Colts Rumors & News

  • Matt Hasselbeck was completely flattered by his random drug test

    Fox Sports "The NFL's drug policy applies universally to linebackers, punters and veteran quarterbacks — including 38-year-old Colts backup Matt Hasselbeck. On Thursday, Hasselbeck's number came up and the league's medical team asked him for a sample. But the 17-year pro did not consider the supposed..." July 31

  • Colts guard Donald Thomas tore his quad again

    Pro Football Talk "The worst fears were realized for Colts guard Donald Thomas. A league source tells PFT that he indeed tore his quadriceps in practice yesterday, and will need surgery. The same injury cost Thomas the last 14 games of last season. The Colts signed him to a four-year, $14 million deal last..." July 31

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    Stephen Holder @HolderStephen

    Speaking of Vick Ballard, #Colts aren't giving up on him. He'll get another shot after recovering in 2015. He's under contract

  • Kravitz: If Ray Rice gets two games, Irsay will get 10 minutes

    Indianapolis Star "If Ray Rice got a two-game suspension for allegedly striking and knocking out his then fiancee, what's commissioner Roger Goodell got in store for Jim Irsay? A 10-minute suspension? And a $100 fine, payable in $20 bills? Once upon a time, Goodell was seen as a heavy-handed, draconian..." July 29

  • Cory Redding, 33, knows retirement looms in the not too distant future

    Indianapolis Star "Cory Redding is in the midst of his third training camp with the Colts and his 12th overall. The veteran defensive end is in the final year of the free-agent contract he signed in 2012. Spend a few minutes with him and it's clear the personable 33-year old is much closer to the end of his NFL..." July 28

  • Return of tight end Dwayne Allen should help Colts offense reach full potential

    Indianapolis Star "An important milepost in the evolution of Pep Hamilton can be traced to 2006, back when the current Colts offensive coordinator was still a quarterbacks coach with the San Francisco 49ers. It was the same year the team drafted Vernon Davis, a player who went on to become a Pro Bowl tight end..." July 28

  • Colts cut Chris Rainey

    Pro Football Talk "So much for Chris Rainey doing “anything and everything” for the Colts this year. Rainey, the running back and return man who appeared to be ready to compete for a big role in the offense after the injury to Vick Ballard, has instead been released. The Colts announced the move in a brief..." July 28

  • Colts sign a running back

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have added a running back to the roster in the wake of Vick Ballard’s Achilles injury. The team announced Sunday that they have signed Davin Meggett to their 90-man roster. Meggett is the son of former NFL running back Dave Meggett and spent time on the team’s practice squad in 2012...." July 27

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    Arians said "I cried last night" when he heard Colts RB Vick Ballard went out for season. Arians coached Ballard in Indy.

  • Chris Rainey ready to “do anything and everything” in Indy

    Pro Football Talk "With Vick Ballard expected to miss the season with a torn Achilles, Colts running back Chris Rainey may get more involved in the offense. He says he’ll be ready. “I can do anything and everything. Wherever they put me, I’m ready for it,” Rainey said. “I’m one of them play-making guys that make..." July 26

  • Pagano on Werner: 'He's made a huge jump'

    Indianapolis Star "Reality visits the Indianapolis Colts in early September when linebacker Robert Mathis begins serving his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The team isn't waiting to deal with a month without its career sack leader. Training camp at Anderson..." July 26

  • Colts RB Vick Ballard Tore His Achilles Friday, Likely Done For The Season

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Colts RB Vick Ballard suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Friday’s practice. Mike Garafolo confirms the news and mentions that this is just an “initial diagnosis” with an MRI to come. He had to be carted off the field, so it appeared as though the..." July 26

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Reggie Wayne: 'I'm ready to go' "The revving of the engine could be heard well into the distance. Indianapolis Colts coaches and players lined up with their phones ready to snap pictures, as they knew veteran receiver Reggie Wayne was ready to make his customary grand entrance to training camp at Anderson University. And in..." July 23

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    Kevin Bowen @KBowenColts

    Reggie Wayne says he has been cleared. Just like Vick Ballard said earlier today.

