Indianapolis Colts Football

COLTS SIGN CB-NIGEL MALONE

Posted by Kevin Bowen on May 2, 2013 – 1:26 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed cornerback Nigel Malone.
 
Malone, 5-10, 180 pounds, played two years for Kansas State and totaled 109 tackles (90 solo), 19 passes defensed, 12 interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 26 career games. As a senior, he led the team with 14 passes defensed and tied for the most interceptions with five. As a junior in 2011, Malone led the Big 12 Conference and tied for third nationally with seven interceptions. His seven picks ranked second in school history and tied for fifth in Big 12 history. Prior to attending Kansas State, Malone was enrolled at City College of San Francisco for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

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LIVE CHAT FRIDAY AT 11 A.M.

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 1:17 pm

Looking for a place to have your Colts questions answered at the end of the week? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

This Friday, I will host a one-hour chat called “Horseshoe Roundup” beginning at 11 a.m. During the offseason, the chat will take place every two weeks and it will move to a weekly schedule once the regular season gets closer.

The chat will cover a variety of topics with the focus being the pertinent news during that time period. I will take your questions and try to answer as many as I can during the hour.

For this week, the 2013 NFL Draft is behind us and the Colts will have their rookie class pour into the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in a week.

What did you think of the Colts draft? Did you like Ryan Grigson’s approach to this year’s class? Have any of the undrafted free agents caught your eye?

We will concentrate on these topics but whatever questions you have, I will try and address in the course of an hour.

Feel free to join the chat via this link around 11:00 a.m. on Friday (scroll to the bottom of the page) and we will talk for an hour about whatever is on your mind.


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NEW LINEBACKER SHEPPARD HAPPY TO BE AROUND FRIENDS AND A FAMILIAR SYSTEM

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 7:50 am

Kelvin Sheppard walked into the Buffalo Bills facility on Monday morning not expecting anything out of the ordinary.

He was summoned up to the Bills personnel department and the news he received put him in a state of shock.

After two years as the Bills starting middle linebacker, Sheppard was on the move to Indianapolis after the Colts traded for the 2011 third round draft pick out of LSU.

Thoughts were swirling through Sheppard’s head but it didn’t take long for him to feel right at home inside the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.

“I hopped on a flight (Monday) night, got in town that night and went straight into the facility the following morning,” Sheppard said of his arrival to Indianapolis. “By the time I stepped in the doors it’s just been all open arms, from everybody top to bottom.”

Part of easing Sheppard’s transition to Indianapolis is a few of his college teammates on the defensive side of the football.

A total of four former LSU players are across the Colts defense with end Drake Nevis being the closest to Sheppard (the two were separated by 19 picks in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft).

“We’ve done everything together,” Sheppard said of Nevis. “The grind, the summer grind, the spring grind, all the way to winning National Championships, we’ve done it all.”

“Drake, I know what he brings to the table with his work ethic, his Christian faith, everything like that, the same with me. I’m going to bring my hard hat every single day and I come to try and hoist that trophy and that sounds like exactly what they’re trying to do here.”

During Sheppard’s two seasons in Buffalo, the 6-2, 244-pound linebacker started 24 games and racked up 138 tackles in the middle of the Bills 4-3 defense.

He will now switch back to his college scheme of a 3-4 defense and the combination of system and coaches has Sheppard eager for 2013.

“I like it because it’s very multiple. You can do a lot more things in the 3-4,” Sheppard said.

And the coaches?

“To be honest, I just truly fell in love with this coaching staff. I love their attitude, the way they coach the game, everything.”


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DAILY CLIPS: MAY 2ND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 6:35 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Terrell Owens … Reggie Wayne? Colts receiver looking to join select company at 35
Colts notes: Players would accept a gay teammate
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 5, KR/WR Terrence Wilkins  
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 6, long snapper Justin Snow
Super Bowl guru wants BioCrossroads-type effort for Indy sports
Colts preparing to welcome rookies       
Colts Notebook: Sheppard happy to be in Indy   
Colts WRs take different routes to new offense
Colts’ Bjoern Werner learned about the NFL by playing ‘Madden’
Irrelevant Week is pretty, well, relevant
What’s to come for Mr. Irrelevant

COLTS.COM
Colts Mailbag
Getting Grounded

AFC SOUTH BLOG
McShay on best, most disappointing picks
On how Titans could use Zaviar Gooden

NFL NEWS
Bell: Owners, minority coaches need to build relationships, trust
Kyle Turley’s fight for the mind
Robert Griffin III to exercise caution
Geno Smith’s firing of agents, pre-draft actions shed light on why QB may have dropped
Cardinals trade FB Anthony Sherman to Chiefs for CB Javier Arenas
Report: NFL HGH use likely common
Eagles QB situation, Boldin trade headline offseason superlatives
Tennessee Titans waive wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins
Frenette: Jaguars can’t give Blackmon any more lifelines

AFC TEAM NEWS
Jets Make Changes in Scouting    
Tom Telesco a fan of Manti Te’o’s coverage ability
Tom Telesco likes what Danny Woodhead brings to the Chargers’ offense
Best in T.J. Moe won’t dog it

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants hope 2nd-rounder Hankins can be a ‘big’ factor
Bears sign draft picks Jordan Mills, Cornelius Washington


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