Indianapolis Colts Football

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 15, 2015 – 6:31 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today elevated inside linebacker Josh McNary to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived/injured running back Vick Ballard. If Ballard clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.

The team also signed running back Zurlon Tipton and guard Robert Myers to the practice squad and released defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton from the practice squad.

McNary, 6-0, 251 pounds, spent each of the last two seasons with the Colts after originally signing with the team as a free agent on April 11, 2013. He has played in 20 games (four starts) and registered 54 tackles (33 solo), 0.5 sacks and 13 special teams tackles with Indianapolis. McNary has seen action in four postseason contests and tallied six tackles (three solo) and seven special teams tackles.

Ballard, 5-10, 224 pounds, was originally drafted by the Colts in the fifth round (170th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He appeared in 17 games (13 starts) for Indianapolis and rushed for 877 yards on 224 carries (3.9 avg.) and two touchdowns, while contributing with 18 receptions for 147 yards and one touchdown. Ballard started one postseason contest for the Colts in 2012 and tallied 91 yards on 22 carries (4.1 avg.). He spent most of the 2013 season and the entire 2014 season on the Colts Injured Reserve list.

Tipton, 6-0, 230 pounds, played in six games for the Colts in 2014 and finished his rookie year with 10 carries for 18 yards and six receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown. He saw action in all three postseason contests and registered 18 carries for 68 yards and one touchdown. Tipton also caught three passes for 22 yards in the playoffs.

Myers, 6-5, 335 pounds, was claimed by the Colts off waivers on September 6, 2015 and was waived on September 11. He was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (176th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft and was waived by the team on September 5. He appeared in 46 games (35 starts) at Tennessee State, starting his final 29 consecutive games for the Tigers.

Pendleton, 6-2, 323 pounds, spent the last two seasons with the Colts. He was on the team’s Injured Reserve list for the 2014 season. In 2013, Pendleton spent time on the Colts practice squad and active roster. He made four tackles (two solo) in one regular season game appearance and saw action in both postseason contests, finishing with four tackles and one special teams stop.


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Five Things Learned: Colts/Bills

Posted by Kevin Bowen on September 14, 2015 – 9:52 am

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BUFFALO – The Colts 2015 campaign did not get off to an ideal start in a 27-14 loss to the Bills.

After struggling to finish off some early drives, a stretch late in the first half caused things to snowball away from the visitors.

The Colts (0-1) will return to work this week to prepare for their regular season home opener next Monday against the Jets (1-0).

Here are FIVE THINGS LEARNED.

HANDLING THE PRESSURE – Rex Ryan’s pressure got the best of the Colts offense on Sunday afternoon. Promising drives for the Colts hit road blocks with untimely penalties and hits on Andrew Luck spelled doom for the visitors on Sunday. The Colts will see a similar defensive scheme this weekend after the Jets recorded three sacks in Week One.

LACK OF FIELD POSITION – It’s the most important stat to the Colts special teams units. On Sunday, the field position control, an area the Colts typically have in their favor, played a major role in success for the Bills. The Colts average field position start was their own 19-yard line. By contrast, the Bills started on their own 35-yard line.

VONTAE DAVIS’ NEW ROLE – One of the bright spots from Sunday came from how Vontae Davis played. In a new “shadow” type role, Davis held Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins to zero catches and just three targets. It was another outstanding performance from Davis and now gives the Colts a defensive wrinkle to potentially use throughout the 2015 season.

HILTON INJURY WATCH – Colts Nation held their breath when T.Y. Hilton walked into the locker room near the end of the third quarter. X-rays are negative on Hilton’s left knee and the early reports have him missing a few weeks with a bad bruise.

TIME TO RE-GROUP – The Colts will have an extra day of preparation this week before their home opener on Monday Night Football against the Jets. Following the Jets, the Colts will play their three AFC South opponents in the next three weeks. There’s certainly an opportunity to stack some wins together before the slate gets much, much tougher in October/November.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ACQUIRE DL-BILLY WINN 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 11, 2015 – 4:01 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today traded a conditional late-round 2017 NFL Draft pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for defensive lineman Billy Winn. The team has also waived guard Robert Myers and waived running back Daniel Herron from Injured Reserve.

Winn, 6-4, 300 pounds, was originally drafted by the Browns in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He’s played in 40 games (18 starts) and registered 87 tackles (57 solo), 3.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, five passes defensed and two interceptions. In 2014, Winn played in 13 games (five starts) and finished with 31 tackles (17 solo), one forced fumble, two passes defensed, one interception and one blocked field goal. He played in 11 games (three starts) in 2013 and tallied 30 tackles (21 solo), 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble. Winn started 10-of-16 games as a rookie in 2012 and totaled 26 tackles (19 solo), two fumble recoveries, three passes defensed and one interception. He was the only rookie defensive lineman to record an interception and tied for second among rookies in defensive fumble recoveries.

