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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 9, 2014 – 6:03 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed two free agents to the active roster: outside linebacker Chris Carter and running back Dion Lewis. The team also signed quarterback Dominique Davis to the practice squad and waived running back Zurlon Tipton.

Carter, 6-1, 248 pounds, has played in 29 games (four starts) with the Pittsburgh Steelers over the past three seasons (2011-13) since being selected by the team in the fifth round (162nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Fresno State. He holds career totals of eight tackles (four solo), one fumble recovery and nine special teams stops. In 2013, Carter registered career highs of 13 games played (one start) and five special teams tackles.

Lewis, 5-8, 195 pounds, was originally selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. In two seasons with the Eagles (2011-12), he competed in 24 games and totaled 36 carries for 171 yards (4.8 avg.) and two touchdowns while adding three receptions for 21 yards. Lewis also served as Philadelphia’s kickoff returner and compiled 32 returns for 702 yards (21.9 avg.). He posted his best game on January 1, 2012 when he recorded 12 carries for 58 yards and one touchdown. Lewis was traded to the Cleveland Browns on April 11, 2013. The Browns then released Lewis on August 30, 2014.

Davis, 6-3, 210 pounds, appeared in one game with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 and completed 5-of-7 passes (71.4%) for 34 yards and an 81.8 passer rating. He was originally signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of East Carolina University on April 30, 2012. Davis completed his two-year career at East Carolina completing 727-of-1,103 passes for 7,192 yards and 62 touchdowns, while adding 172 rushing attempts for 313 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Tipton was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He finished his career at Central Michigan with the fourth-most career rushing touchdowns (34) in school history. As a senior, he rushed for 398 yards and eight touchdowns on 74 attempts.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on – 5:25 pm

 

The Indianapolis Colts today placed outside linebacker Cam Johnson on Injured Reserve and released quarterback Jeff Mathews from the practice squad.

 

Johnson appeared in one game this season and contributed one tackle. For his career, he has played in 15 games, making three tackles and five special teams stops. He has also recorded three special teams tackles in two postseason contests. Johnson was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers on September 2, 2013.

 

Mathews was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 1, 2014. At Cornell University, he completed 901-of-1,447 passes (62.2%) for 11,284 yards and 72 touchdowns in 38 games. He also added nine rushing touchdowns. Mathews was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 and was waived on August 24.


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COLTS CELEBRATE RETURN OF MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WITH SEVERAL EVENTS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 9:54 am

The Big Kickoff, Blueing of the Canal and Primetime Lunchtime Part of Team’s Plans

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time since 2010 Monday Night Football is returning to Indianapolis as the Colts host the Eagles for their 2014 home opener on September 15. Leading up to the game, the team has several events planned for fans, including the Big Kickoff with United Way of Central Indiana and a Primetime Lunchtime pep rally.

In addition, the team is encouraging fans across Indiana to wear blue this Friday and next Monday in honor of Monday Night Football’s return to Lucas Oil Stadium. Local businesses are also invited to show their Colts pride as the national spotlight shifts to Indianapolis. Governor Mike Pence will declare it “Blue Monday” throughout Indiana on September 15 and Mayor Greg Ballard will follow suit for the City of Indianapolis.

A limited number of tickets are still available for Monday’s game and can be purchased at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday, September 12 – BLUE FRIDAY

  • The Big Kickoff with United Way of Central Indiana on Monument Circle (11 a.m.)
  • Meijer Blue Friday (5 p.m.)

Monday, September 15 – BLUE MONDAY

  • Blueing of the Canal (6:30 a.m.)
  • Blue’s Fan Van (8 a.m. and 12 p.m.)
  • Primetime Lunchtime: Beats, Eats & Cleats on Georgia Street (11:30 a.m.)
  • American Family Insurance Touchdown Town Opens (4:30 p.m.)
  • Colts vs. Eagles, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

THE BIG KICKOFF, with United Way of Central Indiana (SEPTEMBER 12)

In Indianapolis, fall signals the start of both football and philanthropic seasons. To celebrate both, the Colts are once again teaming up with United Way of Central Indiana to host The Big Kickoff event on Friday, September 12, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monument Circle. At the event, United Way of Central Indiana will officially kick off their 2014 campaign and announce this year’s goal. The free event will feature musical entertainment by Dave and Rae, lunch, opportunities to find out about volunteering at United Way and its agencies, limited edition Colts kickoff posters, autographs from Colts Alumni players, a visit from Colts Cheerleaders and Blue, as well as a chance to win Colts tickets.

