Colts Rumors & News

  • Colts CB Darius Butler leaves game with ankle injury

    Today's Pigskin "Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler has left their preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles with an ankle injury and will not return." August 28

  • Colts add Stevan Ridley to bolster backfield depth

    Sporting News "Unhappy with the preseason contributions from Frank Gore's backups in Indianapolis, the Colts signed veteran running Stevan Ridley to bolster their backfield, the team announced Sunday. With Gore aging and on the wrong side of 30, as well as lack of preseason results from Josh Ferguson, Robert..." August 28

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • Report: Colts OL Jack Mewhort believed to have torn ACL

    247 Sports "The Indianapolis Colts have had an injury-plagued preseason, but in Friday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, they may have taken their biggest injury hit yet. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, starting guard Jack Mewhort may be out for the year. "Jack Mewhort, a key cog on their OL, is..." August 28

  • Bradford throws two TD passes in Eagles' 33-23 win

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Sam Bradford completed 17 of 20 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns, and the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Indianapolis Colts 33-23 on Saturday night, improving to 3-0 in NFL exhibition action. Bradford played deep into the third quarter, giving Philadelphia a 24-3..." August 27

  • Which Colts RB can lighten Gore's workload?

    Indianapolis Star "Before the start of the 2015 season, the Indianapolis Colts devised a plan to limit running back Frank Gore to an undisclosed number of carries, an effort aimed at keeping the veteran injury-free. Then came a series of unforeseen developments: injured running backs, injured quarterbacks, an..." August 26

  • Stevan Ridley reportedly visiting with Colts

    Larry Brown Sports "Backfield help in Indianapolis could be coming from an unlikely source. According to a report by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network on Friday, the Colts are visiting with free agent running back Stevan Ridley, who was just released by the Detroit Lions on Thursday. Ridley, 27, has been something..." August 26

  • Andrew Luck traded in his old flip phone—for a new flip phone

    Indianapolis Star "Andrew Luck has a new a flip phone! We repeat, ANDREW LUCK HAS A NEW FLIP PHONE! The man with the most famous outdated cellular device in America has finally dipped into that new $140 million contract and upgraded. The Colts quarterback broke the news to his Facebook followers with a photo..." August 26

  • Colts rookie says he has to improve his vocabulary playing with Andrew Luck

    Fox Sports "Andrew Luck spent four years at Stanford, one of the best universities in the country academic-wise. He not only left the Cardinal an outstanding quarterback, but also an intelligent citizen. His wide-reaching knowledge of a multitude of topics comes across in his interviews and is evidenced by..." August 25

  • Colts activate Henry Anderson from PUP list

    CBS Sports "Anderson (knee) was removed from the PUP list on Monday, Mike Chappell of reports. Anderson is coming off a 2015 campaign shortened by a torn ACL, but he'll have a couple weeks to practice in hopes of being ready for the regular season." August 22

  • Colts' Vontae Davis week-to-week with right ankle sprain

    ESPN "Colts cornerback Vontae Davis is week-to-week with right medial ankle sprain, coach Chuck Pagano announced Monday. Davis was seen walking out of the locker room with a cast on his right foot. He is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances. Davis' injury adds to a secondary that is..." August 22

  • Veteran CB Antonio Cromartie, Colts ink one-year deal "The Colts' defense is in dire straits. Concerns over the front seven's ability to generate a pass rush have been trumped by a rash of injuries in the secondary, leading Indianapolis to take a flier on a veteran free agent who has drawn little interest from the other 31 teams. The Colts..." August 22

  • Colts working out Antonio Cromartie due to CB injuries

    Indianapolis Star "Colts coach Chuck Pagano said his team's top five cornerbacks -- Vontae Davis, Patrick Robinson, Darius Butler, Jalili Brown and D'Joun Smith -- are all dealing with injuries. As a result, the Colts are conducting a workout with free agent corner Antonio Cromartie and other defensive backs, an..." August 22

  • Chuck Pagano: The best thing Andrew Luck did was slide

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had an excellent game in his preseason debut, completing all eight of his passes and generally looking much better than he looked in his injury-plagued 2015 season. But what Colts coach Chuck Pagano liked best about Luck’s performance is that when he ran, he slid:..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Ravens spoil return of Colts' Luck

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Ryan Mallett and Josh Johnson each threw a touchdown pass Saturday night and the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Indianapolis Colts 19-18, spoiling the return of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck, who had not played since Nov. 9 because of a lacerated kidney, completed all..." August 20

  • Report: Colts have not had discussions with Brian Hartline

    Stampede Blue "Though the main point of Chuck Pagano’s comments regarding the wide receiver position yesterday were about developing the younger guys in the group, the comment that received the most attention was Pagano saying that they are looking at some free agent wideouts as options. “We’ve got some young..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Preseason debut just 'another step' for Colts QB Andrew Luck

