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Colts to hold mandatory mini-camp this week to close out offseason program

NFL: Indianapolis Colts-Training Camp Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason program is nearly complete for the Indianapolis Colts.

The workout schedule that began with phase one on April 18 concludes on Thursday with the final practice of a three-day mandatory mini-camp, which the team will hold this week from Tuesday through Thursday.

The biggest difference between this week's practices and the previous weeks of the offseason program is that this week's mini-camp is mandatory, whereas the other parts of the program are voluntary. It won't make a big difference for the Colts, however, as most players have opted to show up for the entirety of the program. That means it will be a lot like the practices they've been having in recent weeks.

The highlight of the mandatory mini-camp comes on Wednesday, when the Colts will return to Lucas Oil Stadium to practice in front of their fans. Stampede Blue will cover it live (so stay tuned) and it should be a fun fan experience for those wishing to attend (you can find more details here). While Wednesday's practice will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium and will be open to the public, the Tuesday and Thursday practices will be held at the Colts' team facilities and will be closed.

After this week, the Colts will disband and go their separate ways until training camp, which will likely begin around July 23, though the official details will likely be coming soon from the Colts. This weekend will be the last event on the offseason calendar for the Colts, however, and will usher in the only true dead period of the NFL year - the summer weeks in between the offseason program and training camp. Take advantage of the updates this week, then, as after Thursday the Colts won't return to the field as a team again until they arrive at Anderson University in July.