Colts Rumors & News

  • The Browns just hired the guy who once took Trent Richardson off their hands

    CBS Sports "Just a few months removed from being removed as Colts general manager, Ryan Grigson has found a new home, landing with the Cleveland Browns as a senior personnel executive, the team announced Wednesday. In his new role, Grigson will report to VP of player personnel Andrew Berry and provide..." May 25

  • Trent Richardson ignored bank account as friends spent $1.6 million in 10 months

    Sporting News "Trent Richardson recently spoke to ESPN for an E60 interview that aired after his release from the Ravens, and he revealed some details as to how his family took advantage of his NFL money. In the feature, the former Alabama star explained how family and friends went through $1.6 million of his..." May 23

  • Colts sign Tarell Basham to wrap up draft class

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have signed all of their draft picks. The team wrapped things up on Friday with the announcement that they have agreed to terms with linebacker Tarell Basham. Basham was a third-round pick and one of eight players that Indy added to the roster during last month’s draft. It’s no..." May 19

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Natson is Colts' smallest player, but don't sell him short

    Indianapolis Star "JoJo Natson wanted to set the record straight. Yes, he’s small. Just not that small. So upon meeting reporters for the first time since signing with the Indianapolis Colts, the undrafted free agent set out to establish a few facts. Yes, he was listed at 5-7 and 159 pounds by NFL scouts entering..." May 16

  • Johnathan Hankins: Colts have best defense in AFC "The Indianapolis Colts' offseason overhaul included massive upgrades to the defensive front seven. One of those big additions brought in by GM Chris Ballard was run-stuffing defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. The ex-New York Giants defender told NFL Network's Good Morning Football he believes..." May 15

  • Colts eager for clean slate on defense

    Pro Football Talk "With all the acquisitions this offseason, the Colts can’t be quite sure what their starting defense is going to look like this year. And defensive coordinator Ted Monachino is fine with that. “Neither do they,” he said of his players, via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, “which is a good..." May 12

  • Colts sign three draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts made eight draft picks two weeks ago. They’ve now agreed to terms with three of them. The team announced on Thursday that deals have been struck with second-round cornerback Quincy Wilson, fifth-round cornerback Nate Hairston, and fifth-round inside linebacker Anthony Walker." May 12

  • Colts GM gives Ryan Grigson credit for building O-line "In his first few months on the job, new Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard gutted the defense, added playmakers in the draft and depth on offense. The one main area he didn't overhaul: the offensive line. A longtime trouble spot for Indy, Ballard didn't add a big-name (mostly overpriced) free..." May 12

  • Colts sign Josh Boyd, waive Curt Maggitt

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts continued to remake their defense on Friday. The team announced that they have signed defensive tackle Josh Boyd. Linebacker Curt Maggitt was waived with an injury settlement in a corresponding move. Boyd was a fifth-round pick of the Packers in 2013 and played 26 games for them..." May 12

  • Colts expected to add Morocco Brown to personnel department

    Pro Football Talk "The names of the new members of the personnel department in Indianapolis have begun coming out this week and another one was added to the list on Wednesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Morocco Brown is expected to be part of General Manager Chris Ballard’s staff. Brown was let go by..." May 10

  • The Colts can't get rid of Robert Mathis

    Indianapolis Star "Robert Mathis retired as the Indianapolis Colts’ all-time leading sack man, a player who turned rushing passers into an art form with his combination of speed and dogged effort. But not even Mathis’ retirement after last season has precluded him from continuing to be a pass-rushing presence for..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Colts tell Andrew Luck not to be a double-digit interception guy

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has 68 interceptions in 70 games, an average of about one a game or 16 in a full season. And the Colts want him to cut down on those picks. Significantly. Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer says he wants to see better decision making from Luck, which..." May 10

  • Can Donte Moncrief be one of the NFL's better WRs? "Indianapolis Colts receiver Donte Moncrief enters a contract year coming off an injury-riddled, disappointing 2016 campaign. The 6-foot-2 receiver earned just 30 receptions for 307 yards in nine games last season, but put up seven touchdowns. New Colts receivers coach Sanjay Lal believes..." May 09

