Still out, Sanders definitely 'excited'

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

Bob Sanders talked to Indianapolis reporters on Wednesday and Jim Caldwell talked a bit about him.

The gist: They’ve got no timetable yet for his return from knee trouble, but they will some projections as they go along. (Surely they have a timetable, just not one they are willing to share yet. That he wasn't left on PUP means he should be back in less than six weeks.)

“I don’t want to get into all of the details, but I just wanted to let everyone know I’m doing fine, my spirits are up," Sanders said. "...I’m excited about the year, it’s starting up, and it’s time to play football.”

That was one of seven times he used the word excited or some derivation of it. Seven times in 388 words. He was impressively on point. He is also, by the way, “encouraged” about how people like Melvin Bullitt step in and play well when others are out.

Me? I'm excited about the prospect of seeing Sanders back on the field.