Collegiately, Winn started 41-of-53 career games at Boise State and finished with 131 tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. As a senior in 2011, he played in 13 games (12 starts) and totaled 33 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and one fumble recovery. Winn started all 13 games in 2010 and registered 28 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. As a sophomore in 2009, he started all 14 games and tallied 44 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks and one fumble recovery. Winn saw action in 13 games (two starts) as a freshman and made 26 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Myers, 6-5, 335 pounds, was claimed by the Colts off waivers on September 6. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (176th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft and was waived by the team on September 5. He appeared in 46 games (35 starts) at Tennessee State, starting his final 29 consecutive games for the Tigers.

Herron, 5-10, 213 pounds, was signed by the Colts off the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on October 9, 2013. He has played in 25 career NFL games (three starts) and carried the ball 87 times for 389 yards (4.5 avg.) and one touchdown and has 22 receptions for 230 yards.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS ON CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH T-ANTHONY CASTONZO 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 10, 2015 – 9:28 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms on a contract extension with tackle Anthony Castonzo.

“Left tackles like Anthony Castonzo are hard to come by,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He’s a team first guy that works as hard at his craft as anyone I have ever been around regardless of position. His desire to be great literally consumes him and he is a shining example of the sacrifice it truly takes every single day to be at the top of his game come Sunday. From ownership on down we are all extremely happy that AC will be wearing the horseshoe for many years to come. ”

Castonzo, 6-7, 311 pounds, was drafted by the Colts in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has started all 60 games he has played in during his NFL career. Castonzo has played in and started 56 consecutive games, dating back to his rookie season in 2011. His streak is currently the fifth-longest among active NFL tackles. He’s blocked for quarterback Andrew Luck (2012-14) who has thrown for the most passing yards (12,957) in the first three seasons of a quarterback’s career in NFL history.

In 2014, Castonzo started all 16 games and three postseason contests at left tackle. He participated in 1,090 offensive plays, which led all NFL players, and assisted a Colts offense that set a franchise single-season record for net yards (6,506) and net passing yards (4,894). Castonzo became the first Colts offensive lineman to score a touchdown since 2008 when he caught a one-yard touchdown pass on Nov. 16, 2014 against New England. He started all 16 games at left tackle and both postseason contests in 2013. Castonzo helped pave the way for the Colts to average 341.8 net yards per game, which included a 108.9 rushing average, the team’s highest mark since 2006. In 2012, he started all 16 games and his first postseason game at left tackle. Castonzo provided protection for quarterback Andrew Luck to record the most passing yards (4,374) and 300-yard passing games (six) by a rookie in NFL history. As a rookie in 2011, he started all 12 games he played in at left tackle and was not flagged for a single holding penalty during the season.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ESTABLISH PRACTICE SQUAD

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 6, 2015 – 3:58 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed the following 10 players to the practice squad: OLB-Daniel Adongo, G-David Arkin, WR-Quan Bray, WR-Duron Carter, T-Ulrick John, S-Dewey McDonald, ILB-Josh McNary, CB-Eric Patterson, DT-Jeris Pendleton and TE-Erik Swoope.

Adongo, 6-5, 252 pounds, spent the 2014 season on the Colts Injured Reserve list. In 2013, he spent the first 12 games of the season on the Colts practice squad before being signed to the active roster and playing in two games. Prior to joining the Colts, he most recently played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby, the highest level of pro rugby in the world. He also played in the 2012 Varsity Cup for the University of Pretoria Tuks.

Arkin, 6-5, 310 pounds, has played in one regular season game and three postseason contests with the Colts and Miami Dolphins. In 2014, Arkin spent the majority of the season on the Colts practice squad before being signed to the active roster and competing in all three of Indianapolis’ postseason games on special teams and in tackle-eligible situations. He was originally selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent time on the Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks practice squads.

Bray, 5-10, 182 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He finished his career at Auburn with 90 receptions for 849 yards and seven touchdowns. Bray ranks third in school history in punt return average (10.09) among players with at least 50 returns and eighth in punt return yardage (565). As a senior in 2014, he finished second in the nation in punt returns (18.1) and was a Second Team All-SEC selection as a return specialist, voted by the league’s coaches.

