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  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • T.Y. Hilton on quad injury: 'Nothing to worry about'

    NFL.com "T.Y. Hilton sat out Wednesday's practice with a quad injury. The Indianapolis Colts receiver intimated on NFL Network's Good Morning Football that the rest was merely precautionary. "I'm feeling good. I'm still getting there. I..." September 20

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Still short-handed, Colts o-line finally keeping Andrew Luck safe

    Indianapolis Star "By the time they broke for summer vacation in mid-June, it felt like the Indianapolis Colts finally had figured it out, this riddle that’s haunted them (and their fan base, and their quarterbacks) for half a decade now. Had they really found five capable offensive linemen who,..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Why the Colts don't need to throw the ball downfield or stop the run to win vs. Washington

    Indianapolis Star "Here are three questions that will be answered by the Indianapolis Colts when they play in Washington on Sunday (1 p.m., CBS): 1. Are the Colts a dink and dunk offense? Andrew Luck averaged just 6.0 yards per pass on Sunday. Recent history is not filled with successful..." September 16

  • Run heavy? Pass heavy? Indianapolis Colts offense will do what’s necessary to win

    Indianapolis Star "Box scores never tell the whole story. It’d be easy to look at the Indianapolis Colts’ loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and say because the Colts passed the ball 53 times, and ran it just 22, coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni want to work quarterback..." September 15

  • Colts promote Jihad Ward, cut Erik Swoope

    Pro Football Talk "Tight end Erik Swoope‘s time with the Colts has come to an end. Swoope, who played college basketball at the University of Miami, signed with the Colts as an undrafted rookie in 2014 and spent most of his first two seasons on the practice squad. He caught 15 passes for 297 yards..." September 13

  • Anthony Castonzo back to non-participant status at Colts practice

    Pro Football Talk "Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo appeared to be trending in the right direction in his recovery from a hamstring injury, but that trajectory took a different turn on Thursday. Castonzo was a limited participant in practice all of last week and again on Wednesday, but the Colts..." September 13

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Anthony Castonzo practices, ready to play

    Pro Football Talk "Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and expects to play Sunday against Washington. “I’m excited to have a full week of practice and get out there and play,” Castonzo said Wednesday, via Kevin Bowen of 1070 The..." September 12

  • Colts promote Lenzy Pipkins, place J’Marcus Webb on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts placed offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. He started at right tackle in place of Denzelle Good, who is nursing knee and wrist injuries, and injured his hamstring on the next-to-last of the Colts’ 82 offensive snaps against..." September 11

  • Andrew Luck: Return to lineup was “overwhelming”

    Pro Football Talk "Sunday was more than just another game for Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. It had been 616 days since he last played in the regular season and Luck said that he was feeling emotional about running through the tunnel to the field to face the Bengals. “Overwhelming,..." September 10

  • Colts' Andrew Luck says, 'We're going to be all right,' and why he's right

    Indianapolis Star "Everything felt so familiar at first – same old drive to the stadium, same breakfast, same warmup routine on a darn-near empty field. It wasn’t until Andrew Luck sat on his stool in the locker room, jersey on, mind revving, nerves bouncing, his first kickoff in two years looming,..." September 10

  • One helmet rule penalty was called through 14 games

    NFL.com "The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per league..." September 10

  • Malik Hooker Had ‘No Doubt’ He’d Be Ready For Week 1

    Colts " As Malik Hooker sat on the turf, team trainers surrounding him and the cart headed his way, the TV replays confirmed the brutal scene that had developed along the Lucas Oil Stadium sidelines just moments prior. Hooker was working on getting an angle on Jacksonville Jaguars wide..." September 09

  • Browns tried to trade for Luck last season

    SI "Prior to acquiring Tyrod Taylor from the Bills, the Browns reportedly reached out to another AFC team about trading for its starting quarterback. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports Cleveland tried to trade for Andrew Luck around the trade deadline last season, but the Colts..." September 09

  • Andrew Luck opens up about snowboarding accident, injury

    NFL.com "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has spoken extensively for more than a year about the injuries to his throwing shoulder. He's detailed the issues to his labrum and his new outlook on his football career. But he has never publicly said this: "I'm obviously not..." September 09

  • Marlon Mack questionable for Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Colts owner Jim Irsay envisions a 1,500-yard year for running back Marlon Mack. He may have to do it without playing in Week One. Mack is officially questionable for the season opener against the Bengals, due to a hamstring injury. Mack missed practice on Wednesday, and he..." September 08

  • Rival AFC coach shades Colts’ Andrew Luck in a big way

    Sportsnaut "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will make his first appearance in a regular season game this coming Sunday since all the way back in the 2016 season. For Luck, it’s been a long recovery from a devastating shoulder injury that had threatened to derail his..." September 08

