Colts Rumors & News

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of" December 07

  • Luck, Allen propel Colts in rout of Jets

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In his first game back since suffering a concussion, Andrew Luck reminded the Indianapolis Colts they're set at quarterback for the next decade -- and helped officially send the New York Jets back to the drawing board in their quixotic search for a franchise..." December 06

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Colts LB D'Qwell Jackson suspended 4 games for PEDs

    Indianapolis Star "The backbone of the Indianapolis Colts' linebacking unit, defensive captain D'Qwell Jackson, has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Jackson, who will be suspended without pay, will miss the team's next four games and will be eligible..." December 06

  • How much of a nerd is Andrew Luck? He likes reading books about concrete

    CBS Sports "Andrew Luck is a superstar quarterback. Across his five seasons, he has shown himself to be among the best players in the NFL at his position. He is also, apparently, a pretty weird dude. In a story at Bleacher Report, Ty Dunne talked to several of Luck's teammates, friends and coaches about..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Andrew Luck Back For Colts Postseason Push "This time around, they’ve got him. And that should strike an amount of fear into the rest of the AFC South. Him is Andrew Luck. When the Colts entered the month of December last season, their playoff fate was up in the air. Luck was on the sideline. The Colts began December of 2015..." December 03

  • Andrew Luck seeing independent neurologist Friday

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts made a roster move on Thursday that came with a strong suggestion that Andrew Luck will be at quarterback on Monday night against the Jets. The team waived quarterback Stephen Morris to make room for the return of linebacker Trent Cole, something that they’d be unlikely to do without..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • Colts Activate Trent Cole

    Pro Football Rumors "It’s official – Trent Cole is back. The Colts announced that they have activated the linebacker. To make room, quarterback Stephen Morris has been dropped. Trent Cole (Featured) Cole was placed on IR earlier this season and was long thought to be the team’s top candidate for return. His 21-day..." December 01

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Colts QB Andrew Luck remains in concussion protocol

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts need to have Andrew Luck back on the field this upcoming week if they want to remain viable in the AFC Playoff race. Luck missed the Thanksiving day matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering a concussion back in Week 11. Considering it was a short week of..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Andrew Luck after first concussion: “You have to be prudent with your brain”

    ESPN "Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that he expects quarterback Andrew Luck and safety Clayton Geathers to play next Monday night against the New York Jets, barring any setbacks while completing the NFL's concussion protocol. Luck and Geathers missed the team's Thanksgiving game against the..." November 28

  • Andrew Luck is back on the practice field for the Colts

    Pro Football Talk "He may not have final clearance through the concussion protocol yet, but Andrew Luck is at least back on the field. Per Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, the Colts quarterback was back on the field with his teammates this morning as the team resumed work for this week’s game with the..." November 28

  • Andrew Luck could have played in Week 12 if game had been on Sunday

    CBS Sports "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was unable to play Thanksgiving night against the Steelers as he remained in the concussion protocol, but team sources said had the game been on a Sunday they believe he would have been cleared based on the progress he was making. Luck is on track to play in Week..." November 27

  • Roethlisberger, Brown lead Steelers past Colts

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- After a Nov. 13 loss to Dallas in Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers were 4-5 and riding a four-game losing streak. A once-promising season had all the makings of a possible meltdown with consecutive road games at Cleveland and Thanksgiving Night at Indianapolis up..." November 25

  • Colts' Hilton diagnosed with lower back contusion "The Colts came into Thursday night's game knowing that they would be without Andrew Luck. Then came an in-game injury to center Ryan Kelly (shoulder). Then an in-game injury to Vontae Davis (groin). The T.Y. Hilton in-game injury though? That's just unfair. Hilton was hurt late in the second..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Andrew Luck won't face Steelers on Thursday night

    ESPN "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has officially been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of a concussion. Luck didn't practice all week after suffering the concussion on a sack in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Luck has to..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Colts punter Pat McAfee begs Antonio Brown to avoid kicking him in the face

    CBS Sports "Colts punter Pat McAfee appears to be nervous for Thursday's game, because when the Colts host the Steelers on Thanksgiving, McAfee will be forced to punt the ball to Steelers receiver and returner Antonio Brown. In addition to being one of the league's most dynamic playmakers, Brown also..." November 23

  • Colts WR Reveals Andrew Luck Won't Play Thursday

    12 Up "The last thing the Indianapolis Colts needed was to be without their quarterback going into a tough interconfertnce matchup against the Steelers Thursday night. It appears their worst fears have come to fruition however. According to Colts star WR T.Y. Hilton, the team was informed that..." November 22

  • T.Y. Hilton says Colts have been told Andrew Luck won't play Thursday

    Fox Sports "Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in the league’s concussion protocol after emerging from Sunday’s game with concussion-like symptoms. Head coach Chuck Pagano hasn't given any updates on Luck's status for Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but wide receiver T.Y. Hilton..." November 22

  • Ben Roethlisberger has “no doubt” Andrew Luck will play

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in the concussion protocol. His team plays in two days. That raises real doubts about whether he’ll be cleared to face the Steelers. But at least one person expects to see Luck on Thanksgiving night. “There is no doubt in my mind that he is going to play,”..." November 22

  • Andrew Luck in concussion protocol

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in the league’s concussion protocol, meaning he’s a long shot to play on Thanksgiving against the Steelers. Although Luck finished yesterday’s win over the Titans and did not appear to have any injury issues afterward, Colts coach Chuck Pagano announced today..." November 22

  • Adam Vinatieri finally missed a field goal, breaking NFL-record streak of 44 straight

