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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD MOVE 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 24, 2016 – 7:05 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed wide receiver Devin Street to the practice squad. 

Street, 6-3, 200 pounds, played in three games for the Colts this season and caught one pass for 20 yards before being waived on November 23. He was signed to Indianapolis’ 53-man roster off of the New England Patriots practice squad on September 21, 2016. Street spent the first two weeks of this season on the Patriots practice squad. He has seen action in 34 career NFL games (two starts) and totaled 10 receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown in his time with Indianapolis (2016) and the Dallas Cowboys (2014-15). Street was originally selected by the Cowboys in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Pittsburgh.

 


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Inactives – #PITvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 7:03 pm

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Five Things Learned: Colts/Steelers

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 11:58 am

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Pittsburgh Steelers still have the number of the Indianapolis Colts.

On Thursday night, squandered opportunities cost the Colts in trying to upset the Steelers.

The Colts (5-6) will have a much needed mini-bye before playing on Monday Night Football (Dec. 5) against the New York Jets (3-7).

Here are FIVE THINGS LEARNED.

MISSED CHANCES – On Thursday night, the Colts had nine drives on offense. Six of those crossed midfield, but five of them ended without any points. The Colts came into Thursday night No. 1 in the NFL in goal-to-go situations (producing touchdowns at an 89.8 percent clip). They were 1-for-3 in those chances on Thursday.

KILLER B’S – For a third straight year, the playmakers of the Pittsburgh Steelers were game wreckers against the Colts. Ben Roethlisberger (14-of-20 for 221 yards and 3 touchdowns), Le’Veon Bell (23 carries for 120 yards and 1 touchdown) and Antonio Brown (5 catches for 91 yards and 3 touchdowns) gave the Steelers a 21-0 lead. The three touchdowns on Pittsburgh’s first three drives proved to be too much for the Colts.

TOLZIEN GIVES HOPE – Scott Tolzien entered Thursday having thrown one NFL pass in the previous three seasons. He threw 36 against the Steelers and did his part in giving the Colts a chance. Drops, a lack of ground production and inconsistent pass protection limited the offensive output on the scoreboard Thursday.

HOUSTON WATCH – The Colts (5-6) are now a game and a half back of the Houston Texans (6-4) in the AFC South. Houston takes on San Diego this Sunday. The Colts need some major help from the Texans down the stretch. With five weeks remaining this season, the Colts will have to go probably at least 4-1 to have a chance at winning the division.

NEED THIS MINI-BYE – This might just be the most injured game of 2016 for the Colts. They lost five starters (T.Y. Hilton, Vontae Davis, Robert Mathis, Ryan Kelly and Denzelle Good) adding to Andrew Luck and Clayton Geathers already out. The Colts will welcome a 10-day break now before playing on Monday, Dec. 5 against the Jets.


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“Back-Up of the Game” is quarterback Scott Tolzien

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 11:58 am

This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is quarterback Scott Tolzien.

What would the Colts get out of a quarterback who came into Thursday night with just one NFL pass in the last three years?

That was the question facing Scott Tolzien and the Colts in Week 12.

What the Colts got was a quarterback who gave his team a chance to possibly upset the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“I thought Scott played his ass off,” Chuck Pagano said after the 28-7 loss.

“He is one tough son of a gun. He hung in there and hung in there and made some really tough throws and took some shots along the way. I am very proud of that kid.”

Tolzien was 22-of-36 for 205 yards on Thursday. He threw for one touchdown. Two fourth-quarter interceptions came with the Colts trying to mount a major comeback.

On a short week, Tolzien was clearly prepared and took the Colts on six drives into Pittsburgh territory.

The inability to close those drives with points was the difference though.

Afterwards, coaches and players went out of their way to praise Tolzien for doing his part.

“Amazing,” T.Y. Hilton said in describing Tolzien’s third career NFL start.

“He put us in a situation to win the game. We just didn’t make the plays out there today.”

 

 

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Stadium Update – #PITvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 9:01 am

The Roof and Window will be closed for tonight’s game against the Steelers.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 23, 2016 – 2:30 pm

 The Indianapolis Colts today elevated quarterback Stephen Morris to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived wide receiver Devin Street.

 

Morris, 6-2, 218 pounds, has spent the entire season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 7 and signed to the practice squad the following day. Morris was signed to the Colts 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on December 24, 2015. He spent most of the 2015 season on the Eagles practice squad. In 2014, Morris spent most of his rookie season on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster for the last two weeks of the season. He originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 out of Miami (FL).

 

Street, 6-3, 200 pounds, has played in three games for Indianapolis this season and caught one pass for 20 yards. He was signed to the Colts 53-man roster off of the New England Patriots practice squad on September 21, 2016. Street has seen action in 34 career NFL games (two starts) and totaled 10 receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 7:38 am

 The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent cornerback Darryl Morris and placed cornerback Frankie Williams on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

 

Morris, 5-10, 188 pounds, played in the first six games (one start) for the Colts this season and compiled 15 tackles (14 solo), one pass defensed and one special teams stop before being waived on October 19. He was originally signed by Indianapolis as a free agent on September 5, 2016. Morris has seen action in 42 career NFL games (two starts) and totaled 54 tackles (45 solo), seven passes defensed, one interception and one special teams stop.