  • Trump continues crusade against Nike amid ‘Just Do It’ campaign

    New York Post "President Trump on Friday morning took a swipe at Nike, which aired its highly anticipated ad featuring Colin Kaepernick during the NFL season opener the night before. “What was Nike thinking?” the president wondered on Twitter shortly before 7..." September 07

  • Anthony Castonzo got in a limited practice on Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "Colts head coach Frank Reich said before Wednesday’s practice that left tackle Anthony Castonzo would sit out with the hamstring injury he’s been dealing with for over a month. As it turned out, Reich was incorrect about what Castonzo’s level of participation would..." September 05

  • NFL projected to make more than $2 billion a year from legalized gambling

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has long been resistant to the idea of legalized sports wagering — at least when making statements in public. But privately, team owners and league executives must be licking their chops. ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday shared some of the results of a poll..." September 05

  • Andrew Luck: I was 'scared in my core' I wouldn't play football again

    Indianapolis Star "His retreat, his escape from the guilt and pressure and “shame” of it all – his word – arrived halfway across the world. Andrew Luck spent Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Netherlands, carving a turkey he bought from the local butcher, poring through books, trying to..." September 05

  • Pat McAfee: Ryan Grigson fining me for an Instagram post led to my retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Former Colts punter Pat McAfee says former General Manager Ryan Grigson fining him for an Instagram post was the last straw that led him to retire from the NFL. McAfee says that late in the 2016 season, Grigson hauled him into his office with a printout of an Instagram picture McAfee..." September 05

  • Reunited with Frank Reich, receiver Marcus Johnson is ready to show skills for the Colts

    Indianapolis Star "When he showed up to his locker Monday after practice, Marcus Johnson didn’t even have a nameplate. But the opportunistic wide receiver isn’t fretting about a laminated piece of paper with his name and number on it. He’s just thankful to have a job — and an..." September 04

  • Man behind famed Capt. Andrew Luck Twitter account finally revealed

    Sportsnaut "Many of us on Twitter are aware of the Capt. Andrew Luck account, which routinely spits out massive nuggets of pure gold. Now, thanks to the Indianapolis Colts, we know who is behind the account. Make sure you’re sitting down for this reveal. Capt. Andrew Luck is..." September 04

  • Fitzgerald Toussaint visited Colts Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "With uncertainty about Marlon Mack‘s readiness for the start of the regular season, the Colts took a look at a veteran option for their backfield on Sunday. PFT learned, via a league source, that Fitzgerald Toussaint was in Indianapolis for a visit. Toussaint was released by the..." September 03

  • Andrew Luck back at practice, Marlon Mack still out

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts said last week that quarterback Andrew Luck would return from a minor foot injury at Monday’s practice and things have gone as expected on that front. Luck is working with the team as they start their week of work heading into Sunday’s game against the Bengals...." September 03

  • Colts will put Tyquan Lewis on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "Colts head coach Frank Reich said last week that defensive tackle Tyquan Lewis would miss significant time with a toe injury and it will be at least eight weeks before the second-round pick returns to the lineup. Colts General Manager Chris Ballard said on Sunday that the team will..." September 03

  • Hard as it's been, Colts sticking to their plan

    Indianapolis Star "Like it or loathe it, this is how they’re doing it. The Indianapolis Colts are sticking to their plan, even it means (mostly) sitting on the sideline during free agency and eschewing obvious needs, even if it means cutting one of the best defensive playmakers on this mediocre-at-best..." September 03

  • Colts sign Ryan Hewitt

    Pro Football Talk "Colts General Manager Chris Ballard said on Sunday that second-round defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis would be going on injured reserve due to a toe injury and the team made the move official on Monday. They also announced who will be taking Lewis’ spot on the 53-man roster. It is..." September 03

  • Andrew Luck admits hitting: “rock bottom”

    Pro Football Talk "After dealing with shoulder problems and rehab problems for two years, Andrew Luck is in a good place now. But the Colts quarterback admitted to NBC’s Peter King in Football Morning in America that he had to hit “rock bottom” at more levels than physical before he..." September 03

  • Colts Cut Austin Howard, Reach 53-Man Roster

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts are at the 53-man roster max after making a bundle of transactions, including the release of offensive tackle Austin Howard. The Colts invested $1.3MM guaranteed in Howard, but he was medically cleared until late July and struggled in camp and during the preseason. The..." September 02

