Colts Rumors & News

  • Andrew Luck admits he didn’t play well, even when healthy

    Pro Football Talk "Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had an injury-plagued season in 2015, but injuries weren’t the only problem. Luck admitted in an interview with ESPN that he did not play well last season, even when he was healthy. “Injuries aside, I was not playing very good football — before they happened,”..." June 23

  • Ben Affleck Slurs, Rants About Deflategate on Bill Simmons’ New HBO Series

    Complex "On Wednesday night, Ben Affleck made an unforgettable appearance on the debut of Bill Simmons' HBO series Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons, though perhaps for different reasons than he may have wanted. The actor, who appeared red-faced and was audibly slurring, went off for almost five solid..." June 23

  • Colts working with special footballs in effort to prevent fumbling

    Stampede Blue "One of the most obvious and fundamental aspects of a successful offense is protecting the football. It makes perfect sense, but a team needs to be able to hold onto the ball to be able to score and, by extension, to be able to win. Last year, the Indianapolis Colts as a team fumbled 19 times..." June 22

  • Peyton Manning looking forward to ‘having a free fall’

    Sportsnaut "After suiting up in an NFL uniform for the last 22 years, legendary quarterback Peyton Manning is now looking forward to kicking back and watching the game. “I’m really excited about having a free fall (season) for the first time in 22 years,” Manning said while at a charity golf tournament,..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Colts paid the price to get RB Josh Ferguson

    Indianapolis Star "For a guy who wasn't selected, Josh Ferguson certainly prompted a great deal of conversation in the Indianapolis Colts’ war room during the NFL draft. The former Illinois running back, according to a team source, became a serious consideration as early as the fourth round. But round after..." June 18

  • Frank Gore More Motivated For 2016

    Scout "Frank Gore gave his 33-year-old body more rest than usual this offseason and the Indianapolis Colts had their running back take it easy during offseason training activities. It’s all about coaxing the most out of Gore in a 12th NFL season. Question is, how much does he have left? He’s well..." June 18

  • Indianapolis Colts players read Mean Tweets

    Indianapolis Star "Twitter is not exactly a safe haven for, well, basically anybody. When you're in the public eye though, the praise - and the criticism - comes at you hard and heavy. And as the Colts showed on Tuesday, it can be way more of the latter. In a segment popularized by Jimmy Kimmel Live, Colts..." June 16

  • Colts embracing underdog role entering 2016 season

    Stampede Blue "There has been a lot of talk this offseason about the Indianapolis Colts and what the expectations are for the franchise, and most of it hasn’t been positive. At best, people seem to think they could win ten (maybe eleven) games, win the AFC South, and make the playoffs. At worst, some think..." June 15

  • Luck should insist on a percentage of the salary cap in future years

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts want to pay quarterback Andrew Luck a lot of money. Luck presumably wants to be paid a lot of money by the Colts. And the Colts presumably want to avoid having to go through this again, for as long as possible. For that reason, it’s no surprise that (as suggested by Ian Rapoport of..." June 09

  • Andrew Luck, Colts working toward blockbuster extension

    NFL.com "The Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck are making progress toward a blockbuster contract extension, sources say, with both sides still on track for July as the time of its likely completion. Slowly, over the course of several conversations since February, the two sides have moved closer on the..." June 08

  • Colts punter Pat McAfee had surgery on his knee this offseason

    Stampede Blue "The offseason is a time for many things for NFL players, and one of the most important and helpful things is taking care of injuries. There are plenty of players who use the offseason to take care of some lingering issues, and several Colts players are in that group. There isn't much special..." June 07

  • Donte Moncrief no longer in walking boot

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts today took the practice field at their West 56th Street complex to begin the first practice of their three-day minicamp this week, and one of the most encouraging signs today was that wide receiver Donte Moncrief is no longer in a walking boot. Moncrief underwent a..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Dolphins Work Out RB Boom Herron

    Pro Football Rumors "Running back Dan “Boom” Herron hasn’t seen much action in free agency since being non-tendered by the Colts in March earlier this year, but things might be picking up for the 27-year-old. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link), Herron worked out for the Dolphins..." June 06

  • 8 Teams That Could Sign Arian Foster

    Pro Football Rumors "The concern with Arian Foster has always been health. Foster, who will turn 30 in August, racked up 6,472 rushing yards during his seven years as a Texan, and earned three consecutive Pro Bowl nods from 2010 to 2012, averaging about 1,900 all purpose yards and 16 touchdowns in those seasons. But..." June 04

  • Ex-Colts LB Jonathan Newsome heads north for second chance

    Indianapolis Star "Once a promising young piece of the Indianapolis Colts defense, Jonathan Newsome is now looking for a second chance, and doing so north of the border. This week, the former Ball State standout signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Newsome was released by..." June 03

  • Is this the last hurrah for Colts sack master Robert Mathis?

    Indianapolis Star "Maybe it’s because he’s 35 years old and staring into the sunset of a career some said would never start and most figured would never last. Maybe it’s because he hasn’t forgotten how his body feels on Monday mornings in the fall. Maybe it’s because the man has nothing left to prove. In this..." June 02

  • The pressure is on the Colts' young offensive line to keep Andrew Luck upright in 2016

    SB Nation "The Indianapolis Colts avoided controversy in the NFL Draft this year, using their top pick in the draft on Alabama center Ryan Kelly. There was no "best player available" talk. There was little dissension among the fanbase over the pick. It was a needed position, and Kelly was the consensus best..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Colts sign second round pick T.J. Green

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts signed second-round draft pick T.J. Green on Monday. Green, a 6-3, 205-pound safety, was the 57th overall pick. He played in 26 games (16 starts) in three seasons at Clemson, finishing with 162 tackles, 1.0 sack, three passes defended, two forced fumbles and one..." May 24

