Indianapolis Colts Football

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN QB-SCOTT TOLZIEN

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 11, 2016 – 6:23 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed unrestricted free agent quarterback Scott Tolzien. 

“We looked at a number of quarterbacks during this process and we felt Scott fit us on a number of levels,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He is a young, highly intelligent, tough and driven individual who we feel possesses a lot of potential.”

 

Tolzien, 6-2, 213 pounds, spent the last three seasons with the Green Bay Packers (2013-15). He has played in six career NFL games (two starts) and completed 56-of-91 passes for 721 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions. Additionally, Tolzien has carried the ball eight times for 52 yards and one touchdown. Prior to Green Bay, he spent time with the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers.

 

In 2015, Tolzien served as the No. 2 quarterback in Green Bay for all 16 games and saw limited action in three contests. He spent the entire 2014 season on the Packers 53-man roster and was a gameday inactive for the first 15 games of the season.

 

In 2013, Tolzien spent the first nine weeks of the season on Green Bay’s practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster on November 6. He played in three games (two starts) in 2013 and completed 55-of-90 passes for 717 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions. Tolzien also totaled five carries for 55 yards and one touchdown. In Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he came off the bench early in the game to replace injured backup quarterback Seneca Wallace. Tolzien completed 24-of-39 passes for 280 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He earned his first career NFL start in Week 11 against the New York Giants and completed 24-of-34 passes for 339 yards and three interceptions. Tolzien’s 339 yards were the most by a Packers quarterback in his first start, passing Mike Tomczak’s previous mark of 317. He brought his two-game total to 619 passing yards, the most by a quarterback in his first two games in Green Bay history and the fourth-most in NFL history.

 

In 2012, Tolzien was inactive for 13 games and all three postseason contests, including Super Bowl XLVII, with the San Francisco 49ers. He spent the 2011 season on San Francisco’s 53-man roster, but was inactive for all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests.

 

Tolzien originally signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011. He spent the entire offseason and training camp with San Diego before being waived during final cuts on September 3.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS RELEASE WR-ANDRE JOHNSON 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 9, 2016 – 4:44 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today released wide receiver Andre Johnson. 

Johnson, 6-3, 229 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on March 11, 2015. He has played in 185 career NFL games (183 starts) and caught 1,053 passes for 14,100 yards and 68 touchdowns. In 2015, Johnson appeared in all 16 games (14 starts) for Indianapolis and tallied 41 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AGREE TO TERMS WITH K-ADAM VINATIERI ON CONTRACT EXTENSION

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 8, 2016 – 7:15 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with kicker Adam Vinatieri on a contract extension. 

“We are thrilled to retain Adam as a member of the Colts family,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “Adam continues to play at the highest level year in and year out and his hard work, consistency and professionalism are a credit to him being the longest tenured active player in the NFL. Adam has won multiple Super Bowls and is a future Hall of Famer. We look forward to continuing to utilize his championship-pedigree and leadership in our program.”

 

Vinatieri, 6-0, 206 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2006. In Indianapolis, Vinatieri has converted 240-of-277 field goal attempts (86.6 percent) and 375-of-381 PATs for 1,095 points. He owns the Colts record for points scored, extra points made and field goals made. Vinatieri was a member of the Colts Super Bowl XLI championship team. He has played in the second-most playoff games (30) in league history and holds several career NFL postseason records including points scored (234), field goals made (56) and extra points made (66).

 

Vinatieri, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has played in 306 career games over his 20-year NFL career. He has connected on 503-of-598 field goal attempts (84.1 percent), made 742-of-755 PATs and scored one two-point conversion for 2,253 career points. Vinatieri is one of only three kickers all-time with 500 career field goals made, joining Morten Andersen (565) and Gary Anderson (538). He ranks sixth all-time in career regular season games played. Vinatieri ranks third in league history in total points and is the NFL’s active leader. He notched 1,158 points during his 10 seasons (1996-2005) with the New England Patriots and is the only player in league history to record 1,000 points with two franchises. Vinatieri’s 84.1 career field goal percentage ranks 15th all-time. He has 26 game-winning field goals in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime. Vinatieri has earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors 15 times, NFL Player of the Week honors one time (playoffs) and has been named AFC Special Teams Player of Month four times (2015, 2004, 1999, 1998).

 

In 2015, Vinatieri converted 25-of-27 field goals (92.6 percent) and 32-of-35 PATs for 107 points. It marked his 18th 100-point season of his career, which extended an NFL record. After missing his first two field goal attempts of the season, Vinatieri finished the season connecting on 25 consecutive attempts, which is the fourth-highest streak in team history. He was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November after he converted all 11 field goal attempts in the month and was the only kicker in the league to record a perfect percentage with 10-or-more kicks. He also added 9-of-10 PATs for 42 points in November. Over the last two seasons (2014-15), Vinatieri has the highest field goal percentage in the league (94.8) after making 55-of-58 field goals attempts.

