Colts Rumors & News

  • Will Frank Gore Be Willing to Give up his No. 23 to Josh Robinson?

    Sportsnaut "The Indianapolis Colts drafted Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson with the 205th overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Robinson, who has established a major connection with the number 23, will need to find a jersey number. He actually has a huge 23 tattooed on his chest...." May 03

  • Extraneous charge dismissed against Colts' D'Qwell Jackson

    Indianapolis Star "D.C. courts had mistakenly filed two open cases against Colts middle linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, which led us to report that the charge he was facing had been dismissed. While the courts did close out the extraneous charge, the other simple assault case docket states that Jackson was ordered to..." May 02

  • Colts resist temptations, stick with 'scary' Dorsett

    Indianapolis Star "Just before making Miami receiver Phillip Dorsett the 29th pick in the 80th NFL Draft, Ryan Grigson, Chuck Pagano and the assembled members of the Colts' scouting staff took a final, fateful look at their draft board. Dorsett was their highest-rated remaining player when the Colts turn to..." May 01

  • Colts May Have Trade Partners if They're Looking to Trade Out of First Round

    Stampede Blue "Draft day is finally here, and it should be a very interesting day with a number of story lines. The most notable one is that of Marcus Mariota, and it will be interesting to see which team - if any - moves up to get him. The Eagles remain a real possibility, it seems. And also, what about..." April 30

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Jim Irsay: Draft trades 'not an impossibility' for Colts

    Indianapolis Star "Jim Irsay generally defers to his football decision-makers when it comes to the draft and most personnel matters. But that doesn't mean the Indianapolis Colts owner lacks ideas about what he sees heading into Thursday night's draft. Irsay spoke Friday night at Chuck Pagano's "ChuckStrong"..." April 28

  • Jerrell Freeman Signs Restricted Free Agent Tender to Return to the Colts

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts officially announced this morning that inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman has signed his restricted free agent tender, meaning that he's officially back for 2015. The Colts had tendered Freeman, who was a restricted free agent this offseason, with a second round tender,..." April 27

  • Irsay “not really” surprised #DeflateGate investigation has taken so long

    Pro Football Talk "The owner of the team that sparked the #DeflateGate investigation recently talked about the absence of closure in the case. And Colts owner Jim Irsay doesn’t seem to be concerned about the fact that more than three months have passed since G.M. Ryan Grigson complained to the league about the air..." April 26

  • Irsay on Pagano's contract: It's not 'Super Bowl or bust'

    Indianapolis Star "The Indianapolis Colts gathered at team headquarters Friday night to support the movement that's come to be known as ChuckStrong. And while namesake Chuck Pagano, a cancer survivor, was mingling with VIPs, raising millions for cancer research, team owner Jim Irsay came to support his coach's..." April 25

  • 2015 NFL Draft: Colts' 22 visits include 6 DBs "In preparing for the 2015 NFL Draft that starts April 30 in Chicago, the Indianapolis Colts met with 22 prospects in private visits or workouts. According to an unofficial list compiled by for visits as of Thursday morning, the Colts focused on their primary need, defensive..." April 23

  • Duron Carter on his past: 'Just being immature' "Duron Carter isn’t running from his past. He knows he’s had his fair share of problems. “The first step is admitting it, right? I got through that point,” the Indianapolis Colts receiver said. He had the talent to be part of powerhouse football programs at Ohio State and Alabama, but he..." April 23

  • Colts WR corps 'going to be high flying'

    Indianapolis Star "T.Y. Hilton was in the Indianapolis Colts' weight room earlier this week when he glanced over and noticed fellow wide receiver Andre Johnson effortlessly throwing up a rack full of plates. Hilton, already conscious of his small stature, felt practically intimidated. "I looked over and I..." April 23

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Report: Colts Linebacker Jerrell Freeman Skipping Offseason Workouts Over Desire for New Contract

    Stampede Blue "According to the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder, Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman is skipping offseason workouts over a desire for a new contract. Freeman was tendered by the Colts but has yet to sign the offer. The Indianapolis Colts began phase one of their eight week offseason program on..." April 21

  • DeAndre Hopkins has no interest in talking about Andre Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "For the first time since 2003, receiver Andre Johnson plays for a team other than the Texans. And the receiver who arrived in Houston via round one a decade after Johnson isn’t inclined to talk about his one-time mentor. Asked by reporters on the first day of the offseason program to discuss..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Andre Johnson can't wait to get going with the Colts "Honored at a gala for the Houston Area Women's Center, Andre Johnson was days away from the start of the next chapter of his NFL career. And he couldn't wait. "I’m excited about it," Johnson said. "I’ll actually be heading to Indy tomorrow. I’m excited about the opportunity. Can’t wait to..." April 18

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • ur key Colts in line for contract extensions

    Indianapolis Star "The Colts' front office has had a busy offseason, inking a series of high-priced free agents to tens of millions of dollars in new deals. Despite the insane level of activity, here's what we've not seen: The Colts addressing the contracts of any of the in-house players they have expressed a..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Colts announce they've picked up Andrew Luck's fifth-year option for 2016. The $16.155 million is guaranteed for injury.

