Colts Rumors & News

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Pagano: Andrew Luck 'might' practice this week

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano addressed the status of quarterback Andrew Luck during his Monday media availability. Luck hasn't been a practice participant since undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder shortly after last season. " September 26

  • Good chance Andrew Luck back at practice this week

    Indianapolis Star "The end is near, and The Franchise could be back on the practice field as early as Wednesday. It’d be a first for Andrew Luck in nine long months. Instead of ruling out the possibility that his star quarterback practices this week– something he’s done to begin his Monday press conference in..." September 26

  • Rashaan Melvin won't quit

    Indianapolis Star "Rashaan Melvin is the boxer who hits the canvas nine times and bounces up 10. He’s the no-talk, all-walk, strictly business, bottom-of-the-roster grinder the NFL can’t get rid of, no matter how many times it tries. He’s the name play-by-play announcers have to look up, the week-in, week-out..." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Andrew Luck expected to begin practicing this week

    ESPN "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to begin practicing as early as this week, a major step toward his eventual return to the playing field, according to sources familiar with Luck's rehabilitation from shoulder surgery in mid-January. Sources say Luck will likely require two..." September 24

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Tank Carradine could be headed for IR

    Pro Football Talk "Among the various injures sustained last night for the 49ers was an ankle sprain for defensive lineman Tank Carradine. Coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Friday that Carradine could be headed for injured reserve. “Tank has got a high ankle sprain,” Shanahan told reporters. “We haven’t gotten..." September 23

  • Chudzinski on Brissett: 'It’s as much me learning him as it's him learning the playbook'

    Indianapolis Star "Perhaps the best description of what Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett faced in his first start was offered by offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who presented the following thought-provoking analogy. “We all speak English,” Chudzinski said. “If we taught you Spanish for three..." September 23

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Frank Gore says he has no regrets about signing with the Colts

    Indianapolis Star "One of the most grueling parts about playing football when you’re 34 years old? Pizza. The lack of pizza. Sunday night after a win last fall. Frank Gore’s living room. The Indianapolis Colts’ running backs had gathered around the TV, there to catch the late game but also to unwind, to (briefly)..." September 23

  • Colts Promote RB Matt Jones

    Pro Football Rumors "Matt Jones is back on with the varsity team. The Colts have elevated Matt Jones from the practice squad, as Adam Schefter of tweets. To make room, guard Ian Silberman has been waived. Matt Jones was once primed to be the main ball carrier in Washington, but the Redskins informed him..." September 22

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • Chuck Pagano says Browns have Daffy Duck offense

    Fanrag Sports "Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano didn’t mean it in a bad way when he said that the Cleveland Browns have a “Daffy Duck” style of offense, merely referring to the type of looks they throw at defenses. “They do a lot with personnel, formation shifts, motions, gadgets, spread you out,..." September 22

  • Colts rookie DBs: 'We're growing together'

    Indianapolis Star "There’s Quincy Wilson, who’s been on this earth 15 days longer than Adam Vinatieri’s been kicking in the NFL. There’s Malik Hooker, who’d probably be playing college basketball right now if not for his uncle, who begged him to give football one last shot as a high school junior. A year later,..." September 21

  • Quincy Wilson misses practice again; Vontae Davis limited

    Pro Football Talk "Colts rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson (knee) did not practice for the second consecutive day. His absence is a concern with veteran cornerback Vontae Davis trying to work his way back from a “significant” groin injury. Wilson came off the bench and played only 17 defensive snaps in the season..." September 21

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • T.Y. Hilton On Colts Falling To 0-3: 'It Can't Happen'

    Real GM Football "T.Y. Hilton is confident the Indianapolis Colts will find the win column against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. "Can't go down 0-3. I don't think we've been down 0-3 since I've been here. So, it can't happen, it won't happen," Hilton said. The Colts haven't been 0-3 since 2011, when they..." September 21

  • Andrew Luck still not practicing, early October return looking less likely

    Larry Brown Sports "There was once a time when it seemed like Andrew Luck may be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. Now, Indianapolis Colts fans find themselves wondering if they are going to see their starting quarterback at any point in 2017. Luck has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the..." September 20

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Donte Moncrief must do more to earn his payday

    Indianapolis Star "If there was ever a time you expected the very best of Donte Moncrief, this would be it. When it’s time to get paid. That time is now. It’s a contract year for the Indianapolis Colts’ fourth-year wide receiver, the proverbial moment of truth as he nears his first shot at free agency in a..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Colts rule out Andrew Luck for Week 3 vs. Browns "The Indianapolis Colts will spend at least another week without Andrew Luck. Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Monday that the quarterback would miss the Week 3 tilt versus the Cleveland Browns. The news was all but expected as Luck still hasn't joined practice since undergoing shoulder surgery..." September 19

  • Signs of life from the Colts in yet another 0-2 start

    Indianapolis Star "Believe it or not, buried somewhere beneath Sunday’s painful yet predicable Indianapolis Colts late-game collapse, past the piles of penalties, the dropped passes, the missed blocks, the defensive whiffs and the 10-point fourth-quarter cushion that evaporated in a matter of minutes, there’s a..." September 18

