Colts general manager Chris Ballard suggested Turbin could get more early-down work this upcoming season, Kevin Bowen of the team's official website reports. "Robert's had success in this league and he really niched out a role for us last year," Ballard said. "It'll be interesting to see if he can progress even more on first and second down and take some of the load off (Gore). But that'll be completely up to our coaching staff and Robert and how he performs."
The Colts' decision to trade Dwayne Allen was partially motivated by a desire to give Swoope an opportunity to flourish, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports. "I think Swoope is really talented, " said Colts general manager Chris Ballard. "I want to see Swoope get to his ceiling. He's a very talented athlete and can be a mismatch player. The only way guys like that are going to ascend is by competing every day to get better. That's the only way."