• Reich said quarterback Andrew Luck, who continues to rehab his surgically-repaired right shoulder out in California, is expected to be back with the team when it starts its offseason workout program on April 2. Luck, according to Reich, is yet to begin throwing a football as part of his training regimen, but the first-year head coach said the team is pleased with his progress as he continues re-gaining his strength and mobility to eventually get to that point. Ballard, as he has said consistently over the last year, said the team and Luck will be careful not to set any official timelines for a potential return, and that they won’t skip steps in his recovery to get to that point any quicker.

• It appears veteran running back Frank Gore, an unrestricted free agent-to-be, won’t be returning to the Colts for a fourth season in 2018. Reich said Gore and Ballard had a conversation earlier this offseason in which the Colts expressed a desire to get younger at the running back position, while also hoping Gore could find an ideal situation for his career path elsewhere. Asked later about Gore, Ballard confirmed the team’s plans at the running back position, but had nothing but praise for Gore, the league’s fifth all-time leading rusher who he considers a first-ballot Hall of Famer and ultimate teammate and leader.

• Asked about the 2018 draft class specifically, Ballard said he saw depth particularly along the offensive line — and in the interior, especially — as well as at running back. Both could be considered positions of need for Indianapolis heading into free agency, which begins March 14, and the draft, which begins at the end of April.

There's a few more tidbits when you click the link, but these were the ones I thought were most interesting.