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  • NFL sends memo reminding clubs of game day protocols; team under investigation "Ahead of Sunday's slate of NFL games, the league issued a memo Friday reminding clubs about game day protocols. The memo, obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, included another emphasis on face covering requirements and the NFL's intention to continue to impose..." September 25

  • Contender or fool's gold? Separating NFL's best 2-0 teams from the rest

    USA Today "A total of 11 NFL teams have jumped out to 2-0 starts, tying the league record for the most in a single year. While it’s still early, a hot start normally bodes well for postseason implications. Since 1990, of the 244 teams that have opened the year with 2-0 records, 151 of..." September 25

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Desperate NFL Teams

    Bleacher Report "As expected, NFL free agency isn't slowing down as the calendar turns to Week 3.  With injuries piling up and expanded practice squads a part of this year's proceedings, notable names such as Blake Bortles, Ezekiel Ansah and Devonta Freeman have..." September 25

  • T.Y. Hilton “back to being me” after talk with grandmother

    Colts "T.Y. Hilton knew something wasn't quite right the first couple weeks of the season. After dropping two critical passes as the Colts tried to tie the game on their final drive Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and then getting open over the top but, again, dropping a sure..." September 25

  • Colts' Jack Doyle returns to practice as limited participant

    CBS Sports "Jack Doyle (hip) returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant. Doyle previously hadn't practiced in any capacity since Week 2, when he first injured his hip.  " September 24

  • Frank Reich: NFL coaches have obligation to set mask example

    Indy Star "The NFL made it clear this week that it is serious about coaches wearing masks on the sideline. Five coaches — Denver’s Vic Fangio, Seattle’s Pete Carroll, San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan, Las Vegas’ Jon Gruden and New Orleans’ Sean Payton —..." September 24

  • Cam Newton, Dak Prescott among 15 players in contract year to keep an eye on

    CBS Sports "A flurry of signings took place as the start of the regular season was approaching. Multiple players who would have been highly sought after in free agency or franchise tag candidates were taken off the market. Some of the more notable signings of players heading into a contract year..." September 24

  • NFL Season Off To Highest-Scoring Start Ever

    Pro Football Talk "More points and more touchdowns have been scored in the first two weeks of this season than in any opening two weeks in NFL history. So far this season, NFL teams have scored a combined 1,611 points. That breaks the previous record of 1,556 points scored in the first two weeks of the..." September 23

  • NFL players express disappointment in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision "A number of NFL players expressed disappointment and frustration regarding Wednesday's news that a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor. The one indictment brought by the grand jury was three..." September 23

  • Colts Place Parris Campbell On IR

    USA Today "The Indianapolis Colts placed wide receiver Parris Campbell and safety Malik Hooker on the injured reserve list and made several other roster moves, the team announced Tuesday. Among those other moves included elevating safety Ibraheim Campbell and cornerback Tremon Smith to the..." September 22

  • Peyton Manning clowns Patriots during Monday Night Football broadcast

    Clutch Points "Even though future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning hasn’t played in the NFL for the last handful of seasons, the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos legend still hasn’t forgotten about his numerous battles with the..." September 22

  • 2021 Draft QB Class Has NFL Teams Thinking About Losing in the 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "Some teams acquire their franchise quarterbacks through luck, and solid draft scouting—such as the New England Patriots with Tom Brady or the Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson. Other teams make moves in free agency (Drew Brees). Rarely are starting-level quarterbacks acquired via..." September 22

  • NFL announces no players tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 13-19

    Sportsnet "The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that no players were positive for COVID-19 during the testing period from Sept. 13-19. " September 22

  • NFL hoping for full stadium at Super Bowl, but prepared for no fans

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL stadiums have been empty this season, and those with fans at all are operating at significantly reduced capacities. The NFL isn’t sure whether that will still be the case on Super Bowl Sunday. NFL event planners toured Raymond James Stadium this morning as part of the..." September 22

  • Roger Goodell on fining coaches for mask violations: 'You can't let up'

    USA Today "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has no qualms about harshly penalizing coaches who violate the NFL’s protocols mandating that they wear facemasks while roaming the sidelines. The NFL on Monday fined three coaches – San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan,..." September 22

  • Should NFL abandon the mask rule for coaches?

