Colts Rumors & News

  • Andrew Luck expected to start throwing in three months

    Pro Football Talk "Colts owner Jim Irsay announced on Thursday morning that quarterback Andrew Luck had surgery on his right shoulder and that the team expects he will be ready to play in Week One next season. There’s a lot of time between now and then and Irsay wasn’t specific about when Luck might be expected..." January 19

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay says Andrew Luck had outpatient shoulder surgery in offseason

    Fox 59 "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had shoulder surgery in the offseason, Colts owner Jim Irsay revealed Thursday. Irsay said Luck had a successful outpatient surgery to fix a right shoulder injury that’s been lingering since the 2015 season." January 19

  • Colts ‘unlikely’ to hire Peyton Manning

    Larry Brown Sports "Peyton Manning may end up joining an NFL front office at some point in the future, but it doesn’t sound like it will be in 2017. According to Bob Kravitz of, Manning is “unlikely” to be hired by the Indianapolis Colts. A report from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports on Saturday claimed Jim..." January 15

  • Jim Irsay did reach out to Jon Gruden, who said no

    Pro Football Talk "Colts coach Chuck Pagano was reportedly given assurances that he’d keep his job. His boss either forgot about those assurances, or it was never as sure as Pagano might have wanted us to believe. Confirming some previous reports from others, Adam Schefter of ESPN says that Colts owner Jim..." January 14

  • Colts' Irsay talking to Peyton Manning

    SEC Country "It was reported Saturday that Colts owner Jim Irsay tried to hire John Gruden as Indianapolis’ next head football coach. Apparently, Peyton Manning was a part of that deal. According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, Irsay made a “strong push” for Manning to serve as the Colts “Head of Football” under..." January 14

  • Colts players ‘desperately’ seeking answers in light of Jon Gruden report

    Sportsnaut "It’s no secret that Jim Irsay’s Indianapolis Colts aren’t exactly the most stable team in the NFL, and the rumors that he asked Jon Gruden about coaching the team have done nothing to quell the notion that they are a dysfunctional mess. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday morning that Irsay..." January 14

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay reportedly pursued and was turned down by Jon Gruden

    ALL 22 "The Indianapolis Colts never gave a definitive statement regarding the status of head coach Chuck Pagano. The reason why might be because Colts owner Jim Irsay was trying to court a high-profile name out of retirement. Irsay apparently tried to recruit former Raiders and Buccaneers coach, Jon..." January 14

  • Irsay’s inaction raises eyebrows in Indianapolis

    Pro Football Talk "A week ago, reports surfaced that Colts owner Jim Irsay had decided to retain both coach Chuck Pagano and General Manager Ryan Grigson. But Irsay and the Colts have still not confirmed those reports. So what is Irsay waiting for? If he’s committed to Pagano and Grigson for 2017, why hasn’t he..." January 13

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Colts fans leave ‘Stop Wasting Luck’ sign at team headquarters

    Sportsnaut "Indianapolis Colts fans are not exactly happy with owner Jim Irsay these days, and it’s not hard to understand why. After a second straight season in which Irsay had a chance to fire his head coach and general manager following failed campaigns, he’s sticking with Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson..." January 07

  • Ryan Grigson reportedly will be back, too

    Pro Football Talk "The puff of white smoke may never be wafting from the chimney, after all. The news that coach Chuck Pagano and G.M. Ryan Grigson will return to the Colts in 2017 has emerged not from a Jim Irsay tweet but a flurry of leaks to multiple reporters. Until Irsay says it, I’m not going to completely..." January 06

  • Jim Irsay breaks silence, says nothing about Pagano and Grigson

    Pro Football Talk "The good news is that Colts owner Jim Irsay has broken his silence. The bad news is that he has still said nothing about the status of coach Chuck Pagano and G.M. Ryan Grigson. Amid multiple reports that Pagano and Grigson have been told they’ll be back in 2017, the tweet-happy owner has posted..." January 06

  • Colts Doom Themselves Returning Chuck Pagano, Ryan Grigson

    Fox Sports "Chuck Pagano and Ryan Grigson are expected to remain in charge for the Indianapolis Colts in 2017, again neglecting necessary changes. Poor draft decisions and coaching blunders, such as this famous example from 2015, have marred the Indianapolis Colts with Ryan Grigson as the general manager..." January 06

  • Chuck Pagano is told he’ll be back for 2017

    SI "Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been told by owner Jim Irsay that he will return next season, according to a report from the Sporting News' Alex Marvez. Pagano just completed his fifth season in Indianapolis, and the team has gone 8–8 in each of the past two seasons. " January 06

  • 'Eerily quiet' for Colts as Jim Irsay stays mum on future of coach, GM

    ESPN "The silence of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has reached Day 4. This is the same Jim Irsay that is active on Twitter, often giving out free tickets or talking about the state of the team, that is still silent after his team missed the playoffs for the second straight season despite playing..." January 05

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • 'Hard Knocks' 2017: Which teams are eligible for this year's HBO show?

