Colts Rumors & News

  • Colts Continue To Like Wide Receiver And Defensive Line Outlooks In 2017

    Colts "Chris Ballard wants to be careful this time of year in shelving out too much praise for a player or position group. “I think teams get a false impression of their teams in OTAs and in shorts,” Ballard says. “This game is played in pads. It’s a tough, physical game. Until we really get into..." June 22

  • McAfee rips ex-Colts GM Grigson: Browns should send him to Canada

    Pro Football Talk "Monday’s PFT Live included a two-hour visit with former Colts punter and current Barstool Sports personality Pat McAfee. McAfee didn’t take long to continue to fire shots at the former G.M. of the team for which McAfee played. As to the question of the day — Which NFL trade would you do right..." June 19

  • Why you shouldn't sleep on the Colts in 2017

    Indianapolis Star "They have been the epitome of average the past two seasons. They have been neither very good nor embarrassingly bad. When you attempt to characterize the Indianapolis Colts in 2015 and 2016, the word “blah” comes to mind. After 8-8 records in consecutive seasons, it’s difficult to reach any..." June 18

  • Colts defense: 'A whole new culture being built'

    Indianapolis Star "Al Woods sees it from the trenches. He’s new here — there is so much new here. What's he noticed? “How hard they work,” the defensive tackle said. “They work they butts off here. And I’m happy to be here because I work my butt off, too.” John Simon sees it from the middle. He’s a former..." June 16

  • Colts place Christine Michael on injured reserve "The Awakening has been put on hold yet again. Just two weeks after signing with the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Thursday it placed running back Christine Michael on injured reserve. Per The Indianapolis Star, Michael "went down" in Colts minicamp practice Wednesday. The team..." June 16

  • Donte Moncrief owns the day

    Indianapolis Star "Wednesday was Day 2 of Colts minicamp. Here are the day’s key observations as the offseason winds down: Moncrief rules the day The reception — a leaping fingertip catch — was one of the most impressive plays of the day. But it did not count. One of Donte Moncrief’s feet was out of bounds, if..." June 15

  • Colts continue to churn bottom of roster

    Pro Football Talk "No matter how large a team’s roster is, the bottom few spots always will be churning. For the Colts, Thursday saw three new players arrive and, in turn, three players leave. The team announced that it has signed receiver Harvey Binford, receiver Fred Brown, and linebacker Jeremiah George...." June 15

  • Colts Work Out TE Larry Donnell

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts have invited a number of tryout players to minicamp, including cornerback Phillip Adams and former Giants tight end Larry Donnell (Twitter link via Mike Chappell of CBS4). At this stage of the offseason, Donnell stands as one of the most notable tight ends remaining on the open..." June 13

  • Chuck Pagano ‘praying’ Andrew Luck will be ready for training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "Andrew Luck is trying to head into training camp feeling 100 percent healthy for the first time in two years, but there is no guarantee he will be ready to resume practicing in full by next month. All the Indianapolis Colts can do at the moment is cross their fingers, as Chuck Pagano said..." June 13

  • Shoulder experts speak: Is Andrew Luck on schedule?

    Indianapolis Star "He’s noticeably thinner than before, maybe 10 pounds slimmer, maybe more. He’s relegated to watching practice these days, to instructing, encouraging, even coaching. Inside, it’s gotta be killing him, right? Andrew Luck is a quarterback who craves every single snap, even in the dead of summer. In..." June 13

  • Colts waive-injured receiver Trey Griffey

    Pro Football Talk "The son of Ken Griffey Jr. has had his football career derailed, for now. The Colts have waived receiver Trey Griffey with the “injured” designation. If he’s unclaimed, Griffey will land on the team’s injured reserve list. Griffey’s stay on IR will depend on the duration of the injury. " June 12

  • Colts claim Tyvis Powell off waivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts may not have safety Clayton Geathers back from a neck injury in time for the start of the 2017 season and they’ve added another option to the position group as they prepare for that possibility. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the team has claimed safety Tyvis Powell off of waivers...." June 12

  • Colts opted for paintball instead of practice on Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts, like various other teams, skipped a day of non-contact* practice for something other than football. They chose paintball. Which is hardly non-contact*. “[The idea was] team building, camaraderie — instead I got bunch of welts,” coach Chuck Pagano said at the season-ticket town hall..." June 11

