INDIANAPOLIS – The last of the voluntary workouts for the Colts are wrapping up with OTA No. 9 taking place on Wednesday.
After overnight and morning rains, the Colts were in their indoor facility for the second-to-last OTA of 2014.
Here are a few takeaways from Wednesday’s OTA practice that was open to the media:
Chuck Pagano Gets A Workout
It wasn’t just the players who worked up a sweat on Wednesday morning.
Chuck Pagano showed off his wheels sprinting down the field on a pair of occasions to acknowledge some impressive playmaking.
The first came from linebacker-turned-fullback
Rocking a blue No. 49, Harvey leaked out of the backfield and made a beautiful over the shoulder grab along the far sideline.
“He’s just one of those guys that doesn’t care because he’s going to get the job done, no matter what it is,”
“He’s got the attitude of if you give me something to do I’m going to do it, whatever to help the team.”
Pagano chased down Harvey to offer a high-five as the players cheered the former defender showing off his hands.
Later on it was
That cued another celebration from Pagano.
Who Fills The Void Of
News broke mid-practice that veteran Fili Moala had been placed on injured reserve for the 2014 season.
Moala, who was drafted by the Colts in 2009, played in all 16 games last season and participated in 48 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.
Cue the first rendition of the 2014 “Next Man Up” series.
“We just have to do a little more teaching to the younger guys so they can be ready for their position,” defensive end
“I understand we had one guy go down but we got another guy that has an opportunity to be able to show all the skills, all the teachings.”
That has changed this week with Jack Mewhort moving into the left guard slot, moving
The competition for the Colts two starting guard spots will ramp up in Anderson but this week has provided the initial look at Mewhort working in between
“He’s pretty smart and he’s picking it up very well,” offensive tackle
“He doesn’t make lot of mistakes and you can tell he cares.”
A New Look Secondary
However, it was a player not running with the first team that made several plays in OTA No. 9.
Undrafted free agent cornerbaack
“He’s been doing a good job,” Manusky said of Purifoy.
“He’s talented and we want to see him keep on making the plays that he has the past couple of days.”