    Indianapolis Star "As he prepares to (finally) make his preseason debut, surely Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck must be eager to return to the field for the first time since Nov. 8, when he suffered a lacerated kidney and his 2015 season ended. Or, maybe not. Luck rejected the idea that there’s any..." August 17

  • Colts sign wide receiver Andrew Opoku, waive Andre Debose

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts today signed wide receiver Andrew Opoku and waived wide receiver Andre Debose. Opoku is a 6-4, 225 pound receiver who originally was a tryout participant in the Baltimore Ravens' rookie minicamp earlier this year. He first played collegiately at Connecticut, where he..." August 16

  • Is Scott Tolzien in a battle for Colts' backup QB spot?

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts have spent an inordinate amount of time talking and thinking about their backup quarterback situation in the past year. When franchise quarterback Andrew Luck missed nine games in 2015 with an assortment of injuries, it brought the issue to the forefront in a way it had..." August 16

  • Denzelle Good’s knee injury not considered serious

    Stampede Blue "During the Colts’ 19-18 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the preseason opener, there were a few injury concerns for the team. Starting right guard Denzelle Good left with a knee injury, starting inside linebacker Sio Moore left with a hamstring injury, starting wide receiver T.Y. Hilton appeared..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Pat McAfee randomly drug tested after 67-yard punt

    Larry Brown Sports "Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has never believed that NFL drug testing is truly random, and the latest love letter he got from the league has done nothing to change his mind. McAfee boomed a very long punt — 67 yards, to be exact — in his team’s preseason win over the Buffalo Bills..." August 15

  • Bills' Ryan names 4 ex-Colts as captains for preseason clash vs. Indianapolis

    The Score "Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan never misses a chance to troll his opponents - even in the preseason. As the Bills open their preseason schedule against the Indianapolis Colts, Ryan looked around his locker room and saw an opportunity to have some fun." August 14

  • Irsay hints Colts sat Luck because Rex blitzes too much in preseason

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts did not play quarterback Andrew Luck in Saturday’s preseason game in Buffalo, and Bills coach Rex Ryan’s blitzes may be the reason. Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter before the game and appeared to take a shot at Ryan. Irsay’s tweets are always inscrutable, but he appeared to be..." August 14

  • Colts pull out victory over Bills

    The Sports Xchange "Stephen Morris' 57-yard touchdown pass to Chester Rogers with 10:42 left Saturday night put the Indianapolis Colts ahead for good in a 19-18 NFL exhibition game win over the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. Morris and starting quarterback Scott Tolzien combined to..." August 13

  • The good and the bad from Andrew Luck's camp

    Indianapolis Star "He arrived on campus three weeks ago as the $140 million player with plenty to prove. He went back to the basics, retooling his throwing motion from the feet up. He made some throws that only a few quarterbacks in this league can make. He also made plenty he’d love to have back. How to grade..." August 11

  • Colts could be relying heavily on youth in 2016

    Stampede Blue "When the Indianapolis Colts drafted eight players in this year’s NFL Draft, there was only one expected to play a significant role as a rookie: first round center Ryan Kelly. Now, with training camp drawing to a close, it’s possible many others will join them. Obviously Kelly is the starting..." August 10

  • Colts defensive end Kendall Langford out 3-4 weeks after having knee scoped

    Stampede Blue "Colts head coach Chuck Pagano provided an injury update on Tuesday morning for several players, the most notable of which was Kendall Langford. Langford had an issue last week with his knee during practice as he tweaked it, and the ensuing MRI revealed a “chondral defect” (which is an articular..." August 09

  • NFL executive Troy Vincent accepts responsibility for field conditions at Hall of Fame Game

    ESPN "In a memo sent to all 32 teams today, which was obtained by ESPN, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent accepted ultimate responsibility for Sunday's playing-field fiasco that resulted in the Hall of Fame Game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts being canceled. "While the..." August 09

  • The Hopes for Indy’s Offense

    The Ringer "I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m willing to pretend that Andrew Luck’s 2015 season didn’t happen. His numbers from last year are horrific. In seven starts, Luck completed 55.3 percent of his passes. Ryan Mallett was better (55.7 percent), and only T.J. Yates (49.1 percent) fared worse..." August 09

  • NFL intentionally kept fans in the dark at Hall of Fame Game

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL experienced one of its most embarrassing moments in league history on Sunday night when the Hall of Fame Game was cancelled, and one report claims fans were intentionally deceived after the decision was made final. Because of a mishap with the painting of the midfield and end zone logos..." August 08

