Colts’ Anthony Richardson begins receiving first-team reps early in training camp, dazzles with long TD pass

The Anthony Richardson hype train looks like it’s about to reach a different stratosphere. As the Colts hit the field Friday for their second training camp practice of the summer, one of the major developments surrounds the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, who is now receiving first-team reps, according to those on the scene in Indy. This is a change from Wednesday’s session, during which veteran Gardner Minshew reportedly received all of the starting reps during 11-on-11s while Richardson took all of the second-team reps. 

Not only did Richardson get a chance to work with the first-team offense, but he appears to making the most of his opportunity. The rookie reportedly hit second-year wideout Alec Pierce for a long touchdown pass during 7-on-7s. Richardson scrambled to his left and aired it out approximately 55 yards for the score, which has been cited as the first big play of camp thus far. 

First-year head coach Shane Steichen said after Wednesday’s session that he “thought [Richardson] did a nice job” and was able to carry what he learned in the spring into Day 1 of camp. Clearly, that…


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