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  • Bjoern Werner: If I’m healthy, I can be a baller

    Bjoern Werner: If I’m healthy, I can be a baller

    profootballtalk.com Updated 24 minutes ago
    The Colts drafted Bjoern Werner in the first round of the 2013 draft with the idea that he’d provide a boost to their pass rush, but those hopes have gone largely unfulfilled. Werner has 6.5 sacks through his first two seasons with the Colts and didn’t …
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  • Colts sign Phillip Dorsett

    Colts sign Phillip Dorsett

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett is the latest first-round pick to sign his rookie contract. The Colts announced Wednesday that Dorsett has agreed to the standard four-year deal with the team. As a first-round pick, Dorsett’s contract also comes with a tea…
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  • Colts sign CB Chance Casey, OG Will Corbin

    Colts sign CB Chance Casey, OG Will Corbin

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (yesterday)
    The Colts added two players to the roster and removed another Tuesday, signing cornerback Chance Casey and offensive guard Will Corbin and waiving cornerback Josh Mitchell with an “injured” designation. The club announced the moves this morning. The 24-…
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  • Sports book installs Seahawks-Colts as the most likely matchup …

    Sports book installs Seahawks-Colts as the most likely matchup for Super Bowl 50

    profootballtalk.com May 25 (2 days ago)
    We used to approach pro football odds posts with the tack of “Gee whiz, can you believe those wacky oddsmakers are accepting bets on (insert topic here)?” Well, let’s cut it out. The surprise now is if something isn’t available to bet. We know it and yo…
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  • Colts rookie Phillip Dorsett making a fast first impression

    Colts rookie Phillip Dorsett making a fast first impression

    profootballtalk.com May 22 (6 days ago)
    The Colts definitely had bigger needs than another wide receiver in the first round of the draft. But after their first look at him, they don’t think Phillip Dorsett is just another wide receiver. “It’s definitely not too big for him,” quarterback Andre…
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  • Frank Gore, Andre Johnson make “pretty seamless” transition to …

    Frank Gore, Andre Johnson make “pretty seamless” transition to Indy

    profootballtalk.com May 22 (6 days ago)
    It has been a long time since running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Andre Johnson have had to get used to playing for a new team. Gore was with the 49ers for 10 years before signing with the Colts as a free agent this year and Johnson spent a dozen …
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  • NFL suspends Marcell Dareus for Week 1

    NFL suspends Marcell Dareus for Week 1

    profootballtalk.com May 21 (7 days ago)
    Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will miss the season opener against the Colts. The NFL announced today that Dareus has been suspended without pay for the first game of the regular season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Dareus ca…
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  • Indianapolis Colts rank 168th in ESPN salary survey

    Indianapolis Colts rank 168th in ESPN salary survey

    ESPN.com May 21 (7 days ago)
    Indianapolis Colts rank 168th in ESPN salary survey
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  • Jim Irsay says team in L.A. is a matter of when, not if

    Jim Irsay says team in L.A. is a matter of when, not if

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said yesterday that a team in Los Angeles was still a good possibility, but not “inevitable.” One of his bosses disagrees. “It’s not a matter of ‘if’ now, but ‘when,’” Colts owner Jim Irsay said, via Eric Branch of the San…
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  • Colts were prepared to attempt longer extra points

    Colts were prepared to attempt longer extra points

    ESPN.com May 20
    Colts were prepared to attempt longer extra points
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  • Goodell: It’s not inevitable that a team moves to L.A.

    Goodell: It’s not inevitable that a team moves to L.A.

    A report from Albert Breer of NFL Media this week had the league feeling confident that there would be a team moving to Los Angeles for the 2016 season and Colts owner Jim Irsay said Wednesday that he believed it is a question of how many teams will be …
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  • Jim Irsay: Patriots game will be “huge, huge, huge”

    Jim Irsay: Patriots game will be “huge, huge, huge”

    Before the Colts faced the Patriots in the AFC Championship game last year, they notified the league about concerns they had regarding the proper inflation of footballs used by the Patriots, a move that touched off what’s come to be known as DeflateGate…
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  • Colts sign rookie kicker Taylor Pontius

    Colts sign rookie kicker Taylor Pontius

    The Colts, who have had a knack for finding placekicking talent in recent years, have added an offseason rookie understudy to Adam Vinatieri, announcing a deal with North Alabama’s Taylor Pontius on Wednesday. Pontius hit 11-of-14 field goals in his fin…
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  • What does Tannehill deal mean for Wilson, Luck?

    What does Tannehill deal mean for Wilson, Luck?

