Colts Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Arthur Jones Suspension The Latest Incident In A Terrible Year For Jon Jones' family

    The Big Lead "Arthur Jones has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating its policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Arthur is a defensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts and the older brother of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who is himself facing a potential two-year suspension..." July 23

  • 'Let's get another opinion': Luck opens up about season-ending kidney injury

    Indianapolis Star "Your reward, after one hell of an afternoon: a few slices of pizza and a beer. A night out to celebrate the biggest win of the season? No chance. You’re spent. So you retreat to your downtown condo with your girlfriend, your mom and your dad. You order in. Spirits are high. This victory might just..." July 23

  • Colts DE Arthur Jones suspended for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing substances

    Fox 59 "The National Football League said Friday that Indianapolis Colts defensive end Arthur Jones has been suspended for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances." July 22

  • Colts sign tight end Emil Igwenagu

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp one week from today, so they’re doing some shuffling at the bottom of their 90-man roster. The team today signed tight end Emil Igwenagu and waived quarterback Josh Woodrum. The Colts list Igwenagu (6-2, 245 puonds) as a tight end, though he..." July 20

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • Former Colts center Jeff Saturday sees some Peyton Manning in Andrew Luck

    ESPN "Jeff Saturday isn’t the center snapping him the ball, but it's easy for him recognize a lot of Peyton Manning in Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. The competitive nature. The never-rattled attitude. Leadership. Those are just a few of the similarities. What Saturday also sees is..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Aging Frank Gore motivated by doubters

    Indianapolis Star "The unforgiving South Florida sun rose barely an hour ago but the oppressive humidity is already in midday form. Outside a nondescript warehouse in this Fort Lauderdale suburb early last week, a half dozen NFL players are being put through a varied circuit of exercises. Only one of them is..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Colts to Build Statue of Peyton Manning

    Stampede Blue "Many fans refer to Lucas Oil Stadium as the House that Peyton built. Well, in 2017 the Colts will have a statue of Manning outside the stadium. Earlier today, the team announced plans to honor the QB with a statue outside the stadium. Manning's will be the first statue of a Colts players..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Colts player cited for marijuana possession

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin was arrested for possession of marijuana last week in Logan, Utah. Logan City Police Department Capt. Curtis Hooley said officers stopped Turbin, 26, after they saw him run a stop sign at around 11:30 p.m. Friday. The officers smelled marijuana..." July 13

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Chance the Rapper crashes Peyton Manning's retirement party

    The Score "Peyton Manning reportedly threw a celebrity-packed retirement bash at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Monday night. The former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback managed to keep the party pretty hush-hush, aside from a since-deleted tweet from NFL Media's Gil Brandt and..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Andre Johnson still hoping for call from NFL team

    Larry Brown Sports "After a disappointing season with the Indianapolis Colts, Andre Johnson has found himself unemployed. Two or three years ago, the soon-to-be 35-year-old was one of the best receivers in football. Has he really lost it all that quickly? As Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle notes, Johnson is..." July 06

  • Colts' Irsay believes Josh Ferguson has 'chance to be special'

    The Score "The Indianapolis Colts prioritized signing undrafted running back Josh Ferguson immediately following the draft, giving him a $10,000 signing bonus and $35,000 in guarantees to join the organization. Those numbers are exceedingly high for an undrafted free agent, but the Colts are hell bent on..." June 30

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • After record-setting deal, Luck faces immense pressure to erase 2015

    The Score "The Indianapolis Colts signed quarterback Andrew Luck to the richest contract in NFL history on Wednesday, and they made the right decision. Luck is as bankable a young franchise quarterback as you're going to find in football, taking his team to the AFC Championship in an MVP-caliber season in..." June 30

  • Andrew Luck signs contract extension with Colts through 2021

    Fox 59 "The Indianapolis Colts have locked up quarterback Andrew Luck through the 2021 season, according to owner Jim Irsay. Details of the extension aren’t immediately available, but speculation has had Luck’s extension making him the highest-paid player in NFL history. A new deal could be worth as..." June 29

  • Veteran DL Cory Redding announces retirement "Cory Redding is calling it quits. The veteran defensive lineman on Wednesday announced his intentions to retire over Twitter. The 35-year-old Redding enjoyed a long and productive career, logging 13 seasons with the Lions, Seahawks, Ravens, Colts and Cardinals. Piling up 35.5 career sacks,..." June 29

  • Ex-Colts RB Zurlon Tipton dies from accidental gunshot

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indianapolis Colts running back Zurlon Tipton died after he accidentally shot himself Tuesday morning at a Michigan car dealership. He was reaching into his vehicle to get a bag containing two handguns when one discharged, hitting him in the stomach. The Roseville, Mich., police..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Jim Irsay purchases Prince's signature yellow guitar

