Player News - Colts

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Free agent K Adam Vinatieri confirms he'll return for a 21st season in 2016.

"Not only a season, but lord willing, a couple of years," Vinatieri said. "There will come a time when it’s over for me. I don’t think that time is yet. I enjoy playing." The Colts have already said they'd like to re-sign Vinatieri, who remains one of the league's best kickers. Vinatieri will undoubtedly require a raise on the $2.5 million he averaged the past two years. Vinatieri turned 43 in December.
Feb 9 - 1:23 PM

Colts RE Henry Anderson (knee) isn't expected to be ready for Week 1.

Anderson is three months removed from ACL surgery. He'll miss the entire offseason and is questionable for training camp. Anderson could open 2016 on PUP if he has any setbacks. Anderson's availability is crucial for the Colts after he was one of the NFL's top defensive rookies in the first half of 2015.
Source: colts.com
Feb 6 - 3:08 PM

In-house reporter Kevin Bowen expects the Colts to upgrade on NT David Parry.

Parry started all 16 games as a rookie, but graded as one of the worst defensive tackles in the league. His struggles were a large part of Indy’s bottom-ten run defense. The Colts should bring in heavy 2016 competition for Parry.
Source: colts.com
Feb 6 - 2:39 PM

Colts restricted free agent TE Jack Doyle is expected to have a bigger role in 2016.

With one of Dwayne Allen/Coby Fleener not expected back, Doyle’s the in-house favorite to return as the No. 2 tight end. He’s been limited to 30 percent of snaps over the last three years in a blocking role. The Colts are a heavy two TE offense, but could run more three-wide sets in their first full season under Rob Chudzinksi.
Source: colts.com
Feb 3 - 5:30 PM

Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen could see Josh Freeman and/or Ryan Lindley as Andrew Luck’s backup in 2016.

It suggests the Colts might not re-sign Matt Hasselbeck if he doesn’t retire. Freeman and Lindley weren’t terrible during Week 17 spot duty, but would leave the Colts with one of the worst backup situations in the league. Re-signing Hasselbeck shouldn’t require more than the $3 million he made in 2015.
Source: colts.com
Feb 3 - 5:21 PM

The Colts want to re-sign free agent K Adam Vinatieri.

"We’d like to retain Adam and I think we’re hopeful we’ll be able to," owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday. Even at age 43, Vinatieri remained one of the NFL's top kickers in 2015, nailing 25-of-27 field goal tries. Vinatieri figures to command a raise on the two-year, $5 million pact he inked in 2014.
Feb 2 - 6:01 PM

Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed Andrew Luck has recovered from his lacerated kidney.

Luck battled an assortment of 2015 injuries, the most serious of which was a lacerated kidney that cost him the Colts' final seven games. Irsay also stated Tuesday that there's a "good chance" Luck is signed to a long-term extension this offseason. Not yet 27 years old, Luck is an obvious buy target in Dynasty leagues. He may be undervalued in 2016 re-draft formats, as well.
Feb 2 - 5:57 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts believe they can get an extension done with Andrew Luck this offseason.

Owner Jim Irsay has already said it's a priority. It's not exactly surprising. Although he's coming off an injury-ruined campaign, Luck won't be locked up with anything resembling a discount deal. Going on 27 as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract, Luck will almost certainly become the league's highest-paid player.
Feb 1 - 4:22 PM

Colts.com's Kevin Bowen suggests free agent ILB Jerrell Freeman could be allowed to hit the open market.

Owner Jim Irsay has also said he "wants to get younger" on defense. 29-year-old Freeman might be viewed expendable with D’Qwell Jackson, Nate Irving, and Sio Moore under contract. Freeman should be seeking David Harris money (three years, $22M) after finishing as PFF’s No. 2 inside linebacker.
Source: colts.com
Jan 30 - 5:37 PM

Colts.com's Kevin Bowen considers Andre Johnson a potential cap cut.

Johnson managed just 41 catches in his first season with the Colts. He’s been in heavy decline the last two years and will be entering his age-35 season. The Colts have an in-house replacement for Johnson in Phillip Dorsett, making it an easy decision to move on. Releasing Johnson would clear $5 million in cap space, but leave $2.5M in dead money.
Source: colts.com
Jan 23 - 3:31 PM

Colts ILB Sio Moore has been arrested for reckless driving in Indianapolis.

Per police, Moore was driving "at least" 100 miles per hour, and "weaving in and out of traffic in a reckless manner." Acquired from the Raiders on the eve of Week 1, Moore made 12 appearances, playing 66 snaps at inside linebacker. Going on 26, Moore is signed for $719,170 next season.
Jan 21 - 10:57 PM

Colts hired Brian Schottenheimer as QBs coach.

Although Schottenheimer has a poor reputation in the media, he did oversee career-best play from Sam Bradford in St. Louis and Mark Sanchez with the Jets. He'll work under OC Rob Chudzinski in Indianapolis and directly with Andrew Luck, who is a prime bounce-back candidate following an injury-marred 2015.
Jan 18 - 4:17 PM

Colts hired Joe Philbin as offensive line coach.

Philbin was expected to join Giants HC Ben McAdoo's staff, but talks broke off with QBs coach Mike Sullivan likely getting promoted to offensive coordinator. He's spent most of his career as an OL coach and brings head-coach experience after getting fired from Miami earlier this year. Philbin should help turn around a Colts offensive line that struggled with pass protection in 2015.
Jan 15 - 5:56 PM

The Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder considers Colts OLB Trent Cole a potential cap casualty.

Cole signed a two-year, $14 million deal last offseason after being cut by the Eagles. The sack numbers weren't there with just three, but Cole did receive positive marks from PFF for his pass-rush heat. He's due to count $7.125 million against the cap, and the Colts can save $6.125 million of that by cutting him. Finding pass rushers has been a problem for GM Ryan Grigson.
Jan 15 - 12:41 PM

The New York Daily News reports ex-Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is expected to be named the offensive coordinator for the Giants.

New Giants coach Ben McAdoo worked under Philbin in Green Bay, so the two likely have a close relationship. Philbin did not call the plays while he was a coordinator with the Packers, and that will likely continue under McAdoo in New York. Philbin was fired by the Dolphins after a 1-3 start this season.
Jan 14 - 8:52 AM


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