Colts Rumors & News

  • Colts Request Second Interview With Josh McDaniels

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts have requested a second head coaching interview with Josh McDaniels, according to Tom Pelissero of (on Twitter). Of course, this is just a formality as McDaniels is widely reported to have already accepted the job. The Colts cannot make the hiring of McDaniels official until..." January 22

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • Former 49ers draft pick lands with the Colts

    247 Sports "Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver DeAndre Smelter found a new team Wednesday as he was signed to a reserve/future contract by the Indianapolis Colts. Smelter (6-2, 227) was a fourth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2015 out of Georgia Tech. He spent the 2015 season on the sidelines as he..." January 18

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • What Josh McDaniels would mean for Colts quarterback Andrew Luck

    Indianapolis Star "Maybe this is the scenario Josh McDaniels has been waiting for, as those interviews over the years began to stack up and the teams kept calling and McDaniels kept saying "No thanks," content to keep a good thing a good thing and add some more rings to his collection. Maybe it’s because he knows he..." January 17

  • Josh McDaniels Expected To Hire Jake Peetz & Matt Eberflus As Coordinators

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora reports that Josh McDaniels is expected to hire Cowboys LBs coach Matt Eberflus as his defensive coordinator and Raiders QBs coach Jake Peetz as his offensive coordinator with the Colts once he officially agrees to a deal. The expectation has been that McDaniels was going to..." January 15

  • Report: Josh McDaniels “Virtual Lock” To Be Colts’ HC, Despite Titans’ Interest

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports Patriots OC Josh McDaniels is a “virtual lock” to be the Colts’ next head coach, despite the reports of the Titans’ interest from earlier this morning. According to La Canfora, the Titans have “little to no shot” of landing McDaniels at this point in time..." January 15

  • Josh McDaniels “Clear Favorite” For Colts’ HC Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the belief around the NFL is that Patriots OC Josh McDaniels agrees to become the next head coach of the Colts. Rapoport adds that McDaniels has indicated to potential assistant coaches to wait for him and he’s considered to be the “clear favorite” for the..." January 14

  • Mike Vrabel a Head Coach Finalist for Both the Colts and Lions

    Scout "According to reports Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel in the hunt for both head coaching position he interviewed for with the Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions. Vrabel is considered a finalist for both jobs and is expected to be called back for a final interview for each team to..." January 13

  • Josh McDaniels, Mike Vrabel Finalists For Colts’ HC Job

    Pro Football Rumors "Nearly two weeks after firing coach Chuck Pagano, it sounds like the Colts are zeroing in on a pair of potential replacements.’s Albert Breer reports (via Twitter) that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel have “emerged as finalists”..." January 13

  • Matt Rhule Withdraws From Colts’ Search

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts interviewed Baylor head coach Matt Rhule in an expansive search to replace Chuck Pagano, but their search thinned out a bit on Thursday night. Rhule will opt to stay at Baylor, Ian Rapoport of tweets. This comes after a scheduled Thursday interview with Carolina DC Steve Wilks..." January 12

  • Matt Hasselbeck to call Pro Bowl, in possible MNF audition

    Pro Football Talk "ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew calls the Pro Bowl, but with Jon Gruden now the coach of the Raiders, Matt Hasselbeck will be the fill-in commentator. Hasselbeck was announced today as the Pro Bowl broadcaster in the booth with Sean McDonough. “The process for determining our new Monday..." January 12

  • Report: Broncos pluck Greg Williams from Colts to coach CBs

    247 Sports "Greg Williams got the job. After interviewing with the Broncos, Williams was hired Wednesday as an assistant defensive backs coach, "specializing in cornerbacks," according to Mike Klis of 9News. He'd worked as the Indianapolis Colts' DBs coach for the past two seasons. A wide receiver and..." January 10

  • Colts interviewed Baylor's Matt Rhule for head coaching position

    Sports Day "With the NFL's Black Monday behind us, there are several head coaching vacancies to fill in the league. One of those is with the Indianapolis Colts. With the NFL's Black Monday behind us, there are several head coaching vacancies to fill in the league. One of those is with the Indianapolis..." January 10

