New-look Colts begin offseason program
--The Colts have signed long snapper Matt Overton. He has had previous stints in theUFL with Omaha and Florida and has also been on the offseason roster for Seattle. Long snapper Justin Snow, meanwhile, has been with the team since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2000.

--The Colts signed free-agent tight endKyle Miller. Miller (6-5, 257) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Jacksonville on July 27, 2011. He was waived on September 3. Miller was a four-year letterman at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.

--Nose tackle Brandon McKinney reportedly signed a two-year deal with Indianapolis. McKinney (6-2, 350) will give the Colts the big body needed up front. He spent the last four years with Baltimore.

--The Colts hired retired LBDavid Thornton as the franchise's player development coordinator. Thornton played nine seasons in the NFL after being selected in the fourth round of the 2002 draft by Indy. He played 2002-2005 for the Colts and 2006-2010 with Tennessee.

--The Colts began the first of three weeks of offseason workouts Monday at the team's practice facility. Workouts are set for this week, next week and April 16-20. Voluntary practice sessions are on tap for April 24-26.

--Club officials have scheduled a rookie mini-camp for May 4-6 at the team's practice facility. And OTA sessions are planned for the weeks of May 17, May 24 and June 6. A veteran mini-camp is scheduled for June 12-14.

--Wide receiverAustin Collie tweeted about the first day of offseason workouts: "Just got done with the first day, Coltsnation should be happy. Love the players we have and the new staff. Getting it done." Collie and veteran Reggie Wayne are two of the team's top returning pass receivers for the 2012 season.

"As soon as you step foot in (the locker room), it's time to forget about (the players no longer on the team) and move on with what we've got," he said.

--LinebackerPat Angerer on offseason workouts and new players on the roster: "I like the vibe here. Everybody is fired up and motivated. Everybody is excited."

--QuarterbackDrew Stanton, who came to the Colts in a trade with the Jets, said that he considers himself the Colts' No. 1 quarterback for the time being. Stanton, though, understands that the team will select either Stanford's Andrew Luck or Baylor's Robert Griffin III with the No. 1 pick in this year's draft.

--Only a few Colts players retained the same lockers that they used during the Tony Dungy andJim Caldwell coaching regimes.

Wide receiver Reggie Wayne, safety Antoine Bethea, linebacker Robert Mathis and linebackerDwight Freeney are in the same lockers that they've used for several years.

Everybody else have been scattered throughout the locker room. Wayne and Freeney, though, have been reduced from two lockers each to just one. But that may change later.

--Team officials have also removed some of the old signs that have been in place in the locker room since Tony Dungy was hired in 2002. Jim Caldwell had kept those signs in the locker room when he took over as coach.

--Many of the returning Colts players are still trying to adjust to all of the changes on the team's roster since the end of the 2011 season. That adjustment is most readily apparent in the locker room. "I look at those (new) names (on the lockers), and (I'm like) 'Who's that?'," linebacker Robert Mathis remarked.

--The National Football League and the Colts released the team's 2012 preseason schedule. Official dates and times have yet to be finalized, but Indianapolis will face theRams, Steelers, Redskins and Bengals.

The Colts game at Washington, which will be televised nationally by NBC Sports, will feature the top two quarterbacks in this year's draft -- Luck and Griffin.

--Indianapolis is expected to take Andrew Luck, who was put through his paces during a private workout for Colts coaches and administrators this past week. Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay continues to maintain that the team has not yet decided on either Luck or Griffin.

General manager Ryan Grigson, coach Chuck Pagano, offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, quarterbacks coachClyde Christensen and vice-president/director of player personnel Tom Telesco were on hand for the workout on the Stanford campus.

--Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted about the team's private workout with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck: "A Luck private workout 2day..we want 2b as thorough n disciplined n process of #1 pick..we wanted 2do private with RG3 (Baylor QB Robert Griffin III),but his agent said no."