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Colts signed DT Jeris Pendleton.

A 2012 seventh-round pick of the Jags, Pendleton spent one game on the Colts' active roster in 2013. He was out of the league last season. He'll be the longest of long shots to crack Indy's 53-man roster.
Jun 30 - 3:09 PM

Colts ILB Nate Irving (ACL) could be ready for the start of training camp.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Irving is "ahead of schedule." Signed to a three-year deal in March, Irving should provide an early-down run stopper to complement D'Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman when healthy.
Source: colts.com
Jun 27 - 8:59 PM

Frank Gore ran against eight or more defenders in the box a league-high 76 times last season.

Defenses understandably had zero respect for Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers' pass game. Gore's move to Andrew Luck means he'll be operating against six- and seven-man boxes a majority of the time, and he also projects to be used as a receiver far more. No back in the league (outside of perhaps C.J. Spiller) will benefit more than Gore from a change in scenery.
Jun 18 - 11:13 AM

Coach Chuck Pagano said sixth-round RB Josh Robinson has the potential to be an every-down back.

Robinson obviously won't be that in year one with Frank Gore atop the depth chart. But the rookie out of Mississippi State is firmly in the mix to be Gore's primary backup, along with Boom Herron and Vick Ballard. Herron left yards on the field last season and had some fumbling issues. Robinson runs low to the ground, breaks tackles, is consistent, and can function in the pass game.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 17 - 8:47 AM

Trent Cole will start at rush linebacker if Robert Mathis (Achilles') isn't ready for Week 1.

Mathis is 34 years old and his rehab off an Achilles' tear has had some complications. A team with Super Bowl aspirations like the Colts should ease him in slowly. That would leave Cole, one of the game's most underrated pass rushers of the last decade, with a major early-season role. He has posted 14.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and 10 tackles for a loss over the last two seasons while playing roughly three-quarters of the snaps.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 16 - 8:56 AM

Phillip Dorsett is learning multiple positions in the Colts' offense.

Some teams, like the Eagles, limit what's on the plate for their rookies by asking them to master just one position. The Colts are asking Dorsett for more. "We wouldn't be moving him around if he wasn't able to handle that. His aptitude has impressed me," GM Ryan Grigson said. Dorsett is battling Donte Moncrief to be the No. 3 wideout and also projects as the top backup to T.Y. Hilton.
Jun 15 - 10:21 AM

Andre Johnson and Andrew Luck appear to be on the same page already.

"There's no thinking," coach Chuck Pagano said about the relationship between Johnson and Luck. "One knows where the other's going to be. They know the exact spot to put it." Johnson's massive quarterback upgrade has him firmly on the WR2 map even though he'll turn 34 in July. Reggie Wayne banked a 106-1,355-5 line at age 33 with Luck in 2012. The Indy Star says Johnson "has seemingly turned back the clock based on what he's shown in practice" so far.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 15 - 9:32 AM

T.Y. Hilton said if the Colts want to pay him, "they'll pay me."

Hilton said he wants to focus on football and let his agents handle the contract negotiations. "It takes both sides to come to an agreement," he said. "I leave that up to my agent and just go out there and have fun." It's hard to imagine the Colts letting Hilton walk after the kind of season he had in 2014. Of course, it depends on how much Indianapolis plans to spend on Andrew Luck's next contract.
Jun 14 - 11:34 AM

Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') is a candidate to open the season on reserve/PUP.

The reserve/PUP costs players the first six games. This could be a means of the Colts "stashing" Ballard without committing a 53-man roster spot to him. Ballard is a depth piece behind Frank Gore, Dan Herron, and rookie Josh Robinson.
Jun 12 - 3:00 PM

Indy Sports Central's Mike Chappell predicts first-round pick Phillip Dorsett "is going to cut into somebody's playing time this season."

T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, and Donte Moncrief comprised Indianapolis' primary three-receiver set during OTA practices, but Moncrief would appear to be the most at risk of losing snaps. Another candidate to lose out is Coby Fleener if OC Pep Hamilton makes more of a commitment to three- and four-receiver formations, which would come at the expense of two-tight end sets.
Jun 12 - 2:55 PM

Indy Sports Central's Mike Chappell is "convinced" T.Y. Hilton will wait until after the season before considering re-signing with the Colts.

Turning 26 in November, Hilton is entering a contract year. Owner Jim Irsay has expressed confidence that the Colts would extend Hilton, but Chappell isn't sold after hearing GM Ryan Grigson discuss the situation on Thursday. The Colts may want to lock up Andrew Luck before considering pouring money into Hilton, especially after drafting Phillip Dorsett in the first round.
Jun 11 - 7:18 PM

The Colts have used second-year OL Jack Mewhort strictly at right tackle throughout spring practices.

They're preparing to start Mewhort there after he spent his rookie season at guard. Incumbent RT Gosder Cherilus is a replacement-level player who is battling chronic knee problems. From left to right, we'd guess the Colts' Week 1 line ends up as LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Hugh Thornton, C Khaled Holmes, RG Todd Herremans, and RT Mewhort. It's a sub-par unit, but the Colts didn't have a great line last year, either, and ranked No. 3 in total offense.
Jun 10 - 9:29 PM

Colts owner Jim Irsay believes a new deal for T.Y. Hilton will eventually get done.

Irsay suggested Hilton's new deal could be wrapped up before Week 1. Some questioned Hilton's long-term future in Indianapolis following the first-round selection of Phillip Dorsett, but the Colts appear to have no intention of letting Hilton walk after his contract year. The Colts continue to say Hilton can co-exist with Dorsett, but are going to have to pay him top-10 receiver money. Hilton is expected to command $10 million annually.
Jun 10 - 7:20 PM

Colts owner Jim Irsay doesn't expect OLB Robert Mathis (Achilles') to be full-go for training camp.

Mathis was never a realistic candidate to be cleared for the start of camp. Entering his age-34 season, his ability to bounce back from a major injury remains a concern. Mathis isn't a lock to be ready for Week 1.
Jun 10 - 7:09 PM

Colts.com expects 2015 to be a "learning year" for Duron Carter.

Carter isn't expected to be more than a No. 5 receiver this season. His roster spot isn’t assured behind T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Phillip Dorsett, and Donte Moncrief. Carter’s three-year deal contains only $25,000 guaranteed.
Source: colts.com
Jun 6 - 6:49 PM


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