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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE-INJURED CB-DEVERON CARR 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 31, 2015 – 4:03 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived-injured cornerback Deveron Carr. If Carr clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.

Carr was signed by the Colts as a free agent on March 23, 2015. He spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers each of the last two seasons. In 2014, he participated in training camp with the Buccaneers before being released on August 26, 2014. He saw action in nine games as a rookie in 2013, playing primarily on special teams. Collegiately, Carr played in 42 games (34 starts) at Arizona State and finished with 86 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 26 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

The Colts roster now stands at 75 players.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 9:03 am

The Indianapolis Colts today released G-Donald Thomas and waived G-Harland Gunn, ILB-Nicklas Haag, OLB-Zack Hodges, T-Tyler Hoover, WR-Ryan Lankford, DT-Jeris Pendleton, WR-Ezell Ruffin, ILB-Justin Shirk, TE-Justin Sinz, RB-Abou Toure and C-Brandon Vitabile.

The team placed CB-Tevin Mitchel on the Injured Reserve list and waived-injured CB-Donald Celiscar. If Celiscar clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list.

With the moves today, the Colts have reached a 76-man roster. The team has until 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 1 to reach the league-mandated 75-man roster.

Thomas was signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2013. He has played in 45 games (23 starts) over his eight-year NFL career with Indianapolis, New England, Detroit and Miami. In 2014, he spent the season on the Colts Injured Reserve list. Thomas started two games for Indianapolis in 2013 before being placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list. He was originally drafted in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Gunn was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 21, 2015. He played in 13 games (one start) over the last two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He spent 11 weeks on the New Orleans Saints practice squad as a rookie in 2012 before being signed to the Falcons active roster. Collegiately, Gunn started 30 games on the offensive line at Miami (FL).

Haag was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on August 17, 2015. He played the last two seasons with the Cedar Rapids Titans of the Indoor Football League. 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 competed collegiately at Assumption College and the University of Massachusetts.

Hodges was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He compiled 26.0 sacks and 41.0 tackles for loss at Harvard and was a three-time First Team All-Ivy League selection (2012-14). As a senior, Hodges tallied 8.5 sacks and was invited to play in the 2015 Senior Bowl. In 2013, he earned the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference with 6.5 sacks.

Hoover signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 19, 2015. He spent the last two weeks of the 2014 regular season and the entire postseason on the Colts practice squad. Hoover played in 48 games (23 starts) at Michigan State as a defensive end and recorded 93 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Lankford signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 19, 2015. He spent the entire 2014 season on the Colts practice squad after originally signing with the team as a free agent on May 18, 2014. Lankford played in 43 games at the University of Illinois and finished with 70 receptions for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns.

Pendleton was signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 30, 2015 after spending each of the last two seasons with Indianapolis. He spent the 2014 season on the Colts Injured Reserve list. In 2013, Pendleton played in one regular season game and two postseason games for Indianapolis. He was drafted in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars and spent his rookie year with the team.

Ruffin was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He played in 32 games at San Diego State and caught 111 passes for 1,877 yards (16.9 avg.) and five touchdowns. In 2013, Ruffin was named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West after recording 68 receptions for 1,136 yards (16.7 avg.) and three touchdowns.

Shirk was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on July 2, 2015. He 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. Shirk earned conference honors in each of his four collegiate seasons as he was named First Team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East twice (2014 and 2013) and Second Team All-PSAC East twice (2012 and 2011).

Sinz signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He finished his collegiate career at Purdue with 80 receptions for 670 yards (8.4 avg.) and seven touchdowns. Sinz caught at least one pass in his last 24 games played.

Toure was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2015. He rushed for 1,647 yards with 10 touchdowns in two seasons at UT Martin. In 2014, Toure posted the third-highest single-season rushing total in school history with 1,138 yards. Prior to transferring to UT Martin, Toure spent time at Utah State (2012) and Dean Junior College in Massachusetts in 2011.

Vitabile was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. In his four years at Northwestern, he started all 50 games he played in. Vitabile was a two-time team captain and earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors twice. As a senior in 2014, he was a Rimington Trophy candidate, which is given annually to the nation’s top center.

Mitchel was claimed by the Colts off waivers on August 6, 2015. He was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft and was waived-injured by the team on August 5th. Mitchel played in 42 games (29 starts) over his collegiate career at Arkansas and finished with 157 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 18 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown).

Celiscar was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He started 40-of-48 games at Western Michigan and finished with 247 tackles, 10 interceptions and 45 passes defensed. In 2014, Celiscar earned First Team All-Mid-American Conference honors as a senior after recording 17 passes defensed and tying for the team lead with four interceptions.


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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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