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NFL headlines after the first week of preseason.

Take a look at the leading headlines one week into the NFL preseason.

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Stephen A. trusts Saban to handle discipline.

Stephen A. Smith believes in Nick Saban's ability to handle Da'Shawn Hand's discipline in-house, despite his decision not to suspend the defensive end.

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Colts training camp Day 3 Rookie watch: First-round pick Malik Hooker returned to practice Tuesday after missing Monday's session due to personal reasons and he immediately showed off his instincts in the middle of the field. Hooker jumped on a pass thrown by quarterback Stephen Morris and knocked it down in the back of the end zone during a red-zone drill. The Colts hope Hooker's ball-hawking ability will create more turnovers in a secondary that didn't return any interceptions for touchdowns last season. Hooker returned three of his seven interceptions for touchdowns last season at Ohio State. Running back Marlon Mack, who was selected in the fourth round, had the best run of the day when went off tackle on the right side and was barely touched going through the hole.

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Colts training camp Day 3: Competition heating up. The most intriguing battle may end up being the one for the No. 3 receiver spot between Chester Rogers and Phillip Dorsett. Rogers has maintained the third spot behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief through the first couple of days in training camp, but Dorsett, the team's first-round pick in 2015, has had a solid camp so far. This could be a battle that may take awhile to shake out. Kamar Aiken, who was supposed to also be in the running for the third receiver position, hasn't made much noise to show that he's currently in the mix.

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Overheard on Day 3 of Colts Training Camp: Receiver T.Y. Hilton and cornerback Vontae Davis highlighted the two skirmishes between offensive and defensive players in practice Tuesday. Hilton got the better of Davis after the two had to be separated when he slid to the ground to catch a touchdown pass from Scott Tolzien. Hilton hopped up and celebrated with fellow receivers Donte Moncrief and Chester Rogers. "At the end of the day I had to let (Davis) know I won," Hilton said. "We were just having fun. I had to make a play."

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Setting up Day 3 of Colts training camp on Tuesday: It took five years and two training camp practices, but the time has finally arrived where the Colts are going to tackle in practice when they have their first practice in pads. Coach Chuck Pagano has shied away from tackling in the past to avoid possible injuries. But he realized that they can't suddenly turn the switch on and become a physical team closer to the start of the regular season. "I think camp is supposed to be physical and especially for us on defense, we're trying to be a more physical group out there," linebacker John Simon said. "So it will be good for us and toughen us up a little bit. The challenge is just doing it so nobody gets hurt. Football is a physical sport and I know all the guys are looking forward to it."

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Colts Day 2 Training Camp update: Coach Chuck Pagano said veteran running back Frank Gore is dealing with an ankle "situation." Whatever that situation may be, it didn't stop Gore from still taking part in different portions of practice. There was some concern on whether rookie safety Malik Hooker had a setback with his hamstring after he wasn't present during practice Monday. It turns out he was excused by the team for a family issue. He's expected back for Tuesday's practice.

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Colts training camp Day 1 Tough start: Hopefully Sunday wasn't a sign of things to come with quarterback Scott Tolzien while working with the first team in Andrew Luck's absence. Tolzien had an inconsistent afternoon. His best throw didn't come until late into the two-hour practice when he found receiver Donte Moncrief along the sideline where he had a tight window to complete the pass against multiple defenders. Tolzien followed it up with another nice throw across the middle of the field to T.Y. Hilton. But then the bad Scott Tolzien showed up. Instead of making it three straight completions, Tolzien threw badly behind Phillip Dorsett. Coach Chuck Pagano, who often leans more to the positive side, even acknowledged that Tolzien had some not-so-good plays on the day.

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Colts training camp Day 1: Switching of the guards. The Colts returned the same core group of offensive linemen for the first time under coach Chuck Pagano. And now they're tinkering with that group of linemen. Jack Mewhort worked at right guard during practice after spending the majority of his first three seasons at left guard. Joe Haeg, who started four games at right guard last season, worked at left guard. Coach Chuck Pagano said they're trying different combinations. The goal is to have the best five players on the field after they gave up 44 sacks and 128 quarterback hits, which was the second most in the NFL, last season. Anthony Castonzo was at left tackle, Ryan Kelly at center and Le'Raven Clark at right tackle to round out the first group

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