Colts plan to play all the starters Sunday, including Andrew Luck

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The number of preseason reps for starters seem to shrink with every passing year.

But when you didn’t get the full amount in the regular season last year, maybe there’s more motivation.

Via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he was playing everyone in Sunday’s preseason opener at the Hall of Fame Game, including quarterback Andrew Luck.

Luck missed nine games last year with a variety of injuries, so a bit of knocking the rust off seems reasonable. But the Packers likely won’t take the same approach, considering what a fan of the extra preseason game quarterback Aaron Rodgers is.

Luck has declared himself 100 percent recovered from last year’s laundry list of problems (which included a lacerated kidney). So maybe he just wants the extra game to work up an authentic preseason aroma.