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DAILY CLIPS: Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 29, 2013 – 3:20 pm

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts trade Clifton Geathers for Philadelphia’s Stanley Havili
Colts Andrew Luck squares off with Russell Wilson on Madden NFL 25 cover vote
Colts offseason: Different ways to look at it
Colts add fullback in trade
Colts acquire fullback Stanley Havili
Former Carvers Bay standout Geathers traded to Eagles
Birds ship FB to New Home, Gain DL Body
Fullback Havili traded to Colts

COLTS.COM
2013 Positional Series: Offensive Line
Could FIU have another player following Hilton’s lead?

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Todd McShay releases new mock draft

NFL NEWS
Texans pluck bruising FB Jones from division-rival Jaguars
Ryan Fitzpatrick fits Tennessee Titans’ bill
Jaguars explored acquiring Flynn
Which NFL free agents are un-signed? Our top 25 available players
NFL Doctor says disease is overstated
Fred Davis cancels Jets visit
Aaron Rodgers closer to extension
NFLPA president thinks multiple players will come out as gay
Report: Carson Palmer won’t take any payout with Oakland
Dwight Freeney wants richer deal than Osi Umenyiora

AFC TEAM NEWS
Sebastian Vollmer aims to stay healthy
Micheal Spurlock could land with Cowboys

NFC TEAM NEWS
Osi Umenyiora makes peace with NY Giants GM Jerry Reese before joining Atlanta Falcons
Lance Louis leaves Bears for Dolphins, signs 1-year deal


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ESPN’S JOHN CLAYTON TALKS FREE AGENCY, JIM IRSAY ON TWITTER

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 9:00 am

ESPN Analyst John Clayton joined the “Grady and Big Joe Show” on 1070 The Fan yesterday morning and had some complimentary things to say about the Colts and their approach to free agency.

Clayton gave the Colts 2013 free agent class a ‘B+’ grade and offered an interesting tidbit on newly signed defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois.

“On the Tuesday before the Super Bowl, all the defensive linemen lift. So when they were down at the Marriott in New Orleans, they went to this one place and there wasn’t enough weights,” Clayton said.

“They had to go and find another place at 6:30 in the morning. There’s a 650-pound limit to what you can do as far as lifting on the team, on the squat, and Ricky Jean-Francois did 700 on Tuesday before the Super Bowl.”

Clayton also addressed his thoughts on how Colts Owner Jim Irsay uses Twitter.

Social media is still in its infant stages with many NFL teams but Clayton said there isn’t one owner in the NFL who utilizes it like Irsay.

“There’s nobody even close,” Clayton said when talking about Irsay’s activity on Twitter.

“He’s the ‘king’ owner as far as Twitter and I give him a lot of credit because I think it generates a lot of interest in the team. It keeps everybody thinking about the Colts during a very important time.”

Clayton said that he thinks having an owner that is this involved with social media can help lure prospects.

“First off, it creates a buzz and also when you start to talk about acquisitions then you can at least get players excited. I think now, as it was with Peyton Manning, (Indianapolis) is good destination for players to want to come into. You can see from free agency.”

Clayton also gave his thoughts on the Colts pursuit of free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.

To listen to a podcast of Clayton’s interview click here.


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