The Indianapolis Colts second year tight ends have returned to the practice field today according to Mike Chappelle of the Indianapolis Star.
#colts back at work. TE Coby Fleener practicing. Mike McGlynn practicing. Just saw TE Dwayne Allen.
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) September 2, 2013
Both Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen were limited in preseason due to injury concerns. Fleener missed time due a concussion and a sprained knee, whereas Allen missed time with an injured foot. The return to the field of two talented players is a good sign for the Colts heading into week one as they attempt to reach the playoffs again this season.
New offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, who will look to implement a similar system that he worked with at Stanford, that involved the tight-ends heavily in the offence, and their production should increase next season.
Allen and Fleener were 2012 draft picks designed to help Andrew Luck. Fleener was picked in the second round, and Allen in the third round. Allen played in all 16 games last season, catching 45 passes for a total of 521 yards and three touchdowns. Whereas Fleener played in 12 games and finished with 26 receptions and 281 yards and two touchdowns.
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