    Sporting News "HBO's "Hard Knocks," a well-produced show that gives fans get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of training camp, is a popular series. There's always intrigue before the show starts in the summer, as producers must first select a team for the season. The league in 2013 mandated..." January 03

  • Whoever's in charge, Colts' to-do list is long

    Indianapolis Star "Chuck Pagano is back. We think. The Indianapolis Colts coach on Monday held his routine season-ending news conference, one day after the team’s season finale, saying he expected to continue in his current role. But Pagano, whose job status has been in some doubt as the Colts missed the playoffs..." January 03

  • Chuck Pagano: I think Andrew Luck is the best QB in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Colts coach Chuck Pagano believes he’ll be back in Indianapolis next season, and believes he’ll be coaching the NFL’s best quarterback. Pagano said today that he’s optimistic that the Colts can be title contenders in large part because he thinks Andrew Luck is the best quarterback in the..." January 02

  • Chuck Pagano expects to coach Colts in 2017 "The NFL's annual wave of firings has -- so far -- spared anyone of note in Indianapolis. Colts coach Chuck Pagano doesn't expect that to change. "No," Pagano said when asked Monday if there was any doubt about returning for next season. "This is just based on your confidence?" asked a..." January 02

  • Adam Vinatieri has half a million bucks riding on his Week 17 field goals

    CBS Sports "Adam Vinatieri knows a thing or two about kicking under pressure. He might very well be the most clutch kicker in NFL history. And if he likes money, he'll need to bust out the ice veins again Sunday. As noted by Adam Schefter of ESPN, Vinatieri has a large sum of cash riding on his kicks..." January 01

  • Colts end year with a little Luck vs. Jaguars

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Just when it seemed as if the Jacksonville Jaguars had upset the Indianapolis Colts again, quarterback Andrew Luck made the most of the game's final seconds to end a disappointing season on an upbeat note. Luck's 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle with nine seconds..." January 01

  • Frank Gore, 33, becomes oldest RB in 32 years to rush for 1,000 yards

    ESPN "Colts running back Frank Gore became the oldest running back since John Riggins to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season when he topped that mark with an 18-yard run in the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Gore, 33, entered the game needing just 37 yards to top the..." January 01

  • Colts' Adam Vinatieri misses a 48-yard field goal, costs himself $500K

    CBS Sports "Everyone expects Adam Vinatieri, maybe the most clutch kicker in NFL history, to make field goals in big spots. But with a bunch of cash on the line, Vinatieri couldn't close the deal Sunday. Vinatieri entered Week 17 with having hit 89.7 percent of his kicks on the season. If he hit just one..." January 01

  • Jim Irsay “very unhappy” with team’s performance

    Pro Football Talk "Colts owner Jim Irsay said earlier this month that he did not anticipate making any changes to the coaching staff or front office once this season came to an end, but some in Indianapolis reportedly don’t feel entirely safe with the final game of the season a few hours away. Adam Schefter of..." January 01

  • Colts' Robert Mathis: Sunday will be my final game "One of the NFL's all-time greats is playing his final game Sunday. Colts linebacker and pass-rushing specialist Robert Mathis announced his plans to bow out after Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 35-year-old is just a half sack behind Dwight Freeney on the list of NFL active..." December 30

  • Andrew Luck's motivation? 'I love football'

    Indianapolis Star "As he prepares to compete in the most meaningless game of his professional career, Andrew Luck searched his soul for reasons why playing even made sense. He almost came up empty. “It is weird. It doesn’t feel good,” Luck said. “But at the same time – and I’ve thought about it earlier this..." December 29

  • Hall of Fame game moved to Thursday night to start preseason

    ESPN "The Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 3 -- a Thursday night -- next summer, two days before the inductions into the pro football shrine. On Wednesday, the hall announced the change in schedule. Previously, the game was played on a Sunday, one night after the inductions. Participants..." December 28

  • Frank Gore needs 36 yards to do something that hasn't happened in 32 years

    CBS Sports "Frank Gore, in his 12th NFL season, could accomplish something Sunday against the Jaguars that hasn't been done in 32 years. The Colts running back needs just 36 yards to rush for 1,000 on the season. While 1,000-yard seasons are nothing new, the last time someone at least 33 years old managed..." December 27

