Colts Rumors & News

  • Andrew Luck won’t be throwing at minicamp

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts get an extra minicamp, because they have a new coach. But that’s no benefit for their current quarterback. Via George Bremer of the Anderson (Ind.) Herald-Bulletin, Andrew Luck won’t be throwing at the minicamp. More specifically, he won’t be throwing at all. He won’t even be..." April 24

  • Colts GM says draft has 8 'premium' non-quarterbacks, so they could trade down again

    CBS Sports "The Indianapolis Colts originally had the No. 3 overall selection in this year's draft. A few weeks ago, however, they sent that pick to the New York Jets in exchange for Nos. 6, 37, 49 and a 2019 second-round pick. Sitting at No. 6, the Colts have been rumored to be interested in everyone..." April 23

  • Colts GM admits Luck is still not throwing a football

    Clutch Points "Since the start of the offseason, the Indianapolis Colts have voiced nothing but optimism about star quarterback Andrew Luck’s recovery from shoulder surgery that occurred more than a year ago. It has been an arduous process that has seen several ups and downs along the way that has tested by Luck..." April 23

  • Colts reportedly rebuffed two trade offers for Jacoby Brissett as they wait for Andrew Luck

    CBS Sports "Last September, days before the start of the regular season, Colts sent wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to New England for quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Brissett, the Pats' 2016 third-round pick, started 15 games under trying circumstances, but ended the year as a legitimate option under center while..." April 21

  • Chris Ballard: Trade with Jets shows our confidence in Andrew Luck

    Pro Football Talk "Colts General Manager Chris Ballard held his pre-draft press conference on Friday, but one of the leading topics of conversation had to do with the team’s top pick in the 2012 draft. It’s hard to avoid talking about quarterback Andrew Luck‘s right shoulder injury under any circumstances because..." April 20

  • Colts GM open to moving back in the draft again

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts already pulled off a highway robbery by adding three second-round picks in a trade with the New York Jets that saw Indy move down from the third pick to sixth overall. Could another possible trade down be in the cards here? According to general manager Chris Ballard, it’s..." April 20

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Dwight Freeney to Retire as a Colt After 16 Seasons in the NFL

    SI "After 16 years in the NFL, Dwight Freeney will sign a one-day contract with Indianapolis to retire a Colt, the team announced Thursday. The defensive end was a 2002 first-round pick out of Syracuse, and he played 11 seasons with Indianapolis, earning a 2007 Super Bowl ring with the team. He..." April 20

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Colts RB Marlon Mack motivated to take 'top dog' role "When the Indianapolis Colts decided to let the ageless Frank Gore leave this offseason, it opened a gaping hole atop the depth chart. At 34 years oldlast season, Gore toted the rock 261 times, 71 more rushing attempts than the rest of the Colts' squad combined (including 63 by QB Jacoby..." April 13

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Indianapolis Colts sign cornerback Kenneth Acker

    247 Sports "The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of former Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Kenneth Acker to a free agent contract Wednesday. Terms of the contract were not immediately reported. The 26-year-old Acker (6-0, 195) entered the league in 2014 as a sixth-round draft..." April 11

  • Andrew Luck addresses return timetable, says he hasn't thrown NFL football yet

    Sporting News "Andrew Luck seemed to be in good spirits as he addressed the media on his recovery and what's in store for his NFL career. Luck missed all of the 2017 season and a large chunk of 2016 with a lingering shoulder injury, but he indicated the recovery process is moving along well. "If I wasn't..." April 09

  • Andrew Luck to appear at first day of Colts’ offseason program

    Larry Brown Sports "The first step toward Andrew Luck’s NFL return will be taken on Monday. ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported Sunday that Luck would be in attendance for the first day of the Indianapolis Colts’ offseason program, and would likely speak to the media. The plan is for Luck to take part in all..." April 08

  • Chris Milton signs tender

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts announced exclusive rights free agent Chris Milton signed his tender Friday. The cornerback joined the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has played 20 games with one start, making 10 tackles, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery. He also has added 10 special teams stops." April 07

  • Robert Mathis On Colts’ Change To 4-3: ‘Pass Rush Is Back In Indy’

    Colts "Let’s just say Robert Mathis is a little amped up about the fact the Indianapolis Colts, with a new head coach and new defensive coordinator in town, are making the change back to a 4-3 base defense in 2018. After a six-year hiatus under previous head coach Chuck Pagano, who brought a 3-4..." April 07