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    Mike Wells @MikeWellsNFL

    RB Vick Ballard (ACL) said he's been cleared and expects to be on the field for the first day of camp.

  • Tony Dungy elaborates on his Michael Sam comments

    Pro Football Talk "On Monday, the Tampa Tribune published Tony Dungy’s answer to the question of whether he would have drafted Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly-gay player. Dungy’s 38 words triggered a flood of debate and controversy, and plenty of pointed criticism. On Tuesday, Dungy issued a statement..." July 22

  • Colts will give Trent Richardson first shot at starting RB job "The Colts didn't fork over a first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for Richardson to struggle and eventually lose his starting position to Donald Brown. Richardson obviously was behind the rest of his teammates after being acquired just days before the Colts' Week 3 game against San Francisco,..." July 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Colts cut WR LaVon Brazill, who was suspended recently for at least a year.

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Jadeveon Clowney: My goal in the NFL is to sack Andrew Luck

    Pro Football Talk "The first pick in the 2014 NFL draft is eager to get after the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney said in a video on the Texans’ website that sacking Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is high on his list of priorities in the NFL. “My goal for the rookie season..." July 07

  • Colts among NFL teams in need of a new linebacker

    Indianapolis Star "This offseason hasn't been kind to linebackers. From Buffalo linebacker Kiko Alonso's torn ACL, to Robert Mathis' suspension from the Colts, at least six teams head into training camp later this month looking to replace a starting linebacker, for just a few games, or for the entire..." July 07

  • Clowney: 'My goal in the NFL is to sack Andrew Luck'

    Fox Sports Southwest "Soon after the Houston Texans drafted Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick, the former South Carolina defensive star said Colts quarterback Andrew Luck "better have his head on a swivel." Two months later, with the season fast approaching, Clowney still has his sights set on getting to..." July 07

  • Indy columnist calls for Colts to embrace Brazill as they embraced Irsay

    Pro Football Talk "Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star landed the first interview that Colts owner Jim Irsay gave after his arrest and visit to rehab earlier this year a short time after Kravitz described Irsay as a “sick, sick man” who needed help. Kravitz’s take was one of many cited as showing Irsay more..." July 07

  • D’Qwell Jackson hopes someone helps Josh Gordon pick up the pieces

    Pro Football Talk "Browns receiver Josh Gordon has found himself in trouble once again, raising questions about whether Gordon has any future in the NFL. But one former teammate says the bigger concern is the future direction of Gordon’s life. D’Qwell Jackson, a linebacker who now plays for the Colts but was..." July 06

  • Colts Pat McAfee, Coby Fleener honor Army veteran with surprise

    USA Today "Erich Orrick pulled into the driveway of his Indianapolis home after a trip to Chicago and there sitting in the yard were Indianapolis Colts players Pat McAfee and Coby Fleener. "I thought 'Is this some kind of a joke?' " said the retired Army veteran, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient...." July 06

  • Brazill chose weed over money

    Pro Football Talk "Well, you can’t say Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill didn’t understand what was coming. When he failed a drug test last year and was suspended four games, he said he knew he couldn’t slip up again. “It’s either money or marijuana,” Brazill said last July before training camp, via Phillip..." July 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    And… #Colts WR LaVon Brazill is suspended without pay for at least one year for violating @NFL Policy & Program for Substances of Abuse. Wow

  • Ex-Colts TE Ben Utecht fears future with brain damage

    Indianapolis Star "Former NFL tight end Ben Utecht told a Senate hearing Wednesday that he fears where his history of brain injuries will leave him in the future. Utecht said he started experiencing memory loss at age 29, after a football career in which he sustained five documented concussions and innumerable..." June 27

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Trash-talking punter's latest boast: I can hit 75-yard field goals

