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Colts ILB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 2.

Freeman was unable to practice this week after leaving the Colts' Week 1 game with a hamstring injury. Josh McNary will start in Freeman's place, and Henoc Muamba should get some snaps as well. The best coverage linebacker on the Colts' roster, Freeman's absence is good news for Eagles TE Zach Ertz.
Sep 13 - 12:36 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw (general soreness) practiced in full on Friday.

He'll be all systems go for Monday night's clash with Philadelphia. The Colts are already talking up an "even committee" involving Bradshaw and Trent Richardson. Bradshaw racked up more snaps and total yards than T-Rich in the season opener and should be viewed as the superior Week 2 fantasy play.
Sep 12 - 3:23 PM

Reggie Wayne returned to practice in full on Friday.

Wayne "rested" on Thursday. He'll start against Philadelphia.
Sep 12 - 3:21 PM

Trent Richardson said he thinks it's "going to be a good, equal load" between he and Ahmad Bradshaw this season.

After Week 1, it's clear that the Colts prefer Bradshaw in the passing game and hurry-up offense. Faced with a 24-point first-half deficit, Bradshaw played 44 snaps to Richardson's 29. Bradshaw tallied 85 yards on eight touches, with Richardson managing 51 yards total. "Whether it's Ahmad out there or Trent out there, I feel good about both those guys," coach Chuck Pagano said. Richardson's stock is already declining, while Bradshaw's arrow is pointing up.
Sep 12 - 9:14 AM

Suspended Colts OLB Robert Mathis is undergoing surgery on his torn Achilles' Thursday.

Mathis will have plenty of time to get healthy for 2015. Five months shy of his 33rd birthday, Mathis will be coming off injury and suspension next season, but is due an affordable $7 million between salary and bonuses. It's possible the sides will agree to a short contract extension in the offseason.
Sep 11 - 1:46 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw was limited with "general soreness" on Thursday.

Now 28 with a lengthy injury history, Bradshaw is going to get plenty of rest days this season. His status isn't a concern for Week 2.
Sep 11 - 1:30 PM

Reggie Wayne is not practicing Thursday.

It's a rest day for Wayne, who looked really strong on Sunday night -- his first game off last year's ACL tear. The matchup against the Eagles this week isn't as strong as it seems as he'll kick into the slot in all three-wide formations. That's where the Eagles' best corner, Brandon Boykin, roams.
Sep 11 - 12:08 PM

Colts promoted OLB Chris Carter from the practice squad.

He's taking the roster spot of OLB Cam Johnson (triceps, injured reserve). Carter appeared in 13 games for the Steelers last season, making one start. He'll slot in behind Bjoern Werner, Erik Walden and Jonathan Newsome.
Sep 9 - 6:19 PM

Colts placed OLB Cam Johnson on injured reserve with a triceps injury, ending his season.

He went down in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. The injury further thins the Colts' ranks at outside linebacker after suspended star Robert Mathis tore his Achilles' tendon last week. For now, Indy will go forward with Bjoern Werner, Erik Walden and Jonathan Newsome as its top three outside 'backers.
Sep 9 - 5:38 PM

Colts signed RB Dion Lewis to a two-year contract.

RB Zurlon Tipton was waived in a corresponding move. It's hard to interpret Lewis' addition as anything other than a vote of no confidence in Trent Richardson, though for now he'll slide in at No. 4 on the depth chart. In addition to T-Rich, Lewis is also behind Ahmad Bradshaw and Boom Herron. A 2011 fifth-round pick of the Eagles, Lewis had a rough preseason for the Browns, but has averaged 4.8 YPC on 36 career totes. Lewis missed all of 2013 with a broken leg.
Sep 9 - 5:15 PM

Profootballtalk reports suspended Colts OLB Robert Mathis has suffered a torn Achilles' tendon, and is done for the season.

Per PFT, Mathis suffered the injury working out his own last week. It means he'll revert to injured reserve upon his Week 5 activation from the suspended list, and leaves a crater the size of Indianapolis in the Colts' front seven. Mathis was DPOY worthy in 2013, earning first team All-Pro honors while racking up 19.5 sacks. The Colts are now stuck with Bjoern Werner and Erik Walden at outside linebacker, and minus one of the only difference makers on their defense. The Colts are going to be in a lot of shootouts. Now 33, Mathis is signed through 2015.
Sep 8 - 2:49 PM

Coby Fleener had three catches for 21 yards in Sunday night's loss to Denver.

Fleener was targeted more than Dwayne Allen, but saw fewer snaps. He couldn't come down with his lone red-zone target and dropped a pass that led to an interception in the fourth quarter. With Allen healthy, Fleener can continue to be left on the waiver-wire in fantasy leagues.
Sep 8 - 1:53 AM

Hakeem Nicks had five catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's loss to the Broncos.

Nicks was an afterthought behind Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton, and may not be higher than the No. 4 option. He got stopped on the one-yard line on a play that cost the Colts a touchdown in the third quarter, but later managed a nine-yard score. Nicks did manage to secure all five of his targets from Andrew Luck. He isn't more than a WR4 for Week 2.
Sep 8 - 1:43 AM

Dwayne Allen caught 4-of-5 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 1 loss to the Broncos.

Allen started over Coby Fleener, but both got heavy snaps in two-tight end formations. Fleener finished with more targets (8), but was less effective and struggled with drops. Allen took an out route 41 yards down the sideline for his touchdown. He's on the TE2 radar and is worth a look on waivers. Allen is the Colts' top red-zone threat and has potential to be the No. 3 option in the pass game, ahead of Hakeem Nicks.
Sep 8 - 1:35 AM

T.Y. Hilton caught five passes for 41 yards in the Colts' loss on Sunday night.

Hilton started opposite Reggie Wayne, but didn't do much despite his 11 targets. He had just one catch in the first half before coming on late with the Colts in comeback mode. Hilton struggled with drops, including two on consecutive plays in the fourth quarter. The No. 2 option in the pass game, Hilton doesn't run high-percentage routes and is going to have week-to-week inconsistency. He's a boom-or-bust WR3.
Sep 8 - 1:26 AM

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