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Posted by Kevin Bowen on May 16, 2013 – 1:50 pm

Looking to spend a day with Colts punter Pat McAfee with a chance to win various Colts prizes, including tickets and a signed Andrew Luck helmet.

Well then you’ve come to the right place as Pools of Fun in Noblesville will host McAfee for an autograph session on Saturday, May 18th.

Full details of the event and prizes are below:

Saturday, May 18 at Pools of Fun – Noblesville location – 14765 Hazel Dell Crossing Noblesville, IN 46062

Event time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pools of Fun Open House

*Colts elements arrive at noon with Pat McAfee signing autographs from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Lots of register to win prizes and raffle items including:

·         Autographed Andrew Luck helmet

·         Colts team signed helmets

·         VIP Colts Practice Facility tour for four (4)

·         Discounted pool supplies and services

·         Green Egg grill

·         Colts tickets

All proceeds from the raffle benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


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Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 8:25 am

Each morning will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?

Take a look below at the top five pieces from Thursday, May 16th:

Ex-Colts’ OLB Dwight Freeney headed to San Diego? Stay tuned

By: Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star

It was only a matter of time before Dwight Freeney’s name resurfaced with NFL teams and that time came on Wednesday.

With the Chargers losing former first round draft pick Melvin Ingram to an ACL injury, the need is there for an edge rusher.

Freeney’s visit to San Diego is scheduled to run through today as the possibility is there for him to be reunited with former Colts Vice President of Football Operations and current Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco.

Colts liking Vick Ballard as lead running back

By: Paul Kuharsky,

In a recent interview Kuharsky had with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, the topic came up of Vick Ballard as the top running back for the Colts.

Pagano knows the benefit of having a couple of change the pace type backs and the coach also broke down what Ballard and fellow 2012 starter Donald Brown bring to the table.

“Vick is a solid, solid guy; Donnie is a home run hitter,” Pagano said. “If he gets the edge and hits a crease, he can take it the distance. For Vick, look at that last drive of the regular season against the Texans: We got the ball with 9:46 on the clock, we ran 12 plays, 11 runs, and we ended up taking a knee. Vick took the lion’s share of carries on that drive. He just keeps getting stronger, the more carries he has the better he gets.”

Accepting nominations for Colts’ Mt. Rushmore

By: Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

The popular Pro Football Talk has moved onto the AFC teams in accepting nominations for Mt. Rushmore candidates with the Colts the first team up.

Florio writes that the four players can be chosen from the Baltimore and Indianapolis era with John Unitas and Peyton Manning being two of the obvious choices.

The final four will be revealed on NBC Sports Network sometime next month.

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Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 7:32 am

As 37 players took the practice field last weekend for the Colts rookie minicamp, colleges at all levels across the United States were represented.

From Maine to Oregon State, schools were covered coast-to-coast and at every level with Marian (NAIA), Southern Connecticut (Division II) and Wagner (FCS).

Two pairs of teammates took to the indoor practice field and while the Kansas State duo of Nigel Malone and Allen Chapman were busy earning a BCS bowl, it was the Montana Grizzlies who also sent two former players to Indianapolis.

Wide receiver Jabin Sambrano was a training camp participant last year for the Colts and he returns this year to try and earn a spot on the final roster.

While Sambrano is worried about his own chances at cracking the 53-man roster, he has also taken a leadership role in helping out former teammate Dan Moore.

“(Sambrano) was with me at Montana and I trained with him over the break for the last three months in San Diego,” Moore, a 235-pound running back said. “He gave me the ropes of what to do as a rookie and to just get into that playbook.”

Listed as a running back on the Colts roster, Moore worked primarily as a fullback during the team’s three-day rookie minicamp this past weekend.

Moore showed off his ability to be a threat in the passing game and that it is just one of a number of things the Tucson native feels he can bring to the Colts.

“I feel like I can catch it out of the backfield,” he said. “I also feel like I can block, run routes, catch the ball out of the backfield but I’m just really trying to learn the system.”

With the resumption of OTAs earlier this week, Moore has another fullback on the practice field in Stanley Havili.

Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has talked about the need to get pieces on the field who bring multiple attributes to the offense.

This includes the fullback position and Moore is just fine with hearing that.

“Running in between the tackles is there but they spread it out and throw the ball too so it’s real versatile for the fullback,” Moore said.

Dan Moore catches a pass at Wednesday's OTA workout.

Dan Moore catches a pass at Wednesday’s OTA workout.

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