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Use of fullbacks shows how Colts have changed offensively

Use of fullbacks shows how Colts have changed offensively

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jerome Felton grew up in Madison, Tenn., less than an hour’s drive from Knoxville. So it’s not surprising he was a fan of the University of Tennessee and its All-American quarterback or that when Peyton Manning moved on to the Indianapolis Colts, Felton began keeping a close eye on them.

He noticed something: no fullback.

“I was definitely surprised when my agent called and told me the Colts wanted me,” said Felton, a four-year NFL fullback who was released by Carolina two weeks before the Colts called. “They said they had a role to fill and they wanted me to come here and fill it.”

They weren’t...

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