Player News - Colts

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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.
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

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

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

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said WR T.Y. Hilton is in the league's concussion protocol.

Hilton likely suffered the injury during the third preseason game, but he was not diagnosed until after the game. His status for Week 1 is unclear. The Colts open the season against the Bills in 13 days.
Aug 31 - 12:56 PM

X-rays on Arthur Jones' sprained ankle came back negative.

Jones hurt himself in Saturday's dress rehearsal against the Rams. He'll undergo further testing Sunday to determine how bad the sprain is. It's unclear if the six-year veteran will be available for the season opener against Buffalo on September 13.
Aug 30 - 8:47 AM

Colts RB Vick Ballard is dealing with another hamstring injury.

Ballard suffered the injury on Thursday. It's "different" than the hamstring issue he dealt with earlier in camp. At this point, the injury-prone back is likely headed to injured reserve, and will eventually be released with a settlement.
Aug 30 - 12:24 AM

Colts DE Arthur Jones was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot following Saturday's preseason game.

It's not good news for a player who was slowed by ankle issues for the majority of 2014. Jones has yet to come close to earning the $33 million contract he signed last March.
Aug 30 - 12:21 AM

Colts RB Josh Robinson rushed five times for four yards before departing Saturday's preseason game with a concussion.

To make matters worse, Robinson's head injury came on a play where he committed a soft, soft fumble. Andrew Luck put the ball right in his belly, but Robinson flat dropped it. Despite the miscue, the sixth-rounder remains the favorite for No. 3 duties behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron. He'll finish the preseason with 28 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown. Robinson is better than Zurlon Tipton.
Aug 30 - 12:02 AM

Zurlon Tipton rushed three times for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

All three of Tipton's carries came the series after Andrew Luck checked out of the game. He was playing behind Josh Robinson, though Robinson left the game with a concussion. Tipton is battling Vick Ballard for the Colts' final running back spot. Ballard's ongoing issues should give Tipton the edge.
Aug 29 - 11:55 PM

Dwayne Allen caught 2-of-5 targets for 25 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

With Coby Fleener sidelined with a minor ankle injury, Allen split first-team reps with Jack Doyle. Allen finishes the preseason with three grabs for 29 yards. Allen has a nose for the end zone, but doesn't draw consistent enough targets to be more than a mid-range TE2.
Aug 29 - 11:28 PM

Donte Moncrief caught 2-of-3 targets for 25 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

With Phillip Dorsett (knee) sidelined, Moncrief found himself in three-receiver sets by default, and also served as a punt and kick returner. He flashed some of his explosion on a 20-yard grab late in the first half, but also muffed a punt. If Moncrief sits out Thursday's finale, he'll finish the preseason with three catches for 45 yards. Dorsett has looked like the favorite for the No. 3 job behind T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson, but that could change if his knee injury lingers.
Aug 29 - 11:19 PM

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