Chris Ballard expresses full confidence in Chuck Pagano

If new Colts G.M. Chris Ballard would prefer to have his own guy coaching the team, he’s not letting on. Ballard said on PFT Live that he’s confident in head coach Chuck Pagano, who is heading into his sixth year in Indianapolis as Ballard heads into his first. “Chuck has won a lot of games.…
Via Pro Football Talk
20 minutes ago

How Are Jim Irsay, Chris Ballard Evaluating Chuck Pagano In 2017?

Going into his sixth NFL season as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Chuck Pagano is working under a new GM for the first time. How will Pagano be evaluated by Jim Irsay and Chris Ballard this season?
2 hours ago

Colts Wednesday Mailbag: When Will Andrew Luck Be Full Go?

This Wednesday, mailbag readers inquire about the possibility of signing Darrelle Revis, the defensive line depth with Arthur Jones released and if the Colts are the favorites in the AFC South.
3 hours ago

Colts Celebrate 33 Years In Indianapolis

On the 33rd anniversary of the team moving to the Circle City, we take a look back at some of the greatest moments in Indianapolis Colts history.
12 hours ago

Colts Jim Irsay Reinforces Chris Ballard’s Rebuilding Plan

During a break from the league meetings, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay preached patience as his team is “reinvented” into a younger, dynamic powerhouse that can win multiple Super Bowls. In today’s NFL, it’s difficult to rebuild.  Owners don’t give general managers or coaches the luxury of transforming their teams over the course of several years. […] Colts Jim...
Via Horseshoe Heroes
17 hours ago

Jim Irsay: “Wrong to assume” it is win or else for Chuck Pagano

The Colts made a change at General Manager after the 2016 season by dispatching Ryan Grigson and bringing in Chris Ballard to run the personnel side of things in his place. Coach Chuck Pagano remains in his job, but Ballard’s arrival and two straight years out of the playoffs would seem to put him in…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Andrew Luck may miss time in training camp

Comments made by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay from the NFL meetings in Phoenix on Monday made it seem like the team is prepared for quarterback Andrew Luck to potentially miss some time in training camp.Irsay says the team will not rush Luck back from his recovery from shoulder surgery and may sign some extra quarterbacks for camp if needed.“We are not going to be rushing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Colts GM Chris Ballard on NFL Draft Strategy: ‘We will always take the best player’

In an interview with Inside Indiana Business’ Bill Benner, new Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard recently shared his NFL Draft strategy. While the Colts have a number of holes–namely on defense, Ballard stressed that the Colts will always select the ‘best player on their board’ regardless of need: “Look, we will always take the best player,” […] Colts...
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1 day ago

Colts free agency: Learning more about John Simon in Q&A with Battle Red Blog

The Indianapolis Colts have made a number of free agent moves so far, and they’ve brought in a lot of new faces for fans to get familiar with. Perhaps the best way to get familiar with new players is to ask those who have covered them, so we’re reaching out to writers from other SB Nation sites about players who the Colts have signed. Today, we’ll hear from Battle Red Blog’s...
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1 day ago

Colts rank 22nd in ESPN’s updated power rankings

The first wave of free agency is over and the dust has settled, so while there are still moves that will be made ESPN updated their power rankings to account for the free agent signings. Of course, it’s way-too-early to be talking about power rankings for the 2017 season, but it at least provides some offseason discussion. And despite the Colts making a number of moves so far...
Via Stampede Blue
2 days ago

Colts cut Arthur Jones, one of Grigson’s big-ticket acquisitions

During the Ryan Grigson era, the Indianapolis Colts signed Arthur Jones to a five-year contract worth $33 million in 2014. On Friday, Chris Ballard released him, freeing up $5.15 million in cap space along the way after accounting for the defensive tackle’s $2.2 million in dead cap for this season. All told, Jones played in just 17 games during his tenure in Indianapolis. He played...
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Kamar Aiken could be in line for breakout season with Colts

After three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, wide receiver Kamar Aiken has signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. The 27-year-old goes from catching passes from Joe Flacco to catching passes from Andrew Luck. Not a bad trade-off. The Colts could use a big-bodied receiver like Aiken. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Central Florida product hauled in 128 catches for 1,539 yards...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat McAfee cited Edgerrin James’s new Miami strip club as giving back to the community

Indianapolis Colts punter-turned-Barstool Sports talk show host Pat McAfee joined The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday to discuss his career transition. While talking about his new job, all the people he gets to talk to, and what they’re doing in their communities, he casually dropped a reference to Edgerrin James’s new “adult ballet”in Miami. Yes, that means what you think it...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts add DE Margus Hunt, OL Brian Schwenke via free agency

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts have signed two more free agents -- defensive end Margus Hunt and offensive lineman Brian Schwenke. Terms of the deals were not immediately available. Hunt was Cincinnati's second-round pick in 2013 and played in 44 games, with 26 tackles, one sack and three passes deflections. The 6-foot-8, 295-pound Hunt also blocked three kicks. He becomes...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts keep focus on adding talent to underperforming defense

INDIANAPOLIS -- John Simon hopes to make the Indianapolis Colts' defense tougher. Barkevious Mingo just wants a shot to jump-start his career. Both are coming to town for the same reason -- to lead the Colts back to the playoffs. "I know they are a very competitive team year in and year out, and they are always contenders to make it all the way," Simon said Monday, his first public...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Turbin back with Colts on two-year deal

Running back Robert Turbin is reportedly re-upping with the Indianapolis Colts on a two-year contract worth up to $4.1 million. Originally a fourth-round selection out of Utah State by the Seattle Seahawks, Turbin spent his first three seasons in the Pacific Northwest. He then bounced between the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns in 2015 before landing in Indy last season.As a...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dontari Poe close to signing with Colts

The Indianapolis Colts are looking to improve their front seven, and signing Dontari Poe would go a long way toward helping the team accomplish that goal.Josina Anderson of ESPN reported on Sunday that Poe was visiting with the Colts, and it sounded as though he intended to sign a contract. Poe, who weighs nearly 350 pounds, is one of the better nose tackles in football. The former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabaal Sheard signs with Colts

The New England Patriots are losing a defensive player to the Indianapolis Colts.Defensive lineman Jabaal Sheard is signing with the Colts, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates. Schefter says it's a 3-year, $25.5 million deal with $12.75 million guaranteed.Sheard visited the Miami Dolphins on Thursday and then the Colts on Friday, and it looks like Indy didn’t let...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What’d we learn from Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen?

It’s no secret that the Patriots were in the market for a tight end — maybe two, even — and they went out and solved that problem on Wednesday. The Patriots traded for Colts tight end Dwayne Allen, and immediately filled the void left by Martellus Bennett (who will be a free agent tomorrow). They now have the option to draft a tight end, too, and likely will take the opportunity...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts DL David Parry charged with two felonies, could face significant jail time

Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry has officially been charged with two felonies stemming from a drunken episode on February 25 in which he stole a golf cart and threatened police officers.“According to court records from Maricopa County Superior Court, Parry, 25, was charged with theft of a means of transportation and resisting arrest with physical force – both...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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