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Luck Not Worried About Unsettled Contract

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Andrew Luck leaves the field following a rookie minicamp. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Andrew Luck leaves the field following a rookie minicamp. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP)Andrew Luck is focused on his new job and will let others contend with the business of football.

Two days after picking up his architectural design degree from Stanford, the No. 1 overall draft pick returned to Indianapolis to work on football and make his first big steps into the community at a Play 60 camp downtown.

The only impediment standing between Luck and reporting to training camp is signing a contract. He’s not concerned about it.

“To me, I worry about getting better at football,” Luck said after the event. “My agent, I’ll let him take care of that.”

Luck is scrambling to catch up.

He’s trying to get familiar with the city, get his timing down with teammates and still cramming to learn the full playbook, something he admits is an ongoing process.

“Hardly. I’m trying every day,” Luck said when asked whether he knew the playbook yet.

The Stanford graduate is hardly alone.

Indy’s top three draft picks – Luck, second-rounder Coby Fleener and third-rounder Dwayne Allen – are all unsigned. The Colts’ other seven draft picks are under contract.

Team owner Jim Irsay did not expect the negotiations to take this long, thanks in part due to the new rookie wage scale which was supposed to make it easier to complete deals.

Irsay told reporters in late April he expected negotiations to proceed quickly and that Luck’s deal would be almost identical to the four-year, $22 million contract last year’s top pick, Cam Newton, signed. Newton became the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

A little more than two weeks ago, Irsay also wrote on Twitter that the two sides were getting closer to a contract. Just not there yet.

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