Colts Rumors & News

  • The pressure is on the Colts' young offensive line to keep Andrew Luck upright in 2016

    SB Nation "The Indianapolis Colts avoided controversy in the NFL Draft this year, using their top pick in the draft on Alabama center Ryan Kelly. There was no "best player available" talk. There was little dissension among the fanbase over the pick. It was a needed position, and Kelly was the consensus best..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Colts sign second round pick T.J. Green

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts signed second-round draft pick T.J. Green on Monday. Green, a 6-3, 205-pound safety, was the 57th overall pick. He played in 26 games (16 starts) in three seasons at Clemson, finishing with 162 tackles, 1.0 sack, three passes defended, two forced fumbles and one..." May 24

  • Colts have had no discussions with Dwight Freeney

    Stampede Blue "Recently, there has been a lot of talk amongst Colts fans about the possibility of bringing pass rusher Dwight Freeney back. The veteran is still looking for work after a successful 2015 season with the Cardinals, and the Colts really need pass rush help. I've written about how I think signing..." May 21

  • Agent's Take: How to make Andrew Luck the highest-paid player in NFL history

    CBS Sports "Colts owner Jim Irsay announced a July 4 target date to sign quarterback Andrew Luck to a contract extension during the NFL owners meetings back in March. Luck is scheduled to make $16.155 million for the upcoming season, which is the fifth-year option of his rookie deal. Irsay gave a slightly..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Peyton Manning on football: 'I got my fill'

    NFL.com "Three months removed from his final snap on the field, Peyton Manning says his retirement is going swimmingly. "People tell me that I'm going to miss football, that I'm going to have withdrawals. But I got my fill," Manning told the Coloradoan's inaugural Northern Colorado Sports Awards on..." May 19

  • Are the Texans or Colts the team to beat in the AFC South?

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans ended the Indianapolis Colts' two-year grip on the AFC South title by taking the division last season - albeit a division considered one of the worst in recent NFL history." May 19

  • Andrew Luck: I have an obligation to keep myself healthy

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer said that the team wasn’t going to change the way quarterback Andrew Luck plays as a result of the injuries that kept him out of the lineup for nine games last year. Coach Chuck Pagano had a different take earlier this offseason, saying..." May 17

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Vontae Davis wants Colts to sign Dwight Freeney

    Stampede Blue "The Colts need pass rush help. Dwight Freeney is a free agent looking to find a team for the 2016 season. Freeney recorded 107.5 sacks in eleven seasons with the Colts to begin his career. Clearly a reunion is a perfect match, right? We looked at the issue a few days ago and mentioned that,..." May 16

  • Luck plans to make nerdy purchase after signing contract

    NESN "Andrew Luck seems like a simple guy. He’s a Stanford product, a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback and likely will sign the richest contract in NFL history, yet the 26-year-old isn’t letting his fame or his impending fortune go to his head. He’s still a nerd through and through, as evidenced by..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Colts add offensive tackle, cut rookie linebacker

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts signed offensive tackle Jeremy Vujnovich and waived linebacker Anthony Sarao on Thursday. Vujnovich spent the last two seasons on the Packers practice squad. He broke into the league with the Packers as undrafted free agent out of Div. III Louisiana College in 2014." May 13

  • Colts' Frank Gore wants to become first player since 1984 to rush for 1,000 yards at 33 or older

    ESPN "Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore has his sights set on pulling off a double feat next season. He wants the Colts’ string of not having a 1,000-yard rusher to end at eight seasons. Gore, who still upset over his play in 2015, also aims become the first running back since 1985 to rush..." May 13

  • After arrest order, former Colt says he can't pay

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Clint Session, who a Florida judge ruled should be taken into custody over money owed in a child-support case, is not able to pay the more than $380,000 the court has required, according to his attorney. The attorney, Marlon Bryan, has filed a motion for..." May 12

  • Sio Moore Hoping To Sing Right Tune With Colts Defense In 2016

    NFL.com "A music aficionado, Colts linebacker Sio Moore takes center stage during pre-game warmups. Lock eyes on Moore and there he is making the rounds through his teammates. What you will observe is one fired up individual. “I play with my emotion,” Moore states. “How I do that is by getting..." May 12

  • Jaguars sign former first-round pick Bjoern Werner

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Figuring the risk was smaller than the potential payoff, the Jaguars signed Bjoern Werner on Wednesday, more than two months after the Indianapolis Colts gave up on the 2013 first-round draft pick. Werner, a 6-foot-3, 266-pound outside linebacker for the Colts, is expected to compete for a..." May 11

  • Frank Gore still mad he fell short of rushing goals in 2015

    Larry Brown Sports "Frank Gore signed with the Indianapolis Colts last season with big dreams in mind. The veteran running back thought he would be a key missing piece for a team on the rise and help them make a Super Bowl push. Along the way, he was hoping to break a few poor Colts streaks. None of that happened,..." May 11

  • It looks like the Colts are trying Jonotthan Harrison at guard this offseason

    Stampede Blue "Earlier today, the Indianapolis Colts tweeted out our first look at Ryan Kelly snapping the football to Andrew Luck, which is awesome by itself. But also interesting are the players surrounding Kelly, namely at right guard. In the video that was tweeted out, Jonotthan Harrison was working at..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Reggie Wayne says Curtis Painter threw the hardest passes

    The Score "Former NFL receiver Reggie Wayne was lucky enough to catch passes from Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Andrew Luck during his 14-year NFL career. Wayne joined the "Jay and Dan show" on Tuesday, and revealed which of his former quarterbacks surprisingly threw the hardest passes. The answer?..." May 10

  • Tyler Varga and the concussion that lasted 4 months

    Indianapolis Star "Want to see the ugly side of professional football? Tyler Varga can show you. Chances are you forgot about him. He was the surprise survivor of the Indianapolis Colts’ final cuts last August; the Yale grad with the incredible backstory; the running back who began training camp sixth on the..." May 10

  • Will patience pay off for Maggitt, Colts?

