Most of the starting spots are locked up in Indianapolis, but there are still spots open for the kick returner and punt returner position.
One of the more intriguing battles on the Colts’ roster could be on the special teams. There is still a debate on who will win the kick returner and punt returner jobs. Last season, Nyheim Hines had it early before he had fumbling issues. Then it was Zach Pascal. Now it could be someone else.
There are about four players who are in the mix for these positions. Pascal could keep ahold of them. He did a decent job as a punt returner a year ago. But he doesn’t have the explosiveness needed to break a long return and possibly score a touchdown.
Hines is another one of those guys. He was going to be the guy last year as a rookie until he had the fumbling issues early in the season. If he has fixed those issues, he could be the primary returner. He has the speed to break into seams and make big plays.
Chester Rogers is another guy who has return man experience. He could have a chance to make the team by winning this job. It will be hard for him to do so otherwise because of all of the competition at the wide receiver position that is present.
The last guy who a chance is rookie Parris Campbell. Campbell did these duties while at Ohio State and has game-breaking speed. Because of that, he could make some big plays in the return game. But he isn’t the favorite to win the job because he is just a rookie.
It will be interesting to see who ultimately emerges as the primary returner. It is a battle that will surely rage throughout training camp.