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Colts signed OLB Robert Mathis to a one-year contract extension.

The 33-year-old Mathis was suspended the first four games of the season for PEDs and is currently on the NFI list with a torn Achilles. He's now technically not an impending free agent until 2016, but this extension is structured as a $6 million team option. Mathis will have to prove his health to avoid getting cut.
Sep 30 - 12:06 PM

NFL suspended Colts SS LaRon Landry four games for violating the league's policy against performance enhancing drugs.

He'll be out until Week 9. There are no details available on Landry's ban, but it's probably not particularly surprising based on his physique. Landry struggled in both pass and run defense in the Colts' first four games, but is a "tone setter" in the back end, theoretically at least. He had 23 tackles and a sack. Sergio Brown figures to be the next man up across from FS Mike Adams.
Sep 29 - 4:40 PM

Colts placed OLB Robert Mathis (Achilles') on the reserve/non-football injury list.

Mathis tore his Achilles' tendon working out on his own in early September. The 2013 Defensive Player of the Year runner-up is done for the season. Mathis turns 34 next February. His base salary for 2015 will be a reasonable $4 million, although Mathis is also due a $3 million offseason roster bonus.
Sep 29 - 4:06 PM

The Colts expect ILB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) to return in Week 5 against the Ravens.

It would be a boost to Indianapolis' run defense. Freeman is also used extensively in the Colts' pass-coverage schemes and is a starter in IDP leagues.
Sep 29 - 3:49 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw left the stadium Sunday with a walking boot on his left foot as a precaution.

It's nothing to really worry about, but remember that Bradshaw's feet and ankles have been incredibly troublesome throughout his career. It's a big reason why Trent Richardson will continue to be involved plenty. Expect Bradshaw to be limited a bit in practice this week before suiting up against the Ravens.
Sep 28 - 9:33 PM

Hakeem Nicks caught two passes for 12 yards in the Colts' Week 4 win over the Titans.

Nicks was targeted six times on the day, drawing two pass interference penalties and muffing a potential touchdown catch on a fade route in the end zone. Nicks simply isn't making any plays, and is on pace for a meager 48-376-8 line. Nicks is a WR4/5. The Colts host the Ravens in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 5:34 PM

Coby Fleener caught two passes for 26 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 4 win over the Titans.

Fleener was targeted three times on the day. With Dwayne Allen starting to emerge some, Fleener is thankfully not seeing as many targets this season. Fleener is on pace to catch 36 balls for 436 yards and eight touchdowns. He's unlikely to score that many times. Fleener is a bottom-barrel TE2 option.
Sep 28 - 5:27 PM

Dwayne Allen caught three passes for 38 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 4 win over the Titans.

Allen caught all three of his targets and broke open for a 17-yard gain on Andrew Luck's first pass of the game. He was later left wide open in the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Allen isn't seeing many targets, but he now has three touchdowns through three games and is on pace for a 44-580-12 receiving line. He's more of a candidate for 6-8 scores as a mid-range TE2. Allen can do much more, but the Colts love him as a blocker.
Sep 28 - 5:15 PM

T.Y. Hilton caught six passes for 105 yards in the Colts' Week 4 win over the Titans.

Hilton was targeted a team-high 10 times on the day. His big gain of 37 yards was on a free play because of a Titans offsides penalty. Hilton was stopped at the one-yard line on the play before Trent Richardson scored on the next play. Hilton's yards have increased each week with the Colts opening up the offense. After four games, he's on pace for an 88-1,164-0 receiving line. He's capable of more, and will obviously find the end zone this season. He's a boom-or-bust WR2/3. Hilton and the Colts host the Ravens in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 5:02 PM

Reggie Wayne caught seven passes for 119 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 4 win over the Titans.

Wayne was targeted eight times on the day and dominated a third-quarter drive that ended in a 28-yard touchdown for Wayne on a back-shoulder throw that beat CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson. The 35-year-old is on pace for 1,228 yards and four touchdowns on 92 catches. With the Colts turning up their offense in recent weeks, it's sustainable. Wayne is a back-end WR3.
Sep 28 - 4:51 PM

Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 32 yards on nine carries and caught two passes for 20 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 4 win over the Titans.

Bradshaw was having a pedestrian day before cashing in a 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Colts' blowout victory. Neither he nor Trent Richardson could get anything going on the ground, but they both did work in the passing game. After four games, Bradshaw is on pace for 728 yards on 136 carries. As a receiver, he's on pace for 536 yards and 16 touchdowns on 56 catches. The touchdown pace is obviously not sustainable. Bradshaw remains a strong RB2 option in a high-powered offense. The Colts face the Ravens in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 4:38 PM

Trent Richardson rushed for 47 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries in the Colts' 41-17, Week 4 win over the Titans.

Richardson added an additional 52 yards on four catches. He had a long run of ten yards, and mostly looked like the same Richardson we've been seeing the past two seasons. Richardson simply has no burst. The good thing is he's involved in the passing game, even with Ahmad Bradshaw getting most of the passing-down reps. Richardson banged into the end zone from one yard out in the first quarter for his first touchdown of the season. After four games, Richardson is on pace for 812 yards and four scores on 244 carries (3.3 YPC) and an additional 488 yards receiving on 44 catches. That's a pretty Trent Richardson-ish stat line. He's an RB2/3. The Colts host the Ravens in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 4:24 PM

Andrew Luck completed 29-of-41 passes for 393 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in the Colts' Week 4 blowout win over the Titans.

Just another day at the office for Luck. It was easy pickings all afternoon for the Colts' offense. Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton each went over 100 yards receiving, while Luck found Wayne, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener, and Ahmad Bradshaw for touchdowns. Through four games, Luck is on pace to complete 460-of-668 passes for 5,220 yards, 52 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions. The attempts, yards, and touchdowns would all easily be career-highs for Luck. They may not be sustainable, but OC Pep Hamilton has definitely opened up the offense more in recent weeks. Luck is a locked-in QB1. Indy hosts the Ravens in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 4:09 PM

Colts promoted ILB Andrew Jackson to the active roster.

The team waived/injured FB Mario Harvey in a corresponding move. A sixth-round pick out of Western Kentucky, "Old Hickory" is a classic two-down 'backer.
Sep 27 - 1:36 PM

T.Y. Hilton (ankle) is probable for Week 4.

Hilton suffered a minor ankle injury against Jacksonville, but practiced in full Thursday and Friday. With six teams on bye, he's Rotoworld's No. 23 receiver this week.
Sep 26 - 8:32 PM

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