Coming off an 8-8 season, the Indianapolis Colts open up training camp on July 28. Here is the team’s schedule prior to the 2017 regular season.
When is Colts training camp? (All times local)
The Colts will host the majority of camp with tickets required. However there are two dates when practice is open to the public.
7/30 – 2:15 p.m – Lucas Oil Stadium
8/5 – 6:00 p.m. – Warren Central High School
Where is Colts training camp?
Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center — Indianapolis, Ind.
8/13 – Detroit Lions
8/19 – Dallas Cowboys
8/26 – Pittsburgh Steelers
8/31 – Cincinnati Bengals
S – Malik Hooker – Round 1
In dire need of a playmaker in the secondary after allowing 262.5 yards per game against the pass in 2016, the Colts landed the perfect guy in Hooker. He can cover a ton of field while patrolling the defensive backfield, and should get time early if he recovers well enough from injuries He underwent surgeries for a torn labrum in his hip and a sports hernia, sidelining him for the combine.
CB – Quincy Wilson – Round 2
The more the merrier. A four-year contributor at Florida, Wilson opted to forgo his final season with the Gators to enter the draft. He showed out with a 4.02 20-yard shuttle and 4.54 40-yard dash.
WR – Kamar Aiken – Free Agency
Of the three seasons he’s been a contributor on offense, the Aiken of 2015 is the one the Colts would love to have show up. That was the receiver’s breakout season, as he totaled 946 yards on 75 receptions. If he can add some sort of element alongside T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief, it’ll be well worth the $2.6 million the Colts coughed up.
The Scout’s Take
“The Indianapolis Colts are a proud franchise coming off a disappointing 8-8 season. With no playoff appearances the last two years, that does not sit well when you play in the mediocre AFC South. New general manager Chris Ballard has been very aggressive in free agency with a dozen new players, and he is trying to rebuild this defense, while also adding depth and speed to this roster.
Within the organization, they are really optimistic where they are, but when you break them down on film, they still have holes on both sides of the ball. The key for their future success is the health of quarterback Andrew Luck and the ability of the offensive line to protect him. If that doesn’t happen, all the rebuilding in the world will not matter.” – FanRag Sports’ Gary Horton.