The Indianapolis Colts today elevated wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster, signed wide receiver Danny Coale to the practice squad and placed tight end Dwayne Allen on Injured Reserve.
Rogers was first signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2013 before being waived on August 26. In three collegiate seasons, he posted 139 receptions for 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns in 36 games played. Rogers played two seasons at the University of Tennessee (2010-11) before transferring to Tennessee Tech for one year (2012).
Coale, 6-0, 187 pounds, was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. He spent a majority of the season on the Cowboys practice squad before he was placed on Injured Reserve on November 26, 2012. At Virginia Tech, Coale became the first player from Virginia Tech to earn the ACC’s James Tatum Award for the conference’s top senior football student-athlete. As a senior in 2011, he started all 14 games at wide receiver and finished with 60 receptions for 904 yards and three touchdowns.
Allen has started all 17 games he has appeared in since being selected by the Colts in the third round (64th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. For his career, he has caught 46 passes for 541 yards and four touchdowns.
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The trade for Trent Richardson on Wednesday evening sent shock waves around the NFL.
In Richardson, the Colts have now upgraded an already record-setting 2012 draft class.
What do some national media members think of the trade?
“All you have to do is watch Richardson to see his potential. He played most of his rookie season with broken ribs.”
“I want my general manager to have the courage of his convictions to make a deal like this one. I want my coach to know he’s got a GM who’s not going to wait until draft day to fix a big problem. I want my players to think, “The front office is doing everything it can do to win now.” And that’s the case in Indianapolis now. How do you think Robert Mathis and Reggie Wayne, who might be in their last season or two, feel about their team this morning? Pretty good, I bet.”
“By trading for Richardson, the Colts immediately bring in a tough-as-nails runner who they can pair with Ahmad Bradshaw. Richardson is a threat between the tackles and has above-average hands coming out of the backfield. Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton has been known as a run-first mind since his days at Stanford and having a weapon like the second-year running back is a boon.”
“Those protection issues weren’t solved by the stunning late-day trade for Trent Richardson — you don’t give up a first-round draft pick to acquire one of the league’s best running backs just to pick up a blitzer. But it does signal a desire by the Colts to not stand still, to not cede a season because of some bad luck and — not incidentally — to give offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton the kind of power running game he and Luck had at Stanford.”
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Looking for a place to have your Colts questions answered at the end of the week? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Tonight, I will host a one-hour chat called “Horseshoe Roundup” beginning at 8:00 p.m EST.
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.
Normally the chats run on Friday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. EST but a scheduling conflict this week has changed the time to Thursday night.
For this week, the Colts are now 1-1 after Sunday’s 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
What were your thoughts on the Dolphins game?
What are your impressions of the San Francisco 49ers with the Colts traveling to the Bay Area for Sunday’s kickoff?
How about the trade for Trent Richardson?
Feel free to join the chat via this link around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday (scroll to the bottom of the page) and we will talk for an hour about whatever is on your mind.
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