Indianapolis Colts Football

Stadium Update – #PITvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 24, 2016 – 9:01 am

The Roof and Window will be closed for tonight’s game against the Steelers.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 23, 2016 – 2:30 pm

 The Indianapolis Colts today elevated quarterback Stephen Morris to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived wide receiver Devin Street.

 

Morris, 6-2, 218 pounds, has spent the entire season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 7 and signed to the practice squad the following day. Morris 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).

 

Street, 6-3, 200 pounds, has played in three games for Indianapolis this season and caught one pass for 20 yards. He was signed to the Colts 53-man roster off of the New England Patriots practice squad on September 21, 2016. Street has seen action in 34 career NFL games (two starts) and totaled 10 receptions for 152 yards and one touchdown.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 7:38 am

 The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent cornerback Darryl Morris and placed cornerback Frankie Williams on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

 

Morris, 5-10, 188 pounds, played in the first six games (one start) for the Colts this season and compiled 15 tackles (14 solo), one pass defensed and one special teams stop before being waived on October 19. He was originally signed by Indianapolis as a free agent on September 5, 2016. Morris has seen action in 42 career NFL games (two starts) and totaled 54 tackles (45 solo), seven passes defensed, one interception and one special teams stop.

 

Williams, 5-9, 190 pounds, played in three games for the Colts this season and tallied one tackle. He also spent time on Indianapolis’ practice squad (Weeks 1-5, 7-8) this year and most recently was elevated to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on November 1. Williams participated in the Colts’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 5. He originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2016. Collegiately, 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.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 21, 2016 – 10:24 am

 The Indianapolis Colts today signed guard Adam Redmond to the practice squad.

 

Redmond, 6-6, 290 pounds, has had two previous stints on the Colts practice squad since originally signing with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. He participated in the Colts’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Collegiately, Redmond played in 31 games at Harvard and was the co-recipient of the school’s William Paine LaCroix Trophy in 2015. He was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team and was selected to the All-Ivy League first-team that season. Redmond helped the Crimson achieve a 9-1 record in 2015, competing in all 10 games. He blocked for an offense that averaged 474.2 yards per game and 36.4 points per contest as Harvard earned a co-Ivy League Championship.


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Five Things Learned: Colts/Titans

Posted by Kevin Bowen on November 20, 2016 – 5:02 pm

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INDIANAPOLIS – A championship-type start from the Colts on Sunday, in front of the 2006 Super Bowl XLI team, led to the 2016 squad getting a very important win.

After jumping out to a 21-0 lead on Sunday, the Colts hung on for a 24-17 victory over the Titans—the 11th straight win they’ve had over Tennessee.

The celebration of Sunday’s victory will be short with the Colts (5-5) getting ready for a Thanksgiving night matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5).

Here are FIVE THINGS LEARNED.

TORRID START – It was a start the Colts hadn’t seen since Peyton Manning was under center. The Colts scored touchdowns on each of their first three drives Sunday—doing that for the first time since 2009. The 21-0 lead for the Colts (in the game’s first 20 minutes) was the biggest margin Indy has had this season.

PLAYS COME LATE – It was a very sluggish end to the second quarter and third quarter for the Colts. With the Titans making things more than interesting, the Colts got the winning plays late. On defense, it was Clayton Geathers stoning DeMarco Murray on a 4th-and-1. Then, on offense, Andrew Luck found T.Y. Hilton for a 3rd-and-5 completion to ice the victory.

SACK-FILLED AFTERNOON – Coming into Sunday, the Titans had given up just 13 sacks in the first 10 games of the season. But the Colts found a way to sack Marcus Mariota five times in Week 11. The sacks were the highlight of a pretty solid day for the defense, with Murray (the NFL’s second-leading rusher) held to just 3.3 yards per carry.

2006 TEAM HONORED – It took a while for the concessions to see any halftime business on Sunday afternoon. The Colts honored their 2006 Super Bowl team at half, with fans staying in their seats to show their appreciation. Fittingly, Robert Mathis (sack) and Adam Vinatieri (49-yard field goal), two players on that ’06 team, had big-time plays in Sunday’s victory.

WORK ON THANKSGIVING – For just the fourth time in franchise history, the Colts will be playing a game on Thanksgiving. This one will come at home, with the Colts (5-5) taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5). This will be the first time the Colts have ever played a home game on Thanksgiving.


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“Back-Up of the Game” is inside linebacker Edwin Jackson

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 4:38 pm

This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is inside linebacker Edwin Jackson.

The days of Jackson taking home this honor might be coming to an end.

It’s not because of Jackson’s play.

The 2015 undrafted free agent appears to have secured the vacant starting linebacker spot next to D’Qwell Jackson.

