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Stadium Update: CHIvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 22, 2015 – 5:40 pm

With a current forecast of 74 degrees at kickoff, the Lucas Oil Stadium roof and window will open pre-game.


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Stadium Update: CHIvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 12:02 pm

Barring any changes in the current forecast, the roof/window will be closed for the first half of tonight’s game. Both will open at halftime for the remainder of the game.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 21, 2015 – 9:58 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent guard Harland Gunn and waived wide receiver L.T. Smith.

Gunn, 6-2, 310 pounds, has played in 13 games (one start) over the last two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He most recently spent time with the New England Patriots and was waived by the team on August 6, 2015. Gunn originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012 and spent time with the team through training camp before being waived. He was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on September 2, 2012. Gunn spent 11 weeks on the Saints practice squad before being signed to the Atlanta Falcons active roster on November 20, 2012.

In 2014, Gunn played in a career-high 10 games and registered his first career start in Week 5 at the New York Giants after starting the season on Atlanta’s practice squad. He played in three games for the Falcons as a reserve offensive lineman in 2013.

Collegiately, Gunn started 30 games over his collegiate career at Miami (FL). As a senior in 2011, he started all 12 games at left guard for the Hurricanes and allowed zero sacks while committing zero penalties. In 2010, Gunn started all 13 games on the offensive line for the first time of his career. He saw action in 13 games (five starts) at right guard as a sophomore. Gunn participated most of the season on the scout team in 2008 after redshirting as a true freshman in 2007.

Smith, 6-0, 202 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on August 18, 2015. He played in 48 games (34 starts) at Akron and recorded 117 receptions for 1,426 yards and nine touchdowns.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 18, 2015 – 9:54 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent wide receiver L.T. Smith and waived wide receiver Tyler Rutenbeck.

Smith, 6-0, 202 pounds, played in 48 games (34 starts) at Akron and recorded 117 receptions for 1,426 yards and nine touchdowns. He started his collegiate career at safety and recorded 41 tackles (23 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.

He started all 12 games at wide receiver in 2014 and finished second on the team in receiving with 45 receptions for 489 yards and three touchdowns. Smith was also the top kick returner and tallied 19 returns for 427 yards (21.5 avg.). In 2013, he saw action in all 12 games (six starts) and finished with 24 catches for 428 yards and three touchdowns. As a sophomore, Smith made the transition from safety to wide receiver and started all 12 games on offense. He registered 48 receptions for 509 yards and three touchdowns. In 2011, Smith totaled 36 tackles (18 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery after earning a redshirt as a true freshman in 2010.

Rutenbeck, 6-2, 190 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as a free agent on June 1, 2015. He played collegiately at Dubuque and finished with 163 receptions for 2,715 yards and 42 touchdowns.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 17, 2015 – 4:08 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent inside linebacker Nicklas Haag and waived-injured outside linebacker Cody Galea. If Galea clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.

Haag, 6-2, 250 pounds, played the last two seasons with the Cedar Rapids Titans of the Indoor Football League. He competed collegiately at Assumption College and the University of Massachusetts.

In 2015, Haag played in 13 games and led the Titans with 94 tackles (43 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and two passes defensed. He was named Defensive Player of the Week after tallying 12 tackles and 2.0 sacks in Cedar Rapids’ Week 4 victory over the Tri-City Fever. Haag saw action in nine games for the Titans in 2014 and finished with 46 tackles (25 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The two-time All-Northeast-10 honoree participated in 31 games in three seasons (2010-12) at Assumption and finished with 118 tackles (51 solo), 27.0 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, six passes defensed and three forced fumbles. As a senior captain in 2012, Haag appeared in 10 games and registered 33 tackles (13 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. He played in the All-American Bowl and was named the game’s MVP. Haag tied for second in the Northeast-10 Conference with 7.5 sacks in 2011, while collecting 45 tackles (20 solo), 15.5 tackles for loss, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles for the Greyhounds. He participated in 11 games in 2010 and tallied 40 tackles (18 solo), 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and four passes defensed. Prior to transferring to Assumption, Haag spent two seasons (2008-09) at the University of Massachusetts. In 2009, he played in all 11 games and made 12 tackles after redshirting as true freshman in 2008.

Galea, 6-3, 252 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He totaled 114 tackles (68 solo), 15.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks at San Diego State.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS ON EXTENSION WITH WR-T.Y. HILTON

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 13, 2015 – 7:46 am

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms on an extension with wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.

“It’s a great day for the Indianapolis Colts, T.Y. Hilton and his family,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “We’re extremely happy as an organization to ensure that T.Y. will continue to be a part of our journey for many years to come. His daily excellence on and off the field is a shining example of an individual striving for greatness and what it truly means to be a Colt.”

Hilton, 5-9, 180 pounds, was drafted by the Colts in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Colts traded up from the fourth round of the draft to select Hilton. In 46 career games (26 starts) he has 214 receptions for 3,289 yards (15.4 avg.) and 19 touchdowns. Hilton has put up some of the best receiving numbers in Colts history through a player’s first three seasons as he holds the record for most receptions, receiving yards and 100-yard receiving games (16) and ranks second in receiving touchdowns through his first three years.