  • Irsay to town hall: 'I'll be damned' if we don't get 2 Super Bowls

    USA Today "In a first-ever event of this kind for the franchise, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay took to a town hall of season ticket holders Thursday night to double down on his mandate of multiple Super Bowl triumphs during the Andrew Luck era. And, in true Jim Irsay fashion, he was in no way timid..." June 09

  • Colts owner says Andrew Luck's recovery from surgery is going 'tremendously'

    Colts "In front of 2,000 season ticket members on Thursday night, Jim Irsay provided some insight into the rehab for one Andrew Luck. “Andrew is healing tremendously,” Irsay said. “This (surgery) has been a positive thing, not a negative thing or anything like that. He was really struggling going..." June 09

  • Colts have to like Hankins' early swagger

    Indianapolis Star "He’s coming with the bluster and the braggadocio, and he’s not shying away from it, not even if everyone around here knows how much his coach loathes that sort of thing. Johnathan Hankins sees it like this: “If you don’t set high goals, then what are you working for?” Coach Chuck Pagano..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • No timetable yet for Andrew Luck to begin throwing in rehabilitation, Chuck Pagano says

    ESPN "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has yet to start throwing a football following surgery on his right shoulder in January, coach Chuck Pagano said Tuesday. Pagano added that there's no timetable on when Luck will begin throwing and the team doesn't plan to acquire another quarterback as..." June 06

  • Andrew Luck Still On Track For Week 1

    Pro Football Rumors "We have not heard much about Andrew Luck‘s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, which is probably a good thing for Colts fans. Although the procedure itself was something of a surprise, given that club owner Jim Irsay had insisted during the 2016 season that Luck wouldn’t need surgery on the..." June 04

  • Chuck Pagano Says Offensive Line Not Set Yet

    Colts "At Wednesday’s open OTA session, there might not have been a healthier position group on the field than the offensive line. That statement couldn’t have been further from the truth in years past. But as the Colts are progressing through the 2017 offseason program, a starting five looks to be..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • How Jack Doyle celebrated his $19 million contract

    Indianapolis Star "Word is, Jack Doyle splurged. New house, fancy cars, lavish trips, bottle service in Las Vegas, the whole nine yards. That’s usually what happens when you sign a $19 million contract, right? You live it up. You let loose. And who could blame him? After all those years of toiling at the bottom..." June 02

  • Christine Michael signs with Colts

    Larry Brown Sports "The Indianapolis Colts announced on Thursday that they have signed veteran running back Christine Michael. Michael spent the 2016 season with the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. He rushed 148 times for 583 yards and seven touchdowns in 15 total games with the two teams. After being..." June 01

  • Colts’ David Parry sentenced to 2 years probation

    CBS Indy "A plea agreement by David Parry has resulted in the Indianapolis Colts’ veteran defensive lineman being sentenced to two years of probation. The sentence was announced by the Marciopa County Superior Court and a result of Parry pleading guilty to reduced charges of disorderly conduct and..." May 31

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Another Reminder That Adam Vinatieri Is Among Greatest All-Time Undrafted Players

    Colts "Did you know that Adam Vinatieri is third cousins with American daredevil legend Evel Knievel? It’s true, apparently. We bring you this nugget because it’s getting increasingly difficult to provide Vinatieri anecdotes, stats and figures that haven’t already been reported many times over —..." May 29

  • Money manager stole $4.5 million from former Colt Cory Redding

    Indianapolis Star "A California money manager is accused of swindling former Indianapolis Colt Cory Redding out of millions of dollars. Kenneth Ray Cleveland, 63, of Agoura Hills, Calif., was indicted on wire fraud and money laundering charges, according to court documents made public Friday by U.S. Attorney Josh..." May 27

  • Colts starting defense could be four years younger than 2016's slow, aging unit

    ESPN "The ESPN NFL Insiders group recently did a roundtable on a wide range of topics around the league. One of the topics was "Which team improved itself the most?" Cleveland and Tampa Bay both got two votes, and Kevin Seifert picked the Indianapolis Colts. Seifert noted how new general manager..." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • The Browns just hired the guy who once took Trent Richardson off their hands

    CBS Sports "Just a few months removed from being removed as Colts general manager, Ryan Grigson has found a new home, landing with the Cleveland Browns as a senior personnel executive, the team announced Wednesday. In his new role, Grigson will report to VP of player personnel Andrew Berry and provide..." May 25

  • Trent Richardson ignored bank account as friends spent $1.6 million in 10 months

    Sporting News "Trent Richardson recently spoke to ESPN for an E60 interview that aired after his release from the Ravens, and he revealed some details as to how his family took advantage of his NFL money. In the feature, the former Alabama star explained how family and friends went through $1.6 million of his..." May 23

