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COLTS KICKOFF CONCERT, PRESENTED BY VERIZON, MOVED TO LUCAS OIL STADIUM

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 3, 2014 – 11:35 am

Due to Inclement Weather, Friday’s Free Concert Moved to Stadium

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Due to inclement weather in Friday’s forecast and to ensure the safety of their fans, the Indianapolis Colts have announced that their second annual Kickoff Concert, featuring Blues Traveler, has been moved to Lucas Oil Stadium. The event, originally scheduled to take place on Georgia Street, is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. this Friday, September 5, and is free and open to the public. It is being held in conjunction with Downtown Indy and 1070/107.5 The Fan.

 

A limited amount of free parking will be available in the south lot at the stadium. Half price concessions will be available throughout the evening. Fans may enter the stadium through the north and south gates, beginning at 6 p.m.

 

The Colts will kick off the regular season in a primetime Sunday Night Football matchup versus the Denver Broncos this Sunday, September 7. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. on NBC. The team opens their regular season home schedule against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 15 in a Monday Night Football primetime matchup. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. A limited number of Colts single-game tickets are still available at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

The Kickoff Concert is one of several kickoff events the team has planned to celebrate the start of football season. Visit www.colts.com/kickoff for a complete list of events and promotions.

 

WHAT:           2014 Colts Kickoff Concert Presented by Verizon, featuring Blues Traveler

  • Opening Act: The Easthills
  • Colts Cheerleaders and Blue
  • Colts Give-A-Ways
  • Half Price Concessions

 

WHEN:           Friday, September 5, 2014

                        6-10 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Lucas Oil Stadium

                        500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225

*A limited amount of free parking will be available in the stadium’s south lot. Fans may enter the event through the north and south gates of the stadium.

 

COST:             Free and open to the public

 

WEBSITE:      www.colts.com/kickoff


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COLTS IN MOTION TO VISIT SIX UNIVERSITIES AS PART OF COLLEGE TAILGATE TOUR

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 8:53 am

Features Colts Cheerleaders, a chance to win an autographed item and an exclusive giveaway item

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Colts In Motion will hit the road this fall to visit six different college football games at campuses across Indiana as part of its first ever College Tailgate Tour. The team’s interactive traveling museum and its inflatable QB Challenge will be stationed outside of each stadium for three hours prior to kickoff. Visit Colts In Motion at one of the games listed below for the chance to win an autographed Colts item and receive autographs from Colts Cheerleaders. The tour will feature an exclusive giveaway item to the first 50 fans that visit Colts In Motion. For more information about the Colts In Motion College Tailgate Tour, please visit www.colts.com/events.

 

WHAT:           Colts In Motion – College Tailgate Tour

  • Colts In Motion, the team’s interactive traveling museum
  • Colts Cheerleader autographs
  • Register to win autographed Colts items
  • Exclusive giveaway to first 50 fans who visit Colts In Motion
  • QB Challenge
  • Poster giveaway

 

COMPLETE SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 | Noon-3pm
Indiana State University
Memorial Stadium
3300 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Saturday, Sept. 27 | 9am-Noon
Purdue University
Ross-Ade Stadium
850 Steven Beering Dr
West Lafayette, IN 47906

 

Saturday, Oct. 18 | 12:30-3:30pm
Indiana University
Memorial Stadium
1001 E 17th St
Bloomington, IN 47408

Saturday, Oct. 25 | 3-6pm
University of Indianapolis
Key Stadium
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Wednesday, Nov. 5 | 5-8pm
Ball State University
Scheumann Stadium
3300
Muncie, IN 47304

Saturday, Nov. 15 | 10am-1pm
Marian University
St. Vincent Health Field
3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 2, 2014 – 5:59 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tackle Jamon Meredith to the active roster and tackle Reid Fragel to the practice squad. The team also placed tackle Xavier Nixon on Injured Reserve/Designated for Return, released tackle Tyler Hoover from the practice squad and released running back Deji Karim from Injured Reserve with an injury settlement.

