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When asked what might happen if Simon cleared all his medical hurdles, the Colts’ general manager remained uncommitted.
“I don’t want to address that at this point. It remains to be seen as to what the results will show. That’s how we’ll deal with it,” Polian said.
Colts coach Tony Dungy, meanwhile, was under the impression Monday that Simon had failed his physical.
“That’s Bill’s department. I don’t know exactly what happened with the physical. All my understanding was he didn’t pass the physical. I don’t know what that means, what list he’s on, at this point,” he said.
“There’s a couple of different lists that we could put him on, dependent on what those results are and when they think he would be able to play again. That’s kind of a best-case estimate with all our guys.”
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• First day of practice goes well — With temperatures in the high 80s Monday, the Colts began their ninth year of training camp at Rose-Hulman in relatively good shape. The crowds numbered 1,717 for the morning session and the attendance didn’t slack off much for the afternoon practice.
“To get back out this morning and get going with our players, [we] had quite a few fans out here, so that was nice to see,” Dungy said. “But more than anything, just getting back to the routine, just getting back into some contact. I thought our guys came in with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Just the way we had hoped. It was a good first day all around.”
Coming off a Super Bowl victory, the Indianapolis coach met with his players Sunday afternoon and evening in an effort to set the tone for camp and the upcoming season. One of the first topics of discussion was the recent retirement of veteran offensive tackle Tarik Glenn and what his loss means to the team.