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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH OLB-TRENT COLE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 10, 2015 – 5:11 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent outside linebacker Trent Cole.

Cole, 6-3, 270 pounds, was named to two Pro Bowls (2007, 2009) and was an Associated Press Second Team All-Pro (2009) in 10 seasons (2005-2014) with the Philadelphia Eagles. He posted the second-most career sacks (85.5) and double-digit sack seasons (four) in Eagles history behind Reggie White, while his 20 career multiple-sack games rank third in team history behind White and Clyde Simmons. Cole currently ranks 11th in career sacks among active NFL players.

Last season, Cole recorded 64 tackles (38 solo), 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed, starting in 15 games. He joined Vinny Curry as the only pair of teammates in the NFL in 2014 with at least 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles apiece. In 2007, Cole set single-season career highs in tackles (103), sacks (12.5) and forced fumbles (four). He also notched 12.5 sacks in 2009 and 10.0-or-more quarterback takedowns in three-straight seasons from 2009-2011.

For his career, Cole has started 145-of-155 games, totaling 795 tackles (495 solo), 85.5 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, 16 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and one interception returned for a touchdown. He has started eight postseason contests, registering 47 tackles (31 solo), 2.5 sacks and two passes defensed. Originally a fifth-round draft pick (146th overall) of the Eagles in 2005, Cole was named to the USA Today All-Joe Team in three consecutive seasons from 2006-08.

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH S-COLT ANDERSON ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 5:00 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with safety Colt Anderson on a contract extension.

Anderson was originally signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on April 23, 2014. Last season, he played in 15 games and led the team with 15 special teams tackles. He also tied for the team lead with three special teams stops in three postseason contests. For his career, Anderson has totaled 49 tackles (34 solo), four passes defensed, one interception and 61 special teams tackles in 63 games played (six starts). Prior to joining the Colts, he played four seasons (2010-13) for the Philadelphia Eagles. Anderson originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Montana and spent his rookie season in 2009 on the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH S-MIKE ADAMS ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 4:37 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with safety Mike Adams on a contract extension.

Adams was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 16, 2014. Last season, he earned his first career Pro Bowl nod after finishing tied for the NFL lead in takeaways (seven) and tied for third in interceptions (five). Adams started all 16 games in 2014 and was the only NFL player to post two multiple-interception games. He also set or tied career highs with 93 tackles (71 solo), 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In three postseason starts, he ranked third on the team with 20 tackles (11 solo) and added one pass defensed.

For his 11-year NFL career with Indianapolis (2014), Denver (2012-13), Cleveland (2007-2011) and San Francisco (2004-06), Adams has registered 581 tackles (439 solo), 66 passes defensed, 18 interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, 11 fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles, 5.0 sacks and 70 special teams tackles in 162 games (89 starts). He was originally signed by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware on April 28, 2004.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS OLB-CAM JOHNSON SIGNS TENDER 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 2:26 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today announced that exclusive rights free agent outside linebacker Cam Johnson has signed his tender.

 

Johnson was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers on September 2, 2013. Last season, he played in one game before being placed on Injured Reserve on September 9, 2014. Johnson saw action in 12 games in 2013 and recorded two tackles on defense and five on special teams. He also added three special teams stops in two postseason contests. In 2012, Johnson spent the first 14 games of the season on the 49ers practice squad before competing in the final two regular season games.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH G-JOE REITZ ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 10:23 am

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with guard Joe Reitz on a contract extension.

 

Reitz has played in 44 career games, making 24 starts for the Colts over the last four years (2011-14). In 2014, he saw action at guard and tackle in 10 regular season games (four starts) and started all three postseason contests at right tackle. The Colts finished the regular season ranked first in the NFL in net passing yards, third in total net yards and sixth in points scored. In the playoffs, the offensive line only allowed 1.0 sack and none in the final two games.

 

In 2013, Reitz appeared in a career-high 14 regular season contests (three starts) and was part of an offense that averaged 108.9 rushing yards per game, the team’s highest mark since 2006. He was originally claimed off waivers by the Colts on September 28, 2010 and spent his first season with the team on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on January 8, 2011.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH CB-DARIUS BUTLER ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 8, 2015 – 9:33 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with cornerback Darius Butler on a contract extension.

