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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 26, 2014 – 2:49 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today placed RB-Vick Ballard, T-Ulrick John and RB-Deji Karim on Injured Reserve and FB-Stanley Havili on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform.

With the moves today, the Colts have reached the league-mandated 75-man roster.

Ballard has played in 17 games (13 starts) over the past two seasons, rushing 224 times for 877 yards and two touchdowns, while catching 18 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. He started one game last year before being placed on Injured Reserve on September 13, 2013. Ballard was originally selected by the Colts in the fifth round (170th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State.

John was selected by the Colts in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Georgia State. He competed in 36 collegiate contests (25 starts) and was a two-year starter at left tackle. John also made starts at center and guard earlier in his career with the Panthers.

Karim was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 18, 2014. He has appeared in 33 games over his four-year NFL career, recording 110 rushes for 341 yards and 18 receptions for 129 yards. He also has returned 91 kickoffs for 2,332 yards (25.6 avg.) and one touchdown. In 2012, Karim played in three games for the Colts, where he returned nine kickoffs for 328 yards (36.4 avg.), including a career-long 101-yard return for a touchdown in the season finale against Houston.

Havili played in 13 games (eight starts) last season, totaling 18 receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown, as well as seven rushes for seven yards. He also added nine special teams tackles. Havili was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on March 28, 2013.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by ColtsCaseyB on August 25, 2014 – 8:31 am

The Indianapolis Colts today waived CB-Johnny Adams, CB-Qua Cox, G-Andre Cureton, G-Marcus Hall, CB-Kameron Jackson, WR-Nu’Keese Richardson, LB-Jonathon Sharpe, S-David Sims, WR-Eric Thomas, WR-Tony Washington and FB-Cameron White.

 

With the moves today, the Colts have reached a 79-man roster. The team has until 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 26 to reach the league-mandated 75-man roster.

 

Adams was signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 4, 2014. He played in four games with the Buffalo Bills in 2013, primarily on special teams. At Michigan State, Adams started 39-of-54 collegiate games and finished his career ranked fourth in school history in interception return yards (230), fifth in passes defensed (35) and 10th in interceptions (11).

 

Cox was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He finished his senior season at Jackson State with 32 tackles and 12 passes defensed, which earned him a place on the Sports Network Buck Buchanan Award watch list. As a junior in 2012, Cox led the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) with five interceptions and was third in the league with 13 passes defensed.

 

Cureton was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 20, 2014. He was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 and was waived on August 12. Collegiately, Cureton appeared in 23 games on the offensive line for Cincinnati, making six starts.

 

Hall was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He was originally signed by the team as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014and was waived on June 12. Hall competed in 46 career games for Ohio State and started 31 games, including 25 as a junior and senior, during which time the Buckeyes set a school-record winning streak of 24 consecutive games.

 

Jackson was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2014. He played in 30 games (14 starts) over three seasons (2011-13) with Cal, posting career totals of 75 tackles, nine passes defensed, four interceptions, two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery.

 

Richardson was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 4, 2014. He played for the University of Pikeville in 2013, where he recorded 39 receptions for 588 yards and three touchdowns in nine games. In 2009, Richardson played in nine games for the University of Tennessee and caught eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.

 

Sharpe was signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 29, 2014. He attended the 2014 Super Regional Combine at Ford Field in Detroit. Collegiately, Sharpe started two years for North Greenville University, where he totaled 132 tackles, including 23.5 for a loss, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.

 

Sims was signed by the Colts as a free agent on February 10, 2014. He appeared in 15 games (one start) with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 and totaled eight solo tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed. Sims was originally signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011 and also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns before joining the Eagles.

 

Thomas was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. Thomas finished his Troy career ranked third all-time in school history with 197 receptions, third with 2,655 career receiving yards and second with 29 touchdown receptions. He is the Sun Belt Conference’s all-time leader in career touchdown receptions.

 

Washington was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. At Appalachian State, he competed in 49 games and totaled 139 receptions for 1,837 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also contributed with 13 carries for 90 yards and two scores. Washington ranks eighth in Appalachian State history in both receptions and receiving yards.

 

White was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 18, 2014. He attended the 2014 Chicago NFL Regional Combine in addition to the Super Regional Combine in Detroit. In four seasons (2009-2012) with the Hillsdale College (Mich.) Chargers, he registered 94 receptions for 1,145 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also scored one rushing touchdown and contributed with 17 tackles on special teams.


