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Colts Daily Headlines: September 6th Edition

Posted by Kevin Bowen on September 6, 2013 – 9:00 am

The Colts will embark on their final day of practice this morning in preparation for the regular season opener on Sunday. Today’s news looks at Cory Redding away from football, the return of Anthony Castonzo and Andrew Luck’s low profile.

Take a look below at the top pieces from Friday, September 6th.  

Colts DE Cory Redding on grandmas knowing the plays in Texas high school football, his proudest moment and ‘Duck Dynasty’

By: Stephen Holder, Indy Star

Holder’s Q and A with Cory Redding covers a variety of topics.

Redding answers questions on high school football in Texas, his charitable organizations, what type of music he listens to and his favorite television shows.

Colts notes: LT Anthony Castonzo returns to practice field, line at full strength

By: Stephen Holder and Mike Chappell, Indy Star

The man who is in charge of protecting the blindside of Andrew Luck returned to practice on Thursday afternoon.

With Castonzo returning to the lineup, it looks like the Colts will have their starting offensive line in tact to start the season.

“It all starts up front,” offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said Thursday. “Our offensive line has consistently gotten better since the start of camp. We expect that we’re going to be able to come out and control the line of scrimmage. That’s our ultimate goal.”

Face of the Franchise: Colts QB Andrew Luck says he’s just another second-year player. He is anything but.

By: Zak Keefer, Indy Star

Keefer’s feature on Luck looks at the signal caller away from the gridiron and the low profile he has kept after on year in the NFL.

“I try not to get too wound up in the commercial side of things,” Luck says. “And I wanted to be sure with anything I did … could I put my whole heart in it?”

Luck was busy, after all; the extracurriculars were simply bumped down the list. He finished his degree at Stanford, moved into a downtown Indianapolis apartment and dove into his new playbook. Football came first. The rest waited its turn.

“A big part of me wanted to make sure: If you can handle things on the football field, the opportunities will come,” Luck said.

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