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Colts Inactives – #TENvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 20, 2016 – 11:36 am

25 Patrick Robinson
40 Christopher Milton

50 Deon King

62 Le’Raven Clark

63 Austin Blythe

81 Devin Street

92 Curt Maggitt


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 19, 2016 – 1:51 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today elevated cornerback Christopher Milton to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and placed defensive end Kendall Langford on the Injured Reserve list. 

Milton, 5-11, 190 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2. He was waived at the conclusion of training camp and signed to the team’s practice squad where he spent the first nine games of the season. Milton played in 53 collegiate games (33 starts) at Georgia Tech and collected 96 tackles (82 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, 14 passes defensed and five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns). He also contributed with seven blocked kicks. As a redshirt senior in 2015, Milton started all 12 games and tallied 28 tackles (27 solo), one interception, six passes defensed and two blocked kicks. He was the FBS active career leader in blocked kicks during the 2015 season.

 

Langford, 6-6, 305 pounds, started the first seven games of the 2016 season and posted 11 tackles (eight solo), two passes defensed and one fumble recovery. He had a streak of 135 consecutive games played, which was the longest among active NFL defensive linemen before it ended on October 30. In Langford’s nine-year career, he has played in 135 games (113 starts) and compiled 369 tackles (240 solo), 22.5 sacks, 20 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He was signed by the Colts as a free agent on March 10, 2015.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 16, 2016 – 5:02 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed wide receiver Marcus Leak to the practice squad and released guard Adam Redmond from the practice squad. 

Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, was elevated to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on November 8, 2016 and waived on November 15. He spent Weeks 7-9 on Indianapolis’ practice squad. Leak participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 22. He originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. In three seasons at the University of Maryland, Leak played in 27 games (16 starts) and totaled 55 receptions for 775 yards and six touchdowns. In 2014, he posted 20 catches for 297 yards and three touchdowns, including a two-touchdown game against South Florida. Leak recorded a career-high 94 receiving yards in a 2012 contest against North Carolina State, which included a career-long reception of 47 yards.

 

Redmond, 6-6, 290 pounds, was signed to Indianapolis’ practice squad on September 27, 2016. He had a prior stint on the Colts practice squad this season and was signed on September 4 before being released on September 13. Redmond participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. He originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, Redmond played in 31 games at Harvard and was the co-recipient of the school’s William Paine LaCroix Trophy in 2015.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 15, 2016 – 5:14 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed linebacker Deon King off waivers. The team also waived wide receiver Marcus Leak. 

King, 6-1, 230 pounds, played in two games (Weeks 9-10) for the San Diego Chargers this season and registered one tackle before being waived on November 14. He was signed to the Chargers practice squad on October 5 and was elevated to the team’s 53-man roster on November 5. King was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad on September 4 and waived two days later. He participated in the Cowboys 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. King originally signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.

 

Collegiately, King played in 46 games (35 starts) at Norfolk State and totaled 372 tackles, 52.5 tackles for loss, 22.0 sacks, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and three interceptions. He was named All-MEAC three times (2013-15), earning First Team All-MEAC honors in each of his last two seasons (2014-15). King was a consensus First Team FCS All-American as a senior in 2015 after starting all 11 games and leading all Division I (FBS and FCS) players with 163 tackles while adding 11.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. He became NSU’s first-ever winner of the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation’s top FCS defensive player. In 2014, King started all 12 games and finished with 106 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, two passes defensed and one interception. He started all 12 games in 2013 for the Spartans and recorded 84 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. King played in 11 games as a true freshman in 2012 and tallied 19 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one interception.

 

Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, was elevated to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on November 8, 2016. He spent Weeks 7-9 on Indianapolis’ practice squad. Leak participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 22. He originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. In three seasons at the University of Maryland, Leak played in 27 games (16 starts) and totaled 55 receptions for 775 yards and six touchdowns.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 9, 2016 – 4:38 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed wide receiver Tevaun Smith to the practice squad. 

Smith, 6-2, 205 pounds, was elevated to the Colts 53-man roster from the practice squad on October 18, 2016 and waived on November 8. He saw action in Week 7 at Tennessee and Week 8 vs. Kansas City. Smith spent Weeks 1-6 on the team’s practice squad. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, Smith totaled 102 catches for 1,500 yards (14.7 avg.) and seven touchdowns in 47 career games (24 starts) at Iowa.