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL developed its policy that coaches must cover their mouths and noses on the sidelines, the NFL planned eventually  to conduct COVID-19 testing on players and coaches three times per week. Now that the NFL is conducting, and likely will continue to conduct, COVID-19 testing on a..." September 22

  • DeForest Buckner calls Sunday’s game “a little taste” of what Colts defense can do

    Indy Star "DeForest Buckner was brought to Indianapolis to be more than just a star. Buckner is supposed to transform this Colts defense, transform it from a hot and cold, middle of the road, momentum defense into the kind of unit that forces opposing offenses to bend to its will. The..." September 21

  • Colts' Parris Campbell sidelined with PCL injury

    CBS Sports "Parris Campbell (knee) suffered a PCL injury during Sunday's win over the Vikings and is expected to be out indefinitely, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. " September 21

  • How rash of injuries could impact NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The biggest story to come out of Sunday’s Week 2 NFL action was myriad injuries suffered by multiple teams around the league. We’re talking game changers for contending teams and season-ending injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars.  All of this..." September 21

  • Colts' Darius Leonard accidentally gave away his wedding ring

    For The Win "The Indianapolis Colts were one of the few NFL teams to allow fans into the stadium on Sunday, capping the Lucas Oil Stadium attendance at 2,500 people. And while all those fans were treated to a 28-11 Colts win over the Vikings, just one person left the stadium with Darius Leonard’s..." September 21

  • NFL may discipline coaches for not wearing face coverings

    Yardbarker "After a Week 1 warning, the NFL may be about to get serious when it comes to coaches who did not properly wear face coverings on the sideline. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFL is reviewing footage from Week 2 games and may fine several coaches for not following the..." September 21

  • How much trouble are 0-2 NFL teams really in given expanded playoff setup?

    USA Today "There are 11 teams with 0-2 records following the NFL's second week of action.   The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina..." September 21

  • Malik Hooker out for season with torn Achilles

    Wish TV "It looks like another Colt is done for the season. According to ESPN and the NFL Network, Colts safety Malik Hooker is out for the season with a torn Achilles. " September 21

  • Malik Hooker leaves Colts game with Achilles injury

    USA Today "The injury news with former Ohio State players in the NFL continues to roll in today. Already, we’ve seen Nick Bosa and Parris Campbell both be carted off with what look like significant knee injuries, and now it appears as though Colts’ safety Malik Hooker could..." September 20

  • Colts CB Rock Ya-Sin taken to hospital with stomach illness

    USA Today "The Indianapolis Colts made starting cornerback Rock Ya-Sin inactive for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Ya-Sin did not appear on the Colts injury report this week. However, the team confirmed that Ya-Sin came down with an illness and was made inactive for the game...." September 20

  • Colts' Parris Campbell carted off field after sustaining knee injury against Vikings

    CBS Sports "The Indianapolis Colts may have suffered another serious injury on offense, as wide receiver Parris Campbell was carted off the field in the first quarter during the Colts' Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Campbell took a handoff from Philip..." September 20

  • NFL sends final warning to teams regarding COVID-19 sideline protocols

    CBS Sports "The NFL is very serious about enforcing all COVID-related measures on game days this season, as a strongly-worded memo to teams indicated last week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of football operations, told me that fines and other punishment will be forthcoming for those who do..." September 20

  • NFL received great coronavirus news following Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL had extremely low rates of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the offseason, but many were concerned about how travel would impact that once games began. Through one week, the travel appears to have had no impact at all. Zero players or coaches tested positive for the..." September 20

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay refuses to let fan's 300-game streak come to an end

    USA Today "For 35 minutes, Joanna Jockish's story of a 300-game Indianapolis Colts attendance streak was circulating on social media Thursday afternoon.  She'd had an incredible run, going to the Colts' first home game at the Hoosier Dome in 1984, at age..." September 19

  • She hasn't missed a Colts home game since team came to Indy in 1984; her streak will end Sunday.

    USA Today "Of all those home Indianapolis Colts games, 300 and counting – Joanna Jockish has seen every one of them, rarely buying a thing from the concession stand so as not to miss a minute, usually sitting at the 50-yard line in section 513, always palms sweating and nerves jumbled --..." September 19

  • What's next for the NFL after getting through Week 1? Fans at games, other looming concerns

    ESPN "There really can be no debate: The NFL has aced its initial efforts to practice and play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since training camp practices began in mid-August, only seven players have produced positive test results. There have been no team outbreaks, and the only scare was..." September 18

  • A new mark for Black quarterback matchups in the NFL

    The Undefeated "Sometime on Sunday afternoon in Long Beach, California, trailblazer Marlin Briscoe plans to settle into his sofa, put up his feet and grab a remote control. He’ll have a lot of football to watch. The first Black quarterback in the old American Football League, which..." September 18

  • 2020 NFL Cap Space, By Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Cap management has been extra complicated in the NFL this year. After ~70 NFL players opted out of the 2020 season, teams were left with holes and plenty of available dollars to fill the gaps. At first, the ongoing uncertainty over next year’s salary cap had teams nervous about..." September 18

  • Truth is, NFL thriving while players take action on social injustice

    USA Today "Let’s save ourselves some headaches for the next two months and dispense with the nonsense. The NFL is not dying. Throngs of fans are not turning off their televisions – or phones or tablets or however else they’re watching – in disgust over the player protests..." September 17