Meredith, 6-5, 312 pounds, has played in 47 career games (24 starts) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-13), Pittsburgh Steelers (2011), New York Giants (2010) and Buffalo Bills (2009-2010). He has started at both tackle and guard in his career. In 2013, Meredith played in a career-high 16 games, making eight starts. In 2012, he started a career-high 12 games, as he helped the Buccaneers set team single-season records in points scored (389) and total net yards (5,820). Meredith was originally selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round (162nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of South Carolina.

Fragel, 6-8, 308 pounds, was originally selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round (240th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. He was signed to the Cleveland Browns active roster from the Bengals practice squad on October 29, 2013 and was waived on August 30, 2014. Fragel played in all 51 games at Ohio State from 2009-2012, making 21 starts. For his first three seasons, he played tight end and caught 14 career passes for 185 yards and one touchdown. Fragel moved to right tackle his senior year under Head Coach Urban Meyer and started all 12 games, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades.

Nixon was first signed by the Colts from the Washington Redskins practice squad on September 24, 2013. He played in four games for the Colts in the 2013 regular season, making one start at left guard in a Week 16 victory at Kansas City. He also saw action in both postseason contests. Nixon was originally signed by the Redskins as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2013 out of the University of Florida.

Hoover was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014 and was signed to the practice squad on August 31. He played in 48 career games (23 starts) at Michigan State and recorded 93 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Karim was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 18, 2014 and was placed on Injured Reserve on August 26. 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.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ESTABLISH PRACTICE SQUAD

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 31, 2014 – 2:40 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed the following nine players to the practice squad: T-Tyler Hoover, ILB-Andrew Jackson, WR-Ryan Lankford, WR-Josh Lenz, S-Dewey McDonald, DT-Nnamdi Obukwelu, CB-Sheldon Price, TE-Erik Swoope and G-Josh Walker. The team also agreed to sign QB-Jeff Mathews to the practice squad.

Hoover was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He played in 48 career games (23 starts) at Michigan State and recorded 93 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Jackson was selected by the Colts in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He finished his collegiate career at Western Kentucky with 326 tackles (174 solo), 6.5 sacks, 43 tackles for loss, one interception, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed in 37 games played (33 starts).

Lankford was signed by the Colts as a free agent on May 19, 2014. He completed his collegiate career at Illinois with 70 receptions for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns in 43 games played. As a junior in 2012, Lankford led the team in receiving yards (469), receiving touchdowns (five) and total points scored (30), while finishing second in receptions (37).

Lenz was signed to the Colts practice squad on November 11, 2013 and was elevated to the active roster on January 6, 2014. He was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2013 and spent time on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad before joining the Colts.

McDonald was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. He transferred to California University of Pennsylvania from Fairmont State. McDonald finished his career with the second-most career interception return yards (475) among active Division II players.

Obukwelu was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He played in 39 games at Harvard and registered 109 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Price was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2013. He was inactive for the team’s regular season finale and both postseason games in 2013. Price competed in 47 games (45 starts) at UCLA and totaled 157 tackles (123 solo), five interceptions, two forced fumbles and 21 passes defensed.

Swoope was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He was a four-year standout on the University of Miami basketball team where he started 27-of-110 games and totaled 291 career points, 186 rebounds, 37 steals, 31 assists and 25 blocks in 1,190 minutes.

Walker was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. He was an All-Conference USA selection in 2013 at Middle Tennessee State and never missed a game throughout his collegiate career. As a junior in 2012, he earned honorable mention All-Sun Belt Conference (SBC), Third Team All-SBC by CollegeSportsMadness.com and Second Team All-SBC by Phil Steele.

Mathews, 6-4, 229 pounds, ended his career at Cornell University with 47 school records and 18 Ivy League marks for passing and total offense. The three-time All-Ivy selection was a Capital One Academic All-District first-team selection as a senior and a two-time finalist for the Bushnell Cup for the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year, winning in 2011. Mathews was named one-of-16 finalists for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy that recognizes the top football scholar-athlete in the nation in 2013. For his career, he completed 901-of-1,447 passes (62.2%) for 11,284 yards and 72 touchdowns in 38 games. He also added nine rushing touchdowns.

