INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts start their offseason workouts Monday. The players will take part in strength/conditioning training and individual position drills for the next six weeks of workouts. The Colts will then move on to their organized team activities, which are full-squad but non-padded practices. Here are the dates for those: May 27-29, June 2-4 and June 9-12. The mandatory minicamp will be held June 16-19.
The Colts are giving the media access to the players on Wednesday.
Here are a couple of things that will likely be discussed:
Health update: Receiver Reggie Wayne (knee) is still on course to be cleared for football activities on April 25. Tight end Dwayne Allen (hip) said he’s completely healthy from his injury. Running backs Vick Ballard (knee) and Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) and guard Donald Thomas (quad and bicep) also missed most of last season with injuries. Cornerback Greg Toler missed eight games total with a hamstring injury.
Richardson factor: Running back Trent Richardson said he was going to split the offseason working out with his high school coach in Pensacola, Fla., and at the Colts facility. Richardson can no longer say he’s not comfortable with the system. No excuses, especially with Ballard and Bradshaw willing to take his snaps if they can remain healthy.
Hiking the ball: Khaled Holmes and Phil Costa are the two leading candidates to be the starting center. Both have legitimate concerns. Holmes lacks experience, playing only 12 snaps as a rookie. Costa started every game in 2011 to being beat out by a rookie in Dallas last season.