- Associated Press - Sunday, August 1, 2010

ANDERSON, IND. (AP) - Reggie Wayne ditched the flashy training camp entrance and sneaked in without saying a word.

Just like the Colts wanted it.

Peyton Manning’s favorite receiver and Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Mathis ended the speculation about potential holdouts by reporting to Indianapolis’ new camp home, Anderson University, on time Sunday.

“All Indianapolis Colts players under contract have reported to training camp,” the team said in a statement released Sunday afternoon.

It sounded good, though the team’s new reporting-day policy assured there would be no comedy routine _ or immediate face time _ from Wayne, Mathis or almost any other Colts‘ player.

Wayne and Mathis caused quite a stir in June when they skipped the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp as a protest to rework their current contracts. Both players have two years remaining on their deals.

To avoid any potential distractions, team officials prohibited access to all players except Manning _ something they had never done since the Colts moved training camp to Anderson in 1984. Television cameras and a pool photographer were permitted to shoot arriving players but were kept 75 to 100 yards away, with fans even farther back.

The only four-time MVP in league history would have preferred to see what trick Wayne was going to pull out this year.

“That is always kind of fun to see,” Manning said. “You’d always hear he did this or he did that, but you never really believed it. He drove, what was it last year, a truck?”

Actually, it was a dump truck complete with hard hat and orange construction vest, Peyton.

No such luck this year, and it wouldn’t have made sense anyway.

“Since you all have been quarantined over here, I think he’d be disappointed,” Manning said. “No one would be there to film it. I think he’d be disappointed _ though it might save him some money.”

The Colts had their own business dealings to work out, too.

One unidentified player was excused Sunday to deal with what the team called a “family matter.” Team spokesman Craig Kelley said the player was expected to practice Monday morning.

Another absentee was first-round draft pick Jerry Hughes, who still has not agreed to terms on a contract.

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