    Fox Sports "Long the ugly stepchild in locker rooms, the NFL kicker in recent years has seen quite a gain in popularity. Postseason heroics of guys like Adam Vinatieri and record-setting efforts like Matt Prater's have helped kickers' credibility, but it's the increased strength in their legs and their..." June 25

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Brandon McKinney's one-year Colts deal worth $730,000, no bonus, includes injury waiver, cap figure is $570,000 on minimum salary benefit

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Colts bring back NT Brandon McKinney for a tryout

    Stampede Blue "Minicamp has begun for the 2014 Indianapolis Colts, and one person participating this year is an old face looking for a new start. McKinney is a 6'2, 345 lbs nose tackle that was signed as a free agent by the Colts during the 2012 offseason. McKinney had worked with Chuck Pagano in Baltimore,..." June 17

  • Dallas Clark announces retirement after 11 seasons "Dallas Clark is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons. He'll make it official at a Wednesday news conference with the Indianapolis Colts, the team he spent nine years with while establishing himself as one of the game's best tight ends. Paired with Peyton Manning, Clark set franchise..." June 17

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    Stephen Holder @HolderStephen

    #Colts announce they have signed former #Broncos safety Mike Adams. He's a 10 yr vet and provides some experience in a very young unit

  • Former Colt Marvin Harrison and another man shot at by assailants "Former NFL star Marvin Harrison spent part of this morning dodging bullets. The retired Indianapolis Colts wide receiver was steering his Ford F-350 pickup truck through Wynnefield Heights at about 3:20 a.m. when he was flagged down by a 38-year-old man who had just bolted out of an apartment..." June 14

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Colts DE Fili Moala will be placed on Injured Reserve. Source says he tore his ACL again. Partially torn, but enough to miss the season

  • Jim Irsay opens up about alcoholism, addiction and more

    Indianapolis Star "His eyes are clear, clearer than before. His posture, which saw him stooped over like an old man, is much improved. His complexion, once red and blotchy, has been replaced by a healthy looking tan. In his first extended interview since his DUI arrest in March, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay..." June 10

  • Andrew Luck says Reggie Wayne is a 'freak' during ACL recovery

    Fox Sports "Doubters emerged when 35-year-old wide receiver Reggie Wayne went down last season with a torn ACL in Week 7. But Wayne, who isn’t participating in the team's OTAs, has conducted some workouts privately, which Andrew Luck -- the Colts’ third-year quarterback -- has witnessed. It’s safe to say..." June 10

  • Colts Players React To Super Bowl Prediction From USA Today "The shirts that define disrespect in NFL circles can still be seen occasionally around the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Back in 2012, the Colts found themselves at the bottom of the NFL when it came to preseason power rankings. Spot No. 32 was where the Colts appeared and with that..." June 09

  • From torn ACL to first team for Lance Louis "Look at the Indianapolis Colts’ roster and Lance Louis is just one of 14 offensive linemen. Go back to November 2012 and Louis had started the first 11 games of that season for the Chicago Bears. But his season -- and his career -- changed when Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw an..." June 07

  • League insiders expect 6-8 game suspension for Irsay

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has not yet handed down discipline to Colts owner Jim Irsay, who was arrested and currently faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. But there’s an expectation around the league that when Goodell does act, he’ll suspend Irsay for about half a..." June 07

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay's driver's license suspended for one year

    Lafayette Journal & Courier "A Hamilton County court suspended Colts owner Jim Irsay's driver's license for one year starting May 27 in the wake of his arrest. Police and prosecutors have declined to talk about the case, but recently released documents confirmed the license suspension. Irsay refused a blood test after..." June 06

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Word around NFL is that when Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson get new deals next year, they will come in between $24-$25 million per year.

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

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    Stephen Holder @HolderStephen

    TY Hilton was out last week with an undisclosed injury, but back today. Just made nice catch on deep route. #Colts