Player News - Colts

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Andrew Luck (shoulder surgery) should be ready for "a full return" in six months.

Luck underwent surgery on a lingering shoulder injury after the season. RapSheet reports he should be able to resume throwing in three months and return to full practice by mid-July. It looks like Luck will miss most if not all of the offseason program, but he should be ready for training camp. His Week 1 availability is not in doubt.
Jan 19 - 11:18 AM

Andrew Luck underwent surgery on his troublesome right (throwing) shoulder following the season.

The news comes from owner Jim Irsay, who had previously said Luck would not need surgery to fix the issue which has "lingered since 2015." Luck did not miss any games, but he was consistently limited in practice. Getting it fixed properly seems like the right call, although it likely will force Luck to miss most of the offseason program and perhaps some of training camp. Irsay did say Luck "will be ready" for Week 1.
Jan 19 - 8:51 AM

Colts P Pat McAfee will undergo knee surgery this offseason.

McAfee made the announcement while explaining why he will skip the Pro Bowl. The punter was able to play through the injury for much of the season, so he is likely looking at no more than a scope. He should be fine for training camp.
Jan 14 - 1:17 PM

Colts signed CFL pass rusher Alex Bazzie to a reserve/future contract.

Bazzie went undrafted out of Marshall in 2014. He's spent the past three seasons toiling in the CFL and piled up 11 sacks for the B.C. Lions this past year. He was recently worked out by the Bengals, but signed with the Colts instead. Bazzie was listed at 6-foot-2, 244 at his 2014 Pro Day, but he reportedly weighs under 230 pounds now. He's a project for a desperate defense.
Jan 9 - 4:11 PM

Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports Colts coach Chuck Pagano will keep his job for 2017.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that GM Ryan Grigson will also be back. Owner Jim Irsay has been dead silent on the issue all week, and neither Pagano nor Grigson said much of anything at the end-of-season press conference, suggesting they weren't sure. Rumors were swirling all over #ColtsTwitter that Peyton Manning had met with Irsay about a John Elway-type job as the Colts GM and top executive, but Manning apparently isn't ready to take on the personnel role. Maybe he will be next year. Pagano has a 49-31 record as the Colts' head man, but has finished 8-8 in back-to-back seasons and failed to make the playoffs in each. Grigson needs to find him more talent.
Jan 6 - 9:14 AM

A Colts source tells ESPN's Mike Wells the team has remained "eerily quiet" on coach Chuck Pagano's status even internally.

GM Ryan Grigson's status seems to be up in the air, as well. Pagano hosted an extremely awkward press conference on Monday where he acknowledged he had yet to speak to owner Jim Irsay about his future. Both Pagano and Grigson are reportedly going about their business as usual this week, but until Irsay makes a statement, speculation will run rampant. The Colts have missed the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time since 1997-98.
Jan 5 - 7:42 PM

Impending free agent DB Darius Butler said he's ready to transition full-time to safety.

Butler received strong marks from Pro Football Focus for his coverage this season. He's long been a burn victim on the outside, but made strides this season playing closer to the middle of the field. Butler turns 31 in March. Moving to safety is a way to prolong his career as he enters his ninth year.
Jan 4 - 11:19 AM

Colts signed QB Stephen Morris, LB Lavar Edwards, WR Marcus Leak, S Stefan McClure, CB Tevin Mitchel, G Adam Redmond, and WR Tevaun Smith to reserve/future contracts.

Morris has been bouncing around the league since signing with the Jaguars as an UDFA in 2014. Edwards was a fifth-round pick of the Titans in 2013.
Jan 2 - 1:59 PM

Colts RB Jordan Todman rushed nine times for 59 yards in 2016.

Todman was in the mix for No. 2 duties in the preseason, but got passed up by Robert Turbin and Josh Ferguson. Todman arguably offered more upside than Turbin, but the Colts didn't see it that way. One month shy of his 27th birthday, Todman has 13 total touches over the past two years.
Jan 2 - 12:05 AM

Colts UDFA RB Josh Ferguson rushed 15 times for 20 yards as a rookie.

Ferguson added 20 receptions for 136 yards, but was supremely disappointing as a runner. The Colts had one of the league's least-effective backfields, so Ferguson could have easily gotten more run if his play earned it. It didn't, and now the soon-to-be 24 year old will have to re-earn his 53-man roster spot in 2017. Ferguson can be safely left on the waiver wire in Dynasty leagues.
Jan 2 - 12:02 AM

Chester Rogers caught 4-of-7 targets for 72 yards in the Colts' Week 17 loss to the Jaguars.

The yards were a season high for the UDFA out of Grambling State. The Colts' sometimes No. 4 receiver, Rogers dealt with hamstring issues as a rookie. Rogers was reasonably promising for a small-school rookie UDFA, but the Colts need to add some receiver depth this offseason.
Jan 1 - 6:56 PM

Erik Swoope caught his lone target for 22 yards in Indy's Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

The third-year UDFA/converted basketball player finishes with 15 catches for 297 yards (19.8 YPC) and a touchdown. His 297 yards were just 109 fewer than Dwayne Allen. Going on 25, Swoope is getting less projectable, but is starting to look like a legit playmaker. He could be an important 2017 role player for the Colts.
Jan 1 - 6:50 PM

Robert Turbin rushed three times for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

He added two catches for 18 yards. The vultured touchdown was Turbin's seventh of the season. Now 27, it's Turbin's professed desire to become a bell-cow back, but even with Frank Gore possibly moving on as the Colts' starter, it's an extremely unlikely dream for journeyman Turbin, who averaged 3.48 yards per carry in 2016. Turbin is headed to free agency.
Jan 1 - 6:43 PM

Phillip Dorsett caught 4-of-4 targets for 56 yards in the Colts' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

The 2015 first-rounder ends his sophomore campaign with 33 catches for 528 yards and two touchdowns. They're not outright terrible numbers, but the Colts needed more in a year where Donte Moncrief was plagued by injury. Dorsett averaged 16 yards per catch, but it would be a stretch to say he was a playmaker. That's what he will need to be in 2017 if he's ever going to justify his draft position. We are not holding our breath. Dorsett seems primed to remain a bit/role/gadget player.
Jan 1 - 6:38 PM

Jack Doyle caught 2-of-5 targets for 10 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

That closes the books on an out-of-nowhere breakout campaign for the fifth-year UDFA. Each of Doyle's 59 catches, 584 yards and five touchdowns were new career highs by significant margins. Doyle soundly out-played and produced a much more hyped Dwayne Allen. Looking like one of Andrew Luck's favorite targets, the soon-to-be 27-year-old Doyle has some TE2/3 appeal in Dynasty leagues.
Jan 1 - 6:34 PM

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