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Andrew Luck not worried about deal with Indianapolis Colts

  • By Associated Press
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck is focused on his new job and will let others contend with the business of football.

Two days after picking up his architectural design degree from Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick returned to Indianapolis to work on football and make his first big steps into the community at a Play 60 camp downtown.

The only impediment standing between Luck and reporting to training camp is signing a contract. He's not concerned about it.

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"To me, I worry about getting better at football," Luck said after the event. "My agent, I'll let him take care of that."

Luck is scrambling to catch up.

He's trying to get familiar with the city, get his timing down with teammates and still cramming to learn the full playbook, something he admits is an ongoing process.

"Hardly. I'm trying every day," Luck said when asked whether he knew the playbook yet.

The Stanford graduate is not alone.

Indy's top three draft picks -- Luck, second-rounder Coby Fleener and third-rounder Dwayne Allen -- are all unsigned. The Colts' other seven draft picks are under contract.

Team owner Jim Irsay told reporters in late April he expected negotiations to proceed quickly and that Luck's deal would be almost identical to the four-year, $22 million contract last year's top pick, Cam Newton, signed. Newton became the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Getting a deal done before training camp is essential to Luck's development, as league rules require rookies to be under contract before they report to training camp.

The Colts arrive at Anderson University about 30 miles northeast of Indy on July 28. Practice begins the next day, and if Luck doesn't have a deal in place, he can't practice. But Luck said he's not worried about missing the start of training camp.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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