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Colts promote linebacker Darnell Sankey

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts elevated inside linebacker Darnell Sankey from the practice squad, waiving wide receiver Matt Hazel in a corresponding move. Indianapolis needs Sankey because of two injuries at the position. Starter Antonio Morrison (elbow) and backup Anthony Walker (hamstring) will miss Sunday’s..." September 16

  • Mike Greenberg under fire from ESPNers for suspect Andrew Luck report

    New York Post "It appears Mike Greenberg has a lot to learn before launching his own “SportsCenter”-like show in the new year. Several of Greenberg’s ESPN colleagues questioned his news-breaking credibility Thursday after the radio host cited a “general sense” around the NFL that tension was growing between..." September 15

  • Colts To Start Jacoby Brissett At QB

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts are planning on starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett on Sunday against the Cardinals, sources tell’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). Scott Tolzien, who started for the Colts in Week 1, will head to the bench. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe (via Twitter) hears that Brissett was actually..." September 15

  • Who will start at quarterback for the Colts? Chuck Pagano won't say

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts quarterback intrigue continued Wednesday, with coach Chuck Pagano declining to publicly name a starter heading into Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Colts have been contemplating a change from Scott Tolzien to Jacoby Brissett after the former’s epic..." September 14

  • Does Andrew Luck Want Out Of Indianapolis? Agent Shuts Down Speculation

    NESN "If Andrew Luck no longer wants to be a part of the Indianapolis Colts, then no one told Andrew Luck that. ESPN’s Mike Greenberg said Wednesday morning that there a “general sense” around the NFL that “even with that enormous contract and that enormous talent, we could be seeing, right before..." September 14

  • Colts place Denzelle Good on injured reserve and sign Sean Spence

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts signed inside linebacker Sean Spence to a free agent deal Wednesday morning. They also placed Denzelle Good on Injured Reserve with an undisclosed injury. " September 13

  • Colts splitting first-team reps between Brissett, Tolzien

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts are stuck between a rock and a hard place at quarterback. At this time, both Scott Tolzien and Jacoby Brissett are splitting reps with the first-team offense in practice. Head coach Chuck Pagano said on Monday that he had no idea who would start in Week 2. It is a bad..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Jacoby Brissett to start? Colts thinking about it

    Indianapolis Star "With The Franchise sidelined at least another week, the winless Indianapolis Colts are considering sliding new arrival Jacoby Brissett into the starting quarterback spot for Sunday’s home opener against the Arizona Cardinals. After the way Scott Tolzien played Sunday in Los Angeles, it’s hard..." September 12

  • Andrew Luck ruled out of Week 2, which is hardly surprising

    Sportsnaut "Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced Monday that Andrew Luck won’t be playing in Week 2 when they host the Arizona Cardinals. This is hardly surprising. Luck still has yet to be seen by Pagano throwing the ball, and he hasn’t practiced with the team since last December following..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Colts want Scott Tolzien to be the best Scott Tolzien, not Andrew Luck

    ESPN "The regular season has finally arrived after seven weeks of preparation and the constant speculation of Andrew Luck's availability. Luck (shoulder) won’t be on the field when the Indianapolis Colts take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon. That means the Colts will have try to get by..." September 10

  • Andrew Luck will miss several more weeks

    CBS Sports "Colts star quarterback Andrew Luck has not yet entered the intensive throwing portion of his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, but is nearing completion of a program to rebuild strength in his throwing shoulder, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The Colts are..." September 10

  • Colts release Matt Jones days after waiver claim

    Bleacher Report "The Indianapolis Colts announced Saturday they waived running back Matt Jones. The Colts also placed offensive guard Adam Redmond on the active roster. Redmond had been a member of Indianapolis' practice squad. The move comes a week after the Washington Redskins waived Jones after he had..." September 09

  • Antonio Cromartie Has Incredibly Fathered His 14th Child Even After He Had A Vasectomy

    Uproxx "There are many words that come to mind when NFL fans think of Antonio Cromartie, but at this point one of the first words should be prolific. Cromartie was a standout on defense with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets. He is also quite famous for having “Extremely Catholic Famers During..." September 08

  • Andrew Luck ruled out, still not practicing for Colts

    Sportsnaut "Andrew Luck was not placed on the PUP list to open the season, but the Indianapolis Colts quarterback still has not practiced with the team. In fact, the last time Luck practiced with the Colts came back in December of 2016. He underwent shoulder surgery in January and has not been seen throwing a..." September 08

  • After starting 0-2 the past three seasons, will Colts stumble out of gate again?

    Indianapolis Star "Playing well in September has been a problem for the Indianapolis Colts, even when Andrew Luck was in the lineup. The Colts have started 0-2 the last three seasons under Chuck Pagano. And now that Luck won’t play Sunday and could miss several more weeks, how likely are the Colts to avoid..." September 07

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06