Colts Rumors & News

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Colts activate Clayton Geathers, waive Josh Perry

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts activated safety Clayton Geathers from the physically unable to perform list. They waived outside linebacker Josh Perry in a corresponding move. Indianapolis placed Geathers on PUP on Sept. 2 after he needed additional recovery time from neck surgery in March. Geathers has played..." November 14

  • Mike Pence’s NFL Protest Cost The Indianapolis Police Department Over $14,000

    Uproxx "Vice President Mike Pence stopped by an Indianapolis Colts game in October but left after several players knelt during the national anthem to protest racial inequality in the United States. As there was overwhelming evidence that Pence attended the game with the intention of leaving when he did,..." November 14

  • NFL doctor: Jacoby Brissett went through proper concussion checks

    USA Today "The NFL’s chief medical officer said all proper examinations and checks were administered Sunday when Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett was cleared to return to a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, only to be placed in the concussion protocol following the game. Dr. Allen Sills..." November 14

  • Concussion expert calls NFL protocol 'fraud' after Colts QB Jacoby Brissett returns

    USA Today "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett returned to the game Sunday after a hit in the third quarter left him reaching for his head, prompting criticism from a prominent concussion expert. Chris Nowinski, co-founder and CEO of the Massachusetts-based Concussion Legacy Foundation, posted..." November 13

  • Steelers linebacker on Lucas Oil crowd: It sounded like 'we were at home'

    USA Today "They weren't booing. They were saying JuJu. Thousands of gold towels helicoptered in the air across Lucas Oil Stadium as hoards of black-and-gold clad fans screamed after each big play the Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie sensation made. "JU-JU!" They shouted after Smith-Schuster hauled in a..." November 13

  • Brissett placed in concussion protocol following loss to Steelers

    247 Sports "Despite controlling most of their Week 10 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Indianapolis Colts had to endure a brutal last-second loss. And the pain didn't end there. According to Gregg Doyel of the Indy Star, quarterback Jacoby Brissett began exhibiting symptoms of a concussion..." November 12

  • Teams contacting Vontae Davis about possible playoff return

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Vontae Davis became a free agent this week when the Colts released him after a strange couple of weeks of dueling narratives about whether or not Davis was healthy. Davis said his groin injury was limiting him on the field while the Colts said he’s healthy, something that seems to be..." November 12

  • Andrew Luck in Europe seeking treatment on right shoulder

    ESPN "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in Europe seeking treatment on his surgically repaired right shoulder, sources tell ESPN's Mike Wells and Chris Mortensen. The Colts placed Luck on the injured reserve list Nov. 3, ending his season. The decision came after Luck visited with doctors..." November 11

  • Jeremiah George fined $18,231 for horse collar

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL fined Colts linebacker Jeremiah George $18,231 for a horse collar tackle in Sunday’s victory over the Texans. The Colts were penalized 15 yards for George’s horse collar tackle on Texans running back Lamar Miller after a 19-yard gain late in the first quarter." November 10

  • Ex-Jet Antonio Cromartie tells News protesting during anthem while on Colts ‘is the reason’ he’s unemployed

    New York Daily News "Colin Kaepernick isn’t the only player who thinks he’s been excommunicated from the NFL for protesting. Former Jet Antonio Cromartie said he, too, is unemployed because he took a knee during the national anthem last year. “I’m not going to say ‘part’ of the reason. That is THE reason,”..." November 10

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Colts cut Davis after choice to have surgery

    ESPN "The Indianapolis Colts have released cornerback Vontae Davis, it was announced Thursday. The move capped off a bizarre six days between the Colts and Davis, who was scheduled to be a free agent after the season. A source had confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday night that Davis, after seeking..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Colts CB Vontae Davis Likely To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport, citing a source, confirms that Colts CB Vontae Davis is opting to undergo season-ending surgery after seeking a second medical opinion. Stephen Holder of the Indy Star reports that Colts CB Vontae Davis will likely have season-ending surgery after seeking additional medical..." November 09

  • Vontae Davis out against Steelers with groin injury

    Fanrag Sports "Indianapolis Colts defensive back Vontae Davis missed the Week 9 game against the Houston Texans, though his absence was non-injury related. Fast-forward to this week, and days leading up to Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Davis has been ruled out with an injury this time around. Mike..." November 08

  • Chris Ballard: Vontae Davis was cleared medically, hasn’t played very well

    Pro Football Talk "Colts cornerback Vontae Davis said on Wednesday that he felt “disrespected” by the Colts’ decision to characterize their call to leave him off the roster for last Sunday’s game as not being injury related because he’s still bothered by the groin injury that kept him from playing early in the..." November 08