    The Score "Indianapolis Colts owner and avid rock memorabilia enthusiast Jim Irsay has added another special piece to his collection. Irsay paid $137,500 for the Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince used at numerous concerts until the mid-1990s at an auction in Beverley Hills on Saturday, according to..." June 26

  • Colts wide receivers working out together before training camp

    Stampede Blue "There’s still a month before the Indianapolis Colts report to training camp at Anderson University, meaning there are still several weeks until they can do team activities again. That doesn’t mean that the work stops during this time, however, and some players are choosing to work out..." June 26

  • Peyton Manning says he will be rooting for six teams in 2016

    College Spun "Peyton Manning’s retirement from the NFL has apparently increased his fandom of the league. The former Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback revealed earlier this week that he’ll be rooting for six different teams this fall. Those teams: Broncos, Colts, Giants, Texans,..." June 26

  • Andrew Luck admits he didn’t play well, even when healthy

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had an injury-plagued season in 2015, but injuries weren’t the only problem. Luck admitted in an interview with ESPN that he did not play well last season, even when he was healthy. “Injuries aside, I was not playing very good football — before they happened,”..." June 23

  • Ben Affleck Slurs, Rants About Deflategate on Bill Simmons’ New HBO Series

    Complex "On Wednesday night, Ben Affleck made an unforgettable appearance on the debut of Bill Simmons' HBO series Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons, though perhaps for different reasons than he may have wanted. The actor, who appeared red-faced and was audibly slurring, went off for almost five solid..." June 23

  • Colts working with special footballs in effort to prevent fumbling

    Stampede Blue "One of the most obvious and fundamental aspects of a successful offense is protecting the football. It makes perfect sense, but a team needs to be able to hold onto the ball to be able to score and, by extension, to be able to win. Last year, the Indianapolis Colts as a team fumbled 19 times..." June 22

  • Peyton Manning looking forward to ‘having a free fall’

    Sportsnaut "After suiting up in an NFL uniform for the last 22 years, legendary quarterback Peyton Manning is now looking forward to kicking back and watching the game. “I’m really excited about having a free fall (season) for the first time in 22 years,” Manning said while at a charity golf tournament,..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Colts paid the price to get RB Josh Ferguson

    Indianapolis Star "For a guy who wasn't selected, Josh Ferguson certainly prompted a great deal of conversation in the Indianapolis Colts’ war room during the NFL draft. The former Illinois running back, according to a team source, became a serious consideration as early as the fourth round. But round after..." June 18

  • Frank Gore More Motivated For 2016

    Scout "Frank Gore gave his 33-year-old body more rest than usual this offseason and the Indianapolis Colts had their running back take it easy during offseason training activities. It’s all about coaxing the most out of Gore in a 12th NFL season. Question is, how much does he have left? He’s well..." June 18

  • Indianapolis Colts players read Mean Tweets

    Indianapolis Star "Twitter is not exactly a safe haven for, well, basically anybody. When you're in the public eye though, the praise - and the criticism - comes at you hard and heavy. And as the Colts showed on Tuesday, it can be way more of the latter. In a segment popularized by Jimmy Kimmel Live, Colts..." June 16

  • Colts embracing underdog role entering 2016 season

    Stampede Blue "There has been a lot of talk this offseason about the Indianapolis Colts and what the expectations are for the franchise, and most of it hasn’t been positive. At best, people seem to think they could win ten (maybe eleven) games, win the AFC South, and make the playoffs. At worst, some think..." June 15

  • Luck should insist on a percentage of the salary cap in future years

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts want to pay quarterback Andrew Luck a lot of money. Luck presumably wants to be paid a lot of money by the Colts. And the Colts presumably want to avoid having to go through this again, for as long as possible. For that reason, it’s no surprise that (as suggested by Ian Rapoport of..." June 09

  • Andrew Luck, Colts working toward blockbuster extension "The Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck are making progress toward a blockbuster contract extension, sources say, with both sides still on track for July as the time of its likely completion. Slowly, over the course of several conversations since February, the two sides have moved closer on the..." June 08

  • Colts punter Pat McAfee had surgery on his knee this offseason

    Stampede Blue "The offseason is a time for many things for NFL players, and one of the most important and helpful things is taking care of injuries. There are plenty of players who use the offseason to take care of some lingering issues, and several Colts players are in that group. There isn't much special..." June 07

  • Donte Moncrief no longer in walking boot

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts today took the practice field at their West 56th Street complex to begin the first practice of their three-day minicamp this week, and one of the most encouraging signs today was that wide receiver Donte Moncrief is no longer in a walking boot. Moncrief underwent a..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Dolphins Work Out RB Boom Herron

    Pro Football Rumors "Running back Dan “Boom” Herron hasn’t seen much action in free agency since being non-tendered by the Colts in March earlier this year, but things might be picking up for the 27-year-old. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link), Herron worked out for the Dolphins..." June 06