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Report: Colts do not expect to play in Hall of Fame game in August

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Despite both Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy being a part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2016, CBS4's Mike Chappell says that the Colts don't expect to be playing in the Hall of Fame game.

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Last year, we mentioned the possibility of the Indianapolis Colts playing in the Hall of Fame game during the 2016 preseason.  Typically, the league tries to schedule teams who have connections to that year's Hall of Fame class, and with former Colts Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy among the eight members of the Class of 2016, having the Colts participate would make a lot of sense.

With that said, however, CBS4's Mike Chappell says the Colts aren't expecting it to happen.

That's not necessarily a bad thing for the Colts, since playing in the Hall of Fame game means an extra preseason game and more time in training camp.  The game is simply a ceremonial thing and not geared toward actual football, since it's a game that is played the weekend before the other preseason games start.  Last year, most of the notable players in the game didn't even play.

While things still could change since the schedule has not yet been finalized or released, it sounds like the Colts aren't making any plans to be playing in the Hall of Fame game in early August.  Despite that, however, they'll certainly be making plans to celebrate two of the legends in their franchise's history as both Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy will be inducted in Canton.