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TE-DALLAS CLARK TO RETIRE AS MEMBER OF THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 16, 2014 – 3:54 pm

Former NFL tight end Dallas Clark will officially retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts at a press conference on Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.

Watch the press conference live on Colts.com/live or on your Colts mobile app

Clark was selected by the Colts in the first round (24th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. In nine seasons (2003-2011) with the team, he set franchise records for the most career receptions (427) and receiving touchdowns (46) by a tight end, while finishing second in receiving yards (4,887) and 100-yard games (seven). Overall, he ranks fourth in franchise history in receptions, sixth in receiving touchdowns and eighth in receiving yards. Clark also holds team tight end seasonal marks in receptions (100 in 2009), receiving yards (1,106 in 2009) and touchdowns (11 in 2007). In 2009, he became the second tight end in NFL history to post 100-plus receptions and the first tight end in franchise history to record 1,000-plus receiving yards in a season.

Clark totaled 64 receptions for 847 yards in the postseason, both of which are NFL records by a tight end, while his four touchdowns are tied for sixth. During the Colts’ championship run to Super Bowl XLI, Clark posted the highest receiving-yardage total (317) by an NFL tight end in a single postseason since 1970 and his 21 receptions ranked second.

For his 11-year NFL career, Clark finished with 505 receptions for 5,665 yards and 53 touchdowns in 143 games played (118 starts). Among tight ends, he ranks tied for sixth in NFL history in receiving touchdowns, tied for eighth in receptions and 15th in receiving yards.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH S-MIKE ADAMS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 14, 2014 – 8:13 am

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent safety Mike Adams.

Adams, 5-11, 200 pounds, has played in 146 games (73 starts) throughout his 10-year career and holds totals of 488 tackles (368 solo), 55 passes defensed, 13 interceptions, nine fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 5.0 sacks. He also has recorded 14 solo tackles and two passes defensed in four postseason starts. Adams spent the past two seasons (2012-13) with the Denver Broncos and in 2012, he posted career highs in tackles (80) and passes defensed (11), as he helped the team rank second in the NFL in total defense and third in pass defense. In 2013, he played in all 16 regular season games for the third-straight season and registered 60 tackles (45 solo), six passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovery.

Prior to joining the Broncos, Adams spent five seasons (2007-2011) with the Cleveland Browns and three (2004-06) with the San Francisco 49ers. In 2011, he started all 16 games for the Browns and was part of the NFL’s second-ranked pass defense. He was also awarded the 2011 Dino Lucarelli Good Guy Award from the Cleveland Chapter of the Professional Football Writers’ Association. Adams was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware on April 28, 2004.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PLACE S-COREY LYNCH ON INJURED RESERVE

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on June 13, 2014 – 2:24 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today placed safety Corey Lynch on Injured Reserve.

Lynch was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on November 27, 2013 and played in five games, contributing six special teams tackles last season. He also competed in both postseason games and posted two tackles and three special teams stops. Lynch played the first three games of 2013 for the Tennessee Titans before being released on November 22, 2013. For his career, he has recorded 119 tackles (92 solo), 15 passes defensed, five interceptions and one fumble recovery in 76 games played (12 starts).


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 12, 2014 – 5:51 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed cornerback Brandon Burton off waivers (Cincinnati) and waived guard Marcus Hall.

Burton, 6-0, 185 pounds, has played in 19 career games with the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills, totaling five tackles and one pass defensed. He was most recently signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on December 30, 2013 and was waived on June 11, 2014. In 2013, Burton recorded two tackles and one pass defensed in five games with the Bills. He was originally selected by the Vikings in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and competed in 14 games before being waived on August 31, 2013. Burton played three collegiate seasons at Utah and notched 18 career passes defensed, which is tied for ninth place in school history.

Hall was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He started 31-of-46 games at Ohio State, including 25 as a junior and senior, during which time the Buckeyes set a school-record winning streak of 24 consecutive games. As a fifth-year senior, Hall started 13-of-14 games and was named an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 11, 2014 – 12:03 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent defensive end Gannon Conway and placed defensive end Fili Moala on Injured Reserve.

Conway, 6-4, 280 pounds, was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014 before being waived on May 16. In 30 career games (14 starts) at Arizona State, he recorded 51 tackles (33 solo), nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two passes defensed. As a senior in 2013, Conway earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 recognition after starting all 14 games and posting 38 tackles (24 solo), seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two passes defensed. In 2012, he totaled nine tackles (six solo) and 1.0 sack in 10 games played.

Moala was re-signed by the Colts on March 11, 2014. In 2013, he tied a career-high with 26 tackles (13 solo), while also recording 1.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery in 16 games played (six starts). For his career, he has competed in 64 games (45 starts) and has totaled 112 tackles (67 solo), 3.5 sacks, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. He has also started one postseason game and contributed with two solo tackles.


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Colts Day at Vincennes University

Posted by sscarpin on June 10, 2014 – 5:02 pm

The sun was shining, the temperature was perfect and the Colts were ready to kick off the Summer Tour in Vincennes, Indiana. We packed up our trailer with plenty of exciting elements for our first stop on the tour and headed to Vincennes University on Thursday, June 5th. When we first arrived to set up, we found some dedicated fans already waiting to join in the fun and meet Darius Butler and Vick Ballard.

Those fans who got there early also were able to see Butler and Ballard’s helicopter arrival. It was both players’ first time riding in a helicopter, and they said it was a lot of fun. Both also enjoyed being able to give back to fans at the Summer Tour events.

“It’s fun to see your fans and talk to them a bit on social media, but it’s so much better getting to interact with them face-to-face,” Butler said.