On Sunday, the younger Jackson had five tackles, a sack and still filled his duties on special teams (with a tackle on that unit, too).

The sack for Jackson came on a play when he was in coverage, but came up to get the elusive Marcus Mariota on the ground.

In total, the Colts had a season-high five sacks on Sunday (the Titans had given up just 13 sacks in their first 10 games of the season). This one from Jackson came on the final drive for the Titans.

“That D-line, they were getting him out of the pocket,” Jackson said in describing his sacks. “I’ve got to say thanks to the D-line — they were busting their butts up front and making Mariota feel pressure to get out, and back deep he had nowhere to throw it, so he had to get out of there. And I was just on the back side in the zone just doing my job and making sure that he doesn’t bust loose and get more yards. So it was a team effort: it started up front, they held it down in the back with the coverage, and I was just in my zone handling my work, so we all contributed to the team effort.”

The win was a team effort as well, and Jackson figures to be a big part of that down the stretch.

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Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson (53) walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. The Colts defeated the Titans 24-17. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


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Colts Inactives – #TENvsIND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 11:36 am

25 Patrick Robinson
40 Christopher Milton

50 Deon King

62 Le’Raven Clark

63 Austin Blythe

81 Devin Street

92 Curt Maggitt


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 19, 2016 – 1:51 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today elevated cornerback Christopher Milton to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and placed defensive end Kendall Langford on the Injured Reserve list. 

Milton, 5-11, 190 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2. He was waived at the conclusion of training camp and signed to the team’s practice squad where he spent the first nine games of the season. Milton played in 53 collegiate games (33 starts) at Georgia Tech and collected 96 tackles (82 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, 14 passes defensed and five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns). He also contributed with seven blocked kicks. As a redshirt senior in 2015, Milton started all 12 games and tallied 28 tackles (27 solo), one interception, six passes defensed and two blocked kicks. He was the FBS active career leader in blocked kicks during the 2015 season.

 

Langford, 6-6, 305 pounds, started the first seven games of the 2016 season and posted 11 tackles (eight solo), two passes defensed and one fumble recovery. He had a streak of 135 consecutive games played, which was the longest among active NFL defensive linemen before it ended on October 30. In Langford’s nine-year career, he has played in 135 games (113 starts) and compiled 369 tackles (240 solo), 22.5 sacks, 20 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He was signed by the Colts as a free agent on March 10, 2015.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 16, 2016 – 5:02 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed wide receiver Marcus Leak to the practice squad and released guard Adam Redmond from the practice squad. 

Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, was elevated to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on November 8, 2016 and waived on November 15. He spent Weeks 7-9 on Indianapolis’ practice squad. Leak participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 22. He originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. In three seasons at the University of Maryland, Leak played in 27 games (16 starts) and totaled 55 receptions for 775 yards and six touchdowns. In 2014, he posted 20 catches for 297 yards and three touchdowns, including a two-touchdown game against South Florida. Leak recorded a career-high 94 receiving yards in a 2012 contest against North Carolina State, which included a career-long reception of 47 yards.

 

Redmond, 6-6, 290 pounds, was signed to Indianapolis’ practice squad on September 27, 2016. He had a prior stint on the Colts practice squad this season and was signed on September 4 before being released on September 13. Redmond participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. He originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, Redmond 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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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 15, 2016 – 5:14 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed linebacker Deon King off waivers. The team also waived wide receiver Marcus Leak. 

King, 6-1, 230 pounds, played in two games (Weeks 9-10) for the San Diego Chargers this season and registered one tackle before being waived on November 14. He was signed to the Chargers practice squad on October 5 and was elevated to the team’s 53-man roster on November 5. King was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad on September 4 and waived two days later. He participated in the Cowboys 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. King originally signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.

 

Collegiately, King played in 46 games (35 starts) at Norfolk State and totaled 372 tackles, 52.5 tackles for loss, 22.0 sacks, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and three interceptions. He was named All-MEAC three times (2013-15), earning First Team All-MEAC honors in each of his last two seasons (2014-15). King was a consensus First Team FCS All-American as a senior in 2015 after starting all 11 games and leading all Division I (FBS and FCS) players with 163 tackles while adding 11.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. He became NSU’s first-ever winner of the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation’s top FCS defensive player. In 2014, King started all 12 games and finished with 106 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, two passes defensed and one interception. He started all 12 games in 2013 for the Spartans and recorded 84 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. King played in 11 games as a true freshman in 2012 and tallied 19 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one interception.

 

Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, was elevated to the Colts active roster from the practice squad on November 8, 2016. He spent Weeks 7-9 on Indianapolis’ practice squad. Leak participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 22. He originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. In three seasons at the University of Maryland, Leak played in 27 games (16 starts) and totaled 55 receptions for 775 yards and six touchdowns.


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