 

Williams, 5-9, 190 pounds, played in three games for the Colts this season and tallied one tackle. He also spent time on Indianapolis’ practice squad (Weeks 1-5, 7-8) this year and most recently was elevated to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on November 1. Williams participated in the Colts’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 5. He originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2016. Collegiately, Williams played in 48 games (38 starts) at Purdue and totaled 227 tackles (163 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, 36 passes defensed, 10 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and one blocked kick.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 21, 2016 – 10:24 am

 The Indianapolis Colts today signed guard Adam Redmond to the practice squad.

 

Redmond, 6-6, 290 pounds, has had two previous stints on the Colts practice squad since originally signing with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. He participated in the Colts’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Collegiately, Redmond played in 31 games at Harvard and was the co-recipient of the school’s William Paine LaCroix Trophy in 2015. He was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team and was selected to the All-Ivy League first-team that season. Redmond helped the Crimson achieve a 9-1 record in 2015, competing in all 10 games. He blocked for an offense that averaged 474.2 yards per game and 36.4 points per contest as Harvard earned a co-Ivy League Championship.


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Five Things Learned: Colts/Titans

Posted by Kevin Bowen on November 20, 2016 – 5:02 pm

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INDIANAPOLIS – A championship-type start from the Colts on Sunday, in front of the 2006 Super Bowl XLI team, led to the 2016 squad getting a very important win.

After jumping out to a 21-0 lead on Sunday, the Colts hung on for a 24-17 victory over the Titans—the 11th straight win they’ve had over Tennessee.

The celebration of Sunday’s victory will be short with the Colts (5-5) getting ready for a Thanksgiving night matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5).

Here are FIVE THINGS LEARNED.

TORRID START – It was a start the Colts hadn’t seen since Peyton Manning was under center. The Colts scored touchdowns on each of their first three drives Sunday—doing that for the first time since 2009. The 21-0 lead for the Colts (in the game’s first 20 minutes) was the biggest margin Indy has had this season.

PLAYS COME LATE – It was a very sluggish end to the second quarter and third quarter for the Colts. With the Titans making things more than interesting, the Colts got the winning plays late. On defense, it was Clayton Geathers stoning DeMarco Murray on a 4th-and-1. Then, on offense, Andrew Luck found T.Y. Hilton for a 3rd-and-5 completion to ice the victory.

SACK-FILLED AFTERNOON – Coming into Sunday, the Titans had given up just 13 sacks in the first 10 games of the season. But the Colts found a way to sack Marcus Mariota five times in Week 11. The sacks were the highlight of a pretty solid day for the defense, with Murray (the NFL’s second-leading rusher) held to just 3.3 yards per carry.

2006 TEAM HONORED – It took a while for the concessions to see any halftime business on Sunday afternoon. The Colts honored their 2006 Super Bowl team at half, with fans staying in their seats to show their appreciation. Fittingly, Robert Mathis (sack) and Adam Vinatieri (49-yard field goal), two players on that ’06 team, had big-time plays in Sunday’s victory.

WORK ON THANKSGIVING – For just the fourth time in franchise history, the Colts will be playing a game on Thanksgiving. This one will come at home, with the Colts (5-5) taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5). This will be the first time the Colts have ever played a home game on Thanksgiving.


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“Back-Up of the Game” is inside linebacker Edwin Jackson

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 4:38 pm

This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is inside linebacker Edwin Jackson.

The days of Jackson taking home this honor might be coming to an end.

It’s not because of Jackson’s play.

The 2015 undrafted free agent appears to have secured the vacant starting linebacker spot next to D’Qwell Jackson.

On Sunday, the younger Jackson had five tackles, a sack and still filled his duties on special teams (with a tackle on that unit, too).

The sack for Jackson came on a play when he was in coverage, but came up to get the elusive Marcus Mariota on the ground.

In total, the Colts had a season-high five sacks on Sunday (the Titans had given up just 13 sacks in their first 10 games of the season). This one from Jackson came on the final drive for the Titans.

“That D-line, they were getting him out of the pocket,” Jackson said in describing his sacks. “I’ve got to say thanks to the D-line — they were busting their butts up front and making Mariota feel pressure to get out, and back deep he had nowhere to throw it, so he had to get out of there. And I was just on the back side in the zone just doing my job and making sure that he doesn’t bust loose and get more yards. So it was a team effort: it started up front, they held it down in the back with the coverage, and I was just in my zone handling my work, so we all contributed to the team effort.”

The win was a team effort as well, and Jackson figures to be a big part of that down the stretch.

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Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson (53) walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. The Colts defeated the Titans 24-17. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


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