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Roster Moves

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 20, 2014 – 8:41 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent linebacker Robert Ruggiero and waived-injured linebacker Shawn Loiseau. If Loiseau clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.

Ruggiero, 6-2, 245 pounds, was a tryout player during the Colts rookie mini-camp this past May. As a senior at Bridgewater State University last year, he was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 44 tackles and 23.0 tackles for loss. Ruggiero also participated in the 2013 All American Bowl and earned the Jim Marshall Award as the top defensive lineman. He transferred to BSU following three seasons at Springfield College and in four collegiate seasons, compiled career totals of 47.5 tackles for loss and 22.0 sacks.

Loiseau was last signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 4. He came to the team from the LA Kiss of the Arena Football League, where he totaled 23 tackles (16 solo), four tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and two passes defensed in five games played.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:31 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today traded kicker Cody Parkey to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for running back David Fluellen. Parkey was waived by the Colts yesterday, however the move was rescinded prior to the 4 p.m. deadline. The Colts also waived running back Phillip Tanner.

Fluellen, 5-11, 224 pounds, was a two-time First Team All-MAC honoree from the University of Toledo. He finished fourth in team history with 3,336 rushing yards. As a senior in 2013, Fluellen led the team in rushing with 1,121 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a junior in 2012, he ranked eighth in the nation with a 124.8 yards per game average, while posting the fifth-best rushing total in school history with 1,498 yards.

Parkey was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2014. He graduated Auburn ranking in the top five in all kicking categories. Parkey also totaled an SEC-long streak of 90 consecutive PATs made throughout his career, which ranked seventh in the nation.

Tanner was signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 29, 2014. In three NFL seasons, he has competed in 39 games while totaling 56 carries for 149 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Tanner has also added nine receptions for 93 yards.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 19, 2014 – 5:57 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent guard Andre Cureton and waived kicker Cody Parkey.

Cureton, 6-5, 332 pounds, was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 and was waived on August 12. Collegiately, he appeared in 23 games on the offensive line for Cincinnati, making six starts. As a senior in 2013, Cureton played in 12 games (six starts) and helped block for an offense that led the American Athletic Conference in yards per game (482.3) and fewest sacks allowed (12.0).

Cureton is a native of Indianapolis and was an Associated Press all-state selection at Pike High School. In 2008, he helped his team to a sectional berth and Conference Indiana Championship.

Parkey was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He finished his collegiate career at Auburn ranking in the top five in all kicking categories. As a senior, Parkey made 15-of-21 field goals, 62-of-63 PATs and ranked first in the nation with 69 touchbacks.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 17, 2014 – 1:21 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent running back Deji Karim and waived running back Davin Meggett.

Karim, 5-8, 209 pounds, has appeared in 33 games over his four-year NFL career, recording 110 rushes for 341 yards and 18 receptions for 129 yards. He also has returned 91 kickoffs for 2,332 yards (25.6 avg.) and one touchdown. Over the past four seasons (2010-13), his kickoff return yardage ranks fourth in the AFC and 11th in the NFL. In 2013, Karim played in seven games for the Houston Texans and rushed 12 times for 51 yards (4.3 avg.), while posting five kickoff returns for 104 yards. In 2012, he played in three games for the Colts, where he returned nine kickoffs for 328 yards (36.4 avg.), including a career-long 101-yard return for a touchdown in the season finale against Houston. Karim spent the first two years of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-11) after he was selected by the team in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Southern Illinois University.

Meggett was signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 27, 2014. He was first signed to the team’s practice squad on December 11, 2012 and was waived on August 25, 2013. Meggett was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maryland on May 14, 2012.


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Stadium Roof Update: Closed

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 16, 2014 – 5:19 pm

The roof will be closed for tonight’s game against the Giants


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NEW YORK GIANTS vs. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS TICKETS AVAILABLE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 13, 2014 – 2:45 pm

The visiting New York Giants have returned nearly 400 tickets for this Saturday’s game vs. the Indianapolis Colts.

 

Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. The radio broadcast will be through the Colts Flagship Radio Stations 1070 The Fan, 97.1 HANK FM and 107.5 FM.  The game may also be heard on the rest of the Colts Radio Network.  Other than the late visiting team returned tickets, the game has been SOLD OUT and will be televised on CBS, locally WISH-TV Channel 8.  Visiting team returns do not apply when lifting the TV blackout.
The visiting team returns and a limited number of tickets for some other home games are available at the Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com while they last.

