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Inactives for INDvsDEN

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 18, 2016 – 3:01 pm

21 Vontae Davis

25 Patrick Robinson

32 T.J. Green

58 Trent Cole

62 Le’Raven Clark

63 Austin Blythe

96 Henry Anderson


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 13, 2016 – 7:12 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed cornerback Tay Glover-Wright and safety Lee Hightower to the practice squad. 

Glover-Wright, 6-0, 180 pounds, participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program before being waived during finals cuts on September 3. He was originally signed to the Colts active roster from the team’s practice squad on December 17, 2015. Glover-Wright played in two games for Indianapolis last season. In 2014, he spent time on the Green Bay Packers practice squad.

 

Hightower, 6-2, 200 pounds, spent time on the Colts practice squad earlier this season. Collegiately, 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. Prior to transferring to Houston, Hightower started 11-of-15 games at Boise State from 2011-12 and registered 56 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, one interception and five passes defensed.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:34 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today released defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles and guard Adam Redmond from the practice squad. 

Quarles, 6-4, 310 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 4, 2016. He has played in two career NFL games and recorded one tackle, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. Quarles previously spent time on the practice squads of the New England Patriots (2014-15) and the Cleveland Browns (2015).

 

Redmond, 6-6, 290 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 4, 2016. He played in 31 games at Harvard and was the co-recipient of the school’s William Paine LaCroix Trophy in 2015.


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“Back-Up of the Game” is running back Robert Turbin

Posted by Kevin Bowen on September 12, 2016 – 8:15 am

This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is running back Robert Turbin.

We know Frank Gore’s backup for the 2016 season.

On Sunday, Robert Turbin carried the immediate load behind Gore, filling in on third downs and providing some key first-down conversions.

Turbin had two catches for 15 yards on Sunday and also converted a third-and-one with a four-yard carry in the third quarter.

It was that opening drive of the second half where Turbin moved the sticks on a pair of third downs.

After driving ahead on a third-and-one, Turbin then took a shorter pass on a third-and-10 and darted ahead 12 yards to keep the drive alive.

Besides Turbin, the Colts also received some nice production from undrafted running back Josh Ferguson. The rookie from Illinois had two catches for 26 yards and played a bunch in the second half.

Obviously, Gore is still the feature back in Indianapolis, but the Colts will continue to rely on Turbin and Ferguson to keep the 33-year old fresh over the course of a 16-game season.
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Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin (33) signals a first down against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin (33) signals a first down against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)


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Five Things Learned: Colts/Lions

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 7:32 am

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INDIANAPOLIS – For a second straight week, the Colts could not make the plays in crunch time to earn a victory.

Denver’s (2-0) attacking defense showed up quite large on Sunday, helping the Broncos to a 34-20 victory over the visiting Colts.

The Colts (0-2) will now return home to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the San Diego Chargers next Sunday at 4:25 p.m.

Here are FIVE THINGS LEARNED.

VON MILLER IS A MENACE – Before Sunday, Von Miller had no sacks in three career games versus the Colts. That changed on Sunday. Miller had three sacks, three quarterback hits and a game-clinching strip sack with less than two minutes remaining.

FRIENDLY FIRE BITES COLTS – Defensively, the Colts hung tough with more injuries piling up. It was the offense committing two very costly turnovers, both being returned for touchdowns, ultimately making the difference in the two-score margin.

EARLY DOWN STRUGGLES CONTINUE– For the Colts to have success on Sunday, they knew winning early downs would be key. Against Denver, the Colts averaged less than a yard on first down, with penalties not helping them stay ahead of the chains.

INJURIES STILL MOUNTING – It sounds like a recording for the Colts this season—secondary players leaving the game due to injuries. On Sunday it was being played again with Darius Butler (hamstring) and safety Clayton Geathers (undisclosed) exiting in the first half. Those two can be added to the likes of Vontae Davis, Patrick Robinson and T.J. Green already missing in Week Two.

TIME TO START DIGGING – Two weeks into 2016 and the Colts are two games down in the AFC South. Houston leads the division at 2-0. The Colts will get their first look at the AFC South in Week Four, when they start a stretch of three divisional games in four weeks.