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Colts' Ebron, Mewhort playing for extra cash in 2018

    Indianapolis Star "Two Indianapolis Colts players recently signed to new contracts will be particularly motivated this fall. That’s because tight end Eric Ebron and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort stand to significantly increase their earnings based on incentives contained in their contracts. Those incentives,..." April 03

  • Colts Meet With CB Kenneth Acker

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Chiefs and 49ers cornerback Kenneth Acker visited the Colts on Tuesday, Field Yates of tweets. Acker could help to provide support in what is a very thin positional group. The Colts re-signed corner Pierre Desir this season, but they watched Rashaan Melvin leave in free agency..." April 03

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Frank Reich: “Not one ounce of me” views this as a rebuilding project

    Indianapolis Star "Feel free describe the Colts’ current status however you wish. Rebuilding, retooling, reassessing. Whatever. Just know this: Rookie coach Frank Reich is having none of it. Even while his team’s general manager and owner are espousing the idea of rebuilding the roster and asking fans for..." April 01

  • Matt Hasselbeck on Andrew Luck's rehab regimen and road to recovery

    Indianapolis Star "On a recent edition of ESPN's "NFL Live," analyst Matt Hasselbeck queued up plays from the Indianapolis Colts 2016 season. One showed Andrew Luck being pummeled by a defender. The next clip, just one play later, was of the Colts quarterback failing to connect with a wide open T.Y...." April 01

  • Ballard, Reich break down Colts' free-agent signees

    Indianapolis Star "The Colts haven’t been among the more aggressive teams in the NFL during this free-agent signing period. You certainly already knew that. But they haven’t been total bystanders, either. The Colts have signed four unrestricted free agents since the signing period began earlier this month,..." March 31

  • 5 Teams That Should Trade for Rob Gronkowski

    The Big Lead "The “chances are increasing” that the New England Patriots will trade Rob Gronkowski, according to the Boston Sports Journal. As for the reported asking price, it will take a “first-round pick if the team has it, but more likely a high second-rounder and a third”. The issue with Gronkowski is..." March 31

  • Colts GM Chris Ballard shockingly against Josh McDaniels rule, which fails to pass

    CBS Sports "In the aftermath of the Josh McDaniels fiasco with the Colts earlier this offseason, the NFL was expected to pass a new rule that would allow teams to officially hire away coaches working for playoff teams. Surprisingly, the rule wasn't enacted at the NFL owners meetings this week. Even more..." March 28

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

  • CBS says fewer ad breaks in NFL games will stay for the 2018 season

    Awful Announcing "Last season, the NFL and its television partners reduced the amount of ad breaks from five per quarter to four. That was in hopes of stopping the silly score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence. While it did reduce the number of those silly sequences, the change didn’t get rid of them..." March 27

  • Owners unanimously approve simplified catch rule

    ESPN "NFL owners approved new rules and bylaws on Tuesday, including unanimously approving the proposal to change the league's catch rule and authorizing in-game ejections from the league's officiating office. The owners also made permanent the rule change that teams start from the 25-yard line after..." March 27

  • Frank Reich says Andrew Luck has begun throwing footballs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Indianapolis Colts are hoping Andrew Luck can take part in their entire offseason program and be ready to roll by Week 1, and it sounds like the star quarterback is on the right track to make that happen. Colts head coach Frank Reich revealed on Tuesday that Luck has begun throwing..." March 27

  • Colts declined trade overtures for QB Jacoby Brissett

    Indianapolis Star "Jacoby Brissett’s arrival in Indianapolis last September gave the Colts a viable alternative to struggling starting quarterback Scott Tolzien during Andrew Luck’s absence. The Colts had a 4-11 record with Brissett as their starter, but his skill set was evident in spite of all the problems..." March 27

  • Report: NFL source doesn't see 'Skins signing Johnathan Hankins

    247 Sports "Johnathan Hankins remains the Washington Redskins' top free agent target, but things could be trending in the wrong direction after a league source told JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington that he "doesn't see" a deal happening for the defensive tackle. Having already lost out on Sylvester..." March 26

  • Colts’ Jim Irsay: Indicators are Andrew Luck has ‘turned the corner’ in rehab

    CBS Indy "Jim Irsay’s message to the Indianapolis Colts’ fan base was equal parts patience and optimism. The patience involves the long-lens view of a franchise now being led by general manager Chris Ballard. The Colts, Irsay insisted, are in a three-year rebuilding mode after missing the playoffs for..." March 26

