RTC: James enjoying retirement

Here's Wednesday's Colts' Reading the Coverage...

  • Mike Chappell of the Indy Star caught up with former Colts running back Edgerrin James, who is enjoying retirement while being a tourist traveling around the country. James set the Colts' franchise record for rushing yards in a career, in a season and in a game during his career with the team from 1999-2005.

  • Kevin Bowen of Colts.com talked to running back Vick Ballard to get an update on his recovery from a torn ACL, which happened after Week 1 last season. "Once you get out there running around, moving your feet, catching the ball and stuff like that, you get to feeling like a football player," Ballard said. "For a long time, I felt like I was just a rehab warrior -- coming in, not really touching the field, running on the treadmill and stuff like that. So to actually put cleats on and go out there and start making cuts, it's different now."

  • Craig Kelley, also of Colts.com, writes about receiver Griff Whalen and the battle he faces in the roster next season. Whalen, who worked his way up the depth chart at Stanford, is competing with LaVon Brazill and Da'Rick Rogers for what could be the fifth and final receiver spot on the roster next season. "I feel stronger, faster, better overall. I can feel the difference on the field," said Whalen. "During the offseason, I've been working on that. During the workouts, I think it's showing up. The weight room is really important. There are different aspects that are important. It changes as you go along from building your base strength, and there's a lot of stability work to help prevent injury."