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Live Chat Today at 2:00 P.M. EST

Posted by Kevin Bowen on March 28, 2014 – 8:00 am

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

On Friday, I will host a one-hour chat called “Horseshoe Roundup” beginning at 2:00 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.

For this week, the NFL free agency has been very quiet lately.

What are your thoughts on the moves the Colts have made?

What areas of need do you see for the rest of the offseason?

Feel free to join the chat via this link around 2:00 p.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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STATEMENT FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ON THE PASSING OF BUFFALO BILLS OWNER RALPH WILSON JR.

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 25, 2014 – 10:35 pm

Our condolences go out to the Wilson family. Ralph Wilson’s love for the Bills, their fans and the City of Buffalo was unwavering. His contributions to the game have made an immeasurable impact on the NFL. He will be sorely missed.


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Who are the Colts Players Pulling for in the NCAA Tournament?

Posted by Kevin Bowen on March 19, 2014 – 8:55 am

Office pools around the United States will be collecting brackets over the next 24 hours with the NCAA Tournament (minus the First Four) kicking off on Thursday.

There will be some differing opinions in the Colts locker room for sure with bragging rights on the line for alma maters.

A total of 21 Colts have their former colleges in this year’s NCAA Tournament with Joe Reitz (Western Michigan) having a direct connection.

Reitz played basketball at Western Michigan from 2004-2008 for current Broncos head coach Steve Hawkins. A former Indiana All-Star at Hamilton Southeastern High School, Reitz finished his four years at WMU as the school’s third all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

So where do the allegiances lie for the rest of the Colts:

-No. 1 Florida: Xavier Nixon, Chris Rainey

-No. 1 Virginia: Cam Johnson

-No. 2 Michigan: Martell Webb

-No. 3 Iowa State: Josh Lenz, David Sims

-No. 3 Syracuse: Arthur Jones

-No. 4 San Diego State: Lance Louis

-No. 5 UCLA: Justin Hickman, Sheldon Price

-No. 6 Ohio State: Dan “Boom” Herron

-No. 6 North Carolina: Hakeem Nicks

-No. 7 Connecticut: Darius Butler, Donald Thomas

-No. 7 Texas: Cory Redding

-No. 10 Stanford: Coby Fleener, Delano Howell, Andrew Luck, Griff Whalen

-No. 13 Delaware: Marcus Burley

-No. 14 Western Michigan: Joe Reitz


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 18, 2014 – 5:51 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent kicker Carson Wiggs and waived guard Zach Allen.

Wiggs, 6-1, 222 pounds, finished his collegiate career (2008-2011) as the most accurate kicker in Purdue history, connecting on 53-of-72 career field goals (73.6%). His 53 made field goals rank as the second-most in school history. As a senior in 2011, Wiggs earned All-Big Ten second-team honors after making 16-of-21 field goals and recording 23 touchbacks on 66 kickoffs. Wiggs was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2012 but was waived prior to the start of the regular season.

Allen was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on December 16, 2013 before being signed to a Reserve/Future contract on January 13, 2014. In four seasons at North Carolina State (2009-2012), Allen competed in 42 career games, making 31 starts on the offensive line.


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Update on the status of Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:46 pm

Yesterday, Jim Irsay took the first step toward regaining good health. He voluntarily checked into a highly-respected health care facility and is committed to undergoing the treatment and care necessary to help him meet his challenges head-on. Jim, the Irsay family, and the Colts organization are all deeply appreciative of the incredible outpouring of support and compassion from our fans and the Indiana community.


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Statement on the status of Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 17, 2014 – 4:12 pm

The Club continues to fully support Mr. Irsay but must refrain from commenting further at least until formal charges have been filed.  A hearing is tentatively scheduled for next Wednesday, March 26.


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Indianapolis Colts Statement Regarding Jim Irsay’s Incident

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 11:07 am

“We are gathering information at this time regarding last night’s incident involving Jim Irsay.  The team will issue additional statements when the facts are sorted and we are aware of the next steps to this process.  Many fans have reached out to express their concern and we appreciate their support.”


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Hakeem Nicks to the Colts Draws Rave Reviews Around the NFL

Posted by Kevin Bowen on March 14, 2014 – 8:24 pm

In three of the past four days, Ryan Grigson has executed deals in the early evening.

For a Friday night at about 7:00 p.m. EST, none of the previous moves quite matched the magnitude of the words “Hakeem Nicks to the Colts”.

Nicks comes to the Colts after five seasons with the New York Giants. Twice he has reached the 1,000-yard plateau and caught a game-high 10 catches for 109 yards in the Giants Super Bowl XLVI win at Lucas Oil Stadium.

So how is the Nicks news being received around the NFL, and inside the Colts locker room?

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT WR-HAKEEM NICKS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 7:52 pm

nicks-hakeem-01The Indianapolis Colts today signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

“Hakeem is a big, tough, and highly competitive wide receiver who knows what it takes to win,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “His big-play potential requires attention from the defense every time he’s out on the field. He adds another highly talented playmaker to our offense and we are happy to announce he is now an Indianapolis Colt.”

Nicks, 6-1, 208 pounds, caught 311 passes for 4,622 yards and 27 touchdowns in 70 regular season games (59 starts) over the last five seasons (2009-2013) with the New York Giants. He also totaled 28 receptions for 444 yards and four touchdowns in four postseason starts. Since 2009, Nicks ranks eighth in the NFC in receiving yards, ninth in receptions and tied for 15th in receiving touchdowns.

Nicks’ 27 career touchdown receptions place him in a tie for 11th place in Giants history, while his career-high 11 touchdowns in 2010 are tied for the fourth-most in a single season in team history. He posted back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons in 2010 and 2011, including a career-high 1,192 yards in 2011.  In 2013, Nicks tallied 56 receptions for 896 yards in 15 starts.

Nicks recorded 444 postseason receiving yards en route to the Giants 2011 Super Bowl XLVI victory, which ranks as the second-most in a single postseason in NFL history. His 28 receptions also rank tied for second, while his four touchdown receptions are tied for sixth.

Nicks was originally selected by the Giants in the first round (29th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of the North Carolina. He started all 36 games he played in at UNC and holds school records for the most career receptions (181) and touchdown receptions (21).

 

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Live Chat Today at 2:00 p.m. EST

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 8:00 am

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

On Friday, I will host a one-hour chat called “Horseshoe Roundup” beginning at 2:00 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.

For this week, the NFL free agency is three days underway and news has been rampant around the league.

What are your thoughts on the moves the Colts have made?

What areas of need do you still this offseason?

Feel free to join the chat via this link around 2:00 p.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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