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Stadium Announcement: #BALvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 20, 2016 – 2:59 pm

The roof and window will be closed for tonight’s game 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN S-ALDEN DARBY

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 17, 2016 – 8:35 am

 The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent safety Alden Darby.

 

Darby, 5-10, 194 pounds, most recently participated in the offseason program and training camp with the New Orleans Saints before being waived on August 6, 2016. In 2015, he spent most of the season on the Saints practice squad after participating in training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers and being waived during final cuts. In 2014, Darby participated in the offseason program with the San Diego Chargers but was waived during training camp. He originally signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014. Collegiately, Darby played in 50 games (28 starts) at Arizona State and totaled 217 tackles (155 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, 26 passes defensed, 10 interceptions, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He earned First Team All-Pac-12 honors (2013) and Second Team All-Pac-12 honors (2012) during his final two seasons with the Sun Devils.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 16, 2016 – 4:05 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent wide receiver Andrew Opoku and waived wide receiver Andre Debose. 

Opoku, 6-4, 225 pounds, participated in the Baltimore Ravens 2015 rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, but was not signed. He played in 33 games at wide receiver and linebacker at Delaware from 2012-14 and totaled four receptions for 65 yards and one touchdown, 19 tackles (12 solo) and two fumble recoveries. Opoku also blocked a punt in 2014. Prior to transferring to Delaware, he spent two seasons (2010-11) at Connecticut. In 2011, Opoku appeared in all 12 games for the Huskies at linebacker and finished with 10 tackles (five solo) after redshirting the 2010 season. He played one post-graduate season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia in 2009.

 

Debose, 6-0, 190 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 30, 2016. He was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (221st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE WR-JOSH BOYCE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 8:03 am

The Indianapolis Colts today waived wide receiver Josh Boyce. 

Boyce, 5-11, 205 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on April 7, 2016. He has played in 10 career NFL games (three starts) and totaled nine receptions for 121 yards and nine kickoff returns for 214 yards. Boyce was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of TCU.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 15, 2016 – 4:34 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed guard Donovan Williams off waivers from the Chicago Bears and waived punter Michael Palardy. 

Williams, 6-3, 315 pounds, signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2016. He participated in the offseason program and training camp with Chicago before being waived on August 13. Collegiately, Williams started all 25 games he played in at Louisiana-Lafayette after transferring from Blinn Junior College. The Ragin’ Cajuns produced a 1,000-yard rusher in each of the two seasons that he was a member of the program. In 2015, Williams started all 12 games and helped anchor an offensive line that allowed the fourth-fewest sacks in the Sun Belt Conference. He started all 13 games in 2014 and helped the Ragin’ Cajuns earn the nation’s 23rd ranked rushing offense. Prior to Louisiana-Lafayette, Williams played at Blinn Junior College where he was named First Team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference and helped the team advance to the Southwest Junior College Football Championship semifinals in 2013.

 

Palardy, 5-11, 191 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on August 6, 2016. He previously spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders but has not seen game action. Collegiately, Palardy played in 46 games at Tennessee and handled both the kicker and punter duties.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 11, 2016 – 8:03 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent running back Chase Price and free agent linebacker Anthony Sarao. 

Price, 5-8, 200 pounds, participated in Indianapolis’ three-day rookie minicamp in 2016 on a tryout basis but was not signed. Collegiately, he played in 50 games at San Diego State and totaled 377 carries for 1,896 yards and 12 touchdowns and 34 receptions for 247 yards and one touchdown. In 2015, Price saw action in all 14 games for the Aztecs and collected 190 rushes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns and caught 13 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown. He appeared in all 13 games in 2014 and registered 141 carries for 674 yards and five touchdowns and tallied 17 receptions for 126 yards. In 2013, Price played in 10 games and had 17 rushes for 78 yards and three catches for five yards. He saw action in all 13 games in 2012 and totaled 29 carries for 114 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass. Price redshirted as a freshman in 2011.

