Sanders, Gonzalez reemerge for Colts

Add a one-time defensive player of the year and a crafty receiver who’s had a 57-catch season to the defending AFC South champs and what have you got?

The Indianapolis Colts are eager to find out after safety Bob Sanders and receiver Anthony Gonzalez joined them for Thursday’s OTA session.

Sanders appeared in two games and Gonzalez in just one as injuries cost them 2009. Melvin Bullitt substituted well for Sanders and both Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie emerged with Gonzalez out.

Jim Caldwell spoke a bit about each of them:

On Sanders: “He’s doing extremely well, and you can tell by the way he’s moving around he feels good about his progress.”

On Gonzalez: “He looks good. I’ve had the chance to watch him here the last few weeks actually. He’s moving well, and certainly catching the ball well, but also I just think he looks like he’s well equipped to start right where he left off. I think he’s done very well at this point.”

And so two of the biggest questions fans have asked all offseason shift to the next level.

How much can they get out of the oft-injured Sanders? And who’s going to get the most snaps at receiver after Reggie Wayne?

I’ll get a look at both the comeback kids in early June when I visit the Colts in minicamp.