Colts defensive end takes cues from friend, coach Pagano


Indianapolis Colts defensive end Cory Redding tries to go through Green Bay Packers tight end D.J. Williams during the Colts 30-27 victory Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


The newest T-shirt in Cory Redding’s collection projects an important message and has no sleeves.

It wasn’t long after being handed his blue shirt with “I am CHUCKSTRONG” on the front by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay that the 315-pound defensive end located a pair of scissors and went to work.

Anybody need matching blue thigh warmers?

“Got to let these pipes hang, if you know what I mean,” Redding said, flexing a strikingly large right bicep for effect. He laughed as he posed. Levity masks a deeper concern.

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