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Colts Could Hold Joint Training Camp Practices


While it’s still under works, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano told the media today at Mini-Camp that the team could potentially hold joint training camp practices with another NFL team:

However, Pagano wasn’t offering up any hints of just whom that potential team may be:

Jun 9, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass to wide receiver Andre Johnson (81) during minicamp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Whatever the case may be, he still has time to figure things out, as training camp isn’t set to start until the beginning of August. Among likely possible teams are the Colts preseason opponents in the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, and Cincinnati Bengals, as is frequently accustomed when other teams hold joint training camp practices.

Just taking an educated guess, but out of those 4 teams, the Bears and Rams make the most sense in my mind. Both teams are from the NFC and reside in cities relatively close to the Colts in proximity for travel purposes. The Bengals make some sense too being just a short distance away, but after playing the Colts twice last season (three if you count preseason), things could start getting a bit chippy between these two AFC squads going forward.

From a football perspective, it makes a great deal of sense for the Colts to pursue some joint training camp practices. There’s only so much a team can do in 11-on-11 drills against their teammates. This would not only give the team some fresh looks, but potentially up the intensity in anticipation of the regular season. As long as no one gets hurt, it’s really a win-win for the Colts from a practice standpoint.

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