Carter, 6-5, 211 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on February 4, 2015. In two seasons with the Montreal Alouttes (2013-14) of the Canadian Football League (CFL), Carter totaled 124 receptions for 1,939 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named a CFL All-Star in 2014 after leading the team with career highs of 75 receptions for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns. Carter played in 11 games as a rookie in 2013 and caught 49 passes for 909 yards and five touchdowns.

John, 6-5, 311 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent the 2014 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. John competed in 36 games (25 starts) at Georgia State. He started 21 games over his final two seasons as the Panthers top lineman and was named All-Sun Belt Conference honorable mention as a senior in 2013.

McDonald, 6-0, 220 pounds, saw action in 12 games as a rookie in 2014 and finished second on the team with 13 special teams tackles. McDonald also saw action in all three postseason contests for the Colts and registered three special teams tackles.

McNary, 6-0, 251 pounds, spent each of the last two seasons with the Colts after originally signing with the team as a free agent on April 11, 2013. He has played in 20 games (four starts) and registered 54 tackles (33 solo), 0.5 sacks and 13 special teams tackles in his two seasons with Indianapolis. McNary has seen action in four postseason contests and tallied six tackles (three solo) and seven special teams tackles.

Patterson, 5-10, 193 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 9, 2015. He played in 41 games (28 starts) at Ball State and finished with 189 tackles (135 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, 27 passes defensed, six interceptions and three forced fumbles. As a senior in 2014, he was named All-Mid-American Conference third-team on defense and All-MAC first-team as a kick returner.

Pendleton, 6-2, 323 pounds, spent the last two seasons with the Colts. He spent the 2014 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. In 2013, Pendleton spent time on the Colts practice squad and active roster. He made four tackles (two solo) in one regular season game appearance and saw action in both postseason contests, finishing with four tackles and one special teams stop. Pendleton was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft and played in four games as a rookie for the Jaguars.

Swoope, 6-5, 243 pounds, originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He spent the 2014 season on Indianapolis’ practice squad. Swoope was a four-year standout on the University of Miami basketball team. He started 27-of-110 games and totaled 291 career points, 186 rebounds, 37 steals, 31 assists and 25 blocks in 1,190 minutes.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 2:57 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed defensive tackle T.Y. McGill and guard Robert Myers off waivers.

The team also waived inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera and waived-injured running back Daniel Herron. If Herron clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.

McGill, 6-0, 299 pounds, originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on May 15, 2015. He spent the entire training camp with the Seahawks before being waived on September 5. McGill started 19-of-49 games he played in at North Carolina State and registered 131 tackles (78 solo), 24.5 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. In 2014, he played in 11 games (six starts) and recorded 37 tackles (22 solo), 8.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defensed. As a junior in 2013, McGill saw action in all 12 games (two starts) and finished with 25 tackles (14 solo), 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He started 10-of-13 games as a sophomore and tallied career highs with 50 tackles (27 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. McGill played in all 13 games (one start) in 2011 and was the only true freshman to start a game for the Wolfpack.

Myers, 6-5, 335 pounds, was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (176th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft and was waived by the team on September 5. He appeared in 46 games (35 starts) at Tennessee State, starting his final 29 consecutive games for the Tigers. In 2014, he was named Second Team All-Ohio Valley Conference and played in the 2015 Senior Bowl after being the only offensive player on the team to start all 12 games. Myers anchored an offensive line that allowed just 1.17 sacks per game, ranking 18th in the Football Championship Subdivision. He started all 14 games for the first time in his career in 2013 and garnered Second Team All-OVC honors. Myers saw action in 10 games (eight starts) as a redshirt sophomore. In 2011, he played in 10 games and recorded his first career start against Murray State, helping pave the way for the Tigers to rush for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Myers redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.

Herrera, 6-1, 249 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He started 43-of-54 games at Georgia and totaled 334 tackles (147 solo), 21.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 11 passes defensed and three interceptions.

Herron, 5-10, 213 pounds, was signed by the Colts off the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on October 9, 2013. He has played in 25 career NFL games (three starts) and carried the ball 87 times for 389 yards (4.5 avg.) and one touchdown and has 22 receptions for 230 yards. In 2014, Herron played in all 16 games (three starts) for the Colts and registered 78 carries for 351 yards (4.5 avg.) and one touchdown and made 21 receptions for 173 yards. He also started all three postseason contests for Indianapolis and rushed 45 times for 170 yards (3.8 avg.) and two touchdowns. Herron also added 20 receptions for 128 yards in postseason play.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 5, 2015 – 4:09 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today released G-David Arkin and WR-Vincent Brown and waived OLB-Daniel Adongo, QB-Bryan Bennett, WR-Quan Bray, WR-Duron Carter, CB-Chance Casey, NT-Josh Chapman, ILB-Carlos Fields, DT-Montori Hughes, T-Ulrick John, OLB-Cam Johnson, S-Dewey McDonald, TE-Sean McGrath, ILB-Henoc Muamba, G-Kitt O’Brien, CB-Eric Patterson, DT-Kelcy Quarles, TE-Erik Swoope, CB-Raymon Taylor and RB-Zurlon Tipton.

