Colts Rumors & News

  • Colts Way? GM turns to plan by Cubs' Theo Epstein in building roster

    ESPN "Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard knows he needs sleep. The problem is he can't put his smartphone down at night. No matter how heavy his eyes are after another 14-hour day at the team’s facility, Ballard struggles to turn off the device, put it down on his nightstand, and doze..." April 21

  • Colts G.M. emphasizes competition, and numbers

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have been one of the busiest teams in free agency since Chris Ballard took over as General Manager. They needed to be. Ballard has added 12 veteran free agents and 18 new players total since taking over in January, and has made it clear the roster needs to be upgraded from top to..." April 21

  • VCU basketball player Mo Alie-Cox reportedly signs with Colts

    Sporting News "Former Virginia Commonwealth basketball standout Mo Alie-Cox will transition to football as a member of the Colts. Cox is set to sign with Indianapolis, NFL Media reported Thursday. The prospective tight end worked out for representatives of several NFL teams last week in Richmond, Va. He..." April 20

  • Colts GM Chris Ballard looking to get ‘best player’ possible in NFL draft

    Fox 59 "It’s the overriding acronym as the NFL Draft looms: BPA. Best Player Available. Should a general manager use his coveted first-round pick, or subsequent selections for that matter, to address a glaring positional need? Best player available. What if the BPA is at a position already..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Five offseason objectives for the Colts

    Indianapolis Star "In the NFL, “offseason” is merely a relative term. Here we are, a full five months before opening day, and already the Indianapolis Colts are getting back to work. Offseason conditioning workouts get underway Monday at Colts headquarters. Participation is voluntary, but expect them to be..." April 17

  • Erik Swoope signs tender with Colts

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts are one of the 23 teams starting their offseason workouts on Monday and they’ll do it with tight end Erik Swoope under contract. Swoope was tendered as an exclusive rights free agent early in the offseason and the team announced on Monday morning that he’s signed that tender. Swoope..." April 17

  • Jack Mewhort sees Colts’ offensive line establishing continuity

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have the most important position in football covered. It’s the rest of the roster that needs work. As to the critically important job of keeping the team’s franchise quarterback healthy, the offensive line knows that it needs to do more in 2017. Offensive lineman Jack Mewhort believes..." April 17

  • Andre Johnson to sign a one-day contract and retire with the Texans

    CBS Sports "Before Andre Johnson retires, he's heading home. On Monday, the Texans announced that they're signing Johnson, 35, to a one-day contract so that he can retire as a Texan. The team will honor Johnson at a press conference Wednesday. Johnson is the franchise's all-time leading receiver in..." April 17

  • Andrew Luck: Shoulder surgery was my decision

    Indianapolis Star "The most important right arm at Indianapolis Colts headquarters belongs to Andrew Luck. So, it was only fitting that he alone be allowed to decide whether it be subjected to surgery. The Colts’ franchise quarterback on Monday revealed a couple important pieces of information. For one, he..." April 17

  • For Colts and Johnathan Hankins, the wait was worth it

    Indianapolis Star "The wait was long and it was nerve-wracking, but ultimately worth it. That was the perspective offered by Johnathan Hankins after his month-long wait on the free agent market ended Thursday in the signing of a three-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts. “I guess when you’re patient,..." April 16

  • Colts sign Johnathan Hankins to three-year, $30 million deal

    Fox Sports "Free agency started more than a month ago, but there was still one player surprisingly on the market until Thursday. Former Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins remained available longer than most expected, seemingly due to his contract demands. However, on Thursday, Hankins came off the..." April 13

  • Retired Peyton Manning finally explains the true meaning of his 'Omaha' call

    CBS Sports "Now that Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found , the greatest mystery in pro football involves Peyton Manning and the true meaning of his "Omaha" call. Over the past few years, several players have tried to explain mysterious audible call. Eli Manning was asked about it once,..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Colts to host versatile defensive tackle from UCLA

    Sporting News "Eli Ankou has three workouts planned over the next couple weeks as NFL teams continue to evaluate the talented defensive tackle from UCLA. Ankou will attend the local day for college talent with both the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams. In addition, a source tells Sporting News..." April 08

  • Couch: An ode to Joe Reitz - the exemplary athlete

    Indianapolis Star "In 15 years in this business, I’ve never covered an athlete more impressive than Joe Reitz. I’ve covered far more graceful athletes, but perhaps none with more personal grace. Or drive. Or humility. As a college basketball player at Western Michigan, Reitz was a 6-foot-7, 250-pound bull in a..." April 07

  • Colts' Ballard: 'It's a gut feeling' drafting prospects with off-field risks

    247 Sports "Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard was a guest on the latest edition of the MMQB Podcast with Peter King, during which he shared his insights on drafting players with off-the-field issues and how he might approach it with the Colts. As director of football operations in Kansas..." April 06

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Colts' D will look different, but will it be better?

    Indianapolis Star "The NFL is an ever-changing enterprise. Players come and go, with roughly a third of a team’s players turning over from year to year. On most clubs, that change occurs primarily near the bottom of the roster. Then there are these Indianapolis Colts. They have gutted their 2016 defense,..." April 03

  • Offensive Line Potential Surprising Chris Ballard In Analyzing Colts Roster

    Colts "Over the past two months, Chris Ballard’s main goal has been to thoroughly evaluate his roster. The results of that analyzation have led to parting ways with several veteran defenders (D’Qwell Jackson, Arthur Jones and Patrick Robinson). Ballard has signed 10 outside free agents, an..." April 02

  • Colts open up on the Dwayne Allen trade

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts signed 10 free agents this month and have begun an extensive overhaul of their defense. Even so, the most consequential player personnel move they’ve made this offseason remains the trade of tight end Dwayne Allen to the New England Patriots on March 9. The decision to..." March 31

  • Pagano: Luck's shoulder issues were 'taxing' in 2016

    Indianapolis Star "Andrew Luck’s shoulder was a topic of conversation for the second straight day at the NFL's owners meetings. Tuesday, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano revealed that the decision to move forward with surgery in January on the franchise quarterback’s throwing shoulder was more elective than..." March 30

  • 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