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Andre Johnson will participate in the Colts' offseason program.

Johnson held out of OTAs with Houston last year. He’s learning a new offense in Indy and wants to use voluntary workouts to get more acclimated in OC Pep Hamilton’s scheme. Johnson is expected to replace Reggie Wayne as Andrew Luck’s primary underneath receiver.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 18 - 5:16 PM

The Colts see Anthony Castonzo as their long-term left tackle.

It's notable as Castonzo is slated to play out this season on a fifth-year option worth $7.438 million. If a long-term deal doesn't get done, he'll be an unrestricted free agent in 2016. Castonzo has started on the blind side for every game of Andrew Luck's NFL career and is coming off a top-12 season in PFF's tackle grades.
Apr 13 - 7:41 PM

Colts placed DE Aaron Morgan on the reserved/retired list.

Morgan, a 2010 UDFA, spent the entire 2014 season on IR after hurting his shoulder early in camp. His NFL career ends with 11 regular season appearances.
Apr 13 - 12:21 PM

Colts exercised QB Andrew Luck's fifth-year team option for 2016.

It's worth $16.155 million. In a perfect world for both sides, Luck will play under a different number in 2016 as part of a long-term extension.
Apr 9 - 2:25 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells lists Coby Fleener as a projected 2015 starter.

It's notable because Wells does not project Donte Moncrief as a starter. The Colts have the personnel to be quite diverse on offense following the addition of Andre Johnson, fielding both "12" and "11" packages depending on the game. In order for Moncrief to realize his breakout potential, he'll need to convince Indy's coaching staff that he has more value than Fleener, and therefore utilize more "11" (three WRs) than "12" (two TEs) sets.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 8 - 4:23 PM

Coach Chuck Pagano said Donte Moncrief will have "more opportunities" this season.

Moncrief played on just 39.1 percent of the snaps as a rookie, often operating as the No. 4 wideout. But we saw glimpses of his ceiling, including a 7-113-1 line against the Steelers while Reggie Wayne was sidelined and a 3-134-2 shredding of the Redskins in Week 13. Moncrief will be the No. 3 receiver this year on a team that prefers to run "12" formations, but there's plenty of room to bet on talent. Moncrief, still just 21 years old, is an athletic freak playing with Andrew Luck and behind a 33-year-old Andre Johnson.
Source: colts.com
Apr 6 - 8:01 AM

Kendall Langford said he chose the Colts because he prefers playing in a 3-4 scheme.

He wouldn't have gotten that opportunity with the Lions, who were also pursuing Langford in free agency. Langford looked like a fish out of water playing defensive tackle in St. Louis. He's a much better fit at five technique. Langford hasn't received a positive grade from Pro Football Focus since 2010.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 5 - 10:54 AM

Colts signed S Dwight Lowery, formerly of the Falcons.

Lowery, 29, was one of the worst cover safeties in the league last year, grading out in the bottom half of PFF's ratings. Lowery's signing won't prevent the Colts from upgrading their secondary in the draft.
Apr 3 - 8:19 PM

Free agent S Dwight Lowery visited with the Colts.

The Colts are expected to add a veteran safety opposite Mike Adams with Lowery, Stevie Brown, and Bernard Pollard the top free agents remaining. Lowery started 15 games for Atlanta last season, but struggled in coverage. He should be available for the veteran minimum.
Apr 1 - 5:05 PM

Robert Mathis (Achilles') said he hopes to play during the preseason.

Mathis is eyeing a return to the field for the start of training camp, but admits rehab from a torn Achilles' has been "slow." It's a tough injury for anyone yet alone a 34-year-old. There's a chance he opens the season on reserve/PUP.
Mar 31 - 9:51 PM

Colts signed WR Vincent Brown, formerly of the Raiders, to a one-year contract.

The 2011 third-rounder appeared in seven games last season, catching 12 passes. The formerly-hyped prospect has never been the same since missing all of 2012 with a broken ankle. He'll be a long-shot for the Colts' final receiver spot.
Mar 31 - 3:37 PM

Andre Johnson is expected to be an underneath receiver for the Colts.

Johnson is certainly an upgrade on Reggie Wayne, but don't get fooled into thinking he'll be resuscitated into early-career form. The 34-year-old (in July) was less productive on a per-target basis than DeAndre Hopkins and Damaris Johnson last year, and is clearly losing explosion. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief will be the lid-lifters for Andrew Luck, with the tight ends and Johnson working in possession roles.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 31 - 9:39 AM

Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official website believes second-year WR Donte Moncrief will see "significant reps" as an "entrenched" part of the offensive game plan in 2015.

Moncrief's perceived fantasy value took a big hit when Indianapolis brought in veteran WR Andre Johnson during free agency, but the situation may not be as dire as it looks. Departed WRs Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks soaked up 184 targets together last season. Johnson will see a lot of those looks, but there will be plenty left over for Moncrief to build on his 32/444/3 line from 2014. The arrow is still squarely pointing up for Moncrief.
Source: colts.com
Mar 28 - 11:40 AM

NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports contract-year coach Chuck Pagano was offered a one-year extension at a "very modest increase."

Per Russini, that's something Pagano "won't do." With the league's best young quarterback in tow, Pagano is betting on himself. It worked for Jason Garrett last season, but Colts owner Jim Irsay is making it clear 2015 is a "win or else" season.
Mar 26 - 4:05 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts are not expected to extend contract-year coach Chuck Pagano before the start of the season.

It's an interesting decision from Indy. Although we've often disapproved of Pagano's maneuverings, he's improved every year. He's adjusted (slowly) on offense, and had an overachieving defense two years running. The Colts have made the playoffs each of Pagano's three seasons at the helm, winning a game in two of them. It's yet another signal that owner Jim Irsay considers 2015 a Super Bowl-or-bust campaign. Pagano's first order of business is to stop getting blown out by Bill Belichick's Patriots.
Mar 26 - 1:13 PM


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