    Indianapolis Star "When the subject turns to Curt Maggitt at Indianapolis Colts headquarters, the operative word is “patience.” Both the player, an undrafted free agent from Tennessee, and the team, must display it in equal doses. For Maggitt, a once-fierce edge rusher who missed most of 2015 with a hip..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Colts sign cornerback after minicamp tryout

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts signed rookie cornerback Frankie Williams Saturday and waived rookie tackle Davante Harris, who they signed earlier this week. That the Colts signed Williams, one of 22 tryout players in their rookie minicamp, at the conclusion of camp indicates that he made a strong impression. " May 08

  • Colts ink Antonio Morrison, have six of eight picks signed

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts continued to check off boxes, signing yet another of their draft picks. The team announced they had signed fourth-round linebacker Antonio Morrison." May 06

  • Colts sign four more draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts announced Thursday that they’ve agreed to terms with four more members of their 2016 draft class. They signed first-round pick Ryan Kelly on Wednesday. Thursday, the team finished deals with fourth-round defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway, fifth-round offensive tackle Joe Haeg,..." May 06

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Jim Irsay: Colts ‘have a lot to prove’ in AFC South

    CBS Indy "The contrast in Jim Irsay’s comments couldn’t have been more stark, or on point. During a Saturday afternoon break from the NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts owner was asked whether his team should be considered the projected front-runner in the AFC South. Um, no. “I can’t call us the..." May 02

  • Colts search for pass rush among undrafted players

    Indianapolis Star "The Colts didn’t exactly solve their pass-rush ills with this weekend’s draft. Seeing how they didn’t add an edge rusher until their second-to-last pick, in the seventh round, their search for a boost at outside linebacker continues. But maybe they’ve found some potential help after..." May 02

  • Jim Irsay hopes Colts, Andrew Luck can strike deal by training camp

    ESPN "Jim Irsay said Saturday that contract negotiations with franchise quarterback Andrew Luck have become serious, and the Colts owner wants a deal to be agreed upon by the start of training camp in July. During the NFL owners meetings in March, Irsay said he hoped a "nine-figure" deal would be..." May 01

  • Colts hoping to replicate Jeff Saturday to Peyton Manning duo with Ryan Kelly and Andrew Luck

    Stampede Blue "To see the impact a good center can make, the Colts don't need to look far. All they have to do is look at their franchise record books, which - much like the NFL's record books - are dominated by Peyton Manning. One of Manning's numerous records is shared with longtime center Jeff Saturday: the..." April 29

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  • Ryan Kelly selected by Indianapolis Colts with 18th pick of NFL Draft

    Alabama "Ryan Kelly is now one of just 15 centers to be picked in the first round of the NFL draft since 1983. The Indianapolis Colts selected the former Alabama star with the No. 18 overall pick in the first round of the draft Thursday night.. " April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • 'Best player available' wrong move for Colts

    Indianapolis Star "With their first pick in the 2016 NFL draft, the Indianapolis Colts take … the best player available. Regardless of his position. Regardless of whether the Colts need him this season. They have a draft board, and they spent countless hours ranking hundreds of prospects, and they will honor that..." April 28

  • Colts will likely shy away from players with character issues in the draft

    ESPN "Outside linebacker is clear position of need for the Indianapolis Colts. A player who fits that role might be available when the Colts pick at No. 18 on Thursday. Linebacker Noah Spence had 63 tackles, including 22.5 for a loss, and 11.5 sacks last season at Eastern Kentucky. It’s how Spence..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Bills GM explains how Andrew Luck spoiled plan to draft Cam Newton

    CBS Sports "Almost exactly five years ago, the Panthers drafted Cam Newton with the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Broncos then selected Von Miller. The Bills rounded off the top-three by grabbing Marcell Dareus. Without even getting into the picks that followed (A.J. Green, Patrick Peterson, Julio..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Andrew Luck Book Club makes debut picks

    ESPN "For years, Andrew Luck has been making reading recommendations to teammates. Now he is ready to pass them on to you. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback opened the Andrew Luck Book Club with the launch of a website Monday. "I've been called the unofficial librarian of the Colts, which is kind..." April 25

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Colts GM Ryan Grigson says it's 'weak' to draft for need

    Indianapolis Star "You can translate Ryan Grigson’s description of his approach to this year’s NFL draft as an admission the Indianapolis Colts might take (another!) wide receiver in the first round. Or, you could interpret his comments more precisely, and understand what the general manager was really saying:..." April 21

  • Colts' McAfee 'randomly' selected for drug test after making 4/20 joke

    The Score "Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee, who's known as one of the NFL's more entertaining players, should know that the league likely doesn't share his sense of humor. On Wednesday, or 4/20, a day potheads have embraced as their own holiday, McAfee tweeted out several jokes about his inability to..." April 21

  • Andrew Luck admits he's still not healthy five months after being hurt

    CBS Sports "It's been just over five months since Colts quarterback Andrew Luck suffered a lacerated kidney that caused him to miss the the final seven games of the 2015 season. Back in November, after Luck suffered the kidney injury, the Colts announced that he'd only be out for 2-6 weeks. As it turns out..." April 19