Colts Rumors & News

  • All-Pro Colts receiver Willie Richardson dies at 76

    Pro Football Talk "Willie Richardson, a star receiver for the Colts in the 1960s and a member of one of the most athletic families in the history of football, has died at the age of 76. After an All-American career at Jackson State, Richardson was drafted by both the Baltimore Colts of the NFL and the New York..." February 13

  • At least 42 victims, 30 suspects uncovered during Super Bowl human trafficking stings

    Kron 4 News "The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office arrested or cited at least 30 suspects for allegedly soliciting prostitution and found over 40 possible human trafficking victims during a series of stings in the time leading up to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara on Sunday, Sgt. James Jensen said. The Super..." February 12

  • Colts’ Matt Hasselbeck ‘strongly leaning toward’ 18th season

    CBS Indy "One question dealing with Matt Hasselbeck’s NFL career appears to have been determined. The Indianapolis Colts’ backup quarterback told a Seattle radio show that he’s “strongly leaning toward’’ returning for an 18th season. Hasselbeck admitted in late December he wouldn’t make a decision until..." February 11

  • Steve Young, Trent Dilfer: Colts Andrew Luck ‘can’t do it alone’

    CBS Indy "A pair of Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks, one with a bronze bust in Canton, Ohio, are quick to point accusing fingers at the person(s) responsible for Andrew Luck’s injury-marred 2015 season. And it’s not in the direction of Andrew Luck, the undeniable centerpiece of the Indianapolis..." February 10

  • Colts' Irsay: Luck's 'shocking' new deal will have $20M per year floor

    CBS Sports "Andrew Luck has been ticketed for a monster second NFL contract basically since before he was drafted. At the time he was entering the NFL, Luck was widely considered the best quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning. Nothing he has done during his first four NFL seasons -- aside from getting..." February 10

  • Goodell says extra point rule made the NFL more exciting in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Year One of the new extra point rule was a success, and more rules tweaks are on the way. Goodell said the new rule, which moved extra point kicks back 13 yards, is an example of the kinds of changes the league will continue to consider. “From a..." February 10

  • Colts announce hiring of five assistant coaches

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts today announced several coaching additions that have been reported in recent days. The team hired Maurice Drayton as assistant special teams coach, Lee Hull as wide receivers coach, Jemal Singleton as running backs coach, Quadrian Banks as conditioning/performance analyst,..." February 09

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    Zak Keefer @zkeefer

    #Colts waive Ryan Lindley.

    QB situation at the moment:
    -- Luck signed through 2016
    -- Hasselbeck a free agent
    -- Josh Freeman on roster

  • Adam Vinatieri decides to return for 21st NFL season and perhaps more

    Indianapolis Star "The clutchest kicker in NFL history isn’t ready to hang it up. Adam Vinatieri, the oldest player in football, told IndyStar on Tuesday he intends on playing a 21st NFL season this coming fall — and perhaps several more. He’ll be 43 when training camp opens in August. While Vinatieri hinted..." February 09

  • Marvin Harrison: Hall of Fame election 'definitely an honor'

    The Score "Marvin Harrison had to wait until his third year of eligibility, but the former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver will finally be getting a bust in Canton. Harrison, one of the most productive receivers of his generation, was among five modern day selections for the 2016 Hall of Fame class..." February 07

  • Colts won't be sanctioned for Luck's injury report status

    Bleacher Report "After an investigation into the Indianapolis Colts' handling and reporting of quarterback Andrew Luck's injury status during the 2015 season, the NFL decided Sunday that no action will be taken against the organization. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport was the first to report the league's..." February 07

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay says he asked Peyton Manning to retire as a Colt

    CBS Sports "When Peyton Manning split from his former team, the Indianapolis Colts, it was not exactly all sunshine and rainbows. Manning was essentially forced out the door after sitting out an entire season due to multiple neck surgeries, as the Colts decided to select his replacement (Andrew Luck) with the..." February 04

