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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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50 Deon King

62 Le’Raven Clark

63 Austin Blythe

92 Curt Maggitt

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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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