Colts Rumors & News

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • Eagles Close To Signing Veteran CB Patrick Robinson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice is reporting that the Eagles are close to an agreement on a contract with veteran CB Patrick Robinson. It’s worth mentioning that signing Robinson to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released. Robinson, 29, is a..." March 28

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • Jim Irsay: “Wrong to assume” it is win or else for Chuck Pagano

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts made a change at General Manager after the 2016 season by dispatching Ryan Grigson and bringing in Chris Ballard to run the personnel side of things in his place. Coach Chuck Pagano remains in his job, but Ballard’s arrival and two straight years out of the playoffs would seem to put..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Who Are The Colts Cornerbacks Behind Vontae Davis?

    Colts "It’s the offseason, so takes a look at some tweets from Colts players to get an idea of what they are up to during their down time. The top two running backs for the Colts again this season will be together this weekend for a charity event. Robert Turbin grew up in the Bay Area..." March 24

  • Indianapolis Colts cut defensive tackle Arthur Jones

    Fanrag Sports "The Colts have decided to cut defensive tackle Arthur Jones, as reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He also noted that it will clear off a cap hit of $7.35M for 2017, suggesting that the Colts made this move largely with finances in mind. They have been trying to upgrade their defense, but..." March 24

  • Colts giving Kamar Aiken his long-awaited chance

    Indianapolis Star "Kamar Aiken hasn’t played one down for the Indianapolis Colts, but he already seems certain his experience with his new team will be markedly different than the time he spent with the Baltimore Ravens. For three seasons, the free-agent wide receiver, who signed with Indianapolis on Monday,..." March 23

  • Colts Sign LS Joe Fortunato

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Indianapolis Colts announced Thursday that they’ve signed LS Joe Fortunato to a contract. Fortunato will compete for a roster this summer with Matt Overton. Fortunato is an undrafted free agent out of Delaware. " March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Colts to add Ravens receiver Kamar Aiken

    Pro Football Talk "New Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has been busy rebuilding his new team with middle-class free agents, and he’s found another one. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken is signing with the Colts. Aiken visited with the Colts last week and the..." March 21

  • Can Spence help stabilize Colts' shaky LB unit?

    Indianapolis Star "That the Indianapolis Colts need help at inside linebacker hardly qualifies as news. But you know what else they could use? Stability. From Jerrell Freeman to Nate Irving to Sio Moore to D’Qwell Jackson to Edwin Jackson to Antonio Morrison, the position has been a revolving door of bodies..." March 21

  • Colts Place P Pat McAfee On Reserve/Retired List, Pick Up $2.75M Of Cap Room

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Colts officially placed P Pat McAfee on the reserve/retired list on Tuesday. The Colts will pick up $2.75 million of cap space with this move. It also ensures that Indianapolis holds the rights to McAfee should he elect to return to the NFL at some..." March 21

  • Colts add Brandon Williams to tight end mix

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been a busy offseason at tight end for the Colts. They re-signed Jack Doyle and traded Dwayne Allen to the Patriots in a pair of early moves. Monday brought a new arrival to the group with the team’s announcement that they’ve signed Brandon Williams. Williams served as the third tight..." March 20

  • Colts add another rusher with 1-year deal for Sean Spence

    ALL 22 "Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans linebacker Sean Spence signed a one-year contract worth $3 million to play for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. A former third-round pick out of Miami (FL) in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Steelers,..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Darius Butler re-signs with Colts

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive back Darius Butler looked around for more than a week, but he’s headed back where he played before becoming a free agent. The Colts announced that Butler is returning to the team on a one-year deal. He visited the Bears and Redskins before agreeing to his new deal in..." March 17

  • Kamar Aiken lines up visits with Colts, Seahawks

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Kamar Aiken will be making a couple of free agent visits. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Aiken will visit with the Colts on Friday and is also scheduled for a visit with the Seahawks on Monday. Aiken has spent the last three seasons with the Ravens." March 17