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COLTS RB-JORDAN TODMAN NAMED AFC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 9:34 am

 The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Todman has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 9. This marks the first time he has earned the award in his career.

 

In Week 9 at Green Bay, Todman totaled two kickoff returns for 160 yards (80.0 avg.) and one touchdown against the Packers. He returned the game’s opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. It was the team’s first kickoff return for a touchdown since Dec. 30, 2012 against Houston (Deji Karim, 101 yards). It was also the first kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff of the game for the Colts dating back to Dec. 10, 1995 at Jacksonville (Aaron Bailey, 95 yards).

 

At the start of the second quarter, Todman registered a 61-yard kickoff return. His 80.0 kickoff return average set a Colts single-game record with a minimum of two returns. Todman surpassed Aaron Bailey who had the previous record with a 66.0 average set on Dec. 10, 1995.

 

Todman is the second Colts player to earn AFC Player of the Week honors this season. Kicker Adam Vinatieri was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 5 as well as AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ELEVATE WR-MARCUS LEAK TO 53-MAN ROSTER

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 8, 2016 – 9:56 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today elevated wide receiver Marcus Leak to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. 

Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on October 18, 2016. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 22. Leak originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. In three seasons at the University of Maryland, he played in 27 games (16 starts) and totaled 55 receptions for 775 yards and six touchdowns. In 2014, Leak posted 20 catches for 297 yards and three touchdowns, including a two-touchdown game against South Florida. He recorded a career-high 94 receiving yards in a 2012 contest against North Carolina State, which included a career-long reception of 47 yards.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE WR-TEVAUN SMITH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:05 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived wide receiver Tevaun Smith. 

Smith, 6-2, 205 pounds, was elevated to the Colts 53-man roster from the practice squad on October 18, 2016. He saw action in Week 7 at Tennessee and Week 8 vs. Kansas City. Smith spent Weeks 1-6 on the team’s practice squad. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, Smith totaled 102 catches for 1,500 yards (14.7 avg.) and seven touchdowns in 47 career games (24 starts) at Iowa.


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Five Things Learned: Colts/Packers

Posted by Kevin Bowen on November 6, 2016 – 11:04 pm

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts head into the bye week following their best performance of 2016.

With major contributions from all three phases, the Colts left Lambeau with a 31-26 victory, after they were a touchdown underdog going into Week Nine.

It’s time for the Colts (4-5) to head into their bye week, before returning on Nov. 20 to play two home games in five days.

Here are FIVE THINGS LEARNED.

WIN THE SEGMENTS – Chuck Pagano’s message going into Sunday was for his team to have a major emphasis on winning the first five minutes of each half, and the last five of each half. Every unit chipped in to accomplish just that with the special teams and defense doing their parts in quarters one and three.

WHAT A START – The highlight of those four separate segments was the 99-yard kick return for a touchdown by Jordan Todman. It was the team’s first kick return for a TD since 2012. It was the Colts’ first opening game kickoff return for a TD since 1995.

 DEFENSE FINDS RARE BLUEPRINT – Without the quarterback of their secondary (safety Mike Adams) on Sunday, the defense was extremely effective in keeping Aaron Rodgers largely under control. The defense was tremendous in forcing field goals. A Darius Butler interception of Rodgers in the third quarter was the first pick the future Hall of Fame quarterback had thrown in 133 pass attempts.

LUCK’S RESOLVE – It was an uncharacteristically sloppy first quarter for Andrew Luck, throwing two picks for the first time in his 5 NFL seasons. Luck bounced back though. He led a 15-play touchdown drive to end the first half. Then in the second half, with the offense sputtering, there was Luck with two massive third-down conversions to seal the victory. 

HERE COMES THE BYE – The Colts knew the odds of 3-6 teams making the playoffs. They are now 4-5 and sit two games behind the Texans in the loss column for the AFC South lead. When the Colts return from their bye week, they will host the Titans (11/20) and the Steelers (11/24). The Colts will play three of their next four at home.


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Colts Inactives – #INDvsGB

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:01 pm

17 Tevaun Smith
29 Mike Adams

43 Chris Carter

75 Jack Mewhort

76 Joe Reitz

90 Kendall Langford

96 Henry Anderson


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