INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Colts put a wrap on their training camp in Anderson Friday. Now they’ll shift gears and move back to their team complex on 56th Street after taking on the Giants Sunday night in New Jersey.
Three weeks in Madison County at Anderson University is just what this young team needed. The Colts scheduled a two hour, non-padded practice Friday morning.
Some vets like Reggie Wayne were given the day off, but the staff was so pleased with the team's work at camp, they finished things up 45 minutes early with what's become a Chuck Pagano tradition. The team surrounded veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri as he drilled a 51-yard field goal to end officially camp.
"It's awesome when Vinny makes field goals to win games or send us home the right way,” said quarterback Andrew Luck. “We'll miss Anderson. They're always good to us up here. We did great work up here, but yeah, it's a good end to camp when Vinny kicked that field goal."
Coach Chuck Pagano likes the tradition.
"We did it last year. Thank God he put that thing through. Remember last year, we had to move that thing up a little bit. I'm not going to mention who was kicking, but anyway it's always good to end on a note like that and get these guys packed up and get them home.”
They came through camp relatively injury-free. Tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener will be back soon. Fleener might return Sunday night against the Giants and safety LaRon Landry will probably make his Colts’ debut next Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium against Cleveland.
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