2013 Colts Training Camp: Week One Recap

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Here's a general recap of a few odds-and-ends news items and observations from the first week of the Colts' 2013 training camp in Anderson, IN.

If you haven't read the recap articles on each and every Colts training camp practice by the one, the ONLY Andrew Mishler, stop stuffing your face with Ben & Jerry's and go read them.

If you already have, please continue to spoon that delicious Half-Baked concoction of caramel and peanut butter cup ice cream into your pie hole while you catch-up on a few odds-and-ends-related news and notes from the first week of camp.

Yes, I love caramel and peanut butter cups. Sue me.

General News And Notes From Training Camp

  • Delone Carter, once thought to be in-line for the starting running back job in 2011, is now working almost exclusively with the third string offense. This essentially means he's as good as cut.
  • Cassius Vaughn has moved into the role as starting corner opposite Vontae Davis while Greg Toler recovers from his "not serious" concussion.
  • Darius Butler is working solely as the slot corner.
  • Rookie offensive guard Hugh Thornton was seen Friday without a protective boot on his foot.
  • Rookie center Khaled Holmes is now apparently wearing that boot, nursing the same ankle he injured at USC last year.
  • Pat Angerer, who is still on the PUP list, was seen with a protective leg wrap. This is interesting because he is not recovering from a knee or leg injury. At least, not that we know of. He had two surgeries on his foot this offseason.
  • Mike McGlynn is the starting right guard.
  • Tedy Williams is the No. 1 corner for the second unit defense. Josh Gordy is the No. 2 corner for that defense. When Toler returns, Williams will slide to No. 2, Cassius Vaughn will be No. 1, and Josh Gordy gets sent to the third string.
  • Kelvin Sheppard is the starting inside linebacker along with Jerrell Freeman.
  • Josh McNary is being utilized as an ILB, not an OLB.
  • Lawrence Sidbury has been used in practice as a "joker" linebacker, roaming behind the defensive line. Sidbury was a defensive end with the Falcons last year.
  • Stanley Havili is firmly entrenched as the team's fullback. The offense even utilizes him on passing downs, splitting him out wide on a few occasions.
  • Pat McAfee has been used to kick 60+ yard field goals.
  • Griff Whalen has been his holder in those situations.
  • Whalen and Lanear Sampson have both seen time at wide receiver with the No. 1 offense.
  • Chandler Harnish has looked very impressive.
  • T.Y. Hilton, Kerwynn Williams, Jabin Sambrano, Sampson, and Whalen have seen time at returner on special teams.
  • Donald Brown worked as a gunner on special teams.
  • Ben Ijalana is working as the left tackle on the third string offense.
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