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Colts camp observations: Sam Ehlinger now splitting No. 1 quarterback reps with Jacob Eason

WESTFIELD — The battle for the Indianapolis backup quarterback job is starting to boil.

The Colts gave rookie Sam Ehlinger first-team repetitions for the first time in training camp, splitting snaps with the No. 1 offense between the sixth-round pick and Jacob Eason, the second-year passer who had taken every first-team snap since a piece of bone broke loose in Carson Wentz’s foot during the team’s second practice.

Ehlinger has shown a remarkable grasp of the offense throughout training camp, getting the ball out of the pocket on time and accurately, and he didn’t throw an interception in 11-on-11 work until Sunday’s practice, the 10th workout of camp.