    Now that Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has swapped two years at $18.1 million for a six-year, $96 million contract, what does that mean for the other quarterbacks drafted in 2012? Glad you asked. For Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Seahawks quar…
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  • Da’Rick Rogers sentenced to a day in jail, probation in DUI ple…

    Da’Rick Rogers sentenced to a day in jail, probation in DUI plea

    Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers saw his career at the University of Tennessee come to an early end after failed drug tests and off-field trouble cost him his job with the Colts last year. Rogers was dropped by the team on the same day that he was arrested …
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  • Cardinals, Colts among clubs holding OTAs this week

    Cardinals, Colts among clubs holding OTAs this week

    A happy OTA season to all. Five clubs will hold organized team practice activities, or OTAs, this week, with the Colts the first to get down to business starting Monday. OTAs are voluntary workouts in which full team drills are permitted, though live co…
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  • Dean Blandino says process of handling balls “will change”

    Dean Blandino says process of handling balls “will change”

    NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino’s talking to some players at the moment. And one of them was good enough to share the conversation, and the #asexpected news that things are changing, as it pertains to the handling of the balls. Colts linebacker He…
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  • Did the Patriots accuse the Colts of cheating to Ted Wells?

    Did the Patriots accuse the Colts of cheating to Ted Wells?

    yahoo.com May 14
    One reason the New England Patriots-NFL battle is getting interesting is that nobody breaks ranks. But the Patriots seem to be capable of going scorched earth. NFL teams rarely air each other's dirty laundry. And when the NFL hands down a punishment, yo…
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  • Patriots told Wells that Colts and other teams tampered with fo…

    Patriots told Wells that Colts and other teams tampered with footballs

    As Ted Wells investigated Deflategate, the Patriots asked him to investigate whether other teams — including the Colts, whose complaint to the league got the whole thing started — had previously tampered with footballs. The Patriots’ rebuttal to Wells’s…
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  • Never mind DeflateGate, the Colts are angry about their run D

    Never mind DeflateGate, the Colts are angry about their run D

    The Colts have tried to soft-pedal their way through #DeflateGate, refusing to get involved in the Patriots’ business now. But it’s the way the Patriots — and others — have beaten them lately that has them sore. Via Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Colts defensi…
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  • Michael Bennett dubs Tom Brady a cheater

    Michael Bennett dubs Tom Brady a cheater

    Colts players wisely are walking on eggshells when it comes to using the “C” word for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, since Brady is due to return when the Patriots come to Indy in Week Six. Players on teams that don’t face New England this year and/or …
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  • Dwayne Allen joins Colts workouts after plea from Pagano

    Dwayne Allen joins Colts workouts after plea from Pagano

    NFL players aren’t contractually required to take part in any offseason work other than a minicamp in June, which is why Colts tight end Dwayne Allen had been working out in Arizona rather than Indianapolis the last few weeks. That changed this week, ho…
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  • Colts players tiptoe around #DeflateGate

    Colts players tiptoe around #DeflateGate

    On Wednesday, the Colts made several players available to the media as part of the team’s offseason program. None of the five players had anything significant to say about the #DeflateGate situation involving the Patriots, who are scheduled to visit Ind…
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  • Ted Wells: 'There was not a sting operation' with the Colts

    Ted Wells: 'There was not a sting operation' with the Colts

    ESPN.com May 12
    Ted Wells: 'There was not a sting operation' with the Colts
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  • Colts picked to win AFC South for third straight year

    Colts picked to win AFC South for third straight year

    ESPN.com May 12
    Colts picked to win AFC South for third straight year
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  • Don Yee again questions origins of NFL’s deflation investigatio…

    Don Yee again questions origins of NFL’s deflation investigation

    In his initial statement criticizing the Wells Report on New England’s alleged football deflation, Don Yee, agent for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, took aim at how the investigation started, with the Colts notifying the NFL of its football-pressure co…
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  • Video - Most likely Super Bowl matchups 05:47

    Most likely Super Bowl matchups

    May 26
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate which teams have the best odds for a Super Bowl matchup.
  • Video - Fewer extra points and more value for older kickers? 00:36

    Fewer extra points and more value for older kickers?

    May 21
    John Clayton analyzes the potential for fewer extra points and how the older kickers may adapt to the new conversion rules better.
  • Video - Extra-point rule change no big deal for Vinatieri 00:39

    Extra-point rule change no big deal for Vinatieri

    May 20
    ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells discusses why moving extra-point attempts back to the 15-yard line will be unlikely to have much of an effect on kicker Adam Vinatieri.
  • Video - How are Gore and Johnson transitioning to the Colts? 02:35

    How are Gore and Johnson transitioning to the Colts?

    May 20
    ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells breaks down how new acquisitions Frank Gore and Andre Johnson have been adjusting to the team. Coach Chuck Pagano and quarterback Andrew Luck also comment on what they've seen from the two so far.

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    Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to wear a sleeve on his right arm in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night to protect an elbow injury he received in his Game 4 fall.
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  • Devalue This

    May 26
    In part because NFL news is never-ending, and in part because you just can never read enough about allegedly deflated footballs, one off-season story has gotten a small fraction of the attention it would have gotten during a quieter May. In a time of ra…