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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Caldwell talks about new additions

By Paul Kuharsky

It sure feels like the Indianapolis Colts have altered their philosophy some in bringing in three veteran defenders.

But Jim Caldwell seemed to caution against such thinking when he talked with the Colts’ press corps Wednesday about end Jamaal Anderson, tackle Tommie Harris and linebacker Ernie Sims.

“This is not the first year that we have ever brought in free agents,” Caldwell told the Indianapolis press. “We may not have had, maybe the number, but we've always had a few guys here and there. It just so happens that we've been able to get some guys that we think can obviously help us quite a bit and guys with pretty good amount of experience as well. So we are happy to have them. It’s going to be a very competitive camp overall, and I think our guys are learning well and I think we are practicing well. So we just got to keep it going.”

Caldwell said all three bring speed and power.

Sims said he will be playing on the weakside, where Clint Session had been.

“Everything happens for a reason,” he said. “That’s what Coach Caldwell and I talked about. I actually took a visit here coming out of the draft. Unfortunately, I wasn’t drafted here, I was drafted to the Detroit Lions and I have learned a lot since then and it turned out I am back in the place I need to be. I am going to make the best out of it. I am really excited.”

I'm still waiting on contract details for Harris and Sims. Per John Clayton, Anderson’s one-year deal is worth $1.3 million.