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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ANNOUNCE 2015 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Posted by coltsadmin on April 9, 2015 – 4:00 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today announced its 2015 preseason schedule. Dates and times are yet to be finalized.

 

The Colts will open the preseason with a Week 1 road contest at Philadelphia. The meeting will be the first in the preseason between the teams since a 23-15 victory over the Eagles on August 20, 2009. Overall, Indianapolis holds a 10-9 record against Philadelphia in the preseason dating back to 1953.

 

The Chicago Bears will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium for a Week 2 contest. The Colts and Bears will compete for the 15th overall time in the preseason since 1957. In the last matchup, Indianapolis fell to Chicago by a 27-24 margin on August 20, 2007 at the RCA Dome.

 

Indianapolis will then take on the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome in Week 3. The two teams have only met in the preseason three times with the Rams holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. In the 2012 matchup, Indianapolis defeated St. Louis, 38-3, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

Dating back to 2001, the Colts and Cincinnati Bengals have met each preseason, traditionally in the finale. This year, Indianapolis will host Cincinnati (Sept. 3) for the first time since 2013. Overall, the Bengals hold a 15-8 preseason series record, which includes a 35-7 win in 2014.

 

2015 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Date                            Opponent                         Time

Week 1 (Aug. 13-16)   at Philadelphia                  TBD

Week 2 (Aug. 20-23)  CHICAGO                      TBD

Week 3 (Aug. 27-30)   at St. Louis                       TBD

Thurs., Sept. 3            CINCINNATI                 TBD


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS EXERCISE FIFTH-YEAR OPTION ON QB-ANDREW LUCK

Posted by coltsadmin on – 2:09 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today exercised the fifth-year option on quarterback Andrew Luck’s rookie contract. Luck is now under contract through the 2016 season.

 

Luck has started all 48 regular season games through his first three seasons, completing 1,062-of-1,813 passes for 12,957 yards, 86 touchdowns, 43 interceptions and an 86.6 passer rating. He has rushed for 905 yards and 12 touchdowns on 189 attempts. Luck, a three-time Pro Bowler, recorded the most passing yards, the second-most passing touchdowns and tied for the second-most regular season wins through a quarterback’s first three seasons in the NFL since 1970.

 

In 2014, Luck set a Colts single-season record for passing yards (4,761), while his touchdown total (40) led the NFL and ranked as the second-highest yearly mark in team history. He also set a franchise record with eight consecutive 300-yard passing games from Weeks 3 through 11. Luck led Indianapolis to its first AFC Championship Game since the 2009 campaign and has now posted the second-most career passing yards (1,829), touchdowns (nine), completions (147), attempts (260) and 300-yard passing games (three) in Colts postseason history.

 

Luck has led the Colts on 12 fourth quarter or overtime game-winning drives throughout his career. In 2012, he completed 339-of-627 passes for an NFL rookie record 4,374 yards, 23 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and a 76.5 passer rating. He also set a club quarterback record with five rushing touchdowns.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH S-DWIGHT LOWERY

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 3, 2015 – 8:10 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent safety Dwight Lowery.

Lowery, 5-11, 212 pounds, has totaled 302 tackles (216 solo), 12 interceptions, 4.0 sacks, seven forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and 50 passes defensed in 84 career games (56 starts) with the New York Jets (2008-2010), Jacksonville Jaguars (2011-13) and Atlanta Falcons (2014). He has participated in six career postseason contests, recording 15 tackles and three passes defensed. Lowery was originally selected by the Jets in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. In three seasons in New York, he totaled seven interceptions and 32 passes defensed.

In 2014 with the Falcons, Lowery started 15-of-16 contests and established career highs in tackles (85) and solo stops (62) while contributing with two interceptions, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In 2010, he returned two interceptions for touchdowns marking his first career scores.

Collegiately, Lowery started 25 games at San Jose State after transferring from Cabrillo College. In two seasons with the Spartans, he totaled 92 tackles (53 solo), 13 interceptions, 14 passes defensed and three fumble recoveries. Lowery also tallied 147 interception return yards and one interception return for a touchdown. As a senior, he earned First Team American Football Coaches Association All-America honors and First Team All-Western Athletic Conference accolades.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS RB-DANIEL HERRON SIGNS TENDER

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 1, 2015 – 12:19 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today announced that exclusive rights free agent running back Daniel “Boom” Herron has signed his tender.

Herron has recorded 83 rushes for 384 yards (4.6 avg.) and a touchdown, as well as 22 receptions for 230 yards in 22 regular season games (three starts) since being signed by the Colts from the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on October 9, 2013. He also contributed with 10 special teams tackles over the past two seasons. In 2014, Herron played in all 16 games (three starts) and totaled 351 rushing yards, including a 49-yard touchdown, on 78 carries (4.5 avg.) and 173 receiving yards on 21 receptions. Herron started all three postseason contests, where he posted the most receiving yards (128) by a running back in a single postseason in team history.


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