Colts Rumors & News

  • After 5 years of building, Colts are nowhere on defense

    Indianapolis Star "The coach spent three decades burnishing his defensive credentials and vowed to bring his time-tested principles to the heartland. The general manager has spent nearly five years tinkering with the defensive personnel looking to build a title-worthy unit. Defensive players have come and gone, big..." October 22

  • Irsay: Colts could be 6-0 'if the ball bounced our way'

    Indianapolis Star "Let Jim Irsay, still stinging from last Sunday, vouch for the therapeutic benefits of spending time behind closed doors with fellow NFL owners. “It’s good to have an owners meeting as a distraction,” the man who writes the Indianapolis Colts' checks told USA TODAY Sports this week as he waited..." October 22

  • Cromartie responds after Irsay criticizes anthem protest

    Pro Football Talk "Antonio Cromartie was the only player on the Colts kneeling during the national anthem — until he got cut, not long before Colts owner Jim Irsay said an NFL game is “the wrong venue” for such a protest. Cromartie’s wife thinks that’s why he got cut. Cromartie himself hasn’t gone that far, but..." October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Mewhort injury will cause Colts to shuffle line

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have ruled seven players out of Sunday’s game at Tennessee, most notably starting guard Jack Mewhort. Colts Coach Chuck Pagano said rookie Joe Haeg took the majority of the reps at left guard this week. Haeg is listed as the team’s starting right tackle, and if he moves inside Joe..." October 21

  • Andrew Luck has power to demand Colts changes, per report

    The Sports Daily "The Indianapolis Colts sit as one of the NFL’s biggest punchlines at 2-4 and dead last in the AFC South, the NFL’s biggest divisional punchline. Many problems persist throughout the organization, though the most obvious simply comes from a terrible job of roster building. According to sources..." October 21

  • McAfee: Infamous night of partying saved my NFL career

    Indianapolis Star "The last thing Pat McAfee remembers about the night that saved his NFL career was buying 100 shots of tequila. “I wanted every single person in the bar to have a shot,” he says. Soon they did. Soon it went dark. You know the story: It was Oct. 20, 2010, six years ago Thursday. McAfee was 23..." October 21

  • Antonio Cromartie’s Wife Says Husband Was Told Not to Kneel & Then Was Cut For It

    Black Sports Online "After Jim Irsay’s comments about athletes should just be entertainers and wanting them to protest elsewhere, you would be hard pressed not to believe what Cromartie’s wife Terricka is saying in this IG post. The Colts who don’t have elite or healthy corners released Cromartie shortly after he..." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Colts TE Dwayne Allen clarifies why he kneels during anthem: I ‘say a prayer’ for every player

    USA Today "The Colts shared a video of tight end Dwayne Allen, who’s currently out with an injured right ankle, making a statement about why he kneels during the national anthem on Tuesday night. In it, Allen says that he has received a lot of nasty tweets since NBC noted that he was the only Colts player..." October 19

  • Colts claim Lavar Edwards

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts claimed defensive end/outside linebacker LaVar Edwards via waivers from the Panthers on Wednesday. Edwards was waived by the Panthers on Tuesday. He had played in five games and recorded one sack this season. " October 19

  • Jim Irsay on national anthem protests: ‘It hasn’t been a positive thing’

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL television ratings are down across the league this year, and there have been a number of theories as to why. Some have wondered if national anthem protests by Colin Kaepernick and others have possibly resulted in less viewers tuning in. While that seems unlikely, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay has ‘full confidence’ in Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano

    Sportsnaut "If it was possible to predict that the Titanic would sink, we’re pretty sure most of the passengers would have avoided the voyage altogether. Once the Titanic was hit by an iceberg (or hit the iceberg), it was too late. The passengers were doomed to sink with it. This story, by now well known,..." October 19

  • Colts Hosted WR Aaron Dobson For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Colts hosted WR Aaron Dobson for a visit on Tuesday. Dobson, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3.428 million rookie contract that included $1.173 million guaranteed and set to make a..." October 18

  • Colts Work Out Former Titans RB David Cobb

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Colts brought in former Titans RB David Cobb for a workout on Tuesday. This comes just a day after Cobb worked out for the Jaguars, so there appears to be a decent amount of interest in him right now. Cobb, 23, is a former fifth-round pick of the Titans..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Why firing Chuck Pagano is a terrible idea