The team also placed DT-Arthur Jones and ILB-Junior Sylvestre on the Injured Reserve list.

With the moves today, the Colts have reached the league-mandated 53-man roster.

Arkin was signed to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on December 31, 2014. He has played in one regular season game and three postseason contests with the Colts and Miami Dolphins. In 2014, Arkin spent the majority of the season on the Colts practice squad before being signed to the active roster and competing in all three of Indianapolis’ postseason games on special teams and in tackle-eligible situations. He was originally selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent time on the Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks practice squads.

Brown signed with the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 31, 2015. He has played in 37 games (16 starts) over his four NFL seasons and has career totals of 72 receptions for 919 yards and three touchdowns. Brown has also seen action in two postseason contests. In 2014, he appeared in seven games for the Oakland Raiders and finished with 12 receptions for 118 yards.

Adongo was signed to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on December 3, 2013. He spent the 2014 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. In 2013, he spent the first 12 games of the season on the Colts practice squad before being signed to the active roster and playing in two games. Prior to joining the Colts, he most recently played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby, the highest level of pro rugby in the world. He also played in the 2012 Varsity Cup for the University of Pretoria Tuks.

Bennett was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He started all 27 games he played in at Southeastern Louisiana, throwing for 5,522 yards with 39 touchdowns in two seasons as the starting quarterback. Bennett also rushed for 1,715 yards and 31 touchdowns in his career for the Lions. Prior to Southeastern Louisiana, Bennett played in 18 games at the University of Oregon.

Bray was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He finished his collegiate career at Auburn with 90 receptions for 849 yards and seven touchdowns. Bray ranks third in school history in punt return average (10.09) among players with at least 50 returns and eighth in punt return yardage (565). As a senior in 2014, he finished second in the nation in punt returns (18.1) and was a Second Team All-SEC selection as a return specialist, voted by the league’s coaches.

Carter was signed by the Colts as a free agent on February 4, 2015. In two seasons with the Montreal Alouttes (2013-14) of the Canadian Football League (CFL), Carter totaled 124 receptions for 1,939 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named a CFL All-Star in 2014 after leading the team with career highs of 75 receptions for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns. Carter played in 11 games as a rookie in 2013 and caught 49 passes for 909 yards and five touchdowns.

Casey was signed by the Colts as a free agent on May 26, 2015. He originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2013. Casey played in four games (one start) in two seasons with the Raiders and registered five tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed. He also spent time on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad in 2014.

Chapman was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (136th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has played in 29 career games (15 starts) and registered 48 tackles (32 solo) and one forced fumble. Chapman has played in five postseason contests (four starts) and tallied 11 tackles (10 solo) and one pass defensed. He started 15-of-16 games in 2014 and finished with 30 tackles (21 solo) and one forced fumble. Chapman also started all three postseason games for the Colts and added five tackles (four solo).

Fields was signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on January 19, 2015. He spent the final eight weeks of the 2014 season and the entire postseason on Indianapolis’ practice squad after originally signing with the team on October 29, 2014. Fields also spent time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants practice squads as a rookie in 2014 before signing with the Colts. He appeared in 47 games at Winston-Salem State and totaled 321 tackles (183 solo), 34.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks and five interceptions.

Hughes was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 16 games (one start) and recorded 19 tackles (12 solo), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery. Hughes played in 12 games (one start) in 2014 and totaled 12 tackles (eight solo), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery. He also saw action in all three postseason contests and made four tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery.

John was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent the 2014 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. John competed in 36 games (25 starts) at Georgia State. He started 21 games over his final two seasons as the Panthers top lineman and was named All-Sun Belt Conference honorable mention as a senior in 2013.

Johnson was acquired by the Colts via trade with the San Francisco 49ers on September 2, 2013. He has appeared in 15 games since being selected by the 49ers in the seventh round (237th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. In 2014, Johnson registered one tackle in the season opener before being placed on the Injured Reserve list on September 9, 2014. He played in 12 games for the Colts in 2013 after spending most of his rookie season in 2012 on the 49ers practice squad.

McDonald was signed to the Colts active roster on September 29, 2014 after spending the first four weeks of the season on the team’s practice squad. He saw action in 12 games as a rookie in 2014 and finished second on the team with 13 special teams tackles. McDonald also saw action in all three postseason contests for the Colts and registered three special teams tackles.