  • Colts have had no discussions with Dwight Freeney

    Stampede Blue "Recently, there has been a lot of talk amongst Colts fans about the possibility of bringing pass rusher Dwight Freeney back. The veteran is still looking for work after a successful 2015 season with the Cardinals, and the Colts really need pass rush help. I've written about how I think signing..." May 21

  • Agent's Take: How to make Andrew Luck the highest-paid player in NFL history

    CBS Sports "Colts owner Jim Irsay announced a July 4 target date to sign quarterback Andrew Luck to a contract extension during the NFL owners meetings back in March. Luck is scheduled to make $16.155 million for the upcoming season, which is the fifth-year option of his rookie deal. Irsay gave a slightly..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Peyton Manning on football: 'I got my fill'

    NFL.com "Three months removed from his final snap on the field, Peyton Manning says his retirement is going swimmingly. "People tell me that I'm going to miss football, that I'm going to have withdrawals. But I got my fill," Manning told the Coloradoan's inaugural Northern Colorado Sports Awards on..." May 19

  • Are the Texans or Colts the team to beat in the AFC South?

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans ended the Indianapolis Colts' two-year grip on the AFC South title by taking the division last season - albeit a division considered one of the worst in recent NFL history." May 19

  • Andrew Luck: I have an obligation to keep myself healthy

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer said that the team wasn’t going to change the way quarterback Andrew Luck plays as a result of the injuries that kept him out of the lineup for nine games last year. Coach Chuck Pagano had a different take earlier this offseason, saying..." May 17

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Luck plans to make nerdy purchase after signing contract

    NESN "Andrew Luck seems like a simple guy. He’s a Stanford product, a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback and likely will sign the richest contract in NFL history, yet the 26-year-old isn’t letting his fame or his impending fortune go to his head. He’s still a nerd through and through, as evidenced by..." May 16

  • Vontae Davis wants Colts to sign Dwight Freeney

    Stampede Blue "The Colts need pass rush help. Dwight Freeney is a free agent looking to find a team for the 2016 season. Freeney recorded 107.5 sacks in eleven seasons with the Colts to begin his career. Clearly a reunion is a perfect match, right? We looked at the issue a few days ago and mentioned that,..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Colts add offensive tackle, cut rookie linebacker

    Pro Football Talk "The Colts signed offensive tackle Jeremy Vujnovich and waived linebacker Anthony Sarao on Thursday. Vujnovich spent the last two seasons on the Packers practice squad. He broke into the league with the Packers as undrafted free agent out of Div. III Louisiana College in 2014." May 13

  • Colts' Frank Gore wants to become first player since 1984 to rush for 1,000 yards at 33 or older

    ESPN "Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore has his sights set on pulling off a double feat next season. He wants the Colts’ string of not having a 1,000-yard rusher to end at eight seasons. Gore, who still upset over his play in 2015, also aims become the first running back since 1985 to rush..." May 13

  • After arrest order, former Colt says he can't pay

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Clint Session, who a Florida judge ruled should be taken into custody over money owed in a child-support case, is not able to pay the more than $380,000 the court has required, according to his attorney. The attorney, Marlon Bryan, has filed a motion for..." May 12

  • Sio Moore Hoping To Sing Right Tune With Colts Defense In 2016

    NFL.com "A music aficionado, Colts linebacker Sio Moore takes center stage during pre-game warmups. Lock eyes on Moore and there he is making the rounds through his teammates. What you will observe is one fired up individual. “I play with my emotion,” Moore states. “How I do that is by getting..." May 12

  • It looks like the Colts are trying Jonotthan Harrison at guard this offseason

    Stampede Blue "Earlier today, the Indianapolis Colts tweeted out our first look at Ryan Kelly snapping the football to Andrew Luck, which is awesome by itself. But also interesting are the players surrounding Kelly, namely at right guard. In the video that was tweeted out, Jonotthan Harrison was working at..." May 11

  • Frank Gore still mad he fell short of rushing goals in 2015

    Larry Brown Sports "Frank Gore signed with the Indianapolis Colts last season with big dreams in mind. The veteran running back thought he would be a key missing piece for a team on the rise and help them make a Super Bowl push. Along the way, he was hoping to break a few poor Colts streaks. None of that happened,..." May 11

  • Jaguars sign former first-round pick Bjoern Werner

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Figuring the risk was smaller than the potential payoff, the Jaguars signed Bjoern Werner on Wednesday, more than two months after the Indianapolis Colts gave up on the 2013 first-round draft pick. Werner, a 6-foot-3, 266-pound outside linebacker for the Colts, is expected to compete for a..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Reggie Wayne says Curtis Painter threw the hardest passes

    The Score "Former NFL receiver Reggie Wayne was lucky enough to catch passes from Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Andrew Luck during his 14-year NFL career. Wayne joined the "Jay and Dan show" on Tuesday, and revealed which of his former quarterbacks surprisingly threw the hardest passes. The answer?..." May 10

  • Tyler Varga and the concussion that lasted 4 months

    Indianapolis Star "Want to see the ugly side of professional football? Tyler Varga can show you. Chances are you forgot about him. He was the surprise survivor of the Indianapolis Colts’ final cuts last August; the Yale grad with the incredible backstory; the running back who began training camp sixth on the..." May 10

  • Will patience pay off for Maggitt, Colts?

    Indianapolis Star "When the subject turns to Curt Maggitt at Indianapolis Colts headquarters, the operative word is “patience.” Both the player, an undrafted free agent from Tennessee, and the team, must display it in equal doses. For Maggitt, a once-fierce edge rusher who missed most of 2015 with a hip..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09