Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The last time a number one overall draft pick quarterback was making his way around Miami, the local television stations went into full fledged Peyton Manning overload coverage.
But another number one overall pick at quarterback is in Miami and working with his new crop of receivers. Indianapolis Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck is working out at the University of Miami with receivers Donnie Avery, Reggie Wayne, and Griff Whalen, according to profootballtalk.com.
Avery sent a picture of the group out on Instagram as proof of the workout.
The workout was at UM because veteran Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne went to the school and still works out there.
Luck hasn’t had the ability to work out with his new receivers much during the offseason. Because Stanford ends their semesters so late, Luck couldn’t work out with the team until a mandatory mini-camp in June.
The workout could come in handy for Luck and the Colts. Currently, Luck and the Colts are at an impasse in contract negotiations.
Luck, and the next seven picks in the NFL Draft remain unsigned over contract language included in their deals. The teams don’t want to fully guarantee the last season if a player is cut before the final fifth year of the contract. The players want that final year guaranteed.
New Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is also included in the group of players who are fighting over the language in the final year of the contract.
Colts owner Jim Irsay has said twice in the last two weeks that a deal with Luck is close. Once Luck’s deal is done, it will set the benchmark for the rest of the deals to work from the top and then use number nine overall pick Luke Kuechly’s contract as a base.