  • Cancelled game hurts Colts' borderline roster players

    ESPN "For the veterans who are already locks on the Indianapolis Colts' and Green Bay Packers' rosters, Sunday was just another preseason game for them. It was an actually an extra game in a preseason that some don’t even like playing. That wasn’t the case for the players at the bottom of the..." August 08

  • Hall of Fame game canceled due to field concerns

    Fox 6 Now "FOX6 News has learned the Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts Pro Football Hall of Fame Game set for Sunday evening, August 7th has been cancelled due to turf concerns. Apparently there is an issue with the condition of the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium after Saturday night’s..." August 08

  • Colts coach says Andrew Luck smarter about taking hits

    USA Today "Whether Andrew Luck makes his return in Sunday’s Hall of Fame game or later in the preseason, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano believes one change in his star quarterback’s play style will be apparent. “He’s not going to take the egregious hits anymore,” Pagano told USA TODAY Sports,..." August 06

  • From the start, Peyton Manning realized Marvin Harrison was ‘special’

    CBS Indy "Peyton Manning, always the quick study, immediately realized he was playing pitch-and-catch with someone special. A future member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Not even Manning could foresee that. But someone special nonetheless. As the first overall pick in the 1998 draft, the new face..." August 03

  • Andrew Luck's back, and Jim Irsay is thrilled

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay made his first appearance at training camp during Tuesday night's practice at Anderson University. It's likely he hadn’t seen enough of the team during this camp to form a firm opinion of what the squad will ultimately look like. But there is one thing of..." August 03

  • No more 'pitch count' for Frank Gore

    Indianapolis Star "Frank Gore is, without doubt, the Colts’ No. 1 running back and will get the lion’s share of the work. But the Colts plan to manage the touches for the 33-year-old to preserve him throughout the season. They just plan to do it in a different fashion than last season. There won’t be a numerical..." August 01

  • Colts' Castonzo: Luck should have time to 'smoke a cigarette' in pocket

    Colts "Football season, it’s fair to say, is officially here. The Indianapolis Colts last week reported to Anderson University, where they got their dorm rooms all situated and began the at-times grueling grind that is training camp. From early in the morning until late in the evening, the Colts..." August 01

  • Luck Responds to Matt Hasselback’s Claim That He Doesn’t Shower

    Indianapolis Star "Andrew Luck talked about Matt Hasselbeck's comments right away in Friday's press conference. Just a little friendly banter." July 30

  • Colts switching to more wide-open offense under Chudzinski

    The Score "The Indianapolis Colts offense is ready for a change. After struggling to create a consistently threatening offense for three seasons under former coordinator Pep Hamilton, the Colts are opening things up with new playcaller Rob Chudzinski. Under Hamilton, the Colts used a two-receiver,..." July 29

  • Titans to sign Andre Johnson

    The Score "Andre Johnson won't be calling it a career just yet. The Tennessee Titans are set to sign the seven-time Pro Bowl wideout after hosting him for a workout last week, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. Johnson lands in Tennesse after a 2015 campaign spent with the Indianapolis Colts that stands as..." July 29

  • Colts’ Robert Mathis feeling “a whole lot better” this year

    Stampede Blue "This year’s training camp is quite different for Robert Mathis than last year’s. A year ago, Mathis was recovering from a torn Achilles that caused him to miss camp and preseason. This year, he’s a full go and he’s healthy as he prepares for the 2016 season. “[I feel] a whole lot better. A..." July 28

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Colts camp storylines no one's talking about

    Indianapolis Star "This is the week the millionaire football players haul their plasma TVs, oversized mattresses and deluxe mini fridges into college dorm rooms. It’s time for training camp. It’s time for the ultimate grind. What a difference a year makes. Last August, the “Super Bowl or bust” storyline hovered..." July 26

  • Titans Host Andre Johnson On Visit

    Pro Football Rumors "The Titans are hosting Andre Johnson on a visit today, according to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). Johnson, of course, was released by the rival Colts early on in the offseason. Andre Johnson After spending 12 seasons in Houston, Johnson signed a three-year, $21MM contract..." July 26

  • Arthur Jones says he did bad job of checking supplements

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s PED policy is sufficiently effective to ensnare players who use supplements that contain banned substances. However, the PED policy has yet to catch many (if any) actual cheaters. Those observations hinge on the honesty of the stream of PED offenders who claim they used a supplement..." July 26

  • Luck: 'Gutsy' for Colts to keep Pagano, Grigson

    The Score "After the conclusion of the Indianapolis Colts' disappointing 2015 campaign, which was dominated by a power struggle between head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson, both were presumed to be dead men walking. Owner Jim Irsay, however, opted not to wipe the slate clean. He gave..." July 24

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