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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on December 2, 2016 – 4:22 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed quarterback Stephen Morris to the practice squad and released defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles from the practice squad. 

Morris, 6-2, 218 pounds, was elevated to the Colts 53-man roster from the practice squad on November 23 and waived on December 1. He spent the first 11 weeks of the season on Indianapolis’ practice squad. Morris participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 7 and signed to the practice squad the following day. He was signed to Indianapolis’ 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on December 24, 2015. Morris spent most of the 2015 season on the Eagles practice squad. In 2014, he 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. Morris originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 out of Miami (FL).

 

Quarles, 6-4, 310 pounds, has had two stints on the Colts practice squad this season and was most recently signed on October 19. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Quarles was signed to the team’s practice squad on September 4 and released on September 13. Last season, he was signed to the Colts active roster from the team’s practice squad on December 21, 2015. Quarles has played in two career NFL games and recorded one tackle, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. He has previously spent time on the practice squads of the New England Patriots (2014-15) and the Cleveland Browns (2015).

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on December 1, 2016 – 4:19 pm

 The Indianapolis Colts today activated outside linebacker Trent Cole from the Injured Reserve list and waived quarterback Stephen Morris.

 

Cole, 6-3, 270 pounds, was placed on the Injured Reserve list on September 27. Prior to being injured, he played in two games for the Colts this season and tallied three tackles (one solo). Cole originally signed with the Colts as a free agent on March 10, 2015. He has played in 171 career NFL games (150 starts) and totaled 844 tackles (522 solo), 88.5 sacks, 19 passes defensed, 21 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one interception (returned for a touchdown) and seven special teams stops in his time with Indianapolis (2015-16) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2005-2014). Cole has also seen action in eight postseason contests (eight starts) and tallied 47 tackles (31 solo), 2.5 sacks and two passes defensed.

 

Morris, 6-2, 218 pounds, was elevated to the Colts 53-man roster from the practice squad on November 23. He spent the first 11 weeks of the season on Indianapolis’ practice squad. Morris participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 7 and signed to the practice squad the following day. He was signed to the Colts 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on December 24, 2015. Morris spent most of the 2015 season on the Eagles practice squad. In 2014, he 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. Morris originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 out of Miami (FL).


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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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