 

Over the past three seasons (2012-14) with the Colts, Butler has totaled 129 tackles (107 solo), 30 passes defensed, eight interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 41 games (15 starts). He also has contributed with 18 tackles (15 solo) and three passes defensed in six postseason contests (two starts).

 

From 2012-13, Butler led all AFC cornerbacks with eight interceptions and led the team with four picks each year. In 2014, he played in 14 games (four starts) and recorded 47 tackles (41 solo), eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He also appeared in all three postseason games, making one start, and tallying five tackles, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.

 

For his six-year NFL career with Indianapolis, Carolina (2011) and New England (2009-2010), Butler has notched 219 tackles (188 solo), 51 passes defensed, 11 interceptions, including four returned for touchdowns, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles in 83 games (29 starts). He was originally selected by the Patriots in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of UConn.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH G-TODD HERREMANS 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 11:25 am

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent guard Todd Herremans.

 

Herremans, 6-6, 321 pounds, has started 124-of-127 career regular season games and eight postseason contests over the last 10 seasons (2005-2014) with the Philadelphia Eagles. A two-time (2008, 2011) USA Today All-Joe Team member, he has started at least six games at four different positions along the offensive line, while also seeing significant playing time at tackle.

 

In 2013, Herremans started all 16 games for the third time in his career and was a part of an offense that ranked first in the NFL in rushing yards, second in net yards and fourth in points scored. The Eagles set franchise records in points and net yards, as running back LeSean McCoy led the league with a single-season team-record 1,607 rushing yards.

 

From 2011-12, Herremans started 24 consecutive games at tackle and from 2006-08, he played in 48 consecutive contests. Last season (2014), he started all eight games he appeared in before being placed on Injured Reserve on November 5, 2014. Herremans was originally selected by the Eagles in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Saginaw Valley State.

 


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COLTS WILL NOT RE-SIGN WR-REGGIE WAYNE

Posted by coltsadmin on March 6, 2015 – 10:27 am

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The Indianapolis Colts announced today the team will not re-sign wide receiver Reggie Wayne, one of their all-time greatest players.  Wayne is the franchise leader in regular season games played (211) and wins (143) and ranks second in receptions (1,070), receiving yards (14,345), receiving touchdowns (80), 100-yard games (43) and consecutive games with a reception (134). He ranks seventh in NFL history in career receptions and eighth in receiving yards.

 

General Manager Ryan Grigson expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the many contributions Wayne has made to the Club. “Everyone knows the greatness and history associated with number 87. He truly is one of a small handful of players who really define the Colts as an organization. He was already a Hall of Famer in the making when Chuck and I arrived in Indianapolis in 2012, but no one has contributed more, on the field and in this building, to our turnaround, our continued growth, and our overall success since then.  Reggie was the catalyst that sparked and ignited the team during our comeback against Green Bay in 2012.  His gritty performance that day and that entire challenging season infused us all with the belief we could overcome any obstacle. His dedication and the example he set are second to none. We wish him nothing but the best in whatever new endeavor he pursues.”

 

Head Coach Chuck Pagano said, “My relationship with Reggie goes back to my coaching days at the University of Miami. He is the epitome of what a coach looks for in a player. Hard work, dedication, and sacrifice are just a few ways I would describe him. He encompasses everything that is right about this game, on and off the field. I am so grateful I had the chance to coach Reggie again when I arrived in 2012. It was a blessing to see the impact that he made with this organization and Colts fans around the world. I wish him all the best in the future and thank him for representing the horseshoe in the most professional manner.”