  • The Best NFL Free Agent Still on the Market at Every Position

    Bleacher Report "NFL free agency remains a viable avenue for teams in need of a quick fix. While the market doesn't have a headline name like Jadeveon Clowney anymore, the fact that he's already putting on a show with the Tennessee Titans is a good indication of just how quickly the..." September 17

  • Colts to host 7,500 fans for Week Three

    Colts "The Indianapolis Colts today announced that it will host a maximum of 7,500 attendees at Lucas Oil Stadium for the team's second home game on Sun., Sept. 27 vs. the New York Jets. Because of the reduced capacity, Colts season ticket members – including individual ticket..." September 17

  • NFL Contract Guarantees, Explained

    Pro Football Rumors "Unlike in the NBA or MLB, players’ contracts in the NFL aren’t guaranteed by default. Typically, an NFL player will receive at least some guaranteed money when he signs a deal, but that money often comes in the form of contract bonuses, and in particular signing bonuses. While..." September 17

  • Seven positives in latest round of NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 testing "In the latest weekly update on NFL-NFL Players Association testing results, there were seven confirmed positives, including two players, out of 40,479 tests from Sept. 6 through Saturday. It's one fewer positive test than the previous week's results. " September 17

  • Kickers struggle in empty outdoor stadiums "NFL kickers had a brutal Week One. Empty stadiums may be to blame. Kickers missed more field goal attempts in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent..." September 17

  • No starting quarterbacks injured or benched in Week One for first time since 2011

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL got a piece of good news to start the 2020 season: All 32 starting quarterbacks made it out of Week One unscathed. No quarterbacks suffered serious injuries in Week One, and no quarterbacks were benched, either. That means 2020 is poised to be the first season since 2011 when..." September 17

  • Xavier Rhodes: “All love” for Vikings ahead of Week Two matchup

    Colts " Rhodes is excited to face his former team on Sunday: Rhodes was the Vikings' first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, and he would end up playing the first seven years of his career in Minnesota, earning three Pro Bowl selections, as well as a First-Team All-Pro nod back in..." September 16

  • Colts put Marlon Mack on IR, promote Daurice Fountain

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Indianapolis Colts announced Wednesday that they’ve placed RB Marlon Mack on injured reserve and promoted WR Daurice Fountain to their active roster.  The Colts also signed RB Darius Jackson to their practice squad.   " September 16

  • Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson head preliminary list for Hall-of-Fame's Class of 2021

    SI "Quarterback Peyton Manning and defensive back Charles Woodson are among 130 preliminary candidates named Wednesday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for its modern-era Class of 2021.  Of course, Manning and Woodson are more than nominees for election. Both are expected to be..." September 16

  • The 5 most-likely Odell Beckham Jr. trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Dreadful. Pathetic. Whatever term we want to use for the Cleveland Browns’ season-opening performance, they were just not on the same level as the Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland dropped the opener by the score of 38-6. Baker Mayfield was a disaster under center. Star wide..." September 16

  • NFL’s social justice messaging sparks anger in every direction

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL spent its first 100 years trying to be all things to all people. It might spend the next 100 deciding which of its fans it can least afford to enrage.  Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season is in the books, and with it the league’s first attempt at a more progressive stance..." September 15

  • Mike Ditka again tells NFL players to 'get the hell out' of country after protests

    USA Today "Mike Ditka spent five-plus decades around pro football. He's a Hall of Famer and a Super Bowl champion. But when it comes to NFL players protesting police brutality and racial injustice during the national anthem, Ditka sounds like a broken record … of the stubbornly..." September 15

  • How Long Will It Take For an NFL Team to Give Adam Vinateri a Call?

    The Big Lead "Finding a reliable kicker has recently become rather difficult for NFL teams other than the Baltimore Ravens, who are blessed with Justin Tucker. Since the NFL changed the extra point rules in 2015, forcing kickers to make a 33-yard attempt instead of a 15-yard chip shot following..." September 15

  • Fantasy football waiver wire: Rams' Malcolm Brown grabs opportunity by the horns

    USA Today "Without the benefit of preseason games, the opening week of the NFL season finally pulled the curtain back on how teams plan to use their players. Week 1 usually provides the widest variety of waiver-wire pickups in fantasy leagues, but this year things are even more wide-open than..." September 15

  • Colts Work Out RB Lamar Miller

    Pro Football Rumors "The Colts are bringing Lamar Miller in for an audition, per the NFL’s transactions wire. Fellow running backs Darius Jackson and Benny LeMay will also show their stuff as Indy looks to replace Marlon Mack.  Mack tore his Achilles midway through the..." September 14

  • Eric Reid calls NFL's anti-racism campaign 'disingenuous,' 'diabolical'

    Yahoo! Sports "Eric Reid has never been shy in sharing his opinions about commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL’s treatment of Black people, especially when it comes to protesting. That hasn’t changed with the start of the 2020 NFL season, even though Reid hasn’t been signed by any team and..." September 14