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June 13, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) signs autographs after minicamp practice at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
June 13, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) signs autographs after minicamp practice at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

"A load off our shoulders"... Still doubts as to whether fair-weather Colts fans will root for team in 2012... Jason Shirley is a Colt... Anthony Castonzo and Ben Ijalana are healthy...

Indy Star- Will Fans Embrace "New Era" Colts

Nice article by Phil Richards on whether or not fickle Indianapolis fanbase will embrace Colts in 2012

Against that backdrop, Butler University marketing expert Dan McQuiston believes this season is critical to the Colts and their fans.

"People only have so much time, money and sports loyalty to give," McQuiston said. "The Colts are going to have to recapture all three, kind of 're-compete' for them.

Indy Star- Reggie Wayne says Luck signing is "a load off our shoulders"

Reggie Wayne is apparently very relieved that the Colts finally inked Andrew Luck.

AP- Colts sign Jason Shirley, DE

Colts add another 300-plus pond defensive end.

Indy Star- Ben Ijalana and Anthony Castonzo are healthy

The No. 1 and No. 2 picks for the Colts in 2011 are, apparently, healthy and ready for the start of training camp. Interesting thing to note: Castonzo played much of last year with a torn tendons and ligaments in his ankle.