  • It’s Not as ‘Sexy’ as Saquon, But Colts Should Choose Bradley Chubb with 3rd Overall Pick

    Indiana Sports Coverage "The latest debate in Colts country isn’t deliberating whether ‘Coke or Pepsi’, even ‘Mac or PC’ is superior, but rather if the Indianapolis Colts should select Penn State running back Saquon Barkley or NC State pass rusher Bradley Chubb with the 3rd overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft among other..." January 09

  • Peyton Manning is favorite to replace Jon Gruden on MNF

    247 Sports "With Jon Gruden leaving the broadcast booth at ESPN to become the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders, the question now becomes who will take over for Gruden as the color commentator on Monday Night Football. Currently, OddsShark has a Tennessee Volunteers legend as the favorite to fill that..." January 08

  • Johnathan Joseph, T.Y. Hilton fined for their squabble

    Pro Football Talk "Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton‘s squabble Sunday cost each of them $12,154. The NFL fined both players for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. They got the lower end of the fine schedule as a first offense for fighting comes with a $30,387 fine. Hilton..." January 06

  • Former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin expected to rejoin Mike McCarthy's staff

    ESPN "Former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, who left Green Bay in 2012 to become the Miami Dolphins' head coach, is expected to rejoin coach Mike McCarthy's staff, sources told ESPN. Philbin spent nine seasons with the Packers, including five as offensive..." January 06

  • Matt Nagy set for interviews with Bears, Colts on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Chiefs will kick off the 2017 playoffs with a game against the Titans on Sunday afternoon and we’ll have to wait to find out if they’ll continue playing next weekend. Whether they win or lose, offensive coordinator Matt Nagy is going to have a busy day on Sunday. Albert Breer of" January 06

  • Bill Belichick Going to the Indianapolis Colts Would Really Piss Off Bob Kraft and Tom Brady

    The Big Lead "There’s no way Bill Belichick would actually do this, but if you’re looking for the team he could leave the Patriots for, the best option is the Indianapolis Colts. Think about this: He’d be leaving a great owner (Bob Kraft) for one of the craziest in the NFL (Jim Irsay); he’d be leaving the..." January 05

  • Report: Colts completed interview with Patriots OC Josh McDaniels

    USA Today "While it was reported that the Indianapolis Colts would interview New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Thursday, it seems they did so a day early. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning that the Colts and McDaniels “talked” the night prior. CBS Sports’..." January 04

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay insists Andrew Luck will be healthy for new head coach

    Clutch Points "The end of the 2017 NFL season could not have come any quicker for the Indianapolis Colts. Their nightmare year ultimately culminated with the firing of head coach Chuck Pagano following the season finale. The Colts have plenty of issues to address this offseason. However, owner Jim Irsay is..." January 04

  • Terrell Owens, Randy Moss headline 15 finalists for Hall of Fame class of 2018

    CBS Sports "From 108 to 27 to 15. The list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 continues to shrink. On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled down the list of candidates for the Class of 2018 to 15 all-time greats. The process started with 108 nominees in September...." January 03

  • Colts' eight best coaching candidates to replace Chuck Pagano

    Sporting News "With the end of the Colts’ season Sunday came an end to a surprisingly long reprieve. Chuck Pagano was fired as head coach, after six seasons, none more tumultuous or unsuccessful than this last one. So the coaching search that was almost universally expected after the 2015 and 2016 seasons can..." January 02

  • Texans show respect to Colts running back Frank Gore

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans expressed admiration for Indianapolis Colts veteran running back Frank Gore. Gore became the fifth player in NFL history to reach the 14,000-rushing yard milestone. "I told him two or three times during the game how much respect I have for him," Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph..." January 01

  • Chris Ballard: Colts will have a “wide-open search”