  • Colts to retire Peyton Manning’s jersey, unveil statue, on October 7

    Colts "On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts announced that the statue of Peyton Manning will be unveiled on Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. on the north plaza outside of Lucas Oil Stadium. The following day, Manning’s No. 18 jersey will be officially retired and he will be inducted into the team’s..." May 09

  • Indianapolis Colts hire former Green Beret leader

    ESPN "Brian Decker, the retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has tried to implement in the NFL a system of predictive character traits he once used to select Green Berets -- drawing interest from the likes of Bill Belichick -- has been hired as the Indianapolis Colts' player personnel strategist,..." May 09

  • Frank Gore reveals when he’ll know it’s time to retire

    Yardbarker "Indianapolis Colts and former San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is entering his 13th season as a pro and is about to turn 34 years of age. He’s well past what is normally viewed as the age when running backs break down, but Gore’s been breaking the rules since he overcame the “injury..." May 09

  • Colts' massive roster turnover continues

    Indianapolis Star "When Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay handed Chris Ballard the reins to his beloved franchise, it came with an understanding that Ballard could execute his plan in an unencumbered fashion. What, exactly, did the new general manager have in mind? Just take a look at the roster and the..." May 06

  • Colts sign Trey Griffey, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

    Yardbarker "Trey Griffey, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., has found a home in the NFL. The younger Griffey was not among those selected in the seven rounds of this year’s NFL Draft. However, after its completion, the 23-year-old wide receiver was signed by the Colts as a free..." May 02

  • Through their eyes: Colts scouts on team's picks

    Indianapolis Star "It’s one thing to get the opinion of Indianapolis Colts General Manager Chris Ballard or coach Chuck Pagano on the team’s eight draft picks. But here’s a rare chance to hear from the members of the organization who know these prospects best: The scouts. These are the guys who log months on..." May 01

  • Jimmy Raye III also out in Indianapolis

    Pro Football Talk "New Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has broken out the broom. In addition to much of the college scouting staff, the Colts are also parting ways with vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III, according to Albert Breer of" May 01

  • Hue Jackson eyed Malik Hooker if Browns had stayed at No. 12

    The Sports Daily "Malik Hooker might have been a Brown if Cleveland had stayed at No. 12 instead of trading down to No. 25 with the Houston Texans on Day 1 of the draft. As it turns out, Browns coach Hue Jackson wanted to draft Hooker before the trade down. Via NFL Network’s Michael Silver: After the..." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Colts Cut 10 Players "The Indianapolis Colts today released cornerback Charles James, long snapper Matt Overton and safety Duke Williams. The team also waived linebacker Alex Bazzie, punter Devon Bell, long snapper Joe Fortunato, inside linebacker Deon King, safety Stefan McClure, cornerback Larry Scott and wide..." May 01

  • Colts sign undrafted free agent wide receiver Trey Griffey

    ESPN "The Colts have signed undrafted free-agent receiver Trey Griffey, a son of Hall of Fame baseball player, Ken Griffey Jr. The 6-foot-3 Griffey had 23 receptions for 382 yards and two touchdowns last season with the Arizona Wildcats. His best season was in 2014 when he had 31 catches for 405..." April 30

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Colts get an A for selecting Malik Hooker No. 15

    CBS Sports "With the No. 15 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select safety Malik Hooker out of Ohio State. Draft Tracker: Round 1 Indianapolis Colts Pete Prisco's Grade: A Chuck Pagano just might have gotten his next Ed Reed. The kid has great range in the middle of..." April 28

  • Colts need the BDPA — Best Defensive Player Available

    Indianapolis Star "He is falling to the Indianapolis Colts now, falling like a rock, falling like an undiluted dream. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers almost certainly will be there when the Colts are on the clock with the 15th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, and first-year general manager Chris Ballard will have a..." April 27

  • Colts DL David Parry pleads guilty, faces three years in prison

    TMZ "The Indianapolis Colts lineman who threatened police and spewed homophobic insults after allegedly stealing a golf cart has pled guilty in the case ... and now faces 3 years behind bars. As we previously reported, 25-year-old David Parry went on a crazy drunken bender in Scottsdale, AZ on Feb...." April 27

  • Are Colts ready to get risky on character?

