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Colts Provide Relief to Indiana Tornado Victims

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 25, 2016 – 1:10 pm

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Due to the recent tornadoes that devastated parts of Indiana on Wednesday, Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay, the Irsay family and the Indianapolis Colts today have pledged to help Hoosiers across the state who were affected by yesterday’s storms.

The Irsay family and the entire Colts organization were deeply saddened by the crisis that has affected the state and will help provide relief to tornado victims through various philanthropic activities, including:

  • – Colts players, cheerleaders, Blue and staff will visit Kokomo this afternoon to visit families affected at the Red Cross shelter
  • – Financial support for the American Red Cross and United Way of Howard County
  • 50/50 Raffle proceeds from Saturday’s preseason game vs. Philadelphia will be donated to the American Red Cross and other service agencies
  • – Public service announcements featuring Head Coach Chuck Pagano and CBS4’s Chris Wright will air during Saturday’s game broadcast on CBS4.
  • – Colts Cheerleaders will participate in a telethon this evening at CBS4 to help raise funds for the Salvation Army’s relief efforts.
  • – The Colts digital and social channels will be used to encourage support and donations for the American Red Cross and United Way of Howard County. More information available here.

The Irsay family and the Colts are calling on residents across the state to help out fellow Hoosiers during this time of need. To donate to the American Red Cross and support their emergency response efforts, visit www.redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10. To support the long-term relief efforts in Kokomo, individuals can donate through the United Way of Howard County at http://unitedwayhoco.org/ and indicate Kokomo Tornado Relief in the memo.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 22, 2016 – 8:33 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent wide receiver Justin Berger and waived wide receivers Marcus Leak and Andrew Opoku. 

Berger, 6-2, 198 pounds, played in 27 games at Wyoming and finished with seven receptions for 90 yards and one touchdown and one carry for eight yards and one touchdown. In 2015, he saw action in seven games and tallied two receptions for 35 yards and one carry for eight yards and one touchdown. Berger redshirted for the Cowboys in 2014. In 2013, he appeared in nine games and caught two passes for 19 yards. Berger played in 11 games in 2012 and collected three receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown. Prior to Wyoming, he spent time at Diablo Valley (Calif.) Community College.

 

Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. He participated Indianapolis’ offseason program and training camp but did not see any preseason game action. In three seasons at the University of Maryland, Leak totaled 55 receptions for 775 yards and six touchdowns.

 

Opoku, 6-4, 225 pounds, signed with Indianapolis as a free agent on August 16, 2016. He saw action in the team’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens and assisted on one special teams tackle. Collegiately, Opoku played in 33 games at Delaware (2012-14) after spending time at Connecticut (2010-11) and Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia (2009).

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH CB-ANTONIO CROMARTIE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 7:58 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie. 

Cromartie, 6-2, 210 pounds, has played in 158 career NFL games (133 starts) and totaled 389 tackles (340 solo), 31 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), 115 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) in his time with the New York Jets (2010-2013, 2015), Arizona Cardinals (2014) and San Diego Chargers (2006-09). He has also contributed on special teams and registered 60 kickoff returns for 1,436 yards (23.9 avg.), seven punt returns for 40 yards and 17 special teams tackles. Cromartie has seen action in 11 playoff contests (10 starts) and collected 36 tackles (31 solo), three interceptions, six passes defensed and one forced fumble in addition to nine kickoff returns for 228 yards (25.3 avg.). He is a four-time Pro Bowl selection (2007, 2012, 2013, 2014) and in 2007 he was named First Team All-Pro by The Associated Press and Sports Illustrated.

 

Among active NFL players, Cromartie’s 31 interceptions rank third while his 115 passes defensed rank seventh. In 2015, he started all 15 games he played in for the Jets and registered 33 tackles (31 solo), 12 passes defensed (team-high) and one fumble recovery. Cromartie was originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round (19th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Florida State.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 21, 2016 – 4:42 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agents guard Eric Herman and tackle Keith Lumpkin. The team also waived guard Donovan Williams and waived-injured tackle Kevin Graf. If Graf clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve List. 

Herman, 6-4, 320 pounds, most recently spent time on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad in 2015. He spent time on the New York Giants active roster and practice squad in 2013 and 2014, but did not see any game action. Herman was originally selected by the Giants in the seventh round (225th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Collegiately, he started 50 games at Ohio University and was a two-time Second Team All-Mid American Conference selection.

 

Lumpkin, 6-7, 325 pounds, originally signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016 before being waived on June 13. Collegiately, he started 38-of-41 games at Rutgers. In 2015, Lumpkin started all 12 games at left tackle and was named All Big-Ten honorable mention by the league’s coaches and the media. He started all 13 games at left tackle for the Scarlet Knights in 2014. As a redshirt sophomore in 2013, Lumpkin started all 13 games at left tackle. He appeared in three games in 2012 after redshirting as a freshman in 2011.