    Pro Football Talk "Colts owner Jim Irsay and G.M. Chris Ballard conducted an end-of-season press conference on Monday. The contrast between the two men when talking about the team and the future is striking, which is both good news and bad news for the Colts. Irsay is, well, Irsay. He speaks and speaks and speaks..." January 01

  • Jim Irsay thinks Andrew Luck will be healthy for new Colts coach

    ESPN "Owner Jim Irsay is adamant that the new coach of the Indianapolis Colts will have a healthy Andrew Luck next season. "Andrew just makes (the job) that much more special and enticing," Irsay said. "He's coming back. He's coming back. But putting that aside, the great tradition we have, the..." January 01

  • Colts expected to interview Josh McDaniels, Matt Nagy, Dave Toub

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts are one of the teams looking for a new head coach and a few names of interest have surfaced a day after they relieved Chuck Pagano of his duties. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Colts are expected to interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Chiefs offensive..." January 01

  • Chuck Pagano delivers emotional speech to team after being fired

    The Sports Daily "Chuck Pagano coached the Indianapolis Colts for six seasons, but Sunday’s game against the Texans would prove to be his final one with the team. The Colts went 4-12 this season, and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive year, which proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for..." January 01

  • Colts fire Chuck Pagano after 6 seasons

    Indianapolis Star "It's officially over for Chuck Pagano in Indianapolis. The precipitous and painful slide that began with a 38-point thumping in the AFC Championship Game just three years ago, a team then gifted with a young and healthy phenom at quarterback, primed to duel with the mighty Patriots atop the..." December 31

  • Chuck Pagano: 'I don't know what tomorrow brings' "Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano wouldn't talk in definitive terms about his future with the team after Sunday's win over the Houston Texans, saying he "hasn't been told anything" yet from ownership. Pagano told reporters he hasn't discussed his future with team owner Jim Irsay. Pagano..." December 31

  • Giants clinch No. 2 draft pick Sunday, one week after Browns locked up No. 1

    ESPN "The NFL's 2018 draft order is taking shape, midway through the final Sunday of the 2017 regular season. The New York Giants clinched the No. 2 spot, a week after the Cleveland Browns secured the top position. Both teams could be in search of franchise quarterbacks -- an annual task for the..." December 31

  • T.Y. Hilton exchanges multiple vicious punches with Texans' Johnathan Joseph

    CBS Sports "The Texans and Colts are only playing for pride this week, but don't tell that to T.Y. Hilton and Johnathan Joseph, who almost got into an all-out brawl on Sunday. With the Colts driving down the field early in third quarter, Hilton and Joseph somehow got into a fight after a play that didn't..." December 31

  • Colts' Frank Gore reaches 14,000-yard milestone, joining elite group

    ESPN "Colts running back Frank Gore became the fifth player in NFL history to surpass 14,000 career rushing yards in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. Gore joined Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin in an elite group when he gained 2 yards on a..." December 31

  • With Pagano likely out, the Colts could look to Chiefs to find next head coach

    CBS Sports "After years of hedging and wavering between making coaching or front office changes, the Colts are preparing to conduct a coaching search this week, with sources close to Chuck Pagano saying the head coach expects to be relieved of his duties after the season. Owner Jim Irsay nearly made this..." December 31

  • Tom Cable will be considered for Colts job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Indianapolis Colts haven’t even fired coach Chuck Pagano yet, but it sounds like a list of potential replacements is already being drawn up. According to Mike Silver of, if Pagano is fired as expected, Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable will be a candidate for the..." December 30

  • Doyel: It's not that I don't believe Andrew Luck — it's that I can't

    Indianapolis Star "Andrew Luck flew 4,152 miles to the Netherlands to have physical therapy on his shoulder. That’s what he said Friday. That’s what he wants you to believe. Do you believe? Just rehab, he said. Nothing crazy, no injections. Nothing out of the ordinary. That’s what he said. “We just rehabbed..." December 30

  • Andrew Luck says he doesn't think he'll need more shoulder surgery

    ESPN "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck does not believe he will need a second surgery on his right shoulder after spending the past six weeks working with a trainer in the Netherlands. "My gut and my feeling tells me that I do not need another surgery," Luck said Friday. "I think I need to work more..." December 29

