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Scroll to the 10:35 mark to see Schiano's video comments on the BE conference call.

Eric Foster is getting Rice-level praise from Colts beatwriters.

QUESTION: Which players this year do you see as the next Ed Johnson, an unheralded rookie gem? -- from Steve Saunders, Bismarck, ND
ANSWER: Good question, but way too early to speculate. It's really hard to pay strong attention to the young players this early in training camp when you're trying to keep tabs on the front-line guys. But I get the impression the team is pretty high on Eric Foster, an undrafted rookie defensive tackle out of Rutgers. Wouldn't that be a nice story? Remember another undrafted rookie the Colts signed from Rutgers? Answers to the name Gary Brackett.

Speaking of Rice

Running back Willis McGahee (left knee) was limited in practice, taking some snaps early and then watching for the remainder of practice.

Rookie running back Ray Rice is demonstrating a knack for hiding behind his blockers then dashing upfield for big yardage.

Baltimore's OL has been taking some hits however.

Tiquan Underwood was one of several players to be interviewed by the SL yesterday.

The Bergen Record has some more information on the status of Rashad White.

Rashad White's road to Rutgers is taking a detour through Pennsylvania.

White, who signed his National Letter of Intent to Rutgers in February after rushing for 5,044 yards and 43 touchdowns in his Teaneck career, will instead be at Lackawanna College, a junior college in Scranton, Pa., when the football season begins in September.

White could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

"He's got to be extremely disappointed having committed to a place like Rutgers," said former Teaneck coach Dennis Heck. "But in the long run, he will be there."

White and fellow Rutgers recruits Malcolm Johnson of Florida and Kevin Egan of Connecticut are not listed among the 2008 recruits in the Rutgers media guide and are not expected to report on Monday when camp is set to open. White's academics had been a question mark for most of the spring.

"He knew pretty much at the end of the school year what he would be doing," Heck said.

"Footballwise, I think this will just give him the opportunity to get bigger and stronger," Heck said of the 5-11, 175-pounder. "You get Rashad coming out of Lackawanna as a 195-pound tailback. Those two years can only help him."