Colts Rumors & News

  • Trent Cole wants to sign with a team that will let him off the leash

    247 Sports "Indianapolis Colts linebacker Trent Cole is coming off a season shortened by back surgery and will turn 35 years old in October, but at the moment he doesn't sound interested in hanging up his cleats. Cole discussed his future on SiriusXM NFL radio on Friday morning. Per the station's Twitter..." February 24

  • Colts' Irsay: Ballard, Pagano 'clicking on all cylinders' "After his last general manager didn't get along with coach Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay wants everyone to know everything is hunky-dory to start this offseason. Irsay tweeted Sunday that GM Chris Ballard and Pagano are "clicking on all cylinders." The owner also added that..." February 20

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Colts release linebacker D'Qwell Jackson

    247 Sports "The Indianapolis Colts announced Thursday they have released veteran linebacker D'Qwell Jackson after three seasons with the team. Jackson, 33, was a starter at inside linebacker with the Colts and had over 300 tackles in three seasons. But he had been mentioned among media for some time as a..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Dungy on stealing signals: It’s been done legally for years

    Pro Football Talk "Former Colts coach Tony Dungy says he’s baffled that Deion Sanders would suggest the Colts were doing something wrong by stealing signals during Dungy’s tenure as coach and Peyton Manning’s tenure as quarterback, because Dungy says all 32 teams steal each other’s signals. Dungy said this..." February 08

  • Ex-Cowboys’ CB Deion Sanders says Colts stole signals

    Fanrag Sports "Former Cowboys’ cornerback and current Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, who now works for NFL Network, made some fairly serious accusations about the Indianapolis Colts. He claimed they stole signals, and he says nothing was done to stop them – even though everyone knew they were doing it. The..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri sets world record after kicking 28 field goals in 60 seconds

    Fox 59 "When it was over, when the world record was in his grasp, Adam Vinatieri face-planted on the turf. Adding your name to the Guinness Book of World Records can be downright exhausting. “That wasn’t for show,’’ the Indianapolis Colts veteran placekicker said Friday evening as beads of..." February 05

  • Frank Gore wins Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore has been named the NFL's 2016 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award winner. The prestigious award is given to the player who " best demonstrates the qualities of outstanding sportsmanship on the playing field, including fair play, respect for opponents and..." February 05

  • Bruce Arians says Andrew Luck is a combination of Peyton and Roethlisberger

    CBS Sports "Bruce Arians is the coach of the Arizona Cardinals, but of course, he hasn't always held that job. He's been around for a while. For example, he was the quarterbacks coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 1998 to 2000. He was the wide receivers coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2004 to 2006,..." February 04

  • Pat McAfee took Adderall first day of retirement, now knows why it’s banned

    Sporting News "Colts punter and class clown Pat McAfee retired from the NFL after eight seasons on Thursday, and like a college freshman he had to get out and experience the free world outside of the No Fun League. For McAfee, that meant taking Adderall, which is banned by professional sports unless you have..." February 04

  • On the field, Pat McAfee is a big loss for the Colts

    Pro Football Talk "When Colts punter Pat McAfee announced that he’s walking away from football at the age of 29, there was so much discussion of the surprising personal decision for McAfee that the impact on the Colts was hardly even discussed. But the impact on the Colts will be significant. McAfee is a Pro Bowl..." February 03

  • Sean Payton says no “associate” of his reached out to the Colts

    Pro Football Talk "The best week ever for PFT Live capped with an unexpected visit from Saints coach Sean Payton, who has had the job since 2006 and who every year is rumored to be in his final year with the team. He addressed this year’s round of #fakenews regarding his departure from New Orleans, explained that..." February 03

  • Is Pat McAfee's retirement a sign of things to come for the NFL?

    Yardbarker "When the news that Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee chose retirement at 29 over postseason surgery in order to pursue a career in entertainment, many in the NFL as well as fans were shocked to say the least. However, McAfee's choice to quit football seems to be endemic of a growing movement of..." February 03

  • Pat McAfee leaves $2.75 million on the table, potentially owes the Colts $400,000

    Pro Football Talk "Colts punter Pat McAfee surely didn’t take his decision to retire early from football lightly. With McAfee calling it quits, he’s walking away from a $2.75 million salary he would have received in 2017. Under the terms of his current contract, he’ll also owe the team $400,000 in previously-paid..." February 02

  • Adam Vinatieri Gunning for Field Goal World Record in Houston

    TMZ "Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is hoping to be a Super Bowl hero again -- attempting to set a field goal kicking WORLD RECORD just days before the big game. The future Hall of Famer is gunning to set a speed kicking record -- attempting to hit 20 extra points from 20 yards out in 60..." February 02

  • Pat McAfee walks away from the Colts at 29

    Indianapolis Star "Pat McAfee is walking away from the Indianapolis Colts at age 29. No, really. This isn't a joke. The two-time Pro Bowl punter met with team owner Jim Irsay for more than an hour Monday to inform him of the decision and announced it Wednesday night live on television. The people’s punter –..." February 02

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • Colts coach Chuck Pagano ‘extremely excited’ about new GM Chris Ballard

