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Luck finally gets on the field with teammates today

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Full-squad minicamps will open today in 24 NFL cities, and for some teams, it will give them their first extended looks at players they haven’t had much time with.

Because of the rule that keeps players at colleges on the quarter system out of camps until their class graduates, the draft picks from schools such as Stanford and a handful of others haven’t been able to participate in the scaled-back offseason.

Nowhere is that absence more evident than Indianapolis, where quarterback Andrew Luck has been away except for a brief rookie minicamp. Stanford teammate Coby Fleener has been back and forth while working on a post-graduate degree, but today they’ll line up together with their veteran teammates for the first time.

The stakes aren’t nearly as high for Denver defensive tackle Derek Wolfe, though he is penciled into the starting lineup as the Broncos desperately look for some interior push.

“I can’t wait to get on the field,” Wolfe told the Denver Post. “It’ll come fast. It’s just something that’s frustrating that you get punished for something you can’t control.”

The Cincinnati product has already signed his contract, adding a layer of ridiculousness to his absence. The list of affected schools will drop by one next year when Ohio State switches to semesters, but that’s no consolation to the guys who have been ready to work and can’t.

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5 Responses to “Luck finally gets on the field with teammates today”
  1. tomsd1 says: Jun 12, 2012 8:31 AM

    Gee – do you think Luck can “cram” the playbook study in a week or so? :)

  2. andreaallennyc says: Jun 12, 2012 8:39 AM

    FYI Coby Fleener was at a lot of OTAs. He’s a graduate student so the same rules didn’t apply to him as applied to Luck and Whalen who needed to wait until the finished their finals. Coby missed a few sessions the prior week due a to conflict with his finals.

  3. fu7ur3pr00f says: Jun 12, 2012 9:42 AM

    Maybe now’s the time to re-up those season tickets.

  4. coltsluckdynasty says: Jun 12, 2012 11:04 AM

    So be it………. The next dynasty is starting to take shape. It will be a tough first season, but getting 38 million back next year, and having a GM that will actually hit free agency. Only place to go will be up. I know that’s easy to say after 2-14, but, there are at least 25 teams in this league that would take Andrew Luck, and all of you know it!!

  5. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Jun 12, 2012 11:42 AM

    Good Luck Andrew.

    My Colts will need you to live up to expectations….

    I’m still going on record to say we got the WRONG GUY.

    #hopeI’mwrong

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