 

Williams, 6-3, 315 pounds, was claimed by the Colts off waivers from the Chicago Bears on August 15, 2016. He signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2016 and was waived on August 13. Collegiately, Williams started all 25 games he played in at Louisiana-Lafayette after transferring from Blinn Junior College.

 

Graf, 6-6, 309 pounds, signed with Indianapolis as a free agent on April 20, 2016. He saw action in both of the Colts preseason games. Graf spent time on the Philadelphia Eagles active roster and practice squad in 2014, but did not see any game action. He was originally signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 1:58 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tight end Mike Miller and waived tight end Emil Igwenagu. 

Miller, 6-6, 255 pounds, re-joins the Colts after being waived by the team on July 29, 2016. He originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2016 before being placed on the team’s Non-Football Injury List on July 26. Collegiately, Miller played in 27 games (20 starts) at Taylor University and finished his career with 80 receptions for 959 yards and seven touchdowns after transferring following two seasons at Santa Monica College in California.

 

Igwenagu, 6-2, 245 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on July 19, 2016. He saw action in both of Indianapolis’ preseason games. Igwenagu has played in three career NFL games (one start) and previously spent time with the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles.


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“Back-Up(s) of the Game” are wide receivers Chester Rogers and Tevaun Smith

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 8:16 am

This week’s “Back-Up(s) of the Game” presented by Venyu are wide receivers Chester Rogers and Tevaun Smith.

For a second straight week, the Colts had the same undrafted receivers make themselves noticed.

Rob Chudzinski spoke earlier in the week about wanting to see someone go up and take the opportunity to round out the wide receiver group.

On Saturday, it was Tevaun Smith (two catches for 18 yards and a touchdown) and Chester Rogers (five catches for 31 yards and a 26-yard punt return) once again producing.

Smith scored on a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line, winning inside on a slant route touchdown.

In college, Smith found the end zone at Lucas Oil Stadium.

During last year’s Big Ten Championship, Smith scored a touchdown for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

“I remember scoring a touchdown in this stadium and now I’m back in here and got another one,” a smiling Smith said on Saturday night. “It’s definitely a good experience doing that.”

Rogers, an undrafted receiver from Grambling, has had the most individual impact this preseason.

A 26-yard punt return showed the special teams impact the Colts could have in the speedy Rogers.

Both Smith and Rogers were in the middle of the Colts’ locker room on Saturday, using a temporary locker.

When roster cuts come in the next two weeks, Smith hopes to be a permanent resident inside that home locker room.

“My goal,” Smith said, ‘is to get a real locker.”

 

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Tevaun Smith (5) after a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)


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Stadium Announcement: #BALvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 20, 2016 – 2:59 pm

The roof and window will be closed for tonight’s game 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN S-ALDEN DARBY

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 17, 2016 – 8:35 am

 The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent safety Alden Darby.

 

Darby, 5-10, 194 pounds, most recently participated in the offseason program and training camp with the New Orleans Saints before being waived on August 6, 2016. In 2015, he spent most of the season on the Saints practice squad after participating in training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers and being waived during final cuts. In 2014, Darby participated in the offseason program with the San Diego Chargers but was waived during training camp. He originally signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014. Collegiately, Darby played in 50 games (28 starts) at Arizona State and totaled 217 tackles (155 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, 26 passes defensed, 10 interceptions, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He earned First Team All-Pac-12 honors (2013) and Second Team All-Pac-12 honors (2012) during his final two seasons with the Sun Devils.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 16, 2016 – 4:05 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent wide receiver Andrew Opoku and waived wide receiver Andre Debose. 

Opoku, 6-4, 225 pounds, participated in the Baltimore Ravens 2015 rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, but was not signed. He played in 33 games at wide receiver and linebacker at Delaware from 2012-14 and totaled four receptions for 65 yards and one touchdown, 19 tackles (12 solo) and two fumble recoveries. Opoku also blocked a punt in 2014. Prior to transferring to Delaware, he spent two seasons (2010-11) at Connecticut. In 2011, Opoku appeared in all 12 games for the Huskies at linebacker and finished with 10 tackles (five solo) after redshirting the 2010 season. He played one post-graduate season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia in 2009.

 

Debose, 6-0, 190 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 30, 2016. He was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (221st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE WR-JOSH BOYCE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 8:03 am

The Indianapolis Colts today waived wide receiver Josh Boyce. 

Boyce, 5-11, 205 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on April 7, 2016. He has played in 10 career NFL games (three starts) and totaled nine receptions for 121 yards and nine kickoff returns for 214 yards. Boyce was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of TCU.


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