 

Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay summed up his feelings by saying, “Reggie is one of the greatest men to ever wear the horseshoe, and we have been blessed to watch him play for the past 14 years.  When he first took the field with us in 2001, we knew this day would eventually arrive.  That reality is one of the things that makes pro football such a tough business.  We feel this decision is in the best interests of the team and for Reggie as it will allow him to seek a better opportunity for playing time elsewhere if he so chooses. Reggie is beloved by the Colts organization and our fans and he will always be a part of the Colts family.  I look forward to the day in the near future when our great number 87 enters the Colts Ring of Honor and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”

 

Wayne spent 14 seasons (2001-2014) with the Colts after being selected by the team with the 30th overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was selected to six Pro Bowls (2006-2010, 2012) and was named Associated Press First Team NFL All-Pro in 2010. He tied franchise records with his eight 1,000-yard receiving seasons and four 100-catch seasons. In the postseason, Wayne ranks second in NFL history in career receptions (93), fourth in receiving yards (1,254), and tied for seventh in receiving touchdowns (nine).

 

Wayne set the Colts single-game record for receptions (15) in 2010 and posted the third-most receiving yards (212) in a game in 2012. He was a crucial part of the team’s Super Bowl XLI victory over the Chicago Bears, catching a 53-yard touchdown pass to open the Colts’ scoring. Dating back to his rookie season in 2001, Wayne leads all NFL players in receptions and receiving yards and ranks sixth in receiving touchdowns.

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 5, 2015 – 5:00 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today made a qualifying offer to restricted free agent ILB-Jerrell Freeman and made exclusive rights tenders to OLB-Daniel Adongo, RB-Daniel “Boom” Herron and OLB-Cam Johnson.

 

Freeman was originally signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on January 19, 2012. Over the past three seasons (2012-14), he topped 100 tackles each year, recording career totals of 516 tackles (305 solo), 15 passes defensed, 9.0 sacks, eight forced fumbles, three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and two fumble recoveries in 44 starts. He also contributed with 67 tackles (43 solo), 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed in six postseason contests (five starts).

 

In 2013, Freeman was named to the USA Today All-Joe Team after leading the team in tackles and setting a record for the most forced fumbles (six) in a single season by a Colts undrafted player. As a rookie in 2012, he set a single-season franchise mark and ranked fifth in the NFL with 203 total tackles.

 

Adongo was signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 25, 2013. Last season, he was placed on Injured Reserve on August 12, 2014. In 2013, Adongo spent the first 12 games of the season on the practice squad before being signed to the active roster and playing in two games on special teams. Prior to joining the Colts, he played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby in 2013, which is the highest level of professional rugby in the world.

 

Herron recorded 83 rushes for 384 yards (4.6 avg.) and a touchdown, as well as 22 receptions for 230 yards in 22 regular season games (three starts) since being signed by the Colts from the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on October 9, 2013. He also contributed with 10 special teams tackles over the past two seasons. In 2014, Herron played in all 16 games (three starts) and totaled 351 rushing yards, including a 49-yard touchdown, on 78 carries (4.5 avg.) and 173 receiving yards on 21 receptions. Herron started all three postseason contests, where he posted the most receiving yards (128) by a running back in a single postseason in team history.

 

Johnson was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers on September 2, 2013. Last season, he played in one game before being placed on Injured Reserve on September 9, 2014. Johnson saw action in 12 games in 2013 and recorded two tackles on defense and five on special teams. He also added three special teams stops in two postseason contests. In 2012, Johnson spent the first 14 games of the season on the 49ers practice squad before competing in the final two regular season games.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH LS-MATT OVERTON ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 3, 2015 – 7:17 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with long snapper Matt Overton on a contract extension.

 

Overton has played in all 48 regular season games and six postseason contests for the Colts since being signed as a free agent on April 2, 2012. He has contributed with 22 career special teams tackles in the regular season and two in the playoffs. Last season, Overton totaled eight special teams stops, while snapping for punter Pat McAfee and kicker Adam Vinatieri, who both earned Pro Bowl and Associated Press First Team NFL All-Pro honors. In 2013, Overton earned his first Pro Bowl nod after snapping for McAfee, who averaged 46.0 yards per punt, and Vinatieri, who converted 35-of-40 field goals and all 34 extra point attempts. In 2012, Overton finished third on the team with nine special teams tackles.


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