Player News - Colts

Date: Team: Pos:

Colts acquired LB Sio Moore from the Raiders in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016.

We're going to go out on a limb and guess this deal works out better than Colts GM Ryan Grigson's Jerry Hughes and Trent Richardson trades. For whatever reason, Moore was immediately disliked by the new Jack Del Rio coaching staff in Oakland despite piling up 7.5 sacks, 140 tackles, and two forced fumbles in his first two NFL seasons. The 66th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Moore turned 25 years old in May. He can play inside and outside linebacker and should become a contributor as the season moves along. The Colts also acquire Moore's contract, which puts him under Indy's control for near-minimum base salaries the next two seasons. The Colts should win this one pretty handily.
Sep 4 - 8:14 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano didn't rule out OLB Robert Mathis (Achilles) playing Week 1.

Mathis hasn’t had any setbacks since getting activated off active/PUP in late August. He’s highly questionable for the opener, but remains on track for an early-season return.
Sep 4 - 4:41 PM

Dan Herron tweeted Friday, "I'm good," after suffering a shoulder injury in Thursday night's preseason finale.

It could be taken as a sign that tests on Herron's shoulder came back clean after he was spotted in a sling in the locker room following Thursday's game. A healthy Herron would enter the season as Frank Gore's top backup.
Sep 4 - 3:00 PM

Colts rookie RB Josh Robinson (concussion) is expected to be ready for Week 1 against the Bills.

Vick Ballard (hamstring) and Dan Herron (shoulder) both dropped out of Thursday night's preseason finale, perhaps paving the way for Robinson to open the season as Frank Gore's primary backup. Ballard will likely be a part of Saturday's final cuts. The extent of Herron's shoulder injury is unknown.
Sep 3 - 10:22 PM

Colts RB Vick Ballard was forced from Thursday's preseason finale after aggravating his hamstring injury.

Ballard is simply never going to stay healthy at the NFL level. The fourth-year back should be waived/injured in the next 48 hours.
Sep 3 - 8:25 PM

Dan Herron exited Thursday night's preseason finale with a shoulder injury and did not return.

He was spotted with his arm in a sling in the locker room after the game. It's worth noting that Herron battled a painful shoulder injury during last year's playoffs. The extent of this injury is unknown. Herron has been in the driver's seat to open the season as Frank Gore's primary backup.
Sep 3 - 8:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chuck Pagano is entering a "make-or-break year" as the Colts' head coach.

There have been whispers of a schism between GM Ryan Grigson and Pagano, which were initially relayed by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora and the Indy Star's Bob Kravitz. FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo reported that one of the reasons for tension is Grigson's belief that Donte Moncrief should have played over a clearly-washed-up Reggie Wayne last season. Pagano has been tight with Wayne since they were both at the University of Miami (FL). Pagano has reportedly rejected a "couple of one-year extension" offers from the Colts. Pagano also attempted to emphasize a "run-first" approach with Trent Richardson in 2013, even when Andrew Luck was the Colts' best means of moving the ball. If Pagano doesn't earn a new contract this year, Grigson could conceivably turn to the college ranks for a more innovative coach, or promote impressive third-year OC Pep Hamilton.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 2 - 9:10 PM

The Indianapolis Star tabbed rookie Henry Anderson as a player who could help contribute on the Colts defensive line after losing DT Arthur Jones to an ankle injury.

The Colts D/ST will be looking for numerous players to step up in Jones' absence, and this blow certainly hurts the chances of the Indianapolis D/ST being fantasy-relevant. The weakened Colts defensive line will be tested out of the gates as they travel to Buffalo to take on Rex Ryan's run-focused offense in Week 1.
Sep 2 - 8:46 PM

Coach Jack Del Rio said LB Sio Moore is "competing to be a role player somewhere."

Moore missed the entire offseason and most of training camp recovering from hip surgery and an undisclosed injury. He’s been passed on the depth chart by Malcolm Smith. Moore started 22 games his first two seasons, but isn’t guaranteed a spot on the 53-man roster.
Sep 2 - 5:06 PM

Colts DT Arthur Jones needs surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle and could miss the entire season.

Jones may also have joint damage. It sounds pretty serious, and Jones, at best, is expected to miss at least half the season and could even head to injured reserve. After signing Jones to a five-year, $33 million deal last offseason, the Colts have gotten little return on investment. Jones missed half of last season with ankle issues. Zach Kerr and rookie Henry Anderson will have to pick up the slack.
Sep 2 - 11:40 AM

The Indianapolis Star reports the Colts have "discussed" placing DT Arthur Jones (ankle) on injured reserve/designated for return.

Jones injured his ankle in the Colts' third preseason game over the weekend and is seeking multiple opinions from doctors. It would be a big loss for the Colts after he missed seven games and parts of others last season with an ankle injury. Signed to a $33 million deal last offseason, Jones was expected to be the anchor of the defensive line both as a pass rusher and in run defense.
Sep 1 - 7:29 PM

Colts DT Arthur Jones is getting a second opinion on his injured ankle.

Jones was injured in the third preseason game. X-rays came back negative, but it is not a great sign Jones is seeking a second opinion. At this point, it does not appear Jones will be ready for Week 1.
Sep 1 - 1:00 PM

ESPN's Britt McHenry reports T.Y. Hilton (concussion) is expected to be cleared on Thursday.

Hilton and the rest of the Colts' starters are unlikely to play in the final preseason game, but being cleared this week puts Hilton on track for the season opener. Hilton is a borderline WR1.
Sep 1 - 9:25 AM

The San Jose Mercury News speculates Raiders WLB Sio Moore could be on the trade block.

Moore was held out of the first two preseason games with a hip injury and did not appear to play any defensive snaps in the third exhibition contest. Coach Jack Del Rio said Moore was "competing to be a role player" after missing most of the preseason.
Aug 31 - 1:30 PM

Khaled Holmes has been named the Colts' starting center.

Holmes had been battling Jonotthan Harrison. A 2013 fourth-rounder, Holmes has just eight regular season appearances to his name, including two starts. The pivot is looking like a trouble spot for what could be the NFL's best offense.
Aug 31 - 1:29 PM


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