  • Colts add nose tackle Al Woods on reported 2-year, $5M deal

    Indianapolis Star "The Colts have signed Tennessee Titans backup defensive lineman Al Woods, according to his agents. Terms of the contract were not immediately available. Woods, 29, has been a rotational player over the course of his 7-year career, during which he has been an interior defensive lineman. Woods’..." March 16

  • Kevin Minter slated for visit with Colts

    Pro Football Talk "Most of the names at the top of PFT’s Hot 100 list of available free agents have been locked up or franchise-tagged, leaving just six of the top 50 players available as of Monday afternoon. One of the players in that group is linebacker Kevin Minter. Minter’s play with the Cardinals helped him..." March 13

  • Colts keep RB Robert Turbin

    Indianapolis Star "Running back Robert Turbin will get his wish – another chance to chase a championship with the Indianapolis Colts. The team’s goal-line specialist in 2016 has been awarded a two-year deal worth up to $4.1 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “Couldn’t be more excited to be..." March 13

  • Dontari Poe's Colts Visit Reportedly 'Went Well,' DT to Visit with Jaguars

    Bleacher Report "Following a visit with the Indianapolis Colts, free-agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe is reportedly set to meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Poe's visit with the Colts "went well," but no deal has been struck, which will allow him to speak with the..." March 13

  • Dontari Poe close to signing with Colts "The Colts could be looking to upgrade their patchwork defensive line. In what would make one of the most obvious pairings of the free agent season, the Colts are bringing in former Chiefs first-round pick Dontari Poe for a visit, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. CBS first..." March 12

  • Jabaal Sheard visiting the Colts

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard is going to make another free agent visit. This time he’s probably not going to drive there. Per Mike Reiss of, Sheard will visit with the Colts. Sheard went to see the Dolphins yesterday, but he lives in Fort Lauderdale so he just drove over." March 10

  • Mike Adams joins the Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "On the day the Panthers brought an aging defensive end home to North Carolina, they also added a slightly younger defensive back to the mix. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Panthers have agreed to terms with safety Mike Adams on a two-year deal. Adams entered the league in..." March 10

  • Colts cut Patrick Robinson

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have released cornerback Patrick Robinson. The move comes as no surprise. Robinson signed as a free agent last March and played in just seven games, and new Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has been moving on from the old regime’s players. " March 10

  • Colts sign Jabaal Sheard to bolster pass rush

    Number Fire "The Indianapolis Colts signed defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard, formerly of the New England Patriots, to a three-year, $25.5 million contract with $12.75 guaranteed. What It Means: Sheard was the best edge player left on the market and he projects to start opposite John Simons in the Colts'..." March 10

  • Colts sign John Simon to 3-year, $13.5M deal

    Houston Chronicle "Former Texans starting outside linebacker John Simon joined the Indianapolis Colts on Friday on a three-year, $17 million maximum value contract, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. Simon gets a $4 million roster bonus Sunday. His 2017 base salary of $1.5 million is fully..." March 10

  • Colts, Eagles making ‘strong push’ to sign Alshon Jeffery

    Larry Brown Sports "Alshon Jeffery is reportedly receiving interest from several teams on the free agent market, and the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles may be leading the charge. While Jeffery has had talks with the Chicago Bears about returning, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that both the Eagles..." March 09

  • Patriots Trade For Colts TE Dwayne Allen

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Patriots are trading for Colts TE Dwayne Allen. This comes just a day after the Colts locked up TE Jack Doyle to a three-year extension. It’s also a pretty good indication that Martellus Bennett will not be returning to the Patriots for the 2017..." March 09

  • Colts keep Jack Doyle on three-year, $19M deal "One of the tight ends poised to cash in on the open market won't make it to free agency after all. The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms with Jack Doyle, the team announced Tuesday. The new deal is for three years at $19 million with another $2 million available in incentives, NFL Network's..." March 08

  • Colts' David Parry facing 2 felonies after arrest

    Indianapolis Star "Colts defensive lineman David Parry has been officially charged with multiple felonies stemming from his Feb. 25 arrest in Scottsdale, Ariz. According to court records from Maricopa County Superior Court, Parry, 25, was charged with theft of a means of transportation and resisting arrest with..." March 08