    Indianapolis Star "No, you don’t dump Chuck Pagano right now. That’s out there, this idea that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay should fire his football coach after one of the worst losses of Pagano’s four-plus seasons, that 26-23 choke Sunday night at Houston. It’s all over this thing us cool kids call “Colts..." October 18

  • Chuck Pagano: Crazy? No. I'm encouraged

    Indianapolis Star "His team is off to its worst start in his five seasons as coach; they’re reeling, still stunned 24 hours later, still wondering how in the world that happened. The Indianapolis Colts gave up 17 points in the final 2:37 plus overtime Sunday night in Houston. They folded, collapsed, threw up on..." October 18

  • Texans escape 14-point hole, top Colts in OT

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Through another extended offensive slog and the chorus of boos that accompanied every failure, the Houston Texans endured, to a man and as a unified collective. Texans kicker Nick Novak, who earlier missed an extra point, nailed a 33-yard field goal with 8:10 remaining in overtime..." October 17

  • Mike Adams on Colts collapse: We’re not good enough to take foot off gas

    Pro Football Talk "When a team blows a 23-9 lead over the final seven minutes of a game, there are always multiple things to point to as the reasons for the collapse. The Colts were no different on Sunday night in Houston. You could look back to the decision to go for it on fourth down out of the shotgun and..." October 17

  • Colts cut rookie defensive back

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts waived rookie cornerback Frankie Williams on Monday. Williams played in Sunday night’s loss to the Texans. He was promoted from the practice squad last week. " October 17

  • Colts brag about finally having 100-yard rusher, immediately lose a yard

    CBS Sports "Gore had 22 carries for 106 yards and caught his lone target for a two-yard gain in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Titans. Gore reached the century mark for the first time since his final game with the 49ers, also becoming the Colts' first 100-yard rusher since Week 15 of 2012" October 17

  • Colts say Butler, Robinson both questionable for Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts have cornerback issues again as Darius Butler and Patrick Robinson are listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game at Houston. Colts Coach Chuck Pagano said Friday that Butler would miss the game, but the Colts updated their injury report later in the day and listed Butler as..." October 14

  • Jimmy Fallon roasts the Colts and Texans on the 'Tonight Show'

    Fox Sports "Ahead of the showdown between Indianapolis and Houston on the upcoming "Sunday Night Football," Jimmy Fallon and "The Tonight Show" gave Colts and Texans players the business in the "superlatives" segment. Golf clap to whoever came up with the Kendall Langford joke." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Andrew Luck on sacks: Blame me for holding the ball too long

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been sacked an NFL-high 20 times this season, but he’s not blaming his offensive line. Luck said today that he thinks he deserves a lot of the blame for all those sacks, saying he can get rid of the ball more quickly to avoid the pass rush. “I don’t think..." October 13

  • Colts GM claims he is ‘100 percent’ on same page with Chuck Pagano

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts remain in flux. At 2-3 on the season, the powers to be may have staved off termination with an ugly win over the Chicago Bears last week. In no way does this mean that general manager Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano are guaranteed to keep their jobs beyond this..." October 12

  • Pagano admits Colts must improve their pass protection

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been sacked an NFL-high 20 times this season, and coach Chuck Pagano says that has to change. Pagano said that despite five sacks in Sunday’s game against the Bears, he believes the offensive line is improving and that the team is going to continue doing a..." October 11

  • Darius Butler will have surgery on fractured finger

    Pro Football Talk "Colts cornerback Darius Butler suffered a fractured finger in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Bears, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday. Pagano said Butler will have surgery Tuesday morning. “They’ve got to put a plate in there, so his availability for this week [vs. the..." October 10

  • Teammates: Adam Vinatieri wants all-time scoring record

    Indianapolis Star "We’re watching the greatest kicker of all time, and we’re watching him get better. Even at age 43, Adam Vinatieri is getting better. Vinatieri kicked five more field goals on Sunday, including blasts of 53 and 54 yards, to lead the Indianapolis Colts past Chicago 29-23. And he is leading this..." October 10

  • Frank Gore passes Jim Brown on all-time rushing list

    Sportsnaut "Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore added to his Hall of Fame credentials on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. The five-time Pro Bowl running back passed NFL legend Jim Brown for ninth place on the all-time rushing list. It really is an amazing accomplishment, especially in today’s NFL..." October 09

  • Vinatieri, Colts leg out 29-23 victory over Bears

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Statistically, the Chicago Bears were good enough to win Sunday in Lucas Oil Stadium. Statistics, however, don't always tell the complete story in the National Football League, as was the case when the struggling Indianapolis Colts rallied in the final 3:43 for a 29-23..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Grigson: Luck’s contract takes cap space, affects Colts’ defense

