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The Colts held their fifth OTA practice today and the second that was open to the media. Let's take a look at some notes from those in attendance.

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The Indianapolis Colts are now halfway through their OTA sessions for 2015, as on Wednesday they wrapped up the fifth of ten such practices.  Today's session was the second that was open to the media, and so several got a look at what was going on today.  Let's take a look at some of the notes from today's practice.

Vontae Davisreturn to practice was greeted by Phillip Dorsett burning him and then T.Y. Hilton getting past him for a touchdown.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Phillip Dorsett with a birthday gift for Vontae Davis easily getting past the Pro Bowler to start 11-on-11s. Also, a rest day for Frank Gore</p>&mdash; Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) <a href="https://twitter.com/KBowenColts/status/603584129775640576">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shades of the Pro Bowl: Hilton beats Davis deep for a TD.</p>&mdash; Steve Andress (@ColtsReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColtsReporter/status/603596047793967105">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Davis didn't let Hilton beat him a second time, however, as he defended a pass from Andrew Luck to Hilton in the corner of the end zone.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Vontae Davis wins Round 2 as Luck attempted to go back to Hilton in corner of end zone. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a></p>&mdash; George Bremer (@gmbremer) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmbremer/status/603598181205733376">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Rookie safety Clayton Geathers really impressed today:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">S Clayton Geathers has gotten a lot snaps today and nearly just made a highlight interception. Keeping an eye on this rookie. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a></p>&mdash; Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) <a href="https://twitter.com/HolderStephen/status/603597683933257729">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Not surprised rookie S Clayton Geathers has been having a pretty good OTA the last couple of weeks. Have been impressed by his play.</p>&mdash; Tom James (@TribStarTJames) <a href="https://twitter.com/TribStarTJames/status/603598404145537025">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Another player who impressed was second-year tight end Erik Swoope, who is a guy to keep an eye on as well:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">TE Erik Swoope has made two diving catches today. Looks like a football player to me. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a></p>&mdash; Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) <a href="https://twitter.com/HolderStephen/status/603588881578139648">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Spent about an hour watching practice. Dorsett is fast, really fast. And Swoope had a helluva day, from what I could tell.</p>&mdash; Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) <a href="https://twitter.com/bkravitz/status/603604556140929024">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Practice is over. Couple nice catches for TE Erik Swoope. Lots of snaps for rookie S Clayton Geathers. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colts?src=hash">#Colts</a></p>&mdash; George Bremer (@gmbremer) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmbremer/status/603604700102012928">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Rookie wide receivers Phillip Dorsett and Duron Carter continue to impress, too:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Duron Carter not letting Phillip Dorsett be the only star today at OTA&#39;s. Carter just went up over a DB and pulled in aTD.</p>&mdash; Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeWellsNFL/status/603589154274816000">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dorsett and Carter running with the 2s in red zone period. RB Josh Robinson with a smooth catch with back to the QB running to sideline.</p>&mdash; Steve Andress (@ColtsReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColtsReporter/status/603599471608463361">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nice afternoon for Duron Carter. Can&#39;t teach that frame and he used it well for an end zone catch early on in practice.</p>&mdash; Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) <a href="https://twitter.com/KBowenColts/status/603604495965224960">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That&#39;s a wrap. Today&#39;s conclusion: really, really hard to cover all these passing targets.</p>&mdash; Steve Andress (@ColtsReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColtsReporter/status/603604059484991488">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Colts also experimented with trick plays (a pass by Donte Moncrief) and different formations (Trent Cole on the defensive line):

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Offense goes crazy: end around pass by Moncrief to Tipton on 3rd down works.</p>&mdash; Steve Andress (@ColtsReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColtsReporter/status/603596703711830017">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Like this 2 minute defense with Trent Cole on DL with Jones and Langford, Newsome at rush LB.</p>&mdash; Steve Andress (@ColtsReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColtsReporter/status/603601352095354880">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

And one last note from practice is that Robert Mathis was out watching.  He's not expected to participate in OTAs, but he was out there today watching his teammates.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First sighting of Robert Mathis on Colts practice field.</p>&mdash; The Blue Mare™ (@TheBlueMare) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheBlueMare/status/603595381931429889">May 27, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

It sounds like it was a really good day for guys like Erik Swoope, Duron Carter, and Phillip Dorsett, which is good to hear.  All three are players to keep an eye on as the offseason progresses and we move into training camp.