What: The Big Kickoff

When: Friday, September 12, 2014; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Monument Circle; Downtown Indianapolis

What:

  • Live music by Dave and Rae
  • Community Fair featuring United Way agencies
  • Free Colts kickoff posters
  • Colts Cheerleaders and Blue
  • Colts Alumni Players
  • Interactive Colts Inflatables
  • Colts In Motion Traveling Museum

Website: http://www.colts.com

MEIJER BLUE FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12)

Each Friday throughout the 2014 season, the Colts will host a Meijer Blue Friday event, Blue Friday Celebration, COLTSTRONG Office Party or a Fan Appreciation Day. These events will be held at various sponsor locations in the Central Indiana area. At these events, Colts fans are encouraged to show their spirit by wearing blue and participating in activities to fire up for the following Colts game. Additional details are available on http://www.colts.com/bluefriday.

What: Meijer Blue Friday

When: Friday, September 12, 2014; 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Meijer – Carmel, Ind.; 1424 W Carmel Dr.; Carmel, IN 46032

What:

  • Spin-to-Win Colts vs Eagles Tickets
  • Colts Cheerleaders
  • Free Colts kickoff posters
  • Register to Win Colts Autographed Prizes
  • Free Blue Bell Ice Cream
  • Hank FM

Website http://www.colts.com/bluefriday

 

BLUE’S FAN VAN (SEPTEMBER 15)

Prior to kickoff of the Colts home opener on September 15, Blue’s Fan Van will be making stops at two locations in Downtown Indianapolis to distribute prizes to Colts fans that are showing their team spirit by sporting Colts apparel. The first Fan Van stop will take place on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis at 8 a.m. Then, at 12 p.m. Blue’s Fan Van will be a part of the Primetime Lunchtime event on Georgia Street.

What: Blue’s Fan Van

When: September 15

  • 8 a.m. – Monument Circle
  • 12 p.m. – West Block of Georgia Street

What: The Colts mascot, Blue, will be handing out prizes to fans wearing their Colts gear

PRIMETIME LUNCHTIME: BEATS, EATS & CLEATS ON GEORGIA STREET (SEPTEMBER 15)

To welcome back Monday Night Football and celebrate the home opener, the Colts are partnering with 1070 The Fan to host a special lunchtime pep rally on Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis. The event – Primetime Lunchtime – is free and open to the public and will feature several food trucks, a performance by Colts Cheerleaders, a DJ, Blue’s Fan Van, a visit from Monday Night Football announcers John Gruden and Mike Tirico, Colts Alumnus Gary Brackett, the chance to win tickets to the game and more.

What: Primetime Lunchtime: Beat, Eats & Cleats on Georgia Street

When: Monday, September 15, 2014; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; West Block of Georgia Street, Downtown Indianapolis

What:

  • Food Trucks
  • Pep Rally featuring ESPN announcers John Gruden and Mike Tirico, and Colts Alumnus Gary Brackett
  • Register to Win Colts Tickets
  • Performance by Colts Cheerleaders
  • Blue’s Fan Van
  • DJ

Cost: Free and open to the public

Website http://www.colts.com

AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE TOUCHDOWN TOWN (SEPTEMBER 15)

Free and open to the public, American Family Insurance Touchdown Town is a pre-game fan experience unlike any other. Located along South Street on the north side of Lucas Oil Stadium, Touchdown Town includes $3 drinks specials, food trucks, a giant TV screen, live music, the PLAY 60 Zone for kids and much more. In honor of the team’s Monday Night Home Opener, American Family Insurance Touchdown Town will open an hour early on September 15. In addition, the first 2,000 fans to enter Touchdown Town will receive a special edition koozie featuring the name and signature of Colts QB Andrew Luck.

What: American Family Insurance Touchdown Town

When: Monday, September 15, 2014; 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.; South Street (north end of Lucas Oil Stadium)

What:

  • Food Trucks
  • $3 and $5 Drink Specials
  • Andrew Luck Koozies for First 2,000 Fans
  • Performance by Colts Cheerleaders
  • Live Music featuring Soul Street
  • PLAY 60 Zone
  • Zipline

Cost: Free and open to the public

Website http://www.colts.com/fanzone


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