  • Colts sign Tarell Basham to wrap up draft class

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have signed all of their draft picks. The team wrapped things up on Friday with the announcement that they have agreed to terms with linebacker Tarell Basham. Basham was a third-round pick and one of eight players that Indy added to the roster during last month’s draft. It’s no..." May 19

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Natson is Colts' smallest player, but don't sell him short

    Indianapolis Star "JoJo Natson wanted to set the record straight. Yes, he’s small. Just not that small. So upon meeting reporters for the first time since signing with the Indianapolis Colts, the undrafted free agent set out to establish a few facts. Yes, he was listed at 5-7 and 159 pounds by NFL scouts entering..." May 16

  • Johnathan Hankins: Colts have best defense in AFC "The Indianapolis Colts' offseason overhaul included massive upgrades to the defensive front seven. One of those big additions brought in by GM Chris Ballard was run-stuffing defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. The ex-New York Giants defender told NFL Network's Good Morning Football he believes..." May 15

  • Colts eager for clean slate on defense

    Pro Football Talk "With all the acquisitions this offseason, the Colts can’t be quite sure what their starting defense is going to look like this year. And defensive coordinator Ted Monachino is fine with that. “Neither do they,” he said of his players, via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, “which is a good..." May 12

  • Colts sign three draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts made eight draft picks two weeks ago. They’ve now agreed to terms with three of them. The team announced on Thursday that deals have been struck with second-round cornerback Quincy Wilson, fifth-round cornerback Nate Hairston, and fifth-round inside linebacker Anthony Walker." May 12

  • Colts GM gives Ryan Grigson credit for building O-line "In his first few months on the job, new Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard gutted the defense, added playmakers in the draft and depth on offense. The one main area he didn't overhaul: the offensive line. A longtime trouble spot for Indy, Ballard didn't add a big-name (mostly overpriced) free..." May 12

  • Colts sign Josh Boyd, waive Curt Maggitt

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts continued to remake their defense on Friday. The team announced that they have signed defensive tackle Josh Boyd. Linebacker Curt Maggitt was waived with an injury settlement in a corresponding move. Boyd was a fifth-round pick of the Packers in 2013 and played 26 games for them..." May 12

  • Colts expected to add Morocco Brown to personnel department

    Pro Football Talk "The names of the new members of the personnel department in Indianapolis have begun coming out this week and another one was added to the list on Wednesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Morocco Brown is expected to be part of General Manager Chris Ballard’s staff. Brown was let go by..." May 10

  • The Colts can't get rid of Robert Mathis

    Indianapolis Star "Robert Mathis retired as the Indianapolis Colts’ all-time leading sack man, a player who turned rushing passers into an art form with his combination of speed and dogged effort. But not even Mathis’ retirement after last season has precluded him from continuing to be a pass-rushing presence for..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Colts tell Andrew Luck not to be a double-digit interception guy

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has 68 interceptions in 70 games, an average of about one a game or 16 in a full season. And the Colts want him to cut down on those picks. Significantly. Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer says he wants to see better decision making from Luck, which..." May 10

  • Can Donte Moncrief be one of the NFL's better WRs? "Indianapolis Colts receiver Donte Moncrief enters a contract year coming off an injury-riddled, disappointing 2016 campaign. The 6-foot-2 receiver earned just 30 receptions for 307 yards in nine games last season, but put up seven touchdowns. New Colts receivers coach Sanjay Lal believes..." May 09

  • Colts to retire Peyton Manning’s jersey, unveil statue, on October 7

    Colts "On Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts announced that the statue of Peyton Manning will be unveiled on Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. on the north plaza outside of Lucas Oil Stadium. The following day, Manning’s No. 18 jersey will be officially retired and he will be inducted into the team’s..." May 09

  • Indianapolis Colts hire former Green Beret leader

    ESPN "Brian Decker, the retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has tried to implement in the NFL a system of predictive character traits he once used to select Green Berets -- drawing interest from the likes of Bill Belichick -- has been hired as the Indianapolis Colts' player personnel strategist,..." May 09

  • Frank Gore reveals when he’ll know it’s time to retire

    Yardbarker "Indianapolis Colts and former San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is entering his 13th season as a pro and is about to turn 34 years of age. He’s well past what is normally viewed as the age when running backs break down, but Gore’s been breaking the rules since he overcame the “injury..." May 09