  • Colts Won’t Re-Sign S Mike Adams

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts don’t intend to re-sign free agent safety Mike Adams, as Adams himself posted on Instagram that today was his “last day” with Indianapolis. Adams later confirmed to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star (Twitter link) that the Colts intend to pursue younger players on the defensive..." March 07

  • Colts offensive lineman Joe Reitz retiring

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the Colts are poised to strengthen their offensive line, they’re going to have to replace a regular. The team announced that veteran blocker Joe Reitz was retiring after nine seasons. The 31-year-old Reitz started six games last year at right tackle, but has been a versatile..." March 07

  • Bill Belichick explains why Colts fans in Indianapolis are so nice to him

    CBS Sports "No one ever expects Bill Belichick to smile or laugh, much less to jump on television for live coverage of the NFL Combine and crack jokes. But that’s exactly what he did on Sunday when he popped in the NFL Network booth with Rich Eisen and Mike Mayock. Eisen and Mayock were talking with fellow..." March 05

  • Colts pick ideal day to announce major change to training camp

    Indianapolis Star "The Colts are making a dramatic change to training camp. The team no longer will go off-site, as it has done since moving to Indianapolis in 1984, choosing instead to have training camp at its Indianapolis training facility on West 56th Street. The big impact: Because the facility cannot..." March 04

  • Eagles win the coin toss for the 14th pick

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles got back into the first round, and they moved up a spot in the draft order today. Philadelphia won the coin flip held today at the Scouting Combine, and will pick 14th in the 2017 NFL Draft. The coin had the logos of the Colts and the Vikings, since they were the original owners..." March 03

  • Chuck Pagano knows he must win in 2017 to keep job "Chuck Pagano won the battle with Ryan Grigson. Now, he must win the war. Pagano managed to keep his job this season while Grigson was canned by owner Jim Irsay. If the Colts continue to falter, as they have the past two years, Pagano knows he too will be shown the door. "I think we all..." March 03

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

  • Colts' Ballard noncommittal on Luck timeline

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will be back from his shoulder surgery — at some point. If you hoping for anything more specific, it was not forthcoming from new general manager Chris Ballard during his news conference at the NFL Scouting Combine Wednesday. Asked about when Luck..." March 02

  • Ex-Colts’ punter Pat McAfee says there won’t be a comeback

    Fanrag Sports "Pat McAfee retired suddenly from the Indianapolis Colts and took a job in sports media. He’s only 29 years old and was making millions to punt a football, so there was instantly speculation that he’d return to the game. However, he was asked about it recently, and he said: “My knees have just..." March 01

  • Competition Committee discussing centralizing review system "The NFL's Competition Committee is discussing two proposals that would significantly alter officiating -- whether to make referees full-time employees and how to centralize the replay review system. According to one league official familiar with the committee's conversations during its meetings..." March 01

  • League considering full-time referees, again

    Pro Football Talk "The issue of full-time officials has percolated from time to time over the past five years. Indeed, the 2012 labor deal between the league and the NFL Referees Association gave the NFL the right to hire up to 17 full-time officials. The NFL once again is considering whether to finally follow..." March 01

  • Colts TE Jack Doyle To Test Free Agent Market, Despite IND Attempt To Lock Him Up

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Colts free agent TE Jack Doyle plans to test the free agent market next week, despite Indianapolis recent attempts to sign him to a contract extension. It’s hard to blame Doyle for wanting to see what’s out there for him in free agency when he’s in line to be..." February 28

  • Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to fantasy football involvement. Right-hander Keenan Bartlett, a junior who Baseball America recognized in the preseason as the A-10’s third-best..." February 28

  • Colts DL David Parry arrested on multiple charges

    ALL 22 "Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona early Saturday morning, according to Holly V. Hays for the Indianapolis Star. Parry was charged with suspicion of robbery, auto theft, criminal damage, resisting arrest and driving under the influence after..." February 28