  • Colts hope to welcome back Peyton Manning in retirement

    The Score "The Indianapolis Colts hope to cement Peyton Manning's legacy as one of the greatest players in their franchise's history when the Denver Broncos quarterback decides to retire. Since being released by the team that drafted him first overall in 1998, Manning has remained amicable with the Colts,..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Colts owner sees no hang-ups for a “nine-figure” Andrew Luck deal

    Pro Football Talk "Colts owner Jim Irsay keeps sounding a little more optimistic about a new deal for quarterback Andrew Luck, telling reporters today “there’s a good chance” Luck will get his new deal this offseason. According to Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Irsay said the deal would be “nine figures,” and that there..." February 02

  • Jim Irsay wants the Colts to bring back Adam Vinatieri

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts have a number of players who will become free agents when the new league year starts, and they will have to be smart about who to re-sign. Owner Jim Irsay already knows one name that he wants to bring back: kicker Adam Vinatieri. In a conversation with CBS4's Mike..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Report: Colts were "seriously contemplating" moving to Los Angeles in early 2000s

    Stampede Blue "The biggest NFL offseason storyline to emerge so far this year has been that the league is returning to Los Angeles, as the Rams have relocated there and the Chargers have an option to join them (though it won't be in 2016, the team announced a few days ago). Many Colts fans have commented..." February 01

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Discussed Andrew Luck on @nflnetwork: #Colts have as much confidence in him as ever. Indy believes they can do his extension this offseason

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • D'Qwell Jackson Reportedly Sued by Pizza Delivery Driver He Allegedly Punched

    Bleacher Report "Indianapolis Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is reportedly being sued for $1.5 million by the pizza delivery driver he allegedly punched in February 2015, according to ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini. Jackson was arrested and charged with simple assault nearly a year ago after allegedly punching..." January 31

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, CNBC.com reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns are hiring Colts pro scouting coordinator Andrew Berry as VP of Player Personnel, per sources. This is the Browns' top personnel job.

  • ESPN’s Mel Kiper Analyzes Colts Draft Options, 2016 Draft Depth

    NFL.com "According to Mel Kiper, good news could be on the way for the Colts in 2016. The 30-year ESPN draft analyst believes that the positions of need for the Colts this offseason correlates directly to the deeper spots of this draft. A defensive heavy draft class, along with capable bodies in the..." January 26

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Reggie Wayne suggests Super Bowl XLIV pick-six wasn’t his fault

    Pro Football Talk "Even as former Saints cornerback Tracy Porter was running to the end zone with the championship-clinching interception in Super Bowl XLIV, the blame already was landing on Colts receiver Reggie Wayne for failing to be in position to catch the ball. Which means, naturally, that the game-deciding..." January 24

  • Colts linebacker Sio Moore cited for driving 100 mph

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Sio Moore was ticketed Thursday night on I-65 after police said he was traveling at least 100 mph and weaving in and out of traffic. An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer pulled Moore over about 8:19 p.m. in the northbound lane of I-65,..." January 22

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Clete Blakeman to call Super Bowl 50

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is really not holding the whole flip-or-no-flip thing against Clete Blakeman. According to FootballZebras.com, Blakeman has been tabbed to referee Super Bowl 50, his first shot to officiate the final football game of the year. Blakeman just worked the divisional round game between..." January 20

  • Colts counting on Brian Schottenheimer to bring out the best in Andrew Luck

    CBS Indy "It’s been difficult keeping up with the comings and goings on Chuck Pagano’s coaching staff. But one caught our eye: Brian Schottenheimer. Yes, there’s the name recognition. He’s Marty’s son, and Marty’s 205 overall victories while with four teams rank No. 7 in NFL history. But we’re not..." January 20