He had a career-year in 2014 as he started all 15 games he played in and tied his career-high in receptions (82) and receiving touchdowns (seven), while establishing a new career-high with 1,345 receiving yards. Hilton became only the third Colts player to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in back-to-back seasons and was named to his first career Pro Bowl. He started all three postseason contests and registered 11 receptions for 211 yards. Hilton has totaled 604 receiving in six career postseason games which is the third-most in NFL history in a player’s first six playoff games. In 2013, he registered his first 1,000-yard season as he caught 82 receptions for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns. Hilton set franchise postseason single-game records with 13 catches for 224 yards during the team’s AFC Wild Card victory against Kansas City. He became the second player in team postseason history to finish a game with 200-plus receiving yards. His 13 receptions tied for the second-most in a single game in NFL postseason history and his receiving yardage total ranks third. As a rookie in 2012, Hilton recorded 50 receptions for 861 yards and seven touchdowns. His five 100-yard receiving games established a franchise rookie record for the most 100-yard games in a season, and his 861 receiving yards were the second-most by a rookie in franchise history. Hilton’s seven receiving touchdowns ranked first among NFL rookies and tied for the third-most touchdowns by a rookie in Colts history.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 10, 2015 – 5:45 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent guard Kitt O’Brien and waived guard Dionte Savage.

O’Brien, 6-5, 310 pounds, re-joins the Colts 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 after playing collegiately at Ball State.

In 2014, he started all 18 games for the Gladiators along the offensive line. As a rookie in 2013, O’Brien started all five games that he appeared in with Cleveland. At Ball State, he started 36-of-40 career games for the Cardinals. In 2012, O’Brien played in all 13 games (10 starts). As a junior in 2011, he started all 12 games for the second time of his career and was part of an offensive line that tied for 12th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed with 11.0. In 2010, O’Brien started all 12 games at right guard for the first time of his career. He played in three games as a freshman and started two contests.

Savage, 6-4, 335 pounds, played in 23 games (seven starts) in two seasons at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to Oklahoma, he was a National Junior College Athletic Association Second Team All-America choice at Arizona Western.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN CB-ERIC PATTERSON

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 9, 2015 – 1:47 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent cornerback Eric Patterson.

Patterson, 5-10, 193 pounds, 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.

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. In 2014, Patterson started all nine games he played in and garnered All-Mid-American Conference third-team honors after registering 49 tackles (37 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, eight passes defensed, three interceptions and one forced fumble. Additionally, he returned 23 kickoffs for 590 yards (25.7 avg.) en route to being named All-MAC first-team as a kick returner. Patterson was named the MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week and the Jim Thorpe Award Defensive Back of the Week after the Central Michigan game in which he led the Cardinals with 10 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble. As a junior in 2013, Patterson saw action in 12 games (nine starts) and had 63 tackles (42 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, eight passes defensed, one interception and one forced fumble. He was an All-MAC third team selection in 2012 after starting 10-of-13 games and recording 61 tackles (45 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble. Patterson played in seven games as a freshman and tallied 16 tackles (11 solo).


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 8, 2015 – 8:15 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent guard Dionte Savage and waived tackle Matt Hall and guard Kitt O’Brien.

Savage, 6-4, 335 pounds, originally signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015 and was waived by the team on August 4, 2015.

He played in 23 games (seven starts) in two seasons at the University of Oklahoma. In 2014, he played in 11 games (six starts) and was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches and was an Academic All-Big 12 second-team honoree. Savage participated in 12 games in his first season with the Sooners and earned his first career start at left guard in the Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama. Prior to Oklahoma, he was a National Junior College Athletic Association Second Team All-America choice at Arizona Western, where he helped the team earn its first bowl victory in 40 years at the 2012 El Toro Bowl.

Hall, 6-9, 326 pounds, signed with the Colts on July 27, 2015. He spent the 2014 season on Indianapolis’ Injured Reserve list after playing collegiately at Belhaven University.

O’Brien, 6-5, 310 pounds, was signed by the team on August 7, 2015. He spent the last two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Cleveland Gladiators.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 7, 2015 – 1:03 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent guard Kitt O’Brien and waived guard Ben Heenan after reaching an injury settlement.

O’Brien, 6-5, 310 pounds, spent the last two seasons in the Arena Football League with the Cleveland Gladiators after playing collegiately at Ball State.

In 2014, he started all 18 games for the Gladiators along the offensive line. As a rookie in 2013, O’Brien started all five games that he appeared in with Cleveland. At Ball State, he started 36-of-40 career games for the Cardinals. In 2012, O’Brien played in all 13 games (10 starts). As a junior in 2011, he started all 12 games for the second time of his career and was part of an offensive line that tied for 12th in the nation for fewest sacks allowed with 11. In 2010, O’Brien started all 12 games at right guard for the first time of his career. He played in three games as a freshman and started two contests.

Heenan, 6-4, 315 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as a free agent on February 4, 2015. Prior to joining Indianapolis, he started 49-of-52 games in three seasons (2012-14) with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League after playing collegiately at the University of Saskatchewan.


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