    Pro Football Talk "Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson has taken some criticism for not building a good enough team around quarterback Andrew Luck. But Grigson says the presence of Luck on the team affects the way they build the rest of the club. Grigson said today that the Colts can’t spend as much money on..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Kurt Warner: Colts asking too much from Andrew Luck "There's nothing like a fruitless trip across the pond for forced introspection. The latest London loser to wonder where it all went wrong, the Indianapolis Colts have already fired two players while fielding criticism of high-profile members of the organization such as quarterback Andrew..." October 07

  • Andrew Luck taking sacks at a career-high rate

    Pro Football Talk "Colts owner Jim Irsay says he wants to see Andrew Luck protect himself. So far this season, that isn’t happening. Through four games this year, Luck has been sacked 15 times. That’s the most for any player in the NFL this season and puts Luck on pace for a career high in sacks. If Luck..." October 06

  • Fuming Chuck Pagano: 'Let's keep it real'

    Indianapolis Star "So this is where we’re at: The franchise’s all-time leader in games played is calling out the general manager; the team is cutting two defensive starters a month into the season; the quarterback’s on pace to get sacked 60 times; and the coach is really, really ticked off. Other than that,..." October 06

  • Trent Cole, Reggie Wayne have war of words

    Pro Football Talk "After former Colts receiver Reggie Wayne criticized the team’s front office for failing to put good enough teammates around Andrew Luck, one of Luck’s teammates fired back. Colts defensive end Trent Cole wrote on Facebook that he doesn’t appreciate Wayne’s criticism. “I don’t respond to..." October 05

  • Reggie Wayne defends Andrew Luck, criticizes Colts front office

    Sportsnaut "A lot has been made of Andrew Luck’s lack of success under center for the Indianapolis Colts recently. He boasts a 3-9 record in his past 12 starts and is coming off a disastrous loss to the previously winless Jacksonville Jaguars this past week. As the $123 million face of the franchise, Luck..." October 05

  • Colts cut Antonio Cromartie, Sio Moore

    Pro Football Talk "No coaches lost their jobs in the aftermath of a Week Four loss in London this season, but a couple of Colts starters will be looking for work elsewhere. The Colts announced that they have released cornerback Antonio Cromartie and waived linebacker Sio Moore. Both players started all four games..." October 04

  • Popular question: Why don't the Colts go no-huddle more often?

    Indianapolis Star "From 4,000 miles away, even the casual NFL eye could see the Indianapolis Colts were more effective Sunday in London when their offense played quicker, and that seems to be a theme of Andrew Luck’s quarterbacking career here. So why, coach Chuck Pagano was asked on the day after an excruciating..." October 04

  • Luck, Colts agree: Team wasn't focused for Jags

    Indianapolis Star "T.Y. Hilton strode through the locker room with Sam Cooke’s lyrics bouncing from his lips. “A change is gggonna commmme,” Hilton sang. “A change is gggonna commmme.” Hopeful, those five words. Dangerous, too. Hilton seemed confident as he crooned the R&B legend’s 1964 hit, unshaken by the..." October 03

  • Bortles, Jaguars knock off Colts in London

    The Sports Xchange "With their coach on the hot seat after an 0-3 start, the Jacksonville Jaguars were in danger of squandering a fourth-quarter lead for the second straight week. But quarterback Blake Bortles still felt in command. Bortles threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another, and Jacksonville's..." October 02

  • CBS didn't want much to do with Antonio Cromartie's national anthem protest

    Sporting News "Antonio Cromartie last week became the first Colts player to kneel during the national anthem in protest, following 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's lead, with his fist in the air. On Sunday, the 32-year-old cornerback took his protest international. Cromartie, who signed with..." October 02

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay denies Andrew Luck's shoulder is a 'serious issue'

    Fox Sports "With the Indianapolis Colts in London to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, owner Jim Irsay is out mingling with fans and talking to reporters. On Saturday, he wanted to put to rest any rumors that Colts QB Andrew Luck's throwing shoulder is a problem. While Luck hasn't missed a game..." October 01

  • Irsay: Luck needs to protect himself like Peyton did

    Indianapolis Star "Andrew Luck’s throwing shoulder is just fine. Nothing to see. No need for worry. That was the emphatic message offered Saturday by an optimistic Jim Irsay, the Indianapolis Colts owner who seemed bullish about his team’s chances for success this season behind the play of its franchise..." October 01