Indianapolis Colts Football

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on July 2, 2015 – 12:48 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent inside linebacker Justin Shirk and waived defensive end Camaron Beard.

Shirk, 6-0, 243 pounds, played in 45 games over his four-year career (2011-14) at Bloomsburg and finished with 392 tackles, 45.0 tackles for loss, 18.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception. He earned conference honors in each of his four collegiate seasons as he was named First Team All-PSAC East twice (2014 and 2013) and Second Team All-PSAC East twice (2012 and 2011). Additionally, Shirk was named PSAC Defensive Player of the Week six times.

He played in all 12 games as a senior team captain in 2014 and totaled 120 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception. Shirk was named 2014 AP Second Team Little All-America, 2014 Super Region 1 Defensive Player of the Year and was a 2014 Cliff Harris Award Finalist (awarded to the small college Defensive Player of the Year). In 2013, he appeared in 12 games and registered 123 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and one forced fumble. Shirk saw action in 11 games as a sophomore and had 93 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He played in 10 games in his first season at Bloomsburg and tallied 56 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one fumble recovery.

Shirk was also a standout collegiate track and field performer. Prior to Bloomsburg, he attended the University of Oklahoma and as a freshman in 2010, finished fourth overall in the Big XII in the javelin throw. After transferring to Bloomsburg, Shirk participated in one season of track and field for the Huskies and won the 2012 DII National Championship in the javelin throw.

Beard, 6-5, 290 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on June 2, 2015. He played in 41 games at Cincinnati and finished with 75 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN DT-JERIS PENDLETON

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 30, 2015 – 3:00 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton.

Pendleton, 6-2, 323 pounds, rejoins the Colts after spending the last two seasons with the team. He missed the 2014 season after being placed on Injured Reserve on August 12, 2014. In 2013, Pendleton spent time on the Colts practice squad and active roster. He made four tackles (two solo) in one regular season game appearance and saw action in both postseason contests, finishing with four tackles and one special teams stop.

He was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Pendleton played in four games as a rookie and made one solo tackle before being released by the Jaguars on May 22, 2013. He then participated in training camp with the Dallas Cowboys before being released on August 26, 2013, and signed to the Colts practice squad on December 3, 2013. Pendleton spent three weeks on Indianapolis’ practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on December 26, 2013.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE K-TAYLOR PONTIUS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 9, 2015 – 6:36 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived kicker Taylor Pontius.

Pontius, 5-11, 180 pounds, originally signed with the Colts on May 20, 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of North Alabama. In 2014, he led the Lions with 79 points after converting 11-of-14 field goal attempts and 46-of-48 extra-point attempts.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 2, 2015 – 5:34 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tight end Sean McGrath and waived tight end Jean Sifrin.

McGrath, 6-5, 247 pounds, has played in 18 games (nine starts) over his NFL career and has caught 26 passes for 302 yards (11.6 avg.) and two touchdowns. He has also appeared in three postseason contests. McGrath spent the entire 2014 season on the Kansas City Chiefs Reserve/Did Not Report list prior to being reinstated and waived on April 15, 2015. In 2013, McGrath played in 16 games (nine starts) with the Chiefs and registered 26 catches for 302 yards and two touchdowns. He also saw action in the Chiefs lone playoff game. McGrath originally entered the league with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He spent part of his rookie season on the Seahawks practice squad before being promoted to the active roster and playing in the team’s final two regular season games and two playoff contests. He spent all of 2013 training camp with the Seahawks before being released and claimed off waivers by the Chiefs.

Collegiately, McGrath played two seasons (2010-11) at Henderson State and finished with 61 receptions for 717 yards and four touchdowns. As a junior in 2010, he was named First Team All-Gulf South Conference and First Team Daktronics All-Region after catching 55 passes for 656 yards and four touchdowns. Prior to Henderson State, McGrath spent three years (2006-08) at Eastern Illinois and registered 28 receptions for 301 yards and three touchdowns.

Sifrin, 6-5, 245 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He played in 11 games (nine starts) in one season at Massachusetts and caught 42 passes for 642 yards and six touchdowns. Prior to UMass, Sifrin played at El Camino Junior College and ASA College in Brooklyn.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 7:54 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent defensive lineman Camaron Beard and waived cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz.

Beard, 6-5, 290 pounds, worked out with the Colts on a tryout basis during Indianapolis’ three-day rookie mini-camp after going undrafted out of Cincinnati. He played in 41 games as a Bearcat and finished with 75 tackles (22 solo), 2.0 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. As a senior in 2014, Beard had 37 tackles (eight solo), 1.0 sack and two tackles for loss. The Indianapolis native played locally at Cathedral High School.

