Colts bring in Bears for joint practice

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Colts amped up Wednesday’s practice by bringing in the Chicago Bears for a joint practice.  Unlike some of the others teams league-wide, the afternoon was drama and fight free.

“We want it to be competitive, but again, not combative,” said Colts head coach Chuck Pagano.  “We’ve got good guys, they’ve good guys. We want to get a lot out of this.”

One group in particular that can take a lot from the joint practices is the defensive backs, who were scorched on a handful of big play against the Eagles.

“We get a different offense we’ve got to face,” said Colts safety Mike Adams.  “Instead of practicing against each other and practicing quote, unquote ‘Their plays,’ we can just actually go against them.”

“Quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends, offensive line, offensive philosophy. There are so many different things that you can benefit from going against a quarterback of Cutler’s caliber,” said Colts safety Dwight Lowery.  “Show you some different things that maybe Andrew won’t show, challenge our rules, challenge our coverage. There are a lot of different things that we can benefit from.”

Practice resumes on Thursday afternoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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