    Sportsnaut "Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is human, after all. After making 44 straight field goals, an NFL record, he finally missed one Sunday. The Colts were already up 21-0 over the Tennessee Titans in the second quarter when Vinatieri missed a 42-yard field goal attempt, breaking the..." November 20

  • Fast start carries Colts past Titans

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts certainly needed every bit of their impressive start Sunday afternoon in Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis scored touchdowns on each of its first three possessions, including two Andrew Luck scoring passes, and the Colts held on to defeat the Tennessee..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Colts list Langford as out, Robinson as doubtful

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts list cornerback Patrick Robinson as doubtful and defensive lineman Kendall Langford as out for Sunday’s game vs. the Titans. Robinson was injured in practice earlier this week. The Colts didn’t play last weekend, and Colts coach Chuck Pagano said his team’s overall health is “pretty..." November 19

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Are Colts good enough for 2nd-half surge?

    Indianapolis Star "Yes, they watched. They sat on their couches, relishing their first full weekend off since late July, and saw what this Sunday’s opponent did to last Sunday’s opponent. Yes, it caught their attention. That’s because this Sunday’s opponent — the Tennessee Titans — undressed last Sunday’s..." November 15

  • NFL may consider fewer commercials to improve ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s a lot of infuriating things happening in the world and in the world of sports right now. But for me, what has to be near the top of the list, at least in the top five, is this… Commercial. Touchback. Commercial. You know those interminable points in an NFL game after a team goes on a..." November 10

  • Donald Trump victory reportedly creating racial divide among NFL locker rooms

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the most common lessons a parent teaches a child is to not discuss politics with friends you want to keep. The same can apparently be said of NFL players and their teammates. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report has spoken with more than two dozen current NFL players since Donald Trump won..." November 10

  • With ratings falling, the NFL may speed up game pace

    Today's Pigskin "Are NFL games just too slow? That’s one question being asked by executives as the rating continue to falter. NFL Media executive VP and NFL Network president and CEO Brian Rolapp was recently asked if the pace of games needed to increase to draw people back in, and he said: “Could [games] be..." November 10

  • NFL not rushing to rewrite marijuana policy amid new laws

    ESPN "The expansion of marijuana legalization across the United States during this week's elections will not spur any immediate changes in the NFL's joint drug policy with the NFL Players Association, spokesmen for both the league and the NFLPA said Wednesday. The NFLPA, however, will continue its..." November 10

  • How the NFL paved the way for Donald Trump's presidency

    Fox Sports "There was an election in America on Tuesday night and business mogul/reality star/Home Alone 2 starrer Donald Trump pulled off one of the great upsets in history to defeat Hillary Clinton and become the President-elect of the United States. And, if you're one of the 49% of people who didn't vote..." November 09

  • Pereira thinks NFL turning to full-time officials would be a mistake

    Pro Football Talk "Since Saints coach Sean Payton said last week on PFT Live that the NFL needs full-time officials, there has seemed to be a groundswell of support for the idea, even including the league’s head of officiating, Dean Blandino, saying the idea has merit. But a former head of officiating doesn’t..." November 09

  • HOF: Gold jackets, rings are to be worn only by Hall of Famers

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame is standing by its policy not to give gold jackets and rings to the families of players inducted posthumously. Amid criticism from one of the daughters of Ken Stabler, the former quarterback who was inducted posthumously this year, many have called on the Hall to..." November 08

  • NFL tries to shield Jerry Jones, Jim Irsay from deposition in prescription drug case

    Pro Football Talk "As a group of former players sue the NFL’s teams for improperly prescribing pain medication, the plaintiffs want to question under oath Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Colts owner Jim Irsay. Predictably, the NFL wants to block the depositions. Via Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal, the..." November 08

  • Tom Brady laughs off 'cheating' comment by Reggie Wayne

    ESPN "Longtime Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, who had a brief stint with the New England Patriots in 2015 training camp, shared his opinion last week that quarterback Tom Brady should be ineligible for the MVP award “because he was caught cheating.” On Monday morning, Brady was asked about..." November 07

  • Dwayne Allen officially questionable, expected to play

    Fantasy Pros " Dwayne Allen is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but is expected to play today against Green Bay. (Adam Schefter on Twitter) Fantasy Impact Dwayne Allen starting is not necessarily great news for Allen owners as it is bad news for Jack Doyle owners. " November 06

  • Colts hold off Packers

    The Sports Xchange "GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With the game slipping away, Andrew Luck delivered a pair of daggers. With the Green Bay Packers scoring back-to-back touchdowns to pull within 31-26, Luck made key third-down passes to tight end Jack Doyle and receiver T.Y. Hilton in the final three minutes to preserve..." November 06

  • Vontae Davis to see independant neurologist on Saturday

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts would like to have cornerback Vontae Davis in the lineup when they face the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday afternoon, but they won’t know if that’s a possibility until Saturday. Coach Chuck Pagano said on Friday that Davis will see an independent neurologist on Saturday in hopes of..." November 04

  • Clayton Geathers not fined for play that forced Alex Smith out of game

    Pro Football Talk "After Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith left last Sunday’s game against the Colts to be evaluated for a concussion a second time, his wife went on Twitter to ask how many hits to the head her husband has to take before there’s a penalty. That second trip to the locker room was prefaced by a running..." November 04

  • Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon on state of NFL: 'A lot of bad quarterbacking'

    USA Today "Warren Moon has a suggestion about how to stunt the perceived decline in quality of play in the NFL. It starts with football’s most important position. “If this is going to be a quarterback-driven league, the quarterback has to be coached better,” Moon, a Hall of Fame quarterback, told USA..." November 03