 

 

 

  • The Colts are also accepting deposits for those wishing to become 2015 Season Ticket Holders by joining our Season Ticket Wait List  at www.colts.com or by calling (317) 299-4WIN.

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS TO IMPLEMENT 50/50 GAMEDAY RAFFLE PROGRAM

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 12, 2014 – 12:46 pm

Proceeds to Benefit Local Charities

INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time in team history, the Indianapolis Colts will host a 50/50 Raffle for fans at each of their ten home games this season.  Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the day’s ticket sales will go to one lucky fan and the remainder will support the work of the Indianapolis Colts Foundation in the community. Proceeds from the raffle will support efforts around breast cancer research, youth football, education and literacy, as well as other community initiatives.

“The 50/50 Raffle will be an exciting new addition to Colts gamedays,” said Colts Vice Chair and Owner Kalen Irsay. “Not only will this program offer a fun engagement opportunity for fans, but it will also provide a positive impact for our community by supporting numerous charitable organizations throughout our city and state.”

Tickets will be sold by Colts 50/50 Raffle volunteers from the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation and can be purchased before kickoff in American Family Insurance Touchdown Town, the Blue Crew and South parking lots, as well as during the game at six kiosks throughout the stadium and from multiple mobile sellers.  Prices will be three (3) tickets for $5, ten (10) for $10, and forty (40) for $20.  Tickets can be purchased by fans through the end of the third quarter.  During the fourth quarter, the Colts will randomly select one winner and announce the winning number and amount.  The winner does not need to be present to win and has thirty (30) days to claim their prize.

 

WHAT:           50/50 Raffle Program

WHEN:           All Colts home games starting August 16, 2014

WHERE:        Lucas Oil Stadium; 500 S. Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46225

Parking Lots: American Family Insurance Touchdown Town, Blue Crew and South lot

Kiosk Locations: Lucas Oil Plaza, Section 116, HH Gregg Gate Section 129, Huntington Gate Section 143, Terrace Level 513/613, Terrace Level 539/540

 

For more information about the Indianapolis Colts Foundation’s 50/50 Raffle program, please visit www.colts.com/5050Raffle.


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LIMITED NUMBER OF INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SINGLE-GAME TICKETS AVAILABLE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 11, 2014 – 10:01 am

As the team prepares to host its first home game of 2014, the Indianapolis Colts announced today there are a limited number of single game tickets still available for all 10 of the team’s home games.* Tickets are available at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and online at http://www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices start at $61.

*Tickets to the New England game are only available as part of a two-game package that includes the preseason game vs. the New York Giants.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2014 SEASON SCHEDULE

Preseason
Day     Date                Opponent                                Time                Network
Thurs.  Aug. 7              at New York Jets                     7:00 PM           WNDY
Sat.      Aug. 16           NEW YORK GIANTS           7:00 PM          CBS
Sat.      Aug. 23           NEW ORLEANS                    8:00 PM          CBS
Thurs.  Aug. 28            at Cincinnati                            7:00 PM           WNDY

Regular Season
Day     Date                Opponent                                Time                Network
Sun.     Sept. 7             at Denver                                 8:30 PM           NBC
Mon.    Sept. 15           PHILADELPHIA                   8:30 PM          ESPN
Sun.     Sept. 21           at Jacksonville                         1:00 PM           CBS
Sun.     Sept. 28           TENNESSEE                          1:00PM           CBS
Sun.     Oct. 5              BALTIMORE                         1:00PM           CBS
Thurs.  Oct. 9               at Houston                               8:25 PM           CBS
Sun.     Oct. 19            CINCINNATI                         1:00 PM          CBS
Sun.     Oct. 26             at Pittsburgh                             4:25 PM           CBS
Mon.    Nov. 3             at NY Giants                            8:30 PM           ESPN
Sun.     Nov. 9             BYE WEEK
Sun.     Nov. 16           NEW ENGLAND                   8:30 PM          NBC
Sun.     Nov. 23           JACKSONVILLE                  1:00 PM          CBS
Sun.     Nov. 30           WASHINGTON                     1:00 PM          FOX
Sun.     Dec. 7              at Cleveland                             1:00 PM           CBS
Sun.     Dec. 14            HOUSTON                             1:00 PM          CBS
Sun.     Dec. 21            at Dallas                                   4:25 PM           CBS
Sun.     Dec. 28            at Tennessee                            1:00 PM           CBS

–All times are EASTERN—

For the first time, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

Also, for the first time, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17 as it has been in recent years. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 28. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.


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