By the time our players, cheerleaders and our wonderful mascot Blue had all arrived, the line of fans stretched far down the parking lot. I was able to get to meet some of the fans in Vincennes while they waited.

Sarah, along with her children McKenzie, Hunter, and Spencer, stopped by Colts Day. Sarah told us that the family makes their way to a Summer Tour event each year and also loves going to training camp in Anderson. “We love these events because to us, this is like the start of the season,” Sarah said. We couldn’t agree more!

While some fans waited to get autographs, Nathan, age 9, and Ariel, age 6, spent their time enjoying our Quarterback Challenge inflatable. As the siblings took turns tossing the football, Nathan told me Andrew Luck is his favorite player. I think it’s safe to say Luck would have been proud of Nathan and Ariel’s skills as they both made some amazing throws!

I also asked Ballard who would win if he and Butler took a turn at the Quarterback Challenge. “Oh, I’d win for sure,” Ballard said. I have a feeling Butler would say differently. Maybe the two will take a shot at it sometime!

 

 

Besides getting autographs and playing with our inflatables, fans also registered to win Colts tickets, explored Colts In Motion, and grabbed 2014 season schedule posters. “This way we will never miss a game!” Ashley, age 5, told me with a big smile after getting a poster for her family.

Fans Christina, Aaron, and Matthew had a fun evening enjoying all that Colts Day had to offer. I talked to the family right after they had met the players and cheerleaders. Matthew, age 8, told me he had tried recreating Ballard’s famous game winning touchdown two seasons ago while in his family’s living room. “It didn’t go so well though,” Christina said. “Matthew ended up breaking his arm!”  Although we never like to hear about injuries, I think Matthew’s enthusiasm for the Colts is pretty cool, and we’re glad he’s ok now.

As the evening began to wind down, the helicopter came back to take the players home. We took down the inflatables, closed down Colts In Motion and loaded up the trailer. We had a great night at Vincennes University with more than 500 fans in attendance! I loved being able to meet some of the best fans in the NFL throughout this fun night.

Will we have another great turnout at our Fan Fest in Greensburg, featuring players Dwayne Allen and Jerrell Freeman?  My guess is yes, but we’ll have to wait and see what this Thursday night holds! Thanks for an awesome start to our Summer Tour, Vincennes!


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:25 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent wide receiver Greg Moore and waived center Thomas Austin.

Moore, 6-4, 197 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014 and was waived on May 19. He finished the 2013 season at Lane College with 59 catches for 910 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to All-SIAC accolades. He also had three 100-yard receiving contests. Moore started 10 games as a freshman in junior college at Mesabi Range before transferring to Lane and starting nine contests as a sophomore.

Austin played in one game in 2013, seeing action in a Week 16 contest at Kansas City (12/22). For his career, he has competed in eight games, making one start. Austin was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 1, 2013 before being signed to the practice squad on September 1. He was signed to a Reserve/Future contract on January 13, 2014.


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COLTS CHEER SWIM CALENDAR RECAP 3

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on June 8, 2014 – 3:16 pm

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The final full day for the first group of the Colts Cheerleaders started Friday morning. The ladies again showcased their new uniforms and performed on the deck at the Iberostar Playa Mita resort with the Pacific Ocean in the background. A fun photo session with playful suits and poses followed for the entire group. The cheerleaders and staff were rewarded for their hard work with an afternoon spent by the pool, enjoying the many activities the resort has to offer. CHEER SWIM CALENDAR SHOOT PHOTOS

Kaiti was the final cheerleader to shoot for the first group. Kaiti’s sunset shot at the infinity pool, quickly turned into a stormy sky filled with vibrant colors and lights. Fans can see behind the scenes galleries and video bios of the first group on colts.com. The second half of Colts Cheerleaders will arrive Saturday afternoon, courtesy of Apple Vacations. MORE CHEER SWIM CALENDAR SHOOT PHOTOS


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COLTS CHEER SWIM CALENDAR RECAP 2

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on June 6, 2014 – 11:48 am

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The first full day of shooting kicked off Wednesday morning with 2 year captain and 2013 Pro bowl cheerleader, Julia, welcoming the sunrise over the mountains. Teammates Cassia (3 year vet, captain) and Megan (rookie season) finished out the morning session shooting playfully in the ocean. The cheerleaders made their presence known in the afternoon at the Iberostar by taking part in meringue lessons, kayaking, and pool activities. 5 and 6 year veterans, Stefanie and Breanna F., outshone the sun and finished the first full day shooting by moonlight. It’s safe to say the ladies have come prepared to make the 2015 calendar the best the Colts have ever seen!

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“Making memories” was the theme reiterated for the Colts Cheerleaders Thursday. The team boarded a bus at 7am and drove down to meet Vallarta Adventures. From there, they hopped on not one, but two different high speed boats to get them to the opposite side of the bay. The thrill of soaring through the water as the sun awoke was just the start of the day’s adventure. From there, they packed up in a truck and drove to base camp where they hopped on mules to take them through the jungle. Three hours had passed since they left the resort by the time they finally made it to their first shooting location, a breathtaking waterfall packed deep into the Mexican jungle. Fans can expect the 2015 calendar to showcase Ann and Shelby in the midst of a spectacular waterfall. Memories continued as the squad to a private beach to shoot Mariah, Hannah, Erin, Leanna, Allie, and Crystal Anne. From lying in hammocks to posing on a paddle board, the ladies each had unique and beautiful shots. The marathon of a day concluded with a starlit ride back to the Iberostar Playa Mita resort.


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Live Chat Today At 2:00 P.M. EST

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 7:35 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 Colts have wrapped up their second week of OTAs.

What do you like (and don’t like) from the OTA takeaways?

What were your thoughts as the Colts head into the final week of OTAs and minicamp on June 17?

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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