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Colts coach Chuck Pagano hinted he is open to using Vontae Davis to shadow opposing No. 1 receivers this season.

Davis has strictly played RCB through two years in Pagano's defense, emerging as arguably a top-three NFL corner behind Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis. "We’ve got to be able to do whatever we want to do with him," Pagano said. "If that means putting him on somebody’s best wide receiver instead of just playing one side of the (field), then maybe that’s the next progression. We’ll see." This is something to keep in mind for DFS purposes.
Aug 4 - 8:24 PM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports the Colts are "working diligently" toward an extension with contract-year WR T.Y. Hilton.

Getlin does acknowledge there is "no definitive timeline" for a deal to be finalized. Although many assumed Hilton was as good as gone after the Colts used a first-round draft pick on Phillip Dorsett, both local and national media have reported Indianapolis remains intent on locking up Hilton long term. Hilton's Dynasty owners, in particular, should hope for a deal.
Aug 3 - 6:44 PM

LT Anthony Castonzo confirmed he's in the midst of extension negotiations with the Colts.

Castonzo is entering the final year of his rookie contract. The Colts would be wise to lock up their best offensive lineman, one that gave up just two sacks and 24 hurries while playing every single snap on Andrew Luck's blind side last season. Castonzo will command at least $7 million in average annual salary.
Aug 3 - 11:39 AM

Lance Louis is running as the Colts' first-team left guard right now.

The Colts are rolling LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Louis, C Khaled Holmes, RG Todd Herremans and RT Jack Mewhort. Hugh Thornton could also push for reps. This unit can't be much worse than last year, when Andrew Luck was under pressure 36.2 percent of the time -- 8th most in the league.
Aug 3 - 8:46 AM

Colts fourth-round SS Clayton Geathers is spending the individual portion of practices with the linebackers.

Geathers, a true "box safety," had 19 tackles for a loss and five forced fumbles during his Central Florida career. He's going to play in the box in sub-packages, giving the Colts a more versatile option than pass-game liability D'Qwell Jackson.
Aug 3 - 8:39 AM

Duron Carter said he gained 10 pounds of muscle this offseason.

Carter said he feels like a "bigger, better player." Even if that's the case, Carter will have a hard time cracking the 53-man roster, particularly with Andre Johnson, T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett ahead of him on the depth chart. He's likely headed for the practice squad.
Aug 2 - 12:11 PM

Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') avoided active/PUP to open camp.

So he's no longer a candidate to open the season on reserve/PUP. Ballard will be on the roster bubble, competing for a spot with Zurlon Tipton and sixth-round pick Josh Robinson behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron.
Aug 2 - 10:34 AM

Colts placed OLB Robert Mathis on the active/PUP list.

Mathis has repeatedly vowed to be ready for Week 1, previously even making training camp a goal. The Colts will smartly play it safe with their 34-year-old pass rusher, who tore his Achilles' last September and was rumored to have suffered a setback in the meantime. Considering his age and injury, anything the Colts get from Mathis this season should be considered a bonus.
Aug 2 - 9:17 AM

Colts offensive line coach Joe Gilbert confirmed Jack Mewhort will open camp as the starting right tackle.

This is not a surprise after the Colts cut Gosder Cherilus earlier this week. Mewhort worked at right tackle throughout the offseason program and should see all the first-team snaps there in training camp.
Aug 1 - 11:12 AM

Agent Drew Rosenhaus tells Bleacher Report's Jason Cole he's talking with the Colts about a long-term contract for T.Y. Hilton.

Per Cole, Hilton is seeking Dez Bryant/Demaryius Thomas money, which is $14 million per year. That might seem high for the pint-sized wideout, but the salary cap is expected to take a significant jump in 2016. Cole expects a deal to get done "relatively soon." We're not as sure, especially after the Colts drafted Hilton-clone Phillip Dorsett. Indy may want to take care of Andrew Luck before handing out any other long-term deals.
Jul 27 - 1:31 PM

Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen reports the "coaching staff has made it clear" fourth-round SS Clayton Geathers will have a role in sub packages.

Geathers saw time with the first team and as a Dime linebacker at OTAs. He’s competing with Dwight Lowery for the starting job opposite Mike Adams, and could open the year in a rotational role. A box safety with 4.55 speed, Geathers should make his biggest impact against the run.
Source: colts.com
Jul 25 - 3:10 PM

Colts signed third-round DE Henry Anderson to a four-year contract.

Anderson (6’6/294) played in multiple roles at Stanford, but is expected to be a five-technique in Chuck Pagano’s scheme. He showed better than expected athleticism at the Combine, finishing as a top performer in the three-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. Anderson should push for rotational snaps behind Kendall Langford and Art Jones.
Jul 25 - 2:42 PM

Colts signed No. 65 overall pick CB D'Joun Smith to a four-year contract.

Smith and DE Henry Anderson are the final two draft picks to sign. A three-year starter at Florida Atlantic, Smith ran 4.45 at the Combine with a 36-inch vertical. The Colts have been getting him reps outside and in the slot. Smith will open the season as Indy’s No. 4 corner.
Jul 25 - 2:35 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells doesn't expect OG Donald Thomas to make the team.

Thomas has missed 30-of-32 regular-season games the past two seasons due to injury and has become an afterthought for the Colts. Jack Mewhort and Todd Herremans are expected to be the Colts' starting guards with Hugh Thornton and Lance Louis as backups. Indy can clear $3.5 million by cutting Thomas.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 24 - 11:00 AM

Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen expects third-round picks D’Joun Smith and Henry Anderson to be on the field for the start of training camp.

Smith and Anderson are the only two remaining unsigned draft picks after Tennessee agreed to terms with Marcus Mariota. The sides are reportedly dealing with hangups over contract language. The Colts expect both players to be signed before camp opens on August 2.
Source: colts.com
Jul 22 - 6:05 PM


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