Colts Rumors & News

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Jim Irsay: Colts ‘have a lot to prove’ in AFC South

    CBS Indy "The contrast in Jim Irsay’s comments couldn’t have been more stark, or on point. During a Saturday afternoon break from the NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts owner was asked whether his team should be considered the projected front-runner in the AFC South. Um, no. “I can’t call us the..." May 02

  • Colts search for pass rush among undrafted players

    Indianapolis Star "The Colts didn’t exactly solve their pass-rush ills with this weekend’s draft. Seeing how they didn’t add an edge rusher until their second-to-last pick, in the seventh round, their search for a boost at outside linebacker continues. But maybe they’ve found some potential help after..." May 02

  • Jim Irsay hopes Colts, Andrew Luck can strike deal by training camp

    ESPN "Jim Irsay said Saturday that contract negotiations with franchise quarterback Andrew Luck have become serious, and the Colts owner wants a deal to be agreed upon by the start of training camp in July. During the NFL owners meetings in March, Irsay said he hoped a "nine-figure" deal would be..." May 01

  • Colts hoping to replicate Jeff Saturday to Peyton Manning duo with Ryan Kelly and Andrew Luck

    Stampede Blue "To see the impact a good center can make, the Colts don't need to look far. All they have to do is look at their franchise record books, which - much like the NFL's record books - are dominated by Peyton Manning. One of Manning's numerous records is shared with longtime center Jeff Saturday: the..." April 29

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    Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano

    The Indianapolis Colts select Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama…

  • Ryan Kelly selected by Indianapolis Colts with 18th pick of NFL Draft

    Alabama "Ryan Kelly is now one of just 15 centers to be picked in the first round of the NFL draft since 1983. The Indianapolis Colts selected the former Alabama star with the No. 18 overall pick in the first round of the draft Thursday night.. " April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • 'Best player available' wrong move for Colts

    Indianapolis Star "With their first pick in the 2016 NFL draft, the Indianapolis Colts take … the best player available. Regardless of his position. Regardless of whether the Colts need him this season. They have a draft board, and they spent countless hours ranking hundreds of prospects, and they will honor that..." April 28

  • Colts will likely shy away from players with character issues in the draft

    ESPN "Outside linebacker is clear position of need for the Indianapolis Colts. A player who fits that role might be available when the Colts pick at No. 18 on Thursday. Linebacker Noah Spence had 63 tackles, including 22.5 for a loss, and 11.5 sacks last season at Eastern Kentucky. It’s how Spence..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Bills GM explains how Andrew Luck spoiled plan to draft Cam Newton

    CBS Sports "Almost exactly five years ago, the Panthers drafted Cam Newton with the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Broncos then selected Von Miller. The Bills rounded off the top-three by grabbing Marcell Dareus. Without even getting into the picks that followed (A.J. Green, Patrick Peterson, Julio..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Andrew Luck Book Club makes debut picks

    ESPN "For years, Andrew Luck has been making reading recommendations to teammates. Now he is ready to pass them on to you. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback opened the Andrew Luck Book Club with the launch of a website Monday. "I've been called the unofficial librarian of the Colts, which is kind..." April 25

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Colts GM Ryan Grigson says it's 'weak' to draft for need

    Indianapolis Star "You can translate Ryan Grigson’s description of his approach to this year’s NFL draft as an admission the Indianapolis Colts might take (another!) wide receiver in the first round. Or, you could interpret his comments more precisely, and understand what the general manager was really saying:..." April 21

  • Colts' McAfee 'randomly' selected for drug test after making 4/20 joke

    The Score "Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee, who's known as one of the NFL's more entertaining players, should know that the league likely doesn't share his sense of humor. On Wednesday, or 4/20, a day potheads have embraced as their own holiday, McAfee tweeted out several jokes about his inability to..." April 21

  • Andrew Luck admits he's still not healthy five months after being hurt

    CBS Sports "It's been just over five months since Colts quarterback Andrew Luck suffered a lacerated kidney that caused him to miss the the final seven games of the 2015 season. Back in November, after Luck suffered the kidney injury, the Colts announced that he'd only be out for 2-6 weeks. As it turns out..." April 19

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    Zak Keefer @zkeefer

    Andrew Luck says the kidney is good. He seems in great spirits. "Hope springs eternal," is how he starts session with media.

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Colts chose not to have bye week after London game

    The Score "The Indianapolis Colts are the first NFL team to not have its bye week scheduled immediately after playing overseas in London - and it's entirely by choice. The NFL asked all six teams playing in London this season if they wanted to have their bye the following week or at another time, The..." April 15

  • Pat McAfee offers J.J. Watt 'deal of a lifetime' to sit vs. Colts

    CBS Sports "When Pat McAfee spotted J.J. Watt innocently hanging out on Twitter and casually responding to fans on Wednesday, the Colts punter knew he had an opening. Somehow, perhaps, he could turn Watt against the Texans. No, that wasn't possible. But maybe he could at least convince Watt to stop killing..." April 14

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • Jonathan Newsome's off-the-field baggage makes it unlikely that Colts will re-sign him

    ESPN "Linebacker Jonathan Newsome had an impressive rookie season when he tied for the Indianapolis Colts' lead in sacks with 6.5 during his rookie season in 2014. But Newsome took significant steps back during his second season, totaling only 19 tackles and a sack." April 09

