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NFL Analyst Brian Baldinger previews the Week 2 game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins.

Bengals at Colts Wednesday Injury Report

CINCINNATI BENGALS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Cody Core (back)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday S Clayton Fejedelem (calf), T Cordy Glenn (shoulder), CB Tony McRae (ankle)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday TE Tyler Eifert (back), LB Vincent Rey (ankle), TE Mason Schreck (toe)
 
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday T Denzelle Good (knee, wrist), RB Marlon Mack (hamstring)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), CB Nate Hairston (hamstring), LB Darius Leonard (ankle, chest), LB Anthony Walker (groin)

ESPN’s Max Kellerman: Andrew Luck Is Not the Colts Biggest Concern

Colts QB Andrew Luck and the teams’ offense has not looked very good thus far for the team in the preseason, and while all eyes are on Luck at the moment, Max Kellerman seems to think that Luck isn’t the biggest issue on the team

Colts 6th Round Pick WR Deon Cain the ‘Big Star’ of Camp Says Peter King

Sixth-round rookie wide receiver Deon Cain “has been the big star” of Colts training camp according to Peter King of NBC Sports.

“Look for him early on to make a big impact,” was one of King’s main takeaways from Colts camp. The buzz surrounding Cain has been steadily growing ever since the Colts took him in the sixth-round out of Clemson this May and he wowed everyone during OTAs and minicamp.. The next step will be to see if Cain can translate his stardom in practice to actual game action this preseason. If he plays well during the exhibition season, he will likely start stealing snaps and targets from a wide receiver corps sorely lacking in star power outside of T.Y. Hilton. A lot of teams may end up deeply regretting that they passed on Deon Cain

Colts OG Jack Mewhort Calls it a Career After Four Seasons

Colts offensive guard Jack Mewhort has announced his retirement from the NFL after four seasons according to the team’s official website.

Originally a second-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2014, Mewhort was one of the Colts’ best offensive linemen in 2015 and 2016 before injuries started taking their toll.

He has appeared in only 15 games the past two seasons as he struggled to come back from knee and triceps injuries. The Colts opted to bring Mewhort back on a one-year, $1.5 million contract this March but he was considered a longshot to win a starting job.

The Colts are expected to roll with an offensive line of LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Quenton Nelson, C Ryan Kelly, RG Matt Slauson, and RT Austin Howard this season. Mewhort does not turn 27 years old until August 30.

Colts QB Andrew Luck Says He’s Feeling Better Than He Has in a ‘Long Time’

Andrew Luck says he’s feeling better than he has in a “long time” as the Colts open training camp Wednesday.

He is expected to do all the usual quarterback work when practice begins Thursday, marking the first time since January 2017 that he has practiced or played in front of fans.

Luck has missed more than 19 months since having surgery on his throwing shoulder.

He resumed throwing in May, threw during the final two days of the Colts’ minicamp last month, and has continued his rehab for the last five weeks in California.

Luck isn’t the only one feeling positive. Coach Frank Reich says the tentative plan calls for Luck to play in Indy’s Aug. 9 preseason opener at Seattle.

An Early Guess At Who the Colts 2018 MVP Will Be

The Colts have a season starting in less than 100 days, and with a long training camp and season upcoming, there’s plenty of chatter as to what player might shine better than the rest as the teams Most Valuable Player.

An article out on NFL.com talks about just what player they think will be the MVP for not only the Colts, but for each team around the National Football League for 2018.

The Colts MVP – author Dan Hanzus is going with QB Andrew Luck, a player he thinks will have a big bounce back season after missing all of last year for the Colts.

Here’s what Hanzus has to say about Luck this season:

Put it this way: If Andrew Luck is not the Colts’ most valuable player this season, that means something has (once again) gone very wrong in Indianapolis. We choose to buy into all the optimism coming out of Colts Land and expect Luck to make a successful return from major shoulder surgery. The big question: Will Luck still have the old zip on the ball? If he doesn’t, he might have to change the way he approaches the game — a transition that could take time. Hopefully, we get the mad bomber version. That guy’s fun!

What do you think of this pick? Do you agree? Leave a comment if you disagree with what player you think will be the Colts 2018 MVP.

New Colts DE Chris McCain Denies Battery Charge: “She is Lying”

New Colts defensive end Chris McCain has been charged with two counts of battery stemming from an alleged incident involving a woman earlier this year, Mike Wells of ESPN reports.

McCain is accused of spitting on and grabbing the neck of Arpi Davtyan, according to the documents. The charges were filed last week, and the defensive end is scheduled to be arraigned on July 13.

“She is lying,” McCain told the Indianapolis Star.

McCain also said no investigators have contacted him about the matter. “No one has contacted me about anything,” he said. “No cops, no one. No one has talked to me.”

“We take these matters very seriously and we will provide updates as appropriate,” the Colts said in a statement.

The Chargers placed a right of first refusal on McCain, who was a restricted free agent, at the start of free agency in March.

The tender would have paid McCain a base salary of $1.9 million for the 2018 season. However, the Chargers notified McCain of their intention to rescind the tender in April, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The Chargers would not divulge if an incident led them to rescind the tender offer. However, the team did say it had learned of an incident involving McCain before making its decision.

“We were aware of an alleged incident and alerted the league office at the time,” a Chargers spokesperson said.

Colts Players Taking Written Tests For Teams’ New Offense

Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni is giving his players written tests on route-running and other aspects of the playbook, Matthew VanTryon of the Indianapolis Star reports.

“What I feel like it does is it forces them to study,” the first-year coordinator told reporters. “It forces them to study maybe a little bit more than they would on their own because they’re prideful guys that want to be right and they want to look good in front of their peers. That’s why they are in the positions that they are in. So I’ve done that for a little bit and I always felt like it has worked pretty well so I continued it here.”

In fact, the competition it fuels is one of the main reasons Sirianni does it — in addition to making sure the players are up to speed.

“It’s a normal grading scale. There is no curve,” he said. “It’s all about not only getting them to learn the offense, but also to compete with each other. The constant competition – they’re fighting for jobs so the constant competition amongst each other is just another way for them to compete also.”