    ALL 22 "The Indianapolis Colts hired Chris Ballard as their next general manager and coach Chuck Pagano seems thrilled about the hiring. Pagano doesn’t seem like a coach who has to impress the new GM in town, either. “I am extremely excited about Chris coming on as our general manager ,” Pagano said..." January 30

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Colts Hire Chris Ballard As GM

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts moved quickly to land their man, hiring Chris Ballard as their new general manager, the team announced. Previously the Chiefs’ director of player personnel, Ballard was the only candidate to interview with the team twice out of the six-man search. Ballard met with the Colts a second..." January 29

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • Colts Scheduling Second Interview With Chiefs Exec. Chris Ballard, KC Bracing To Lose Ballard

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Colts are bringing in Chiefs director of personnel Chris Ballard back for a second interview. According to Schefter, the Chiefs are bracing to lose Ballard to the Colts, who will interview again for the job on Sunday. This if the first candidates the Colts..." January 29

  • Report: ‘Clear favorite’ for Colts GM job wants Chuck Pagano gone

    Sportsnaut "According to multiple reports, Chris Ballard of the Kansas City Chiefs is the leading candidate for the vacant general manager job with the Indianapolis Colts. However, if he does end up coming aboard to guide owner Jim Irsay’s ship, then don’t be surprised if head coach Chuck Pagano ends up..." January 28

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Chris Ballard leads candidates for Colts' GM opening "When the Colts fired general manager Ryan Grigson last week, it seemed almost immediately as if the person to replace him would be Jimmy Raye III. Six days later, that isn't so certain. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday that it's Chris Ballard of the Chiefs at the head of the pack,..." January 28

  • Colts’ GM candidates also meeting with Pagano

    Pro Football Talk "General manager candidates interviewing with Colts owner Jim Irsay are also getting some one-on-one time with head coach Chuck Pagano, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Friday. Irsay will make the call on who gets the job, but he clearly trusts Pagano and chose to keep him in his job when he..." January 27

  • Report: Chris Ballard & Eliot Wolf Considered To Be Favorites For Colts’ GM Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason Cole of B/R, Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard and Packers executive Eliot Wolf are considered to be the favorites for the Colts’ GM vacancy right now. Cole points out that while Ballard turned down an opportunity to interview for the 49ers’ GM position,..." January 26

  • Colts Request GM Summit With Ravens’ Eric DeCosta

    Pro Football Rumors "A seventh name surged into the mix for the Colts’ GM job. The team sent an interview request toward Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta, Albert Breer of tweets. DeCosta worked with Colts coach Chuck Pagano during Pagano’s stay in Baltimore. DeCosta usually surfaces around this time of..." January 25

  • Colts hire Sanjay Lal as wide receivers coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts are looking for a new General Manager, but they have found a new wide receivers coach. The team announced on Wednesday that they have hired Sanjay Lal to work with their wideouts. Lee Hull will not be back after one season in that role. Lal has spent the last 10 years coaching in..." January 25

  • Uninterested in 49ers job, Chris Ballard will interview with Colts

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard was the first, second, and third choice of the 49ers for the still-vacant G.M. position. The interest wasn’t mutual. Ballard feels differently about the G.M. job in Indianapolis. And for good reason. The Colts: (1) have a franchise quarterback;..." January 25

  • Antonio Brown endorses Pat McAfee’s criticism of NFLN

    CBS Sports "The Steelers' season is over, but that doesn't mean the hubbub surrounding Antonio Brown has quieted down for good. Brown endured a decent bit of scrutiny in the week leaking up to the game for live-streaming portions of Mike Tomlin's postgame speech after the Steelers beat the Chiefs in the..." January 25

  • Colts announce six candidates for G.M. job

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have released the list of six candidates who will interview with owner Jim Irsay about the team’s vacancy at General Manager. There aren’t any surprises on the list as all six have been reported as targets for the Colts since they fired Ryan Grigson last weekend. The six candidates..." January 25

  • Irsay will personally make G.M. hire

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers have received some flak for conducting a coach and G.M. search without the involvement of senior football executives and/or high-level football consultants. The Colts may be getting more of the same. Per a league source, owner Jim Irsay will be making the G.M. hire on his own. As a..." January 24

  • Colts request interview with Chiefs' Ballard for GM

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts kicked off their search for a new General Manager by firing Ryan Grigson last weekend and the list of candidates they’re putting together will look familiar to anyone who has been keeping an eye on the 49ers’ search. Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the team has requested..." January 24

  • Colts ask for permission to talk to Eliot Wolf about G.M. job

    Pro Football Talk "Eliot Wolf got another raise out of the Packers after pulling out of the running for the 49ers job. He may be about to parlay a surprise opening into another one. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Colts have asked for permission to interview Wolf for the job formerly held by Ryan..." January 24

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Colts want to interview Minnesota’s George Paton, too

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts’ interview list is beginning to look very familiar. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Colts have asked for permission to interview Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton. He’s viewed as strong candidate if not the favorite for the 49ers G.M. opening as well, amid..." January 23

  • Report: Colts request interviews with Trent Kirchner, Scott Fitterer

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks co-directors of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer have been in the mix for General Manager jobs the last couple of years and it looks like they will be again in Indianapolis. The Colts fired Ryan Grigson on Saturday and PFT reported on Sunday that the team has started..." January 23

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