Al-Shabazz, 6-0, 200 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He played in 47 games at West Chester University, notching 151 tackles (100 solo), 32 passes defensed and nine interceptions.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN WR-TYLER RUTENBECK 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 1, 2015 – 8:27 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent wide receiver Tyler Rutenbeck.

Rutenbeck, 6-2, 186 pounds, was originally signed by the Washington Redskins on May 7, 2015 after going undrafted out of Dubuque. He was released on May 18, 2015. Rutenbeck played four seasons (2011-14) at Dubuque and recorded 163 receptions for 2,715 yards and a school-record 42 receiving touchdowns. He ranks third in school history in receiving yards and fourth in receptions.

As a senior in 2014, Rutenbeck caught 66 passes for 918 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to garnering First Team All-Iowa Conference honors. In 2013, he registered 68 receptions for 1,269 yards and led Division III with 22 receiving touchdowns. Rutenbeck earned numerous honors including First Team All-Iowa Conference, First Team Associated Press Little All-America (D2-D3-NAIA), AFCA Division III All-America and D3football.com All-America honors. He had a team-high nine touchdowns as a sophomore after catching 28 passes for 520 yards.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE ILB-SHAWN LOISEAU

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 29, 2015 – 5:20 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived inside linebacker Shawn Loiseau.

Loiseau, 6-0, 239 pounds, most recently signed with the Colts as a free agent on August 3, 2014. He spent the entire 2014 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. Loiseau played in five games with the LA Kiss of the Arena Football League during the 2014 season and recorded 23 tackles, including four for loss, 1.0 sack, two passes defensed and one safety. In 2013, he spent time on the Colts training camp roster before being waived. Loiseau  was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Merrimack on May 14, 2012. He was then signed to the Colts practice squad on November 13.


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We Need YOUR Vote!

Posted by Kevin Bowen on May 28, 2015 – 2:48 pm

In just over two months, the Colts will pack up shop and head to Anderson for Training Camp.

With fans descending on Training Camp, the Colts are once again giving away limited edition posters.

There will be daily poster giveaways, with chances to win the entire set.

We need YOUR help though in deciding who will appear on the 2015 set of Colts posters.

The set of posters will include six players on offense, six on defense and two special teamers.

VOTE NOW: http://www.colts.com/fanzone/PosterVoting.html

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK WR-PHILLIP DORSETT

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 27, 2015 – 1:36 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed first-round draft pick wide receiver Phillip Dorsett.

Dorsett, 5-10, 185 pounds, was drafted by the Colts in the first round (29th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played in 45 games (30 starts) at the University of Miami and registered 121 receptions for 2,132 yards (17.6 avg.) and 17 touchdowns with a long catch of 79 yards which went for a touchdown. His 23.3 yards per catch average in his final two collegiate seasons was the most in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Dorsett also contributed on special teams and recorded 25 punt returns for 477 yards (19.1 avg.) and 25 punt returns for 136 yards (5.4 avg.) over his four-year Hurricane career.

He started all 13 games as a senior in 2014 and finished with 36 catches for 871 yards (24.2 avg.) and 10 touchdowns. His 24.2 yards per catch average ranked second in the nation as Dorsett garnered Second Team All-ACC honors for his efforts. In 2012, he played in all 12 games (10 starts) and led the team with 842 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 58 catches. His 21 plays of 25-plus yards ranked second on the team and he received Third Team All-ACC honors from Phil Steele.

The Colts have now signed six of their eight draft picks from the 2015 NFL Draft.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 26, 2015 – 9:51 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent cornerback Chance Casey, undrafted free agent guard Will Corbin and waived-injured cornerback Josh Mitchell. If Mitchell clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.

Casey, 5-11, 190 pounds, originally signed with the Oakland Raiders after going undrafted out of Baylor in 2013. He played in four games (one start) in two seasons with the Raiders and registered seven tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed. Casey also spent time on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad in 2014.

Casey was a four-year starter at Baylor at defensive back. He played in 43 games (33 starts) and finished with 212 tackles, 21 passes defensed and three interceptions. Casey was a member of a senior class that played in three straight bowl games for the first time in school history and won back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 1985-86. The dual-sport athlete earned All-Big 12 freshman honors in football and All-Big 12 honors as a hurdler for the Bears track team as a sophomore.

Corbin, 6-6, 305 pounds, worked out with the Colts on a tryout basis during Indianapolis’ three-day rookie mini-camp after going undrafted out of Appalachian State. He played in 35 games (20 starts) over his five years as a Mountaineer. Corbin began his collegiate career on the defensive line before making the transition to offensive line during his redshirt-freshman season.

Mitchell, 5-9, 173 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2015. He played in 47 games at Nebraska and finished with 104 tackles (79 solo), 3.0 sacks, three interceptions and 25 passes defensed.


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