Andrew Luck
QB FA
Tue 7/24/18 2:12 PM

Though Luck (shoulder) will work without limitations in training camp, he'll mimic a regular-season practice schedule that includes routine days off, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it's encouraging that Luck is finally ready to practice full-go, he hasn't played a game in 19 months, so there's an air of uncertainty surrounding his 2018 fantasy prospects. In that context, the 28-year-old can likely be had at a discounted value in drafts and auctions, though if he's able to avoid any setbacks with his shoulder, Luck could provide a nice return on investment. Additionally, the statistical ceiling of passing weapons like T.Y. Hilton, Ryan Grant, Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle is largely tied to the health of Indy's franchise QB, with backup Jacoby Brissett not in the same stratosphere as Luck as a passer.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Fri 7/20/18 3:20 PM

General manager Chris Ballard said Friday that Luck (shoulder) will be given regular days off during training camp, but the quarterback won't be under any limitations when he's on the field, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ballard went on to say that Luck has been throwing the ball as well as he's ever seen, and even stated that his starting quarterback will be available to play at some point in the preseason. There's even a chance that Luck will be available for the preseason opener Aug. 9 against the Seahawks, though Ballard indicated that decision is yet to be made. Regardless, Luck -- who spent time throwing with receivers in California this month, according to Dave Calabro of 14 WTHR Indianapolis -- continues to trend in the right direction, and the signal caller seems well on track to be of service to fantasy owners from the outset of the regular season.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Wed 6/27/18 6:39 PM

Luck (shoulder) has experienced no pain in his throwing shoulder since he resumed throwing footballs, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck has now been throwing footballs for about a month despite not doing so in front of reporters until June 12. It's a great sign that he isn't dealing with any soreness -- as that's a signal his lengthy recovery program is going as planned. With training camp not starting until July 25, the quarterback will continue his rehab in California, where Luck plans to meet with a group of Colts receivers for throwing sessions over the course of the summer. As long as his throwing shoulder remains pain-free, Luck will remain on track to suit up for Indianapolis' opening game against the Bengals.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Tue 6/12/18 3:52 PM

Although Tuesday marked the first time Luck (shoulder) threw a football in public, he indicated after practice that he had been throwing a football for the last two weeks, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

EDGE Analysis

If what Luck says is true, this is certainly an encouraging sign that his arm has held up well over the past couple of weeks tossing around the pigskin. He still has a ways to go in his recovery, but a return to the public eye Tuesday at least provides some encouragement that he could be ready to start under center at some point during the 2018 campaign. The 28-year-old signal-caller missed all of 2017 because of the shoulder injury.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Tue 6/12/18 1:39 PM

Luck (shoulder) was throwing passes with a NFL football in practice Tuesday, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports. It's the first time he's thrown a football since October 2017.

EDGE Analysis

Luck made some progress during minicamp in late April by taking some snaps and handing the ball off, but this is a significant benchmark. He missed all of the 2017 campaign because of the shoulder injury after posting an impressive 31:13 TD:INT ratio in his fifth year under center for the Colts back in 2016. We'll need to see how his shoulder responds from throwing again, but it's now a lot easier to envision Luck under center for the Colts in 2018.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Thu 6/7/18 3:24 PM1 Comment

Colts head coach Frank Reich said Thursday that Luck (shoulder) getting "real close" to throwing a football, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck made some progress during minicamp in late April by taking some snaps and handing the ball off, but the big leap will involve throwing a regulation NFL football in a practice setting for the first time in a long time. He missed all of the 2017 campaign because of the shoulder injury after posting an impressive 31:13 TD:INT ratio in his fifth year under center for the Colts. Luck still has four years remaining on his current contract with the Colts as he enters his age 28 season. When he does return to the field, not only will he have to develop a rapport with a new coaching staff, but he will have a bunch of new faces to get in sync with on offense. Indianapolis added Eric Ebron and Ryan Grant to the fold through free agency and Daurice Fountain, Deon Cain, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins through the draft. Not included in that list is second-year back Marlon Mack (shoulder), who also has little-to-no meaningful reps with Luck.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Wed 5/23/18 1:33 PM

Head coach Frank Reich indicated Wednesday that he anticipates Luck (shoulder) throwing during the hiatus between the end of minicamp and the beginning of training camp, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck took some snaps and handed the ball off during minicamp in late April, indicating progress in his recovery. However, the big test will come when his shoulder is tested for the first time. If Luck remains on track with the schedule, it wouldn't be surprising to see him participating in some fashion when training camp begins in August. Assuming he retakes command of the Colts' offense this season, Luck will need to develop a rapport with a number of new faces at the skill positions. Eric Ebron and Ryan Grant joined the club via free agency and Daurice Fountain, Deon Cain and Nyheim Hines were selected in the 2018 NFL draft.

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Tue 4/24/18 4:16 PM

Luck (right shoulder) took snaps and executed hand-offs during Tuesday's minicamp practice, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck did not throw Tuesday, but his presence on the field and participation in limited activities nonetheless represents progress. GM Chris Ballard previously stated that the Colts' franchise QB will be eased along as he continues to work on "finishing up (the) strength part" of his rehab work. While there's not a firm timetable laid out for when Luck might move to working full-go, ESPN's Mike Wells relays that the team's decision to trade out of the No. 3 slot in the upcoming NFL draft bodes well for the organization's comfort level regarding where Luck is at at this stage. "We traded the third pick in the draft to move back to six," Ballard said last Friday. "I think that said we're pretty confident in where (Luck) is at."

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Mon 4/9/18 2:23 PM

Luck (shoulder) revealed Monday that he still hasn't progressed to throwing a regulation NFL football, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Luck's statement contradicts a report from late March which stated that he'd begun throwing footballs. Regardless, he seems to be progressing on schedule, free of any setbacks since the middle of the 2017 season. The 28-year-old declined to share his timetable for a return to throwing, but he did emphasize that he has a plan in place and is hopeful to enter training camp without any limitations, per ESPN.com's Mike Wells. Monday marks the start of the Colts' offseason workout program, allowing Luck and his teammates to get their playbooks from the new staff, led by head coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni. Despite losing Donte Moncrief to Jacksonville and Frank Gore to Miami, the Colts appear to have upgraded Luck's supporting cast with the additions of WR Ryan Grant and TE Eric Ebron. The team also owns four of the first 49 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, with plenty of cap room to add a few more veterans before camp begins. Luck admits that he still doesn't feel like his old self, but he expects to be better than ever when all is said and done, per Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star

Andrew Luck
QB FA
Tue 3/27/18 10:52 AM

Luck (shoulder) has progressed to throwing footballs as part of his rehab work, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

This would seem to be what Colts owner Jim Irsay was referring to with his Monday comment that Luck has "turned the corner" in his rehab process. The quarterback isn't throwing at full speed, but it's nonetheless a huge step in the right direction as the Colts prepare to begin their offseason workout program April 9. Luck is expected to be there, and he could begin making on-field throws to teammates at voluntary minicamp April 24-25. He'll be directing an Indianapolis offense that added Ryan Grant and Eric Ebron but lost Frank Gore and Donte Moncrief. More help should be coming in the draft, as the Colts own four of the first 49 picks.