ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – The Colts opened up training camp in Anderson on Thursday with the return of old faces. Five potential offensive starters returned from season ending injuries in 2013, including Reggie Wayne.
Wayne took part in the morning walk through and participated in half of the afternoon practice. He said his knee feels great.
“This is what it’s about. Today felt pretty doggone good,” said Wayne. “I am just doing what they tell me to do. Other than that, felt like old Reggie.”
Coach Pagano told reporters he wants to work in the returning players slowly.
“We’re going to be really smart and do our due diligence with every one of those guys,” said Pagano. “We’ll protect them from themselves.”
It’s not just injured players like Wayne looking for a fresh start here in Anderson. No one is more eager for a second chance than running back Trent Richardson. He shared that in addition to dealing with new schemes last season, he had a collarbone injury.
“Towards the end of the season I felt more comfortable,” said Richardson. “I wasn’t swimming around the whole year, but when I got the chance to know the offense I was injured.”
On the defensive side, Laron Landry and Vontae Davis missed practice for precautionary reasons. Both injuries were undisclosed.