The thing about him is he’s just turning 27. He’s still a young man. He’s got we feel plenty of tread left on the tires. At the end of the day, he’s just a nice fit in terms of his demeanor and the way he approaches football and life.”

Another asset that Bradshaw carries with him to Indianapolis is two Super Bowl rings, which ranks second on the team behind only Adam Vinatieri.

The end goal for the Colts in 2013 revolves around making a trip to Bradshaw’s old home field (MetLife Stadium) in trying to add to his, and the entire team’s, number of Super Bowl rings.

“It doesn’t hurt to have a guy who’s been there and done that,” Grigson said of Bradshaw’s Super Bowl pedigree. “The more guys that walk in this door that already expect greatness of themselves without needing it beaten into their head at all, that’s just an added bonus.”

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