  • Luck to meet media on Friday afternoon

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is back from Europe and ready to speak to the media about where things stand with his right shoulder after his extended overseas trip for treatment. The Colts announced that Luck is going to have a media session on Friday afternoon after the team’s other players..." December 29

  • Colts' inconsistent Donte Moncrief could be playing elsewhere in 2018

    ESPN "Flashes. That's one of the ways you can describe receiver Donte Moncrief's four seasons with Indianapolis Colts. There was the playoff game during Moncrief's rookie season in 2014 where he beat two Cincinnati Bengals defenders for a 36-yard touchdown reception while quarterback Andrew Luck..." December 29

  • Indiana bill would force Colts to offer refunds to offended fans

    Snip Daily "A bill introduced in the Indiana State Legislature by Republican Milo Smith would force the Indianapolis Colts to offer refunds to fans offended by this year’s National Anthem protests. No. Really. “To me when they take a knee during the national anthem, it’s not respecting the national..." December 29

  • Chuck Pagano: No better way to go out than with a win

    Colts "Finish. For Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, that’s the message for his team heading into its final game of the season on Sunday against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. The first 16 weeks of the season have undoubtedly been rough for the Colts, who enter Sunday’s game..." December 28

  • Colts sign Brad Kaaya off Lions’ practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts signed quarterback Brad Kaaya off the Lions’ practice squad, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Indianapolis is getting a head start on 2018 futures contracts. The Lions selected the former University of Miami star in the sixth round. They cut him out of training camp. The..." December 27

  • Kaaya saw a better 2018 opportunity in Indianapolis

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Brad Kaaya had a spot on the practice squad in Detroit. Both the Colts and Lions wanted him on the active roster. He chose the Colts. Kaaya chose the Colts now because he thinks there’s a better chance the Colts would choose him for the active roster in 2018. “From what my agent..." December 27

  • Colts place Rashaan Melvin on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts placed cornerback Rashaan Melvin on injured reserve. Melvin injured his right hand diving for an interception in a Week 12 game against the Titans. He started all 10 games he played this season, making 36 tackles, 13 pass breakups and three interceptions. Melvin currently leads the..." December 27

  • Chuck Pagano calls Sunday 'last rodeo' for 2017 Colts "It's no state secret that Chuck Pagano's future with the Colts rests on dangerously thin ice. No final decision has been made on his fate in Indianapolis, but he spoke Wednesday like a man preparing for sweeping change. "The last rodeo is what I told them," Pagano said of his speech to..." December 27

  • Frank Gore open to returning to Colts if Andrew Luck is healthy

    Sportsnaut "When Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore joined the team in 2015, he did not exactly get what he signed up for. This is particularly the case for Gore in 2017 who has played without quarterback Andrew Luck all season. Though, it does not look like Gore is completely ready to throw in the..." December 27

  • Colts secured top-3 spot in 2018 NFL Draft

    USA Today "With their loss Saturday night to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium, the Indianapolis Colts secured a top-three spot in the 2018 NFL Draft. Because the Colts have been out of playoff contention for the majority of the season, several fans would rather see their draft position improve but..." December 26

  • Ravens' John Harbaugh regretted declining Colts’ holding penalty in pivotal fourth quarter

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens’ playoff hopes stay strong after Saturday’s 23-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at M&T Bank Stadium, but the final score was closer than it could have been. After quarterback Joe Flacco had found tight end Maxx Williams for a 4-yard touchdown with 8:40 left in the fourth..." December 24

  • Good news for the Colts? Only one game left

    Indianapolis Star "The merciful end to this dreadful season will arrive just before the turn of the New Year; perhaps, then, the Indianapolis Colts can finally put the nightmare of 2017 behind them. Because 2018 can’t be worse, right? Can’t be worse than six straight losses at the end, nine in 10 games, 12 in 15...." December 24

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