Mathews was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 and was waived on August 24.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 1:29 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed C-A.Q. Shipley off waivers (Baltimore) and waived C-Thomas Austin.

Shipley, 6-1, 307 pounds, has played in 30 career games (14 starts) over the past two seasons with Baltimore (2013) and Indianapolis (2012). Last season, he played in all 16 contests for the first time in his career, starting a total of nine games. Shipley was first signed by the Colts as a free agent on January 28, 2012 and competed in 14 games (five starts) in 2012 before being traded to the Ravens on May 9, 2013. He was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round (226th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Penn State University.

Austin was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 8, 2014. He has competed in eight career games, making one start. In 2013, he saw action in the Colts’ Week 16 matchup at Kansas City (12/22). Austin previously spent time with the Carolina Panthers (2012) and Houston Texans (2011).


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 30, 2014 – 3:23 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived the following 17 players: DE-Gannon Conway, RB-David Fluellen, QB-Chandler Harnish, DE-Tyler Hoover, OLB-Phillip Hunt, ILB-Andrew Jackson, WR-Ryan Lankford, WR-Josh Lenz, C-FN Lutz, S-Dewey McDonald, DT-Nnamdi Obukwelu, CB-Sheldon Price, ILB-Rob Ruggiero, TE-Weslye Saunders, ILB-Kelvin Sheppard, TE-Erik Swoope and G-Josh Walker.

The team released NT-Brandon McKinney, waived-injured T-Matt Hall and S-Delano Howell and placed OLB-Robert Mathis on the Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner list. If Hall and Howell clear waivers, they will revert to the team’s Injured Reserve list.

Conway was signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 11, 2014, was waived on July 16 and was signed back to the team on August 11. He was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. In 30 career games (14 starts) at Arizona State, Conway recorded 51 tackles (33 solo), nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two passes defensed.

Fluellen was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on August 20, 2014. He was a two-time First Team All-MAC honoree from the University of Toledo and 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.

Harnish was originally selected by the Colts in the seventh round (253rd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Northern Illinois University. He has spent the past two seasons (2012-13) on the team’s practice squad.

Hoover was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He played in 48 career games (23 starts) at Michigan State and recorded 93 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Hunt was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 5, 2014. He played in 22 career games with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2011-12, recording 15 tackles (14 solo) and 3.0 sacks. Hunt spent the 2013 season on Injured Reserve after suffering an injury in the preseason.

Jackson was selected by the Colts in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He finished his collegiate career at Western Kentucky with 326 tackles (174 solo), 6.5 sacks, 43 tackles for loss, one interception, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed in 37 games played (33 starts).

Lankford was signed by the Colts as a free agent on May 19, 2014. He completed his collegiate career at Illinois with 70 receptions for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns in 43 games played. As a junior in 2012, Lankford led the team in receiving yards (469), receiving touchdowns (five) and total points scored (30), while finishing second in receptions (37).

Lenz was signed to the Colts practice squad on November 11, 2013 and was elevated to the active roster on January 6, 2014. He was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2013 and spent time on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad before joining the Colts.

Lutz was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on June 3, 2014. He started 42-of-44 career games at Indiana State University. Lutz started all 12 games at center for the Sycamores in 2013 and all 11 games in 2011.

McDonald was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. He transferred to California University of Pennsylvania from Fairmont State. McDonald finished his career with the second-most career interception return yards (475) among active Division II players.

Obukwelu was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He played in 39 games at Harvard and registered 109 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Price was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2013. He was inactive for the team’s regular season finale and both postseason games in 2013. Price competed in 47 games (45 starts) at UCLA and totaled 157 tackles (123 solo), five interceptions, two forced fumbles and 21 passes defensed.