  • Former Colts LB Newsome agrees to plea deal

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jonathan Newsome was sentenced to supervised probation but avoided a felony conviction in a Boone County courtroom Thursday. In a case stemming from a February arrest for marijuana possession, Newsome pleaded guilty to one count of maintaining a common..." April 08

  • Austin Collie retires from CFL, works on concussion research

    Salt Lake Tribune "Former BYU receiver Austin Collie is finally calling it quits, it appears. Collie, 30, notified the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League that he intends to retire, the club announced on Wednesday. After two years away from football, Collie joined the CFL club last year at..." April 08

  • Colts sign two wide receivers, waive guard Ben Heenan

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts today made a couple of roster moves, signing free agent wide receivers Josh Boyce and Brian Tyms and waiving guard Ben Heenan. Boyce (5-11, 205 pounds) has played in ten career NFL games (three starts) and has caught nine passes for 121 yards, while he has also returned..." April 07

  • Pagano wants Luck to stop playing QB like a linebacker

    Pro Football Talk "Colts coach Chuck Pagano thinks Andrew Luck may be too tough for his own good. After Luck went through an injury-plagued fourth season and the Colts missed the playoffs, Pagano says he’s told Luck that he needs to remember to take care of his body, even if it means sliding, throwing the ball..." April 06

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Colts long snapper spending offseason shadowing law enforcement

    The Score "Colts long snapper Matt Overton has been spending his offseason patrolling the streets of Indianapolis with local law enforcement, a career he hopes to pursue once his NFL career ends. "I understand there's a risk every time I come out here, but I get a thrill coming out here and working with..." April 01

  • Colts links: They will draft an offensive lineman early, right?

    Indianapolis Star "We're four weeks from the NFL draft, and with the Indianapolis Colts coming off a strange 8-8 season (remember all those quarterbacks and that fake punt?), there is great interest in how they plan to regain the top spot in the AFC South. There are two areas of great concern: offensive line and..." March 31

  • Report: NFL cancels veteran combine

    The Score "The NFL cancelled the veteran combine this year, according to Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm. In an initiative built to provide veterans with a chance to re-enter the league, the league debuted the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine last March. Unfortunately, the combine did little to bolster the..." March 31

  • New York Times has no public response to retraction demand from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has launched an extensive attack on the New York Times in response to a double-barreled article regarding flawed concussion research and alleged ties to the tobacco industry. In response, the New York Times has nothing to say publicly. Contacted by PFT Live with a request for a..." March 30

  • The Ravens tried to to buy the Colts' team name for $5 million in 1996

    CBS Sports "The Baltimore Ravens celebrated a milestone Tuesday: March 29 marked the team's 20th birthday. On March 29, 1996, former Ravens owner Art Modell unveiled the team's new name at a news conference in Baltimore. Modell had just moved the team from Cleveland, but the new team in Baltimore..." March 30

  • NFL demands retraction of Times article on player concussions

    Capital New York "The National Football League is demanding The New York Times retract an article published last week about the league's research into concussions among pro football players. In a letter that was sent to the Times' legal counsel Monday and obtained by POLITICO, an attorney for the NFL, Brad S...." March 29

  • Lingering CTE debate launches new lawsuit against NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has been unable to get certain owners to not spout off nonsense about the link between football and Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. The good news is that the league now has a sufficiently compelling reason for telling the members to quit putting their feet in their mouths regarding..." March 29

  • Colts Acquire Depth Behind Frank Gore; Open To Adding Another Running Back "When the Colts began free agency earlier this month, their running backs not named Frank Gore had a total of three combined carries. Proven depth was needed. Over the course of three days, the Colts addressed some insurance behind the durable Gore. New backs Robert Turbin and Jordan..." March 29

  • Colts owner Jim Irsay: Football is a risk but the reward is 'worth it'

    CBS Sports "Jim Irsay is the latest NFL owner to suggest that not enough research exists to link football to brain injuries. “To try to tie football, like I said, to suicides or murders or what have you, I believe that is just so absurd as well and it is harmful to other diseases, harmful to things like …..." March 28

  • Could Andrew Luck be the first year-to-year franchise quarterback?

    Pro Football Talk "On one hand, Colts owner Jim Irsay wants to give quarterback Andrew Luck a “shocking” contract by July 4. (Irsay probably should wait until July 5, based on what happened last July 4.) On the other hand, Irsay has called out Luck for not adequately protecting himself on the field, in part by not..." March 26

  • D’Qwell Jackson fined $1,000 in pizza delivery driver assault

    Indianapolis Star "Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, found guilty earlier this month of simple battery in Washington, D.C., was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine in a sentencing hearing Friday. Jackson’s lawyer, David Schertler, confirmed Jackson was issued a minimal penalty in the case, saying the judge determined a..." March 25

  • Baseball manager willing to help Colts QB Andrew Luck with his sliding technique

    ESPN "Victory Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple-A affiliate, is several blocks away Lucas Oil Stadium where quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts call home. It's at Victory Field that Indianapolis Indians manager Dean Treanor has begun opened the door for teaching Luck the..." March 24

  • NFL used flawed data, left out at least 100 concussions in studies

    CBS Sports "On Thursday the New York Times released a bombshell of a report on the NFL's research into concussions, claiming the data the league used is "incomplete," "flawed" and "faulty." These assertions are made largely in part because of missing information from the concussion research the league began..." March 24