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RTC: Jim Irsay has Aug. 28 trial date

6/19/2014

Here's Friday's Colts' Reading the Coverage. ...

  • Tim Evans of the Indy Star has a story on Colts owner Jim Irsay facing an Aug. 28 trial date on his two misdemeanor charges related to driving under the influence of prescription drugs back in March.

  • Phil Richards of the Indy Star writes about the Colts signing defensive tackle Brandon McKinney for a second time. The Colts originally signed him in 2012 but he spent two seasons on injured reserve before being released.

  • Stephen Holder of the Star has a story on how the Colts are optimistic that the offense will be more successful in offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton's second season with the team. "I feel like I learned more from my mistakes than our successes," Hamilton said. "That's just part of the process."

  • Kevin Bowen of Colts.com gives a final wrap on the Colts minicamp, highlighted by college basketball player-turned-NFL-player Erik Swoope catching the eye of Hamilton. Swoope played college basketball at the University of Miami but has never played football at any level until now. “It's been a pleasant surprise just to see how he's been able to acclimate himself to the game of football," Hamilton said. “His natural-born talents show every day in practice. He does an amazing job of going up and catching the football, making difficult catches. He has a catching radius that's off the charts. It'll be interesting to see how he comes along during training camp when we put the pads on and actually start practicing football."