Ruggiero was signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 21, 2014. He was a tryout player during the Colts rookie mini-camp this past May. As a senior at Bridgewater State University last year, Ruggiero was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 44 tackles and 23.0 tackles for loss.

Saunders was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on October 16, 2012. Over the past two seasons (2012-13) with the team, he totaled six receptions for 61 yards in 17 games played (five starts). Saunders entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011.

Sheppard was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Buffalo Bills on April 29, 2013. Last season, he recorded 62 tackles (38 solo), 1.0 sack, one pass defensed and one special teams stop in 15 games (seven starts). For his career, Sheppard has posted totals of 200 tackles (133 solo), 3.0 sacks, three passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 15 special teams stops.

Swoope was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He was a four-year standout on the University of Miami basketball team where he started 27-of-110 games and totaled 291 career points, 186 rebounds, 37 steals, 31 assists and 25 blocks in 1,190 minutes.

Walker was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014. He was an All-Conference USA selection in 2013 at Middle Tennessee State and never missed a game throughout his collegiate career. As a junior in 2012, he earned honorable mention All-Sun Belt Conference (SBC), Third Team All-SBC by CollegeSportsMadness.com and Second Team All-SBC by Phil Steele.

McKinney was signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 19, 2014. He has appeared in 61 career regular season games (six starts), totaling 82 tackles (42 solo), two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. McKinney also has recorded nine tackles (five solo), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery in seven postseason contests.

Hall was signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 28, 2014. He was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014 and was waived on July 25. In 2013, Hall was named to the AFCA NAIA All-America First Team and was a Mid-South First Team All-Conference West Division selection at Belhaven University.

Howell played in six games (three starts) in 2013 and totaled 24 tackles (14 solo) and one pass defensed. He also recorded a special teams stop and returned a blocked field goal recovery 61 yards for a touchdown against Seattle (10/6/13). Howell was signed to the Colts active roster from the Buffalo Bills practice squad on November 28, 2012.

Mathis, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, is the Colts’ all-time career and single-season sack leader. In 2013, he was voted an Associated Press and Sporting News First Team NFL All-Pro selection for the first time in his career after leading the league in sacks (19.5). For his career, Mathis has totaled 555 tackles (419 solo), 111.0 sacks, 48 forced fumbles, 14 fumble recoveries, 18 passes defensed and one interception in 163 games played (99 starts).


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53-man roster

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:15 pm

1. Adams, Mike
2. Allen, Dwayne
3. Anderson, Colt
4. Austin, Thomas
5. Bradshaw, Ahmad
6. Brown, Sergio
7. Butler, Darius
8. Castonzo, Anthony
9. Chapman, Josh
10. Cherilus, Gosder
11. Davis, Vontae
12. Doyle, Jack
13. Fleener, Coby
14. Freeman, Jerrell
15. Gordy, Josh
16. Harrison, Jonotthan
17. Harvey, Mario
18. Hasselbeck, Matt
19. Herron, Dan
20. Hilton, TY
21. Holmes, Khaled
22. Hughes, Montori
23. Jackson, D’Qwell
24. Jean Francois, Ricky
25. Johnson, Cam
26. Jones, Arthur
27. Kerr, Zach
28. Landry, LaRon
29. Louis, Lance
30. Luck, Andrew
31. McAfee, Pat
32. McNary, Josh
33. Mewhort, Jack
34. Moncrief, Donte
35. Muamba, Henoc
36. Newsome, Jonathan
37. Nicks, Hakeem
38. Nixon, Xavier
39. Overton, Matt
40. Purifoy, Loucheiz
41. Redding, Cory
42. Reitz, Joe
43. Richardson, Trent
44. Rogers, Da’Rick
45. Studebaker, Andy
46. Thornton, Hugh
47. Tipton, Zurlon
48. Toler, Greg
49. Vinatieri, Adam
50. Walden, Erik
51. Wayne, Reggie
52. Werner, Bjoern
53. Whalen, Griff


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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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