Colts GM: QB Andrew Luck's shoulder strength better than 2016

Colts general manager Chris Ballard had this to say about quarterback Andrew Luck's shoulder during the broadcast of the Colts' preseason opener Sunday:

"He's doing really well. His strength levels are probably better than they were at any point last season."

Beat writer Stephen Holder adds he personally thinks Luck is throwing, despite no reports from the tight-lipped Colts while Luck is still on the PUP list. "Don't wanna be dramatic, but that's literally the most specific thing the Colts have said about Luck's status in months. Def good news," Holder tweeted.

UPDATE: The Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer tweets this from Colts owner Jim Irsay after the game: "Irsay: Can't say unequivocally that Luck will play in the Sept. 10 opener, but he'll be ready around the start of the season."

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Fantasy Impact: 

This is a welcome update on Luck for fantasy purposes, after having offseason surgery on the torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. In Luck's last three healthy seasons (missed nine games in 2015), he has finished as a top-five fantasy quarterback. Last season he was QB4, despite playing through a less than 100 percent shoulder.

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