Player News - Colts

Date: Team: Pos:

Colts placed DE Henry Anderson (knee) on the active/PUP list.

It’s an expected move. The Colts are taking a conservative approach with Anderson’s rehab. He’s questionable for Week 1.
Jul 27 - 7:32 PM

Andrew Luck wants to get rid of the ball quicker in an effort to limit the hits he takes.

"Situational awareness and getting rid of the ball quicker," Luck said. "That falls under understanding the playbook." Luck isn't wrong. By Pro Football Focus' count, just five quarterbacks held onto the ball longer in 2015, though two of them were Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson. Luck had survived an unreal amount of punishment through the first three years of his career before finally paying a price in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 26 - 7:32 PM

Colts placed SS Clayton Geathers (broken foot) on the active/PUP list.

Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the team is "hopeful" Geathers will be ready for Week 1. Geathers was in the driver's seat to replace SS Dwight Lowery, but that will be up in the air if he misses a big chunk of camp.
Jul 26 - 4:10 PM

Colts CB D'Joun Smith (knee) has been cleared for training camp.

A 2015 third-rounder, knee issues limited Smith to four games as a rookie. He then had a setback during the offseason. Smith probably can't hope for better than No. 4 duties to begin the season, and that's only if he's healthy.
Jul 26 - 4:07 PM

Colts signed TE Chase Coffman.

A true journeyman, Coffman made one appearance for both the Seahawks and Titans last season. He's a camp body.
Jul 26 - 3:50 PM

Colts OC Rob Chudzinski said sophomore WR Phillip Dorsett can be a "big-time playmaker."

With Coby Fleener in New Orleans, the Colts are expected to utilize more three-wide sets moving forward. That should open up a much bigger role for Dorsett, who was limited to 11 games and 39 targets as a rookie. The Colts lost over 220 targets from last season. It would not be surprising if a decent chunk of those looks went to Dorsett.
Jul 26 - 10:33 AM

The Indianapolis Star's Zak Keefer believes 2015 first-round WR Phillip Dorsett is in line for a "breakout season."

With Andre Johnson and Coby Fleener gone, the Colts are shifting to more of a three-wide offense after employing a ton of two-tight end sets with Fleener and Dwayne Allen in years past. Dorsett is taking over as the No. 3 receiver behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. Dorsett missed five games as a rookie due to a broken fibula and played the final three games with Matt Hasselbeck, Josh Freeman, and Ryan Lindley. With a MyFantasyLeague.com ADP of 151 overall, Dorsett is an excellent late-round flier. He'll be close to a full-time player in an offense that lost a ton of targets from 2015 and gets Andrew Luck back healthy.
Jul 25 - 8:03 PM

NFL suspended Colts DL Arthur Jones four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

It is yet another setback for Jones in what has been an extremely disappointing three years in Indianapolis. Jones was limited to nine games after signing a five-year, $33-million deal in 2014, and he missed all of last season after tearing ligaments in his ankle in the preseason. With Henry Anderson (ACL) still questionable for Week 1, the Colts are extremely thin along the defensive line. That lack of depth matched with the pay cut he accepted in March should ensure Jones keeps his roster spot, but it would not be surprising if this is his last season in Indianapolis.
Jul 22 - 3:57 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells said ILB Nate Irving saw the majority of the first-team snaps during the offseason program.

Irving struggled to stay in shape last year coming off a 2014 ACL tear, but he reportedly lost nearly 30 pounds over the offseason. Now in shape and healthy, Irving looks like the favorite for the starting job opposite D'Qwell Jackson. Sio Moore is also in the mix.
Jul 21 - 11:53 AM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells believes Donte Moncrief will lead the team in receptions this season.

Moncrief only saw 11 fewer targets than T.Y. Hilton in Andrew Luck's seven starts last year and led the Colts in touchdowns (5) in those games. This may seem like a beat writer "hot take" on the surface, but it's not crazy with Moncrief a prime candidate for a third-year leap. The Colts lost 222 targets from 2015.
Jul 19 - 12:32 PM

Appearing on Mike Clay's Sirius XM Fantasy show, ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells said Indianapolis is "definitely going to be a three-wide-receiver offense" moving forward.

A two-tight end team when they had Coby Fleener, the Colts will run more of a true "11 personnel" system following Fleener's departure. 2015 first-round pick Phillip Dorsett should be a near every-down player in the revised offense. Wells went as far as to predict Dorsett "is really going to surprise people." Dorsett could become a fantasy starter if T.Y. Hilton or Donte Moncrief went down.
Jul 19 - 12:24 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells says the team wants to "lighten" Frank Gore's workload this season.

It makes sense with Gore entering his age-33 season, but it's unclear which backs would "lighten" Gore's workload. Appearing on Mike Clay's Sirius show, Wells mentioned UDFA Josh Ferguson "first" when asked about a change-of-pace option behind Gore. Ultimately, Gore's workload will likely be dictated by his effectiveness. He should open the year as an every-down back.
Jul 19 - 12:20 PM

Colts RG Hugh Thornton will have to hold off at least three challengers for the starting job.

Right guard is the only spot on the Colts' line up for debate, and Thornton will face tough competition. His main rival is Denzelle Good, who is switching to guard after making four starts at right tackle as a rookie. Former starting C Jonotthan Harrison could also get a look, and fifth-round pick Joe Haeg saw some first-team reps during the offseason program.
Source: colts.com
Jul 18 - 9:27 AM

Frank Gore says he uses critics doubting his ability to produce at age 33 as motivation in his offseason training.

"Believe me, I listen," said Angry Frank. "When I hear it, that’s when I attack my training. When I’m tired, I tell myself what the people are saying about me. In that second workout when I’m saying, ‘Man, I don’t want to do this,’ I remind myself, ‘They’re saying you’re old. They’re saying you’re 33. They’re saying you can’t do it this year.’" Gore is doing two-a-days training at least three times per week. He is 240 yards shy of cracking the NFL's ten all-time leading rushers.
Jul 17 - 12:46 PM

Colts DE Henry Anderson (ACL) is in the final stages of his recovery.

Anderson has been shut down since November, but hasn’t had setbacks. He's expected to open training camp on the active/PUP list. Anderson isn’t a lock to be ready for Week 1.
Source: colts.com
Jul 13 - 7:04 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday

    FanDuel MLB 6-Pack: Monday
  •  
    MLB On the Bump: Monday

    MLB On the Bump: Monday
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-23
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?

    Short: Buy, Sell or Hold?
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-16
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9

    Short: Waiver Wired 6-9