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Lions vs Colts – Inactives

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 11, 2016 – 2:58 pm

20 Darius Butler

21 Vontae Davis

26 Clayton Geathers

63 Austin Blythe

73 Joe Haeg

80 Chester Rogers

96 Henry Anderson


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Stadium Update

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 12:01 pm

The Roof will be open for today’s game!​ #DETvsIND


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 8, 2016 – 4:31 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed quarterback Stephen Morris to the practice squad and waived safety Lee Hightower. 

Morris, 6-2, 218 pounds, participated in the Colts offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 7, 2016. He was signed to the Colts 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on December 24, 2015. Morris spent most of the 2015 season on the Eagles practice squad. In 2014, he spent most of his rookie season on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster for the last two weeks of the season. Morris originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 out of Miami (FL).

 

Hightower, 6-2, 200 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 4, 2016 after spending training camp and the preseason with the team. He was waived by Indianapolis on September 3. Hightower 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. Prior to transferring to Houston, he started 11-of-15 games at Boise State from 2011-12 and registered 56 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, one interception and five passes defensed.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 7, 2016 – 8:50 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin and waived quarterback Stephen Morris. 

Melvin, 6-2, 193 pounds, has played in 12 career NFL games (two starts) and totaled 21 tackles (15 solo), one pass defensed, one forced fumble and two special teams stops in his time with the New England Patriots (2015) and Baltimore Ravens (2014-15). Melvin has also seen action in two postseason contests (two starts) and tallied 18 tackles (15 solo). He spent time with the Miami Dolphins during training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3, 2016.

 

In 2015, Melvin saw action in nine games for the Patriots and Ravens and collected four tackles (two solo) and two special teams stops. He spent time on the Miami Dolphins practice squad in 2014 before being signed to Baltimore’s 53-man roster, where he appeared in three games (two starts) and recorded 17 tackles (13 solo), one pass defensed and one forced fumble. Melvin started two postseason contests for the Ravens and made 18 tackles (15 solo). He originally signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on April 29, 2013 out of Northern Illinois.

 

Morris, 6-2, 218 pounds, was signed to the Colts 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on December 24, 2015. He spent most of the 2015 season on the Eagles practice squad. In 2014, Morris spent most of his rookie season on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster for the last two weeks of the season. He originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014 out of Miami (FL).

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 6, 2016 – 4:38 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent outside linebacker Akeem Ayers and waived cornerback Neiko Thorpe. 

The team also signed cornerback Frankie Williams to the practice squad.

 

Ayers, 6-3, 255 pounds, has played in 75 career NFL games (57 starts) and totaled 337 tackles (249 solo), 13.5 sacks, three interceptions, 20 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 11 special teams stops in his time with the St. Louis Rams (2015), New England Patriots (2014) and Tennessee Titans (2011-14). He has seen action in three postseason contests and tallied two special teams tackles. Ayers participated in the Los Angeles Rams offseason program and training camp before being released during final cuts on September 3, 2016.

 

In 2015, Ayers played in all 16 games (10 starts) and compiled 68 tackles (48 solo), 0.5 sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. He appeared in two games for the Titans in 2014 and registered three special teams stops before being traded to the Patriots midseason. In New England in 2014, Ayers saw action in nine games (four starts) and tallied 15 tackles (12 solo), 4.0 sacks, one interception, one pass defensed and three special teams stops. He made his postseason debut with the Patriots and made two special teams tackles in three contests. From 2011-13, Ayers started 44-of-48 games for the Titans and totaled 254 tackles (189 solo), 9.0 sacks, two interceptions, 14 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five special teams stops. He was originally selected by Tennessee in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of UCLA.

 

Thorpe, 6-1, 200 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on September 4, 2016. He has played in 37 career NFL games (two starts) and totaled 42 tackles (38 solo), one interception, seven passes defensed and 10 special teams stops in his time with the Oakland Raiders (2014-15) and Kansas City Chiefs (2012).

 

Williams, 5-9, 190 pounds, participated in the Colts offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 5, 2016. He originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2016. Williams played in 48 games (38 starts) at Purdue and totaled 227 tackles (163 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, 36 passes defensed, 10 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and one blocked kick. He also contributed on special teams with 32 punt returns for 334 yards and 22 kickoff returns for 505 yards.


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