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Andrew Luck Progressing to 7-on-7’s in Practice This Week

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While the wait for Andrew Luck to be full-go and finally make his 2017 debut feels like it’s taking forever, some good news for his progression is coming each week. Last week Luck practiced, threw some short passes and worked on simple mechanics. This week it appears as though Luck will take another step towards getting on the field.

Today Chuck Pagano stated that Luck would practice today and Saturday — same schedule as last week — but now he will be participate in 7-on-7 drills and will continue with his individual work.

Common sense tells us that even the additional step into 7-on-7’s doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll be throwing at full tilt. Additionally, the fact that the coaching staff already have a hard schedule for him this week suggests that Luck isn’t all that close to getting on the field within the next couple weeks.

We’ll likely need to see Luck throwing and in full-go at practice before we can even consider him ‘on his way’ towards starting a game. While the progression in his practice workload is encouraging, we’ll have to wait another week to see if their is a significant jump in his workload for a second straight week before we can begin to speculate all over again.

This was nice to see though.