 

Sarao, 6-0, 235 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016 and participated in the team’s three-day rookie minicamp before being waived on May 10. He played in 54 games (34 starts) for Southern California and compiled 217 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, five passes defensed and two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). Sarao’s best collegiate season came in 2014 when he tallied 75 tackles, 1.0 sack, three passes defensed and two interceptions, one of which he returned for his first career touchdown, and was named USC’s Co-Lifter of the Year. He also won USC’s Defensive Service Team Player of the Year Award during his redshirt season as a true freshman


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 10, 2016 – 5:59 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera and waived-injured running back Abou Toure. If Toure clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve list. 

Herrera, 6-1, 249 pounds, spent time on the Colts active roster and practice squad in 2015. He played in three games last season and tallied one special teams tackle. Herrera was originally selected by Indianapolis in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Georgia.

 

Toure, 6-2, 235 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on July 26, 2016. He spent time on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals practice squads in 2015. Toure originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2015 before being waived during training camp on August 31. Collegiately, he rushed for 1,647 yards with 10 touchdowns in two seasons at UT Martin.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN P-MICHAEL PALARDY

Posted by coltsadmin on August 6, 2016 – 9:12 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent punter Michael Palardy.

Palardy, 5-11, 191 pounds, most recently spent time with the Baltimore Ravens in training camp this season before being waived on August 3. Prior to Baltimore, he spent part of the 2016 offseason with the Carolina Panthers. In 2015, Palardy was with the St. Louis Rams during the offseason and training camp before being waived. He spent part of the 2014 season on the Oakland Raiders practice squad. Palardy was originally signed by the Raiders as an undrafted free agent on June 5, 2014.

Collegiately, Palardy played in 46 games at Tennessee and handled both the kicker and punter duties. He connected on 37-of-50 career field goals and his 74.0 percent conversion rate ranked third in school history. Palardy registered 117 punts for 5,024 yards and ranked second in Volunteers history with a 42.9 average per attempt. As a senior in 2013, he was one of seven players in the Football Bowl Subdivision to handle all three kicking phases and the only left-footed specialist to do all three. Palardy had 63 punts for 2,801 yards (44.5 avg.) with 33 punts inside the 20-yard line (tied for first in FBS) and 18 punts inside the 10-yard line (second-most in FBS). He converted 14-of-17 field goals and 34-of-35 PATs. Palardy received numerous honors in 2013, including SEC Coaches Second Team All-SEC, SEC Academic Honor Roll, ESPN.com First Team All-SEC and College Sports Madness Third Team All-SEC. He was named a Ray Guy Award semifinalist and was invited to the 2014 Medal of Honor Bowl.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 5, 2016 – 6:12 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived-injured tight end Darion Griswold from the Physically Unable to Perform List. If Griswold clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve List. 

Griswold, 6-5, 264 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2016. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform List on July 26. Griswold played in 50 games at Arkansas State and totaled 65 receptions for 892 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2015, he saw action in 13 games and finished with 13 receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 2, 2016 – 8:10 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent safety Lee Hightower. 

Hightower, 6-2, 200 pounds, participated in the Houston Texans 2016 rookie minicamp on a tryout basis but was not signed. He played in 20 games (seven starts) in two seasons (2014-15) at the University of Houston and finished with 65 tackles (40 solo), 0.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, five passes defensed and one forced fumble. In 2015, he started 11-of-14 games for the Cougars and compiled 53 tackles (34 solo), one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. Hightower started the first six games of the 2014 season and recorded 12 tackles (six solo), 0.5 tackles for loss, one interception and three passes defensed before suffering a season-ending injury. In 2013, he redshirted after transferring from Boise State, where he started 11-of-15 games for the Broncos from 2011-12 and registered 56 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, one interception and five passes defensed. Hightower started all seven games he appeared in as a sophomore in 2012 and collected 31 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and one pass defensed. As a freshman in 2011, he saw action in eight games (four starts) and posted 25 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one interception and four passes defensed.

 


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