  • Colts coach Chuck Pagano continues to add experience to his staff

    ESPN "Colts coach Chuck Pagano basically cleaned house with his coaching staff after getting his four-year contract extension two weeks ago. Gone are the running backs coach, tight ends coach, one of the offensive line coaches, safeties coach, linebackers coach, secondary coach and the defensive..." January 19

  • Reggie Wayne: Peyton will be fresh vs. Steelers

    NFL.com "Sunday afternoon's Divisional Round tussle between the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers comes with a plethora of questions at the quarterback position. Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder injury isn't expected to restrict the playbook, but how much will he throw the ball down the field? For..." January 17

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    After 14 seasons with Indianapolis, Clyde Christensen is leaving to become the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator, per a Colts source.

  • Reggie Wayne Is Calling It Quits

    Complex "Every football fan over 21 remembers watching Peyton Manning's aerial miracles with Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne. In 2016, Manning is far past his prime and Harrison is long retired. We'll be saying goodbye to Wayne, too. The 37-year-old wide receiver told CBS 4 Indianapolis that 2015 was..." January 16

  • Colts Hire Former Dolphins HC Joe Philbin As OL Coach

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Indianapolis Colts announced that they’ve hired former Dolphins HC Joe Philbin as their new offensive line coach. Recent reports indicated that the Giants could hire Philbin as an assistant head coach. However, new HC Ben McAdoo told reporters on Friday that nothing was agreed to with..." January 15

  • Indianapolis close to five-year extension to combine deal

    Pro Football Talk "As part of the sweetheart deal Stan Kroenke offered the NFL in exchange for the keys to Los Angeles, there was talk of the NFL campus there becoming a future site for events such as the Scouting Combine. If that happens, it apparently won’t be until 2021. According to Mike Chappell of WTTV..." January 13

  • Colts reach out to former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin

    Palm Beach Post "The Colts have reached out to former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin about their offensive line coach vacancy, a source told the Palm Beach Post. The Colts were also interested in Chris Forester, who was hired as the Dolphins new offensive line coach on Tuesday. Philbin went 24-28 in just over..." January 13

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • It appears Jewel is dating Colts QB Charlie Whitehurst (aka 'Clipboard Jesus')

    Fox Sports "Was he meant for her? Apologies for that awful line, but we had no choice after seeing that Colts quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is dating singer Jewel. At least that's what we assume based on social media. The couple took in Monday's Alabama-Clemson national title game. "Entertainment..." January 12

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    Derek Schultz @Schultz975

    Dwayne Allen on FA: "I plan on being back. I hope everything is wrapped up before the period even starts. I found my home and hope to stay."

  • Donald Trump Thinks All These Personal Foul Penalties Have Made Football ‘Soft’

    Uproxx "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Why? Because according to what he told a crowd of 2,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, the cherished national pastime of American Football has gone too soft — just like the great country of..." January 11

  • Jim Irsay confident Colts will re-sign QB Andrew Luck

    NFL.com "Colts owner Jim Irsay has no doubts about Andrew Luck's future in Indianapolis. "If we don't get an agreement," Irsay says via the Indy Star, "we still have time. And he is going to be signed. There's a reasonably good chance we can come to that agreement this offseason. He will be here, trust..." January 10

  • Jim Irsay: O-line has to get back to being 'pride of the building'

    Indianapolis Star "Sitting in low lighting, with classical music playing softly over the recessed speakers in his office, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay raises his voice and slams his fist just once. No, not when he wondered aloud why the Colts keep getting blown out by the Patriots. Or when he discussed the..." January 09

  • Raiders' Khalil Mack makes history, named All-Pro at two positions

    CBS Sports "People outside Oakland who didn't know about Khalil Mack got their introduction to his talents when he sacked Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler five times in Week 14. On Friday, Mack made history when the Associated Press named him an All-Pro at two positions -- linebacker and defensive..." January 09

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    George Bremer @gmbremer

    Fox Sports reporting #Colts have fired LB coach Jeff FitzGerald. Staff getting a serious makeover.