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Colts owner Jim Irsay still believes the team can work out an extension with coach Chuck Pagano before the season.

"I really feel positive about Chuck and what he’s done for us," Irsay said. "Nothing rules out that we couldn’t have an extension done before the season. If not, we can still, I’m sure, probably work things out." Pagano turned down a one-year extension at a "very modest increase" in March. Entering the final year of his deal, Pagano is betting on himself.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 25 - 9:48 AM

Colts WR Duron Carter said his immaturity issues are behind him.

Off-field issues bounced the talented Carter out of Ohio State and Alabama before he landed in the CFL. The Colts are taking a flier on him this offseason. "For me I’m really on my last chance and making sure I do everything day to day, doing everything right, not making any wrong decisions. Don’t shoot myself in the foot," Carter said. Cris' son appears to have his head on straight now, the first step in his quest to make the final roster as a No. 4 or 5 wideout.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 23 - 9:07 AM

Colts OT Ulrick John (ankle) has been cleared for OTAs.

A 2014 seventh-round pick, John missed his entire rookie year on I.R. He'll compete for a roster spot as a versatile reserve.
Source: colts.com
Apr 22 - 5:24 PM

Vick Ballard (Achilles) expects to be ready for training camp.

Ballard hasn’t had any setbacks since his July Achilles surgery. Recovering from a second straight year-ending injury, he's expected to sit out all of OTAs. Due a non-guaranteed $660,000 salary, Ballard needs to prove he’s healthy to secure a roster spot behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron.
Source: colts.com
Apr 22 - 5:11 PM

Restricted free agent ILB Jerrell Freeman is skipping the Colts' voluntary workouts.

Freeman could sign a waiver to participate, but has elected not to do so. Per reporter Stephen Holder, his absence "appears connected to a desire for a new contract." Freeman stands to make $2.35 million under his one-year tender. He has until Friday to sign an offer sheet with another team.
Apr 21 - 2:29 PM

Andre Johnson will participate in the Colts' offseason program.

Johnson held out of OTAs with Houston last year. He’s learning a new offense in Indy and wants to use voluntary workouts to get more acclimated in OC Pep Hamilton’s scheme. Johnson is expected to replace Reggie Wayne as Andrew Luck’s primary underneath receiver.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 18 - 5:16 PM

The Colts see Anthony Castonzo as their long-term left tackle.

It's notable as Castonzo is slated to play out this season on a fifth-year option worth $7.438 million. If a long-term deal doesn't get done, he'll be an unrestricted free agent in 2016. Castonzo has started on the blind side for every game of Andrew Luck's NFL career and is coming off a top-12 season in PFF's tackle grades.
Apr 13 - 7:41 PM

Colts placed DE Aaron Morgan on the reserved/retired list.

Morgan, a 2010 UDFA, spent the entire 2014 season on IR after hurting his shoulder early in camp. His NFL career ends with 11 regular season appearances.
Apr 13 - 12:21 PM

Colts exercised QB Andrew Luck's fifth-year team option for 2016.

It's worth $16.155 million. In a perfect world for both sides, Luck will play under a different number in 2016 as part of a long-term extension.
Apr 9 - 2:25 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells lists Coby Fleener as a projected 2015 starter.

It's notable because Wells does not project Donte Moncrief as a starter. The Colts have the personnel to be quite diverse on offense following the addition of Andre Johnson, fielding both "12" and "11" packages depending on the game. In order for Moncrief to realize his breakout potential, he'll need to convince Indy's coaching staff that he has more value than Fleener, and therefore utilize more "11" (three WRs) than "12" (two TEs) sets.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 8 - 4:23 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano said Donte Moncrief will have "more opportunities" this season.

Moncrief played on just 39.1 percent of the snaps as a rookie, often operating as the No. 4 wideout. But we saw glimpses of his ceiling, including a 7-113-1 line against the Steelers while Reggie Wayne was sidelined and a 3-134-2 shredding of the Redskins in Week 13. Moncrief will be the No. 3 receiver this year on a team that prefers to run "12" formations, but there's plenty of room to bet on talent. Moncrief, still just 21 years old, is an athletic freak playing with Andrew Luck and behind a 33-year-old Andre Johnson.
Source: colts.com
Apr 6 - 8:01 AM

Kendall Langford said he chose the Colts because he prefers playing in a 3-4 scheme.

He wouldn't have gotten that opportunity with the Lions, who were also pursuing Langford in free agency. Langford looked like a fish out of water playing defensive tackle in St. Louis. He's a much better fit at five technique. Langford hasn't received a positive grade from Pro Football Focus since 2010.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 5 - 10:54 AM

Colts signed S Dwight Lowery, formerly of the Falcons.

Lowery, 29, was one of the worst cover safeties in the league last year, grading out in the bottom half of PFF's ratings. Lowery's signing won't prevent the Colts from upgrading their secondary in the draft.
Apr 3 - 8:19 PM

Free agent S Dwight Lowery visited with the Colts.

The Colts are expected to add a veteran safety opposite Mike Adams with Lowery, Stevie Brown, and Bernard Pollard the top free agents remaining. Lowery started 15 games for Atlanta last season, but struggled in coverage. He should be available for the veteran minimum.
Apr 1 - 5:05 PM

Robert Mathis (Achilles') said he hopes to play during the preseason.

Mathis is eyeing a return to the field for the start of training camp, but admits rehab from a torn Achilles' has been "slow." It's a tough injury for anyone yet alone a 34-year-old. There's a chance he opens the season on reserve/PUP.
Mar 31 - 9:51 PM


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