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ESPN's Mike Wells doesn't expect the Colts to re-sign OL A.Q. Shipley.

A restricted free agent, Shipley will likely be non-tendered. He graded out as a top-15 center by Pro Football Focus, but played limited snaps after losing his starting job to Jonotthan Harrison in Week 5. Shipley should resurface on a veteran-minimum deal.
Jan 24 - 9:02 PM

The Indianapolis Star reports there's "nothing imminent" on a contract extension for Andrew Luck.

ESPN reported this week the Colts were working on a new deal for Luck. Entering the final year of his contract, Luck is expected to be extended at some point during the offseason. Luck led the NFL in touchdowns (40) and finished behind only Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger in passing yards (4,761). He's expected to command a deal that will make him the highest-paid player in the league, likely in the range of $25 million per season.
Jan 24 - 8:16 PM

Colts LB Andrew Jackson was arrested in Kentucky Friday for careless driving and DUI.

A sixth-round pick of the Colts last season, Jackson recorded 13 tackles and one sack in 13 appearances in 2014. Already a talent-deficient, two-down player, this arrest could mark the end of Jackson's time with the Colts.
Source: Fox 59
Jan 24 - 11:48 AM

Colts GM Ryan Grigson said OLB Robert Mathis (Achilles) might not be ready for training camp.

Mathis will be 10 months removed from surgery when training camp starts. It puts him on track to be cleared if he avoids setbacks, but the Colts figure to move him along slowly after he missed all of 2014. Mathis signed a one-year extension in September and is under contract the next two seasons.
Jan 23 - 8:04 PM

Trent Richardson's suspension will extend to Week 1 of the 2015 season if he remains with the Colts.

The suspension was purportedly for both the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl, but the Colts didn't make it to the Super Bowl. So T-Rich is technically suspended one more game. It's conceivable the Colts could use Richardson's suspension to free themselves from his 2015 guaranteed salary. The guarantees may void if Richardson's conduct was detrimental to the team.
Jan 23 - 1:51 PM

Colts GM Ryan Grigson declined to commit to Trent Richardson being back with the team in 2015.

This comes as a surprise to no one. Grigson also confirmed the Colts suspended Richardson for two games prior to the AFC Championship game loss to the Patriots because of "personal reasons." He wasn't going to play even if the Colts made it to the Super Bowl. Richardson is in real danger of losing his roster spot despite a fully-guaranteed $3.184 million salary. The Colts would be paying him just to make him disappear. Richardson needs to hit the gym this offseason.
Jan 23 - 12:19 PM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports Colts special assistant Rob Chudzinski's contract expires on Monday.

Chudzinski will then be allowed to interview with other teams after the Colts have been blocking those requests. The Rams and 49ers are expected to speak with Chudzinski about their offensive-coordinator vacancies. Of course, Chudzinski could choose to remain with the Colts and Andrew Luck.
Jan 23 - 11:28 AM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells suggests free agent Hakeem Nicks could re-sign as a No. 3 wideout behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.

After a second consecutive year of bad tape, Nicks is going to find a cold market. We'll see if he's willing to settle for a bargain-basement contract to be a third receiver on a team that wants to play two tight ends (Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener) most of the time. The Colts paid Nicks $3.975M last season to go 38-405-4.
Jan 22 - 12:32 PM

Updating a previous item, Colts special assistant Rob Chudzinski's contract is up in a week.

While the Colts haven't been allowing other teams like the Rams, 49ers, and Bears to interview Chudzinski for their offensive-coordinator vacancies, they won't be able to stop Chudzinski next week when his contract expires. That doesn't mean Chudzinski will bolt out of Indianapolis, but it opens up more doors for him to possibly squeeze more money out of the Colts if they want to keep him.
Jan 21 - 2:03 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts will not allow special assistant Rob Chudzinski out of his contract for any offensive-coordinator jobs.

The Rams, 49ers, and Bears have all requested permission to interview Chudzinski, but the Colts have denied those requests. Chudzinski entered the fold in Indianapolis ahead of the 2014 season and was a helping hand in Andrew Luck's league-leading 40-touchdown season. Chudzinski also gets a ton of credit for the production of the Colts' tight ends. The Colts may be holding onto Chudzinski in the event OC Pep Hamilton gets a head-coach job in the near future.
Jan 21 - 11:56 AM

The Colts denied the Rams permission to interview special assistant Rob Chudzinski for their offensive-coordinator vacancy.

The only job teams can't block assistants from outside interviews are head-coaching positions. So late in coach-hiring season, clubs don't want to lose valuable assistants. The Rams were also denied permission to speak to Packers QBs coach Alex Van Pelt. St. Louis remains interested in Adam Gase.
Jan 21 - 8:59 AM

Trent Richardson was reportedly suspended for Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

In other words, he wasn't just a healthy scratch. There's not much difference, of course, but it casts doubt on his claim that he missed Saturday's walk-through because of a family emergency. Coach Chuck Pagano declined to elaborate on the situation Monday, saying only T-Rich was out because of "personal reasons." It's looking awful likely that Richardson has played his final snap as a Colt.
Jan 20 - 5:11 PM

Free agent Ahmad Bradshaw (fractured fibula) is still in a walking boot.

Bradshaw broke his leg in Week 11, an injury that crippled the Colts' running game. He hopes to ditch the boot and resume working out soon as he gets set for free agency in March. Bradshaw proved he has plenty left in the tank in 2014, racking up a 4.72 YPC average, 38 catches and eight total touchdowns in 10 games. But now he's entering his age-29 season with even more injury issues than before. Teams know about Bradshaw's seemingly chronic foot/ankle woes.
Jan 20 - 9:17 AM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells considers Dan Herron "more of a backup than starter" in the NFL.

Herron handled himself very well as a feature back in the playoffs, touching the ball 65 times in three games. But he averaged just 3.77 YPC and was squeezing the most out of his natural talent. Coach Chuck Pagano admitted Monday that improving the run game is a priority for him this offseason. Herron will face plenty of competition for carries in 2015, possibly in the form of injury-risks Ahmad Bradshaw (free agent coming off broken leg) and Vick Ballard (coming off Achilles' tear). This is also a strong class for running backs in the draft.
Jan 20 - 9:06 AM

Free agent Reggie Wayne said Monday he's still undecided on if he'll try to play again in 2015.

Just one year removed from an ACL tear and then fighting through a partially torn triceps, Wayne was brutally ineffective this season. The Colts saw it, as they phased the future Hall of Famer out down the stretch (zero catches, 37.5 percent of the snaps in the AFC Championship Game). If the Colts do bring back the 36-year-old Wayne next season, it will have to be in a depth and mentor role. He needs surgery to repair the tricep this offseason.
Jan 20 - 8:34 AM

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