  • Colts CB Vontae Davis says groin tear, not 'non-injury' situation, kept him out last week

    ESPN "Cornerback Vontae Davis said he felt disrespected by how the Colts handled how he was left behind for last weekend's game at Houston. The Colts sent out a surprising announcement Saturday saying that Davis would not make the trip for their game against the Texans the next day. The email said..." November 08

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Colts Worked Out 7 Players Including DB Will Blackmon

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Howard Balzer, the Colts brought in seven free agents for tryouts on Monday including veteran DB Will Blackmon. The full list of tryouts for the Colts includes: LB Tyrell Adams LB Brooks Ellis LB Otha Peters S Will Blackmon CB Makinton Dorleant CB Denzel Rice WR Lucky..." November 07

  • Jim Irsay told Tony Dungy that Andrew Luck's injury is 'inside his head'

    CBS Sports "If you haven't been paying attention, the Indianapolis Colts have a major mess on their hands at the quarterback position. Andrew Luck is battling a major shoulder injury and is shut down for the year, with his long-term health very much up in the air. Making matters much worse, Colts owner Jim..." November 07

  • Colts assistant coach Robert Mathis charged with OWI

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts consultant Robert Mathis was formally charged Tuesday with one count of misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The Colts' career sacks leader was stopped early Oct. 24 after police spotted him traveling the wrong way on Windemere Boulevard in Carmel and observing..." November 07

  • Report: Colts QB Andrew Luck May Never Play In The NFL Again

    Total Pro Sports "The saga that is Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts continue to hit a new low with each passing day. Luck has been shut down for the season and won’t play until the 2018 season, at least that was the original plan, because of his injured shoulder that he had had offseason surgery on back in..." November 07

  • Might Jim Irsay run Andrew Luck out of Indianapolis with his intemperate remarks? "There's a huge problem brewing between Colts owner Jim Irsay and quarterback Andrew Luck, the kind of problem that may destroy the relationship between the owner and his team's best player. And you wonder now, might Irsay and his big mouth run Luck out of Indianapolis? During a commercial..." November 07

  • Colts claim D.J. White off of waivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts left cornerback Vontae Davis at home for Sunday’s game against the Texans and they brought in a new player at the position on Monday to give them more depth in the event they want to go without Davis again in the future. The team announced that they have added cornerback D.J. White to..." November 06

  • Signs Point Toward Andrew Luck and the Colts Parting Ways

    12 Up "​This is a move that needs to happen at this point. The Indianapolis Colts struck pay dirt when they drafted Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Luck did a phenomenal job taking over for Peyton Manning in Indy, but has never brought the team to the promise land in..." November 06

  • Colts & Andrew Luck Believe He’ll Be Ready For 2018 Season

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, no one really knows what will happen with Colts QB Andrew Luck next. Rapoport reports that Luck saw between 4-5 doctors regarding his shoulder issues including the doctor who performed the original shoulder surgery. Sources tell Rapoport that the..." November 06

  • Colts need T.Y. Hilton to be 'The Ghost' that makes defenses miss

    ESPN "A complete vanishing act is likely not what Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton meant when he kept the nickname "The Ghost." His definition of being the The Ghost means defenses aren't able to find him. But unfortunately for Hilton, and especially the Colts, the current version of The Ghost..." November 05

  • Vontae Davis will be week-to-week with non-injury injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts are sticking to their story. And we’re sticking to ours. On the CBS broadcast of Sunday’s Colts-Texans game, Greg Gumbel “confirmed” that the absence of cornerback Vontae Davis was not injury related, explaining that the word came straight from coach Chuck Pagano. It’s not a surprise,..." November 05

  • Andrew Luck advised not to throw for months to focus on rehab "When the Indianapolis Colts placed quarterback Andrew Luck on injured reserve earlier this week, it wasn't a surprise. The $140-million star hadn't thrown in weeks, time was quickly running out on the season and they had worked out fill-in passers two days prior. It was the expected outcome for..." November 05

  • Colts' T.Y. Hilton is struggling, but he's doing his part

    Indianapolis Star "Here’s something we can all agree on: T.Y. Hilton is in the midst of a disappointing stretch. If production is used as the single metric, there’s no sense in debating this. Five receptions for 61 yards in a three-game span is not nearly enough for a guy who led the NFL in receiving yards last..." November 04

