With players reporting to training camp tomorrow, the Colts made an intriguing roster move on Thursday afternoon. Also, check out what some members of the national media have pegged the Colts this season.
Each morning Colts.com 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 pieces from Saturday, July 27th.
By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star
The roster moves continue to pour in for the Colts as the team signed outside linebacker Daniel Adongo and waived tight end Weslye Saunders.
Adongo, 23, is a standout rugby play from Kenya who stands 6-5 and weighs 257 pounds.
“He is not only an elite athlete and rising international rugby player, but he is an exceptional competitor and human being that has the right makeup for our sport,” Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement released by the team. “We all look forward to watching his growth and development in the ensuing weeks.”
Adongo, a 23-year old Kenyan national, is a 2006 graduate of Strathmore High School in Nairobi who attended the University of South Africa the following year. His rugby resume includes playing in the 2012 Varsity Cup for the University of Pretoria Tuks, the Vodacom Blue Bulls and the New Zealand ITM Cup team Counties Manukau.
By: Staff, Indianapolis Star
The pundits have weighed in on where the Colts will end up in 2013.
Here’s a list compiled by the Indianapolis Star on where nine national media outlets have the Colts finishing…
The New York Daily News has Indianapolis ninth, No. 4 in the AFC and the No. 1 wild card. Gary Myers wrote: “When the rest of the team catches up to (Luck) in a few years, the Colts will be in the SuperBowl.”
ESPN.com has the Colts ranked 10th and grabbing the sixth and final AFC playoff spot.
NFL.com has Indianapolis at No. 12 and the sixth-best team in the AFC. “Picking up Ahmad Bradshaw was enough to give the Indianapolis Colts a slight bump (overall) over the Chicago Bears,” NFL.com said.
CBSSports.com also has the Colts at No. 12 and as the sixth-best team in the AFC. Pete Prisco said, “They shocked a lot of people last year, and Andrew Luck will be better, but the schedule is tougher too.”
SportingNews.com was also in the consensus: Colts at No. 12 and the final AFC playoff sport. Vinnie Iyer wrote: “Imagine what (Luck) can do with another year and working toward the elite status he’s on track to embrace.”
The experts are pretty much in agreement as FoxSports.com has, surprise, the Colts ranked No. 12 overall and grabbing the No. 6 AFC playoff spot. Though former Ravens coach Brian Billick writes: “I’m not sure they got any better this offseason.”
SportsIllustrated.com has the Colts ranked 14th and pulling down the final AFC playoff spot saying, “below the ‘elite’ squads but capable of surprising everyone again.”
NFLSoup.com mixes things up a little, picking Indianapolis 14th and missing out on the playoffs in favor of Pittsburgh. It writes: “The magic will be gone this year.”
WalterFootball.com completely breaks from the pack, picking Indianapolis 19th overall, putting Miami in the playoffs and ranking Pittsburgh ahead of the Colts. The blurb on the Colts questions the signing of OLB Erik Walden.
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