  • Colts' Undrafted Rookie Roster Streak Reaches 20 Years

    Colts "Back in 1999, the Indianapolis Colts decided to keep two undrafted rookies, defensive end Chukie Nwokorie and wide receiver Terrence Wilkins, on their 53-man roster to start the regular season. At the time, the team was unknowingly starting an annual trend that has entered two decades..." September 02

  • Colts cut two after claiming Corey Moore, Al-Quadin Muhammad

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts shuffled up their 53-man roster a day after setting it. Indianapolis added safety Corey Moore and defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad off of waivers on Sunday. They announced that defensive end Ryan Delaire and cornerback Lenzy Pipkins were waived in corresponding..." September 02

  • Colts To Acquire WR Marcus Johnson From Seahawks

    Colts "The Indianapolis Colts have added some speed to the wide receiver position. The team today announced it has acquired wide receiver Marcus Johnson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for tight end Darrell Daniels. Johnson — who stands at 6-foot-1 and..." September 02

  • Colts release Anthony Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "Well-traveled NFL defensive lineman Anthony Johnson will be traveling some more. Per a league source, the Colts have released Johnson. He played for Miami, Washington, New England, the Jets before joining the Colts in 2017. " September 01

  • Colts To Release RB Branden Oliver

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts’ running back room will not feature Branden Oliver. Despite the team bringing in the former Chargers backup this offseason, Oliver will not be a part of its 53-man roster, Stephen Holder of The Athletic tweets. Indianapolis may or may not have projected starter Marlon..." September 01

  • Colts’ Austin Howard, Eagles’ Chance Warmack Among OL On Trade Block?

    Pro Football Rumors "Colts tackle Austin Howard, Eagles guard Chance Warmack, Bears center Hroniss Grasu, and Raiders tackle Jylan Ware are among the offensive linemen who could be made available via trade this weekend, according to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com. Trade candidates are often simply players..." September 01

  • Andrew Luck, Colts need Dez Bryant

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts badly need another receiver – the Colts badly need another three or four receivers – and former All-Pro wideout Dez Bryant is out there, on the street as they say, unemployed at age 29. He isn’t what he was, when he was one of the best three or four..." August 31

  • Report: NFL anthem talks likely to extend into regular season

    The Score "The 2018 NFL season is a week away, and the league is still trying to resolve issues surrounding its anthem policy. There's been little movement in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA, and discussions are expected to continue into the season, sources told Mark Maske of the..." August 31

  • Colts Second-Round DL Tyquan Lewis Expected To Miss 9 Weeks

    NFL Trade Rumors "Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star hears that Colts second-round DL Tyquan Lewis is expected to miss nine weeks with a foot injury. Earlier in the week, Colts HC Frank Reich declined to offer a timetable for Lewis, but made it clear he would miss some amount..." August 30

  • Colts' Andrew Luck is now a $24.6 million bargain

    Indianapolis Star "On June 29, 2016, the Indianapolis Colts made Andrew Luck the NFL's highest paid quarterback with a $122,970,000 deal — an average of $24.594 million per year — with $47 million guaranteed, according to overthecap.com. (Luck's deal was generally reported including..." August 30

  • Colts have something special lined up for beer-loving fans on game days

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts will be the first team in the league to now offer flights of craft beers on game days at Lucas Oil Stadium. According to Paul Pettas of Centerplate, in partnership with the Colts, fans can purchase three seven-ounce (21 total ounces) plastic cups of local craft..." August 29

  • NFLPA is still opposed to 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL power structure has been wisely coy (if not outright silent) regarding its simmering desire to expand the regular season from 16 games to 18, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has jerked the cat out of the bag (probably not a commonly used expression in the oil and gas..." August 29

  • Andrew Luck misses second practice, no concern about his status for opener

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts franchise quarterback Andrew Luck (foot) missed a second straight practice Tuesday, but coach Frank Reich offered no concern about his status for the team’s regular season opener on Sept. 9. “Doing well,” Reich said of Luck, who injured his foot on..." August 29

  • Can the Colts' defense bend but not break?

    Indianapolis Star "Can an NFL defense bend, but not break? In Saturday's preseason game, the San Francisco 49ers moved the ball at will between the 20s against the Indianapolis Colts, picking up 187 yards on 33 plays over three first-half drives ... but scored just two field..." August 28

  • Colts Sign LB Brandon Chubb, Waive RB Tion Green

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday that they’ve signed LB Brandon Chubb and waived RB Tion Green. Green, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati last year. He managed to make the..." August 27

  • Andrew Luck misses Colts practice with foot injury

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck missed Monday's practice because of a minor foot injury.  Coach Frank Reich said in his news conference that the injury wouldn't prevent Luck from preparing for the regular season.    " August 27