Player News - Colts

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Colts DE Henry Anderson (knee) is questionable for Week 1.

Anderson came off the active/PUP list on Monday, but it's just a first step. Coach Chuck Pagano is unsure of his status for the opener. Anderson has 19 days to convince the coaching staff he's ready to return.
Aug 23 - 6:38 PM

New Colts CB Antonio Cromartie's contract is a one-year, $3 million deal, but includes only $250,000 guaranteed.

It's enough that the Colts would surely prefer that Cromartie makes the roster, but hardly prohibitive to his release. He'll have to earn his way onto the 53-man roster over the final weeks of the summer. If all goes according to plan, Cro should be in the Week 1 starting lineup.
Aug 23 - 1:59 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said the backup running back job is "very fluid."

Undrafted rookie Josh Ferguson opened the preseason as the No. 2, but he has struggled mightily through two weeks. Robert Turbin served as the backup last week, and he would seem to have the best chance to secure the job. Frank Gore is locked in as the starter.
Aug 23 - 11:47 AM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said DE Kendall Langford (knee surgery) is looking good for Week 1.

Langford was given a three-to-four week timetable after undergoing a knee scope at the beginning of August. Even the back-end of that projection would put him ready for the season opener. Langford has never missed a game in his eight-year career.
Aug 23 - 11:45 AM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said SS Clayton Geathers (broken foot, active/PUP) is still very limited.

It is unlikely Geathers opens the season on the reserve/PUP, but it does not sound like he will be ready for Week 1. Once the heavy favorite to replace Dwight Lowery at strong safety, Geathers might now open the season behind second-rounder T.J. Green on the depth chart.
Aug 23 - 11:38 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Colts CB Vontae Davis has ligament damage in his ankle and is expected to miss "at least" the first month of the season.

This explains the Colts' signing of Antonio Cromartie on Monday. Davis injured his ankle in practice last week, and it sounds like he's considered "out indefinitely" without lack of a better term. Davis is easily the Colts' best defensive player and one of the top cover corners in the game. It's a huge loss.
Aug 22 - 8:38 PM

Colts signed CB Antonio Cromartie to a one-year contract.

Cromartie, 32, worked out for the Colts on Monday and landed the deal. With Vontae Davis week-to-week with an ankle injury, the Colts needed a capable starter opposite Patrick Robinson. It allows Darius Butler to stay in the slot, while he's also been working at safety. Cromartie had a rough 2015 season with the Jets, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 97 cover corner. The Jets released him back in February, and his Colts workout was Cromartie's first since then.
Aug 22 - 8:09 PM

Free agent Antonio Cromartie will work out for the Colts.

With Vontae Davis week to week with an ankle issue, the Colts need some depth. It's Cromartie's first-known workout since he was released by the Jets in February. He'll have to prove his hip is healthy before getting a deal.
Aug 22 - 1:20 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said CB Vontae Davis is week to week with an ankle injury.

Davis sprained his ankle in practice last week and was unable to play in the second preseason game Saturday night. The week to week designation is scary, but Davis is still likely to be ready for the season opener. With Patrick Robinson dealing with a groin injury, the Colts are extremely thin at corner. They will likely add someone this week.
Aug 22 - 12:50 PM

Colts activated DE Henry Anderson (knee surgery) from the active/PUP list.

Coach Chuck Pagano said last week doctors had already given Anderson the go-ahead to return, so this is not surprising. Anderson will be eased back into practice and is unlikely to play in the third preseason game, but he is looking good for Week 1. A standout as a rookie, Anderson's return is great news for the defense.
Aug 22 - 12:43 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano suggested the Colts are focusing on getting the ball out of Andrew Luck's hands faster this season.

"They’ve worked really hard on that clock in his head," Pagano said. "So if things aren’t there down the field, then go ahead and hit your check-down. We’ve got some guys that can make some plays if we can get them the ball in space." Luck looked supremely comfortable in the new system in his first preseason game, moving through his progressions quickly and dumping it off to the check-down when the play was not there. A team with T.Y. Hilton as the No. 1 receiver will certainly still push the ball downfield, but getting the ball out of Luck's hands quickly is a great idea behind a suspect offensive line.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 8:47 AM

Colts undrafted rookie RB Josh Ferguson rushed five times for six yards in Saturday night's second preseason game against the Ravens.

He also caught 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards. Ferguson has been downright dreadful through the Colts' first two preseason games, turning 13 carries into nine measly yards. He also whiffed on a pass protection assignment on Saturday night, getting backup QB Scott Tolzien blown up for a sack. Ferguson worked behind both Frank Gore and Robert Turbin and was also outperformed by Jordan Todman, who rushed five times for 22 yards. Ferguson is firmly on the roster bubble in Indy.
Aug 20 - 10:46 PM

Robert Turbin worked as the Colts' No. 2 back in Saturday night's preseason game.

Josh Ferguson played ahead of Turbin in the preseason opener. Turbin moved into the No. 2 back role on Saturday night, but appeared sluggish on the ground en route to 18 yards on seven carries and one catch for seven yards. The backup spot behind Frank Gore remains wide open, which also works to the advantage of Gore. Gore is shaping up as a probable workhorse, even at age 33.
Aug 20 - 8:51 PM

Andrew Luck completed 8-of-8 throws for 69 yards in the Colts' second preseason game, adding two scrambles for 12 yards.

After sitting out the exhibition opener, Luck was mostly sharp and composed in the pocket. He executed a pair of slides at the end of his two runs, which has been made a point of emphasis by Indy's coaching staff. Luck can expect to get a lot more run in the Colts' regular season dress rehearsal next week.
Aug 20 - 7:58 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said DE Henry Anderson (knee, active/PUP) is close to returning.

Pagano said the doctors have given Anderson the go ahead, so it is up to the coaches at this point. It would not be surprising if the Colts activated him after the second preseason game on Saturday night. It looks like Anderson will be ready for Week 1.
Aug 18 - 11:26 AM


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