Former Stanford safety Delano Howell is seeking more medical opinions about a neck injury that has kept him out of Indianapolis Colts practice for almost two weeks and could threaten his season or even his career, general manager Ryan Grigson said Tuesday.
Howell, 24, also missed the final 10 games last season with a neck injury.
Howell entered training camp as the front-runner to win the starting job opposite LaRon Landry in the Colts secondary.
Coach Chuck Pagano and Grigson were so confident Howell could plug the void left by longtime starter Antoine Bethea that they didn't draft a safety in May. Bethea signed with the 49ers as a free agent.
Howell was an All-Pac-12 first-team selection as a senior in 2011. Indianapolis signed Howell off the Buffalo Bills practice squad in 2012, and he played in five games for the Colts that season.
San Jose Giants
Daniel Carbonell and Brian Ragira combined for seven RBIs as the San Jose Giants beat the Modesto Nuts 10-6 at Municipal Stadium.
Carbonell went 4 for 5 with two homers, three runs scored and three RBIs. Ragira went 2 for 4, including a three-run homer in the Giants' five-run sixth inning. Tyler Horan hit a two-run homer for San Jose.
Santa Clara received two first-place votes in the annual preseason poll of the West Coast Conference's eight men's soccer coaches. Defending champion Loyola Marymount earned 48 out of a possible 49 points to go along with six first-place votes.
Portland and San Diego each captured 27 votes for a share of third place, and Saint Mary's rounded out the top five with 26 points.
Saint Mary's senior defender Bobby Conner made the preseason all-conference team.
All eight WCC teams begin play Aug. 29.
Santa Clara will play host to Saint Mary's when West Coast Conference women's basketball play begins Dec. 27. The conference released its schedule Tuesday. Saint Mary's home opener is Jan. 1 against Pepperdine. Game times have yet to be determined.
The WCC tournament is March 5-10 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
SaberCats offensive lineman Rich Ranglin has been named the Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second time. He also earned the distinction in 2011 with the Kansas City Command.
Wire services contributed to this report.