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Lance Louis | Guard

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 330
College: San Diego State
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ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells expects Lance Louis to compete with Hugh Thornton for the starting right guard job.
Louis is working as the first-team left guard at OTAs with Donald Thomas (quad) out, but is in the mix to start on the right side along with Thornton and rookie Jack Mewhort. Two years removed from ACL surgery, Louis is practicing fully. He's a superior pass blocker to Thornton and is a favorite of GM Ryan Grigson. Fri, Jun 6, 2014 05:22:00 PM

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Colts GM Ryan Grigson expects OG Lance Louis to compete for a starting job.

It's high praise for a player currently signed to a reserve/future contract, but Louis has 28 games of starting experience and missed the majority of the last two seasons recovering from ACL surgery. At worst, Louis should provide quality depth on the Colts offensive line. Louis has the potential to be an upgrade on RG Hugh Thornton when healthy.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 08:17:00 PM

Colts signed OG Lance Louis to a reserve/future contract.

A five-year veteran with 28 games of starting experience, Louis isn't typically the kind of player inked to a reserve/future pact. Louis signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins last season, but still wasn't over his 2012 ACL tear in camp, getting cut loose before final cuts. Still only 29 (in April), Louis is a worthy flier for a team that received some of the league's worst guard play in 2013.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Free agent OG Lance Louis worked out for the Panthers.

Louis was slow to recover from a 2012 torn ACL and was released by the offensive line-needy Dolphins ahead of final cuts. The Panthers opted to sign OG Travis Bond instead on Wednesday. Louis may not yet be healthy.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Dolphins released OG Lance Louis.

27-year-old Louis was slow to recover from his 2012 ACL tear, falling behind undrafted rookie Josh Samuda at one point in the battle to start at right guard. Another gem from Jeff Ireland's desperation offseason spending spree, Louis cost the Dolphins $125,000 without even playing in a single game.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 04:16:00 PM

Dolphins OG Lance Louis (ACL) made his preseason debut in Saturday's game against the Texans.

He played 19 snaps, and the Dolphins were "encouraged" by Louis' play. Finally back on the practice field, Louis should blow by UDFA Josh Samuda and challenge John Jerry (knee) for Miami's right guard job. Jerry is expected to return to practice this week after missing nearly three weeks of action.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 10:44:00 AM

According to the Miami Herald, Dolphins OG Lance Louis (ACL) still isn't 100 percent, and has taken "very few" first-team reps in camp.

Louis was supposed to push RG John Jerry for a starting job, but his health won't allow it. Jerry is rehabbing from a knee injury of his own, which he suffered early in camp. Unimpressive UDFA Josh Samuda is currently running with the first team at right guard. As we feared during free agency, GM Jeff Ireland's masterplan has left little room for error. Thus far, there's been lots of error.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 07:36:00 PM

According to the Miami Herald, it "hasn't been determined" if Dolphins OG Lance Louis (torn ACL) will be ready for training camp, but that he's "not far away."

Per reporter Barry Jackson, Louis has a "good chance" to unseat RG John Jerry if he's healthy. Louis is roughly eight months removed from the blindside Jared Allen block that ended his 2012. We tentatively expect him to take Jerry's job.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 11:06:00 PM

Dolphins agreed to terms with OG Lance Louis, formerly of the Bears, on a one-year contract.

It's a strong signing for the free-spending Fins, and could indicate RG John Jerry's time in the starting lineup — or perhaps with the team — is through. Save for Brandon Moore, Louis was the top guard still on the market. Louis is recovering from a torn left ACL, but is expected to be ready for camp. With the interior line now set, Miami needs to figure out what it's going to do at tackle.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Free agent OG Lance Louis is visiting an unidentified team on Wednesday night.

The Bears have wanted Louis back, but he's one of the top young guards on the market with Andy Levitre gone to Nashville and Louis Vasquez in Denver. Best available guards, per Nick Mensio's rankings: 1) Brandon Moore 2) Louis 3) Willie Colon 4) Kevin Boothe 5) Eben Britton 6) Jake Scott 7) Geoff Schwartz.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 06:07:00 PM

Bears GM Phil Emery said he is pleased with free agent RG Lance Louis' progress off ACL surgery.

It's significantly easier for an interior lineman to regain full effectiveness off an ACL tear. Louis is expected to be ready for camp and could very well be back with the Bears. His agent is scheduled to sit down with Emery at the Combine.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 12:03:00 PM

CSN Chicago expects the Bears to "work hard" to re-sign impending free agent RG Lance Louis.

Louis has started 24 games over the last two seasons, but he tore his left ACL in late November. His recovery has recently been described as "on schedule." Louis is a solid pass blocker, but he gets pushed around easily in the run game. The two sides should be able to hammer out a deal.
Source: CSN Chicago
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 10:41:00 AM

Free agent RG Lance Louis' ACL surgery is progressing "on schedule."

Louis, 27, tore his left ACL in Week 12 and underwent surgery in December. Rotoworld's Nick Mensio ranks Louis fifth among guards in free agency, behind Andy Levitre, Donald Thomas, Brandon Moore, and Louis Vasquez.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Bears placed RG Lance Louis on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.

Louis was injured on a blindside block from Vikings RE Jared Allen in Week 12. Like every Bears offensive lineman, Louis wasn't playing well, but his loss leaves the team spectacularly short up front. Recently benched RT Gabe Carimi took Louis' place Sunday. The Bears are probably wishing they hadn't placed subordinate LG Chilo Rachal on the reserve/non-football injury list right about now. Still only 27, Louis will be a free agent at season's end.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 02:30:00 PM

Bears RG Lance Louis is scheduled for a Monday MRI on his knee.

Chicago was so shorthanded on the O-Line in Sunday's win over Minnesota that RT Gabe Carimi was forced to right guard when Louis left. Carimi did indicate after the game that word in the locker room was Louis is going to be okay.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 05:39:00 PM

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