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The Journal Gazette

Friday, June 08, 2018 1:00 am


Colts say Luck close to throwing

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS – Colts coach Frank Reich says Andrew Luck is getting close to throwing a football.

Luck did not work out with his teammates on the final day of offseason workouts and is not expected to begin throwing until after next week's three-day minicamp ends. He's still recovering from surgery in January 2017 for a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Luck started throwing last October but was shut down after two weeks because of soreness. The team has said he hasn't thrown a football since.

But Reich is optimistic the starting quarterback will return soon. He says Luck is “real close” and will have a “big voice” in when he does start throwing.

Owens to skip Hall induction

Terrell Owens says he will not attend the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, an unprecedented decision by an enshrinee. Owens was voted into the hall in February.

Bears back anthem policy

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey says he supports the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem or stay in the locker room.

McCaskey says the vote by NFL owners two weeks ago will “return the anthem to what it should be – a unifying force” even though the policy “isn't perfect.”

McCaskey acknowledges those who kneeled the past two years raised “legitimate issues” that deserve action.

Extra points

New England receiver Julian Edelman could be suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancers policy. According to ESPN, Edelman, 32, is appealing the suspension. ... Cleveland running back Duke Johnson agreed to a three-year, $15.6 million contract extension.