RTC: Will Mathis, Bradshaw, Wayne play?

Here's Tuesday's Reading the Coverage:

  • Mike Chappell of the Indy Star wonders if Robert Mathis, Ahmad Bradshaw and Reggie Wayne will play in the preseason. Mathis is suspended the first four games of the regular season, Bradshaw is coming off a neck injury that cut his 2013 season short and Wayne missed the final nine games of the 2013 season with a torn ACL.

  • Stephen Holder of the Indy Star writes about how the Colts are one of the teams that will struggle with the illegal contact rule because of the style of defense they play.

  • Kevin Bowen of Colts.com takes a look at how the receiver competition could shake out a week before roster cuts.

  • The Colts could face tough decisions when it comes to deciding between Griff Whalen and Da'Rick Rogers for final receiver spot.

  • Rookie guard Jack Mewhort returned to practice for the first time in more than a week.

  • The Colts’ projected roster.