    Indianapolis Star "The question came exactly eight days before the start of the NFL draft. Indianapolis Colts General Manager Chris Ballard was asked directly if he’d removed any player from his draft board yet. “At this point, no,” Ballard said. The context here is important. The answer came in the course..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Colts Way? GM turns to plan by Cubs' Theo Epstein in building roster

    ESPN "Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard knows he needs sleep. The problem is he can't put his smartphone down at night. No matter how heavy his eyes are after another 14-hour day at the team’s facility, Ballard struggles to turn off the device, put it down on his nightstand, and doze..." April 21

  • Colts G.M. emphasizes competition, and numbers

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have been one of the busiest teams in free agency since Chris Ballard took over as General Manager. They needed to be. Ballard has added 12 veteran free agents and 18 new players total since taking over in January, and has made it clear the roster needs to be upgraded from top to..." April 21

  • VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox reportedly signs with Colts

    Sporting News "Former Virginia Commonwealth basketball standout Mo Alie-Cox will transition to football as a member of the Colts. Cox is set to sign with Indianapolis, NFL Media reported Thursday. The prospective tight end worked out for representatives of several NFL teams last week in Richmond, Va. He..." April 20

  • Colts GM Chris Ballard looking to get ‘best player’ possible in NFL draft

    Fox 59 "It’s the overriding acronym as the NFL Draft looms: BPA. Best Player Available. Should a general manager use his coveted first-round pick, or subsequent selections for that matter, to address a glaring positional need? Best player available. What if the BPA is at a position already..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Five offseason objectives for the Colts

    Indianapolis Star "In the NFL, “offseason” is merely a relative term. Here we are, a full five months before opening day, and already the Indianapolis Colts are getting back to work. Offseason conditioning workouts get underway Monday at Colts headquarters. Participation is voluntary, but expect them to be..." April 17

  • Erik Swoope signs tender with Colts

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts are one of the 23 teams starting their offseason workouts on Monday and they’ll do it with tight end Erik Swoope under contract. Swoope was tendered as an exclusive rights free agent early in the offseason and the team announced on Monday morning that he’s signed that tender. Swoope..." April 17

  • Jack Mewhort sees Colts’ offensive line establishing continuity

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have the most important position in football covered. It’s the rest of the roster that needs work. As to the critically important job of keeping the team’s franchise quarterback healthy, the offensive line knows that it needs to do more in 2017. Offensive lineman Jack Mewhort believes..." April 17

  • Andre Johnson to sign a one-day contract and retire with the Texans

    CBS Sports "Before Andre Johnson retires, he's heading home. On Monday, the Texans announced that they're signing Johnson, 35, to a one-day contract so that he can retire as a Texan. The team will honor Johnson at a press conference Wednesday. Johnson is the franchise's all-time leading receiver in..." April 17

  • Andrew Luck: Shoulder surgery was my decision

    Indianapolis Star "The most important right arm at Indianapolis Colts headquarters belongs to Andrew Luck. So, it was only fitting that he alone be allowed to decide whether it be subjected to surgery. The Colts’ franchise quarterback on Monday revealed a couple important pieces of information. For one, he..." April 17

  • For Colts and Johnathan Hankins, the wait was worth it

    Indianapolis Star "The wait was long and it was nerve-wracking, but ultimately worth it. That was the perspective offered by Johnathan Hankins after his month-long wait on the free agent market ended Thursday in the signing of a three-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts. “I guess when you’re patient,..." April 16

  • Colts sign Johnathan Hankins to three-year, $30 million deal

    Fox Sports "Free agency started more than a month ago, but there was still one player surprisingly on the market until Thursday. Former Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins remained available longer than most expected, seemingly due to his contract demands. However, on Thursday, Hankins came off the..." April 13

  • Retired Peyton Manning finally explains the true meaning of his 'Omaha' call

    CBS Sports "Now that Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found , the greatest mystery in pro football involves Peyton Manning and the true meaning of his "Omaha" call. Over the past few years, several players have tried to explain mysterious audible call. Eli Manning was asked about it once,..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

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