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Dungy: Draft Picks Will Sign Before Camp

Last updated on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy says he is confident that the teams’ draft choices will be at training camp on time.

Sixth-round pick Pierre Garcon became the first of the Colts' nine draftees to sign on Tuesday. The six-foot, 210-pound wide receiver from Mount Union College in Ohio had 67 receptions for 955 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior.

Dungy expects the player signings to pick up dramatically over the next two days. The Colts report to camp in Terre Haute on Thursday with the first practice on Friday. Players must be under contract before they are allowed to participate in training camp.

Six colts are expected to start training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Veteran wide receiver Marvin Harrison is not one of those six. Harrison missed the final eleven regular season games of the 2007 season with an injury to his left knee and underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee during the offseason.

Dungy says Harrison has been cleared to practice and says that he does not expect any repercussions from an April shooting incident in Philadelphia that involved a gun owned by Harrison.

The players who are expected to start camp on the pup list are quarterback Peyton Manning, safety Bob Sanders, defensive end Dwight Freeney, guard Ryan Lilja, tight end Tom Santi and linebacker Tyjuan Hagler. All but Hagler are expected to be ready for the Colts' September 7th regular-season opener against the Chicago Bears.

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