  • Vontae Davis doesn’t make the trip to Houston

    Pro Football Talk "As to Colts try to avoid sinking to 2-7 on the year, they’ll be without one of their top players. The team has announced that cornerback Vontae Davis did not make the trip to Houston for Sunday’s game against the Texans. The absence is described by the Colts as “not injury related.”" November 04

  • Vontae Davis will miss game due to lingering groin issue

    Pro Football Talk "The announcement that Colts cornerback Vontae Davis didn’t make the trip to Houston for Sunday’s game against the Texans for reasons that are not injury-related seemed ominous. The truth isn’t. The implications are. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Davis believes he needs treatment..." November 04

  • Arrest video suggests impairment of Robert Mathis

    Indianapolis Star "The city of Carmel on Friday released video of the Oct. 24 DUI arrest of Indianapolis Colts assistant coach Robert Mathis. The release complied with a public records request by IndyStar last week. Mathis was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after..." November 04

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Report: Jim Irsay privately furious about Andrew Luck situation

    Larry Brown Sports "The Andrew Luck situation has the steam coming out of Jim Irsay’s ears. NFL writer Benjamin Allbright reported Thursday that the Indianapolis Colts owner is privately fuming about the Luck saga, feeling that he was misled. Luck has been sidelined for the entire season with a shoulder injury,..." November 03

  • Bill Polian faults the Colts for not protecting Andrew Luck

    Pro Football Talk "Former Colts General Manager Bill Polian has taken some shots at his old team in the wake of today’s news that Andrew Luck is done for the season with a lingering shoulder injury. Polian said today on ESPN that the Colts’ staff has gone about building the team the wrong way, trying to build a..." November 02

  • Colts Expected To Sign Veteran QB Josh Johnson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Colts are expected to sign veteran QB Josh Johnson to a contract now that they’ve placed Andrew Luck on injured reserve. On Wednesday, the Colts attempted to sign Nate Sudfeld off of the Eagles’ practice squad, but Philadelphia managed to keep him..." November 02

  • Bill Polian faults the Colts for not protecting Andrew Luck

    Pro Football Talk "Former Colts General Manager Bill Polian has taken some shots at his old team in the wake of today’s news that Andrew Luck is done for the season with a lingering shoulder injury. Polian said today on ESPN that the Colts’ staff has gone about building the team the wrong way, trying to build a..." November 02

  • Andrew Luck to go on season-ending injured reserve "The Indianapolis Colts are shutting down Andrew Luck for the rest of the year. The team announced on Thursday the quarterback will be placed on injured reserve. "I wish I was better and 100 percent this season, but that's not the case," Luck said via the team site. Luck is still..." November 02

  • Colts Worked Out 4 QBs Including Matt Barkley

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Colts brought in four free agent quarterbacks for workouts on Tuesday including Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin, Josh Johnson and Connor Shaw. As of now, the Colts have yet to make a decision regarding signing any of these players. This..." October 31

  • Eagles talked to Colts about Frank Gore before acquiring Jay Ajayi

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced on Monday that the Indianapolis Colts were willing to discuss multiple veterans ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, including running back Frank Gore. Apparently, one conversation led Indianapolis to an Eagles team that was looking for an upgrade at running back. The very same..." October 31

  • Andrew Luck had cortisone shots that did not alleviate pain in shoulder

    Larry Brown Sports "Andrew Luck is sitting out practice this week for the third consecutive week, and the Indianapolis Colts had hoped he would be back by now. Luck recently had injections in his shoulder to alleviate soreness he was experiencing, but the shots did not do the trick. In his weekly appearance on..." October 31

  • Colts Have Also Had Trade Talks Involving WR Donte Moncrief

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Colts have also had trade talks with teams involving WR Donte Moncrief. The Colts are clearly open for business right now if teams are willing to step up and meet their asking price for players. As of now, we know that CB Vontae Davis, WR T.Y...." October 31

  • Andrew Luck: Colts no longer focused on getting him back on field this season

    Indianapolis Star "Quarterback Andrew Luck won’t practice for a third consecutive week as he embarks on visits to specialists to find the source of continued soreness in his throwing shoulder, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday. Luck is expected to see additional specialists because a cortisone..." October 31

  • Colts reportedly willing to deal T.Y. Hilton

    Sporting News "Move over, Martavis Bryant. There's a new trade rumor this week. Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton could be a possible trade target for Indianapolis after the Andrew Luck-less team fell to 2-6, according to multiple reports. Hilton is under contract with the Colts through the 2020 season after..." October 30