Indianapolis Colts News and Rumors

  • Dwayne Bowe: Josh McCown has my confidence high right now

    Dwayne Bowe: Josh McCown has my confidence high right now

    profootballtalk.com Updated 10 hours ago
    Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe last scored a touchdown during the Chiefs’ 45-44 playoff loss to the Colts in January 2014, but he expects the drought to end once he takes the field for the Browns in a regular season game for the first time. Bowe is expected …
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  • Colts sign linebacker Justin Shirk, waive Camaron Beard

    Colts sign linebacker Justin Shirk, waive Camaron Beard

    profootballtalk.com Jul 3 (3 days ago)
    The Indianapolis Colts signed linebacker Justin Shirk and waived defensive end Camaron Beard on Thursday. Shirk, an undrafted free agent out of Division II Bloomsburg, spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their rookie mini-camp in May. A tran…
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  • Colts bring back defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton

    Colts bring back defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton

    profootballtalk.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    The Colts brought back one of their own, now that he’s healthy. The team announced they signed defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton. He spent the last two years with the Colts, but was on injured reserve all last season because of a knee injury. He was orig…
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  • AFC South Q&A: How can the Colts' offense be exploited?

    AFC South Q&A: How can the Colts' offense be exploited?

    ESPN.com Jun 30 (5 days ago)
    AFC South Q&A: How can the Colts' offense be exploited?
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  • Josh Cribbs still trying to land job for 2015

    Josh Cribbs still trying to land job for 2015

    We haven’t heard much about wide receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs since the Colts released him in May, but he says he’s heard from a few teams about possibly coming on board for the 2015 season. Cribbs told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com said that he’s rec…
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  • Frank Gore, Andre Johnson give Colts passing offseason grade

    Frank Gore, Andre Johnson give Colts passing offseason grade

    ESPN.com Jun 24
    Frank Gore, Andre Johnson give Colts passing offseason grade
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  • AFC South Q&A: Can any team in the division challenge the I…

    AFC South Q&A: Can any team in the division challenge the Indianapolis Colts?

    ESPN.com Jun 23
    AFC South Q&A: Can any team in the division challenge the Indianapolis Colts?
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  • Clayton Geathers could start for Indianapolis Colts

    Clayton Geathers could start for Indianapolis Colts

    ESPN.com Jun 19
    Clayton Geathers could start for Indianapolis Colts
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  • Colts RB Vick Ballard hopes his injury problems stay in the pas…

    Colts RB Vick Ballard hopes his injury problems stay in the past

    ESPN.com Jun 18
    Colts RB Vick Ballard hopes his injury problems stay in the past
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  • Harvard, Yale Players Take Rivalry to Colts' Locker Room

    Harvard, Yale Players Take Rivalry to Colts' Locker Room

    nytimes.com Jun 17
    Undrafted running back Tyler Varga fits right into the Colts' locker room.
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  • LB Trent Cole feels rejuvenated with Colts after being released…

    LB Trent Cole feels rejuvenated with Colts after being released by Eagles

    ESPN.com Jun 16
    LB Trent Cole feels rejuvenated with Colts after being released by Eagles
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  • Andre Johnson and Frank Gore are lead-by-example players for th…

    Andre Johnson and Frank Gore are lead-by-example players for the Colts

    ESPN.com Jun 15
    Andre Johnson and Frank Gore are lead-by-example players for the Colts
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  • T.Y. Hilton: If they want to pay me, they’ll pay me

    T.Y. Hilton: If they want to pay me, they’ll pay me

    Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is entering the final year of his contract and the Colts seem inclined to keep him. Owner Jim Irsay said last week that the team would like to “get something done sooner than later” regarding Hilton’s contract, which make…
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  • Colts confused about concern over their new banner

    Colts confused about concern over their new banner

    Earlier this week, the media got its first glimpse of the newest banner hanging from the rafters at Lucas Oil Stadium. Despite the fact that the Colts twice before have commemorated seasons culminating in AFC title game losses, this year’s “AFC Finalist…
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  • Robert Mathis says his Achilles feels awesome

    Robert Mathis says his Achilles feels awesome

    Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis missed all of last season, and his recovery from Achilles surgery may keep him from being ready to start training camp. But Mathis says that his Achilles is healing nicely and he feels good about the pace of his re…
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  • Colts to have joint training camp practice with Chicago Bears

    Colts to have joint training camp practice with Chicago Bears

    Colts to have joint training camp practice with Chicago Bears
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  • The Colts Have Some Extremely Sad Banners