  • Chuck Pagano: 'I take full responsibility for everything'

    Indianapolis Star "On the final Monday of his fifth season in Indianapolis, Chuck Pagano stared down a hard reality he’s yet to encounter in his 79 games as an NFL head coach: His is a team that has nothing to play for Sunday. At this juncture, the football hardly matters. It’s The Decision that does. The hope..." December 27

  • Luck on Colts' playoff elimination: 'I feel like I failed my teammates'

    ESPN "If ever there was a time that the Indianapolis Colts needed quarterback Andrew Luck to be at his best, it was Saturday against the Oakland Raiders. The right to remain in playoff contention was on the line for the Colts. There was also very little reason to believe that their defense would be..." December 26

  • How Trent Cole found out he broke Derek Carr's leg

    USA Today "He doesn’t know. That’s what I’m thinking as Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Trent Cole is talking quietly, respectfully, hopefully about Oakland quarterback Derek Carr. The game has just ended, this 33-25 loss Saturday to the Raiders that finished off the Colts’ faint postseason hopes...." December 26

  • Andrew Luck Will See a Different Oakland Raiders D

    Fox Sports "There are experts that expect big things from QB Andrew Luck in Oakland Saturday. But he will see a different defense than many realize he will see. Many are expecting a shootout between the Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders Saturday. Both teams have Top-11 offenses with franchise..." December 24

  • Raiders win but lose QB Carr to broken fibula

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders held on for a 33-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday at Oakland Coliseum, but the win came at a huge cost. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who threw three touchdown passes, left the game with 10:55 remaining in the fourth quarter after..." December 24

  • New Spring League isn’t an NFL production

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, there’s a new spring football league coming. No, it’s not an NFL production. A series of tweets from SiriusXM NFL Radio declares that “[t]he NFL will have a spring league starting in the spring of 2017, structured around four squads of veteran free agent players.” Per a source with..." December 22

  • Report: NFL to debut spring league in 2017

    Sportsnaut "In unprecedented news Thursday, the NFL announced plans to start a “spring league,” using four teams comprised of veteran NFL free agents. Seemingly a take on the FXFL that ran for two seasons in 2014 and 2015, as well as the veteran free agent combine that was a magnificent bust last year, the..." December 22

  • NFL vows to apply Rooney Rule informally to some coordinator openings

    Washington Post "The NFL has vowed to apply a new best practice to the hiring process for some coordinator jobs based upon its minority interviewing standard known as the Rooney Rule, according to the diversity group that works with the league on its hiring practices. The change, which will not constitute a..." December 22

  • Pat McAfee takes a jab at NFL's Twitter account

    Indianapolis Star "The NFL's Twitter account posed a question Wednesday night: Who was the biggest snub among players not named to the Pro Bowl? Two NFC quarterbacks -- Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions -- were on the list. So were Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy..." December 22

  • 8 NFL head coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Winter is the worst season for NFL head coaches. Pressure mounts, tensions run high and job security is a hot topic. Most coaches' jobs are safe. For others, however, firings are certainly possible. Just look at Jeff Fisher and Gus Bradley – both of whom were terminated in the past two..." December 21

  • The odds of legalized sports betting in Trump's America "The surprise election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president was one of the biggest betting upsets in recent years, with the Republican nominee cashing in as big as a 200/1 long shot this past November. That underdog run to the White House has now sparked hope for another political long..." December 21

  • NFL announces 2017 Pro Bowl rosters "A league-best seven Oakland Raiders have been selected to play in the 2017 Pro Bowl, according to rosters released by the NFL on Tuesday. Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack are among the standouts who will be representing the resurgent Raiders in the annual gridiron all-star fest, which..." December 21

  • NFL to expand fan access at combine, opens ticket registration

    ESPN "The NFL is greatly expanding access for fans to its scouting combine, letting them witness the bench press up close, watch media interviews and even allow them to try their hand at running the 40-yard dash. The league opened up applications to free tickets to the event, which takes place at..." December 20

  • Colts put Arthur Jones on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "Arthur Jones is done with a third consecutive injury-plagued season in Indianapolis. The Colts announced that Jones, who signed a five-year, $30 million contract in 2014, is out for the season with a hamstring injury. Jones has played in just 17 games for the Colts in his three seasons in..." December 19

  • Jim Irsay: Colts not planning to make wholesale changes "Colts owner Jim Irsay, still upset over last week's loss, has the benefit of taking the long-range view. Yes, he's frustrated at the loss to the Texans. Yes, his team likely needs to run the table to make the playoffs. But no, heading into the home stretch of the season, he's not planning on..." December 18