As Colts WR Austin Collie works out to keep himself in shape for the upcoming season, he reports to the Indianapolis Star that he’s feeling good and that his routes are crisp and his pass-catching hands are performing well.
But what about the most important questions? What about those three concussions he suffered last season? How is his head feeling? Did he think about retiring?
"No problems," he told the paper. "None."
Yes, but how do we know for sure until he starts taking contact from defenders? Team vice chairman Bill Polian asked that question a few months back, even though he knows the reports about Collie so far this offseason have been positive – QB Peyton Manning, in fact, has said Collie seems like himself again as they’ve worked out together.
|Price of concussions|
"I don't think for me there really was a decision," Collie said. "I didn't even entertain the thought of not coming back. I think the media made their own stories as far as what I was going to do.
"But I always knew I was going to come back."
For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.