    The Colts Have Some Extremely Sad Banners

    deadspin.com Jun 11
    The Indianapolis Colts have a new banner in their stadium, one that reads “2014 AFC Finalist.” Hey, ummm, the Colts? “AFC finalist” is not a real thing.....Read more...
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  • Despite AFC Title Loss; Colts Hang “AFC Finalist” Banner at Luc…

    Despite AFC Title Loss; Colts Hang “AFC Finalist” Banner at Lucas Oil

    The Colts lost the now infamous “Deflategate” game by 38 points to the Patriots, it’s not stopping them from putting up an “AFC Finalist” banner at Lucas Oil Stadium. The banner was placed up at some point overnight as the Colts continue training camp a…
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  • Colts would be smart to make Luck a big offer now

    Colts would be smart to make Luck a big offer now

    Colts quarterback Andrew Luck eventually will sign a huge contract. It’s only a matter of when. But the “when” will have a direct influence on the “how much.” The longer the Colts wait, the more they’ll have to pay. Despite an ESPN report from January t…
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  • Irsay: We’d like to extend T.Y. Hilton sooner rather than later

    Irsay: We’d like to extend T.Y. Hilton sooner rather than later

    The Colts aren’t planning on extending quarterback Andrew Luck this offseason and they haven’t extended coach Chuck Pagano before the final year on his contract, but the team has other options when it comes to new contracts in the near future. Wide rece…
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  • New Colts WR Johnson Declares Andrew Luck the Best QB in the NF…

    New Colts WR Johnson Declares Andrew Luck the Best QB in the NFL

    Better than Tom Brady and Peyton Manning? If you ask Andre Johnson, the question is yes. The question about those two QB’s is ‘what quarterback is the best in the game today,’ to which the former Texan now Colts WR responds with his new found pal – Andr…
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  • Bengals think Geno Atkins is back to his old self

    Bengals think Geno Atkins is back to his old self

    Shortly after their season ended with a playoff loss to the Colts, Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther gave a negative review of defensive tackle Geno Atkins’s performance during the 2014 season. Guenther said that Atkins was “just a guy” after …
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  • Colts players know “our time is now”

    Colts players know “our time is now”

    The Colts haven’t been shy about their mindset for this season. Signing players like Andre Johnson, Frank Gore and Trent Cole while coach Chuck Pagano and several players enter the final years of contracts sends the message that the Colts are setting th…
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  • Colts QB Luck Ranks As One Of the Best Play-Action QB’s in the …

    Colts QB Luck Ranks As One Of the Best Play-Action QB’s in the NFL

    coltsgab.com Jun 4
    Pulling off a perfect play-action is a lost art form in the NFL, but if you have a player at the quarterback position that can pull it off, it makes it a valuable weapon for a team when they pull it off. Luckily for the Colts, they have a player that ha…
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  • Russell Wilson says he'd be OK playing this season without new …

    Russell Wilson says he'd be OK playing this season without new deal

    yahoo.com Jun 3
    In just about every story about Cam Newton's new deal, Russell Wilson's name appeared as well. There was good reason for that. Now that Newton has signed a mega-deal with the Carolina Panthers, all eyes are turning to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andr…
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  • Video - Which Colts running back will back up Frank Gore? 01:25

    Which Colts running back will back up Frank Gore?

    Jun 29
    ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells assesses why Vick Ballard, Dan Herron and Josh Robinson are leading candidates to back up Frank Gore.
  • Video - QBs most deserving of a big contract 02:55

    QBs most deserving of a big contract

    Jun 29
    Mark Brunell explains which five quarterbacks are most deserving of a big contract and why Seahawks QB Russell Wilson isn't on his list.
  • Video - Turnover among NFL's top quarterbacks? 03:26

    Turnover among NFL's top quarterbacks?

    Jun 22
    Analyst Jarrett Bell breaks down John Clayton's list of who will be the NFL's top quarterbacks over the next three years.
  • Video - Colts used offseason to boost support for veterans 01:26

    Colts used offseason to boost support for veterans

    Jun 22
    ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells assigns a letter grade to Indianapolis' offseason, which included upgrades on defense and an increase of youth.

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    Jul 3
    Jackson had a good season last year, after bouncing back from an ACL injury. Mel Kiper Jr. believes Alabama will move Jackson from corner to safety to...
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    Jul 2
    Mike Martin (Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography) This week The MMQB is running a few stories by Peter King from the pages of Sports Illustrated. This story first appeared in the December 12, 2011 issue. With Special Reporting by Matt Gagne, Joan…
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    Jul 1
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  • Mel Kiper's top 2016 prospects by position - NFL

    Jun 29
    With the 2015 college football season nearly here, Mel Kiper turns his attention to the 2016 draft, ranking the top 10 prospects at each position.