  • Pass interference rule unlikely to be changed to 15-yard penalty

    ESPN "A proposal to change the NFL's defensive pass interference rule to a 15-yard penalty, rather than a spot foul, does not appear to have enough support to pass this week at the league's owners meetings. New York Giants co-owner John Mara said that he was one of the few competition committee..." March 26

  • NFL not considering rule change on fumbles through the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "The rule that says a fumble into the end zone and out of bounds goes to the defense on the 20-yard line seems illogical. But it’s not going anywhere. Among the many rules changes the league will consider at next week’s owners’ meeting, there’s nothing about the fumble touchback rule, which many..." March 23

  • NFL considering ‘McDaniels rule’ allowing assistants to take new jobs during playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL would probably like to avoid ever seeing the Josh McDaniels coaching fiasco ever happen again, and a subsequent rule change would ensure that it doesn’t. NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay confirmed that the league is considering a rule change that would allow assistant..." March 23

  • Dolphins Sign RB Frank Gore

    NFL Trade Rumors "Craig Mish reports that the Miami Dolphins have signed RB Frank Gore to a contract on Thursday. According to Pro Football Talk, Gore receives a one-year contract. Gore previously met with the Lions before they signed LeGarrette Blount. However, Gore will get an opportunity to return to Miami..." March 22

  • Frank Gore visiting the Dolphins today

    Pro Football Talk "Frank Gore has already been excellent in Miami. Now, he’s at least considering trying it again. PFT has confirmed that the veteran running back is visiting the Dolphins today, returning to the scene of his college stardom. Of course, Gore left the University of Miami after the 2004..." March 22

  • Dontrelle Inman visited Colts

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts’ search for receiving help has led them to a player with ties to their new head coach and offensive coordinator. Head coach Frank Reich was the offensive coordinator for the Chargers in 2014 and 2015 while Nick Sirianni was on the staff from 2013 until being hired in Indianapolis...." March 21

  • Colts re-sign Christine Michael

    Pro Football Talk "Frank Gore won’t be back with the Colts in 2018, but another member of last year’s backfield will remain on the roster. The Colts announced that they have re-signed Christine Michael. Michael’s membership in the backfield last season was limited to offseason work. He suffered an injury in..." March 21

  • Report: Andrew Luck preparing for 'intense throwing regimen'

    Sportsnaut "As the Indianapolis Colts cross their fingers about the health of Andrew Luck, the young quarterback is reportedly preparing to undergo an “intense throwing regimen” in the coming months that will show how far along he truly is in his recovery. Zak Keefer of the Indy Star notes that the team..." March 21

  • Ex-NFLers say league is trying to ‘rig’ concussion settlement, dementia claims are going unpaid

    New York Daily News "Victims of NFL concussions are tired of waiting for their money. Frustrated that their clients aren't getting paid fast enough, lawyers for players entitled to a share of the league's billion-dollar class-action concussion settlement said the NFL needs help finding its wallet. Specifically,..." March 21

  • Colts giving free agent Jack Mewhort a second chance after knee injuries

    Indianapolis Star "Can Jack Mewhort stay on the field in 2018? The Indianapolis Colts are going to find out very soon. The team’s 2014 second-round pick has agreed to a one-year contract with the Colts, a deal that keeps him in the mix as a possible starter along the interior of the offensive line. Mewhort will..." March 21

  • Colts Re-Signing CB Pierre Desir To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Stephen Holder reports that the Colts are re-signing CB Pierre Desir to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Desir, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Browns back in 2014. He’s in the third year of his four-year, $2.63 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016..." March 20

  • Cameron Meredith visits Colts

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts signed a wide receiver on Tuesday, but Ryan Grant isn’t the only player at the position on their radar. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Cameron Meredith visited with the team. Meredith was tendered by the Bears at the lowest level, setting him up to make $1.9 million in 2018 if he..." March 20

  • Colts sign Matt Slauson

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts finally addressed their leaky offensive line in free agency, announcing the signing of center/guard Matt Slauson. The deal is for one year at $3 million, according to Ian Rapoport The 6-5, 315-pound Slauson, 32, has started 108 of the 111 games he's appeared..." March 20

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