 

Vinatieri joined the Colts after playing 10 seasons (1996-2005) with the New England Patriots. He is the only kicker in NFL history to record successful field goals in four Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX and XLI) and is the only kicker in league history to have played in five.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:26 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent long snapper Forrest Hill. 

Hill, 6-1, 248 pounds, played in 38 career games at Auburn University from 2012-14. In 2014, he played in 12 games and handled all the snaps. Hill snapped on punts in all 14 games for the Tigers in 2013 and was a member of the Southeastern Conference Championship team that went 12-2 (7-1 in the SEC) and made an appearance in the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game against Florida State. In 2012, he saw his first collegiate action and appeared in all 12 games as the long snapper on punts.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE OLB-BJOERN WERNER

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 2:43 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived outside linebacker Bjoern Werner. 

Werner, 6-3, 255 pounds has played in 38 career NFL games (16 starts) and collected 77 tackles (61 solo), 6.5 sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He competed in 10 games last season and totaled 11 tackles and one fumble recovery.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 7, 2016 – 8:09 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed tight end Dwayne Allen to a contract extension. 

“From Jim Irsay and his family on down we are very pleased to announce the re-signing of Dwayne Allen,” said Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson. “Besides the broad skill set and overall talent level he brings, Dwayne’s tenacity and physicality has always been what has set him apart from the beginning. His genuine love for the people of this community, its fans and for the game of football is what makes him special.”

 

Allen, 6-3, 265 pounds, was selected by the Colts in the third round (64th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has played in 43 career NFL games (42 starts) and caught 91 passes for 1,045 yards and 13 touchdowns. Allen has also appeared in four postseason contests (three starts) and collected 15 receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown. In 2015, he saw action in 13 games (12 starts) and caught 16 passes for 109 yards and one touchdown. Allen played in 13 games (13 starts) in 2014 and finished with 29 receptions for 395 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. He and fellow tight end Coby Fleener became the first tight end duo on the same team to each record eight touchdowns apiece in a single season in NFL history. Allen saw action in all three postseason contests (two starts) in 2014 and caught 11 passes for 90 yards and one touchdown. In 2013, he started the season opener and caught a 20-yard touchdown pass. Allen missed Indianapolis’ Week 2 contest before being placed on the team’s Injured Reserve list in Week 3. As a rookie in 2012, he started all 16 games for the Colts and registered career highs in receptions (45) and receiving yards (521) to go along with three touchdowns. Allen started one playoff game and collected four receptions for 51 yards.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 10:13 am

The Indianapolis Colts today released quarterback Josh Freeman. 

Freeman, 6-6, 248 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on December 29, 2015. He started in the season finale against the Tennessee Titans and completed 15-of-28 passes for 149 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Freeman has played in 62 career NFL games (61 starts) and completed 1,179-of-2,048 passes for 13,873 yards with 81 touchdowns and 68 interceptions.


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STATEMENT FROM INDIANAPOLIS COLTS OWNER & CEO JIM IRSAY ON PEYTON MANNING

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 6, 2016 – 1:56 pm

“Few have left their marks on a sport as Peyton Manning has. Simply put, he revolutionized NFL football. Peyton energized it as had no one before him, he made it more fun for our fans, and made the game better.

Off the field, Peyton has been a tremendous ambassador for the game and the epitome of someone who gives back to the community. He is the most recognizable face in the history of the NFL, and perhaps its most popular.

 

I will miss seeing #18 on the field on Sundays and I am proud and thankful for all he’s done for the Colts, our community, and the NFL. On behalf of Colts and NFL fans worldwide, I thank Peyton and congratulate him on an incredible career.”

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 3, 2016 – 12:54 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today made a qualifying offer to restricted free agent tight end Jack Doyle. 

Doyle, 6-6, 267 pounds, was originally claimed by the Colts off waivers from the Tennessee Titans on September 1, 2013. He has played in 47 career NFL games (seven starts) and caught 35 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Doyle has seen action in five postseason contests and tallied seven receptions for 30 yards. The Indianapolis native originally signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on February 22, 2016 – 11:50 am

The Indianapolis Colts today waived outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome and released outside linebacker Andy Studebaker. 

Newsome, 6-3, 247 pounds, was drafted by the Colts in the fifth round (166th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has played in 30 career NFL games (three starts) and registered 61 tackles (43 solo), 7.5 sacks, two passes defensed and three forced fumbles.

 

Studebaker, 6-3, 255 pounds, was signed by the Colts as a free agent on December 15, 2015. He has played in 97 career NFL games (nine starts) and recorded 70 tackles (52 solo), 2.5 sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 68 special teams tackles.

 


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