McGrath was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 2, 2015. He has played in 18 games (nine starts) over his NFL career and has caught 26 passes for 302 yards (11.6 avg.) and two touchdowns. He has appeared in three postseason contests. In 2013, McGrath played in 16 games (nine starts) with the Kansas City Chiefs and registered 26 catches for 302 yards and two touchdowns. He also saw action in the Chiefs lone playoff game.

Muamba was signed by the Colts as a free agent on February 6, 2014. He participated in 13 games for Indianapolis and finished with two tackles and eight special teams tackles. Muamba saw action in the AFC Championship Game. Prior to joining the Colts, he played three season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2011-13) of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and totaled 171 tackles, 53 special teams stops, 4.0 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.

O’Brien was signed by the Colts on August 10, 2015 after originally signing with the team on August 7, 2015. He spent the last two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Cleveland Gladiators and started all 23 contests that he played in. Collegiately, O’Brien started 36-of-40 career games at Ball State.

Patterson was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 9, 2015. He originally signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015 and was waived by the team on June 9, 2015. Patterson played in 41 games (28 starts) at Ball State and finished with 189 tackles (135 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, 27 passes defensed, six interceptions and three forced fumbles.

Quarles signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 19, 2015. He spent time on Indianapolis’ active roster and practice squad in 2014, playing in two games and recording one tackle, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. Quarles played in 35 games (28 starts) in three seasons at the University of South Carolina and posted career totals of 105 tackles (66 solo), 23.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks and eight quarterback pressures.

Swoope signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 19, 2015. He spent the 2014 season on the Colts practice squad after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. Swoope was a four-year standout on the University of Miami basketball team. He started 27-of-110 games and totaled 291 career points, 186 rebounds, 37 steals, 31 assists and 25 blocks in 1,190 minutes.

Taylor was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on July 29, 2015. He appeared in 46 games (31 starts) at cornerback at the University of Michigan and finished with 171 tackles (122 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, 16 passes defensed and six interceptions.

Tipton was signed to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on November 22, 2014. He played in six games as a rookie and finished with 10 carries for 18 yards (1.8 avg.) and six receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown. Tipton also saw action in all three postseason games for the Colts and tallied 18 carries for 68 yards (3.8 avg.) and one touchdown and three receptions for 22 yards.

Jones was signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2014. He was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (157th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. Jones has played in 55 games (23 starts) over his five NFL seasons and registered 142 tackles (80 solo), 10.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. He has appeared in nine postseason games (five starts) and made 22 tackles (11 solo), 1.0 sack and two fumble recoveries. In 2014, Jones played in nine games (three starts) and tallied 24 tackles (14 solo), 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. He started all three of Indianapolis’ postseason contests in 2014 and registered 12 tackles (six solo).

Sylvestre was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He was a First Team All-MAC selection following his junior and senior seasons at Toledo. He ended his career with 286 tackles, 7.5 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and eight passes defensed.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS TRADE FOR LB-SIO MOORE 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 4, 2015 – 8:07 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today traded a late-round 2016 NFL Draft pick to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for linebacker Sio Moore.

Moore, 6-1, 240 pounds, was originally drafted by the Raiders in the third round (66th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. In two seasons with Oakland, Moore played in 26 games (22 starts) and registered 140 tackles (105 solo), 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed. In 2014, he started all 11 games he played in and finished with 90 tackles (67 solo), 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defensed. As a rookie in 2013, Moore started 11-of-15 games and tallied 50 tackles (38 solo), 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Collegiately, Mooore started 31 games over his collegiate career at Connecticut and recorded 274 tackles, 44.0 tackles for loss, 16.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception. As a senior in 2012, he was named First Team All-Big East after playing in all 12 games (10 starts) at outside linebacker for the Huskies. He led the team with 15.5 tackles for loss and finished second on the team with 8.0 sacks while adding 72 tackles. In 2011, he started all 12 games for the first time of his career and ranked third on the team with 86 tackles while leading the team with 16.0 tackles for loss and ranking second with 6.5 sacks. Moore started nine games in 2010 and finished second on the team in tackles (110) and tackles for loss (11.5). He also contributed 1.5 sacks. He was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week, Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America/Bronco Nagurski Award National Defensive Player of the Week after a 17-tackle performance against West Virginia. Moore also earned Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording one interception against Buffalo. Moore played in four games in 2009 and tallied six tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss after redshirting as a true freshman in 2008.


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Stadium Update: CINvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 3, 2015 – 5:22 pm

The game will begin with the roof and window closed, but both will open at halftime IF weather conditions permit.


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