  • Hakeem Nicks ready to make most of his next fresh start

    Fox Sports "The way Hakeem Nicks sees it, everything worked out perfectly for his NFL career to get off to a fast start. A first-round pick in 2009, he went to the New York Giants, who badly needed a No. 1 wide receiver to replace the recently released Plaxico Burress. Nicks thrived in then-offensive..." April 09

  • Report: Colts Have Worked Out Kick Returner Chris Williams

    Stampede Blue "Colts-related nugget came out a few days ago over the holiday weekend, as the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson reported that the Colts were one of three teams to have recently worked out former Bears kick returner Chris Williams. Along with the Colts, Wilson reports that the Buccaneers and..." April 06

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    Kevin Bowen @KBowenColts

    Last week the @Colts said there were safeties still available they liked. That became a deal on Friday by signing 7-year vet Dwight Lowery.

  • Reggie Wayne: No ill will toward Colts

    The Indy Channel "Reggie Wayne has returned to his home away from home, eager to enjoy the revelry that accompanies the NCAA’s Final Four. Initially, he’s one of the judges in the slam-dunk competition at Hinkle Fieldhouse. And he’s looking for work after his 14-year relationship with the Indianapolis Colts..." April 03

  • Boom Herron signs tender, stays with Colts

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent running back Daniel “Boom” Herron will remain in Indianapolis. The Colts have announced that Herron signed his restricted free agent tender, keeping him with the team another year." April 01

  • Cardinals sign quarterback Chandler Harnish

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals added a fourth quarterback to their roster on Tuesday, signing Chandler Harnish to a one-year contract. Harnish spent most of last season on the Vikings practice squad. He was on the regular roster for one game but did not play. He entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the..." March 31

  • Colts Sign WR Vincent Brown

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of WR Vincent Brown on Tuesday. Brown, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers. However, he was waived by San Diego with an injury settlement at the start of the 2014 season. The Raiders later signed Brown to a one-year contract." March 31

  • Grigson, Pagano relationship may have been strained by #DeflateGate

    Pro Football Talk "The curiously selective leak from last week that Colts coach Chuck Pagano will enter a lame-duck season without a new contract, which came without a mention that Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson occupies the same posture, has raised legitimate questions about their working relationship. Those questions..." March 30

  • Bob McNair on Andre Johnson: Athletes never want to acknowledge losing a step "Houston Texans owner Bob McNair wasn't surprised Andre Johnson bristled at the idea of a reduced role next season. It's just human nature, McNair told me this week at the league's owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore. "Every athlete I think would like to play forever," McNair said when I..." March 29

  • Chuck Pagano plans to coach Colts 'for years to come'

    Indianapolis Star "Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano is entering the final season of his original four-year deal and reportedly won't be extended before this fall. But Pagano doesn't appear the least bit concerned. He released a statement Friday evening suggesting he doesn't plan on going anywhere anytime..." March 29

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • Colts not expected to extend Chuck Pagano before season "Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano enters a make-or-break 2015. Two sources briefed on the situation say the team is not expected to work out a contract extension with Pagano prior to the season, the final year of the four-year contract he signed when he was hired in 2012. Similar to..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Colts Sign Cornerback Deveron Carr

    Stampede Blue "The Indianapolis Colts signed a player who worked out at the Veteran Combine this weekend in free agent cornerback Deveron Carr. The NFL held their first ever Veteran Combine this weekend, and it was clear that there are likely some changes needed moving forward if the league chooses to..." March 24

  • Jim Irsay puts issue of Andrew Luck's contract to rest

    Indianapolis Star "Andrew Luck will probably become the NFL's highest-paid player at some point. But we've not reached that point. Not yet anyway. Colts owner Jim Irsay was pretty unequivocal on Monday when asked at the NFL's owners meetings whether a contract extension for Luck is currently on the table,..." March 24

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    Mike Wells @MikeWellsNFL

    Jim Irsay said Robert Mathis may not be ready to re-emerge until November

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

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    Mike Wells @MikeWellsNFL

    Jim Irsay said Robert Mathis may not be ready to re-emerge until November

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    Mike Wells @MikeWellsNFL

    Irsay said he told Reggie Wayne they thought it was time when they met over a two-day period in Florida.

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • Colts to wait on Andrew Luck's deal "The Indianapolis Colts likely won't address franchise quarterback Andrew Luck's next contract until after the 2015 season, owner Jim Irsay said Monday. Irsay, speaking the NFL's annual owners meetings, said the team has had conversations with Luck's representatives, but there's no sense of..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23