Indianapolis Colts Football

DAILY CLIPS: MAY 2ND

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 2, 2013 – 6:35 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Terrell Owens … Reggie Wayne? Colts receiver looking to join select company at 35
Colts notes: Players would accept a gay teammate
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 5, KR/WR Terrence Wilkins  
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 6, long snapper Justin Snow
Super Bowl guru wants BioCrossroads-type effort for Indy sports
Colts preparing to welcome rookies       
Colts Notebook: Sheppard happy to be in Indy   
Colts WRs take different routes to new offense
Colts’ Bjoern Werner learned about the NFL by playing ‘Madden’
Irrelevant Week is pretty, well, relevant
What’s to come for Mr. Irrelevant

COLTS.COM
Colts Mailbag
Getting Grounded

AFC SOUTH BLOG
McShay on best, most disappointing picks
On how Titans could use Zaviar Gooden

NFL NEWS
Bell: Owners, minority coaches need to build relationships, trust
Kyle Turley’s fight for the mind
Robert Griffin III to exercise caution
Geno Smith’s firing of agents, pre-draft actions shed light on why QB may have dropped
Cardinals trade FB Anthony Sherman to Chiefs for CB Javier Arenas
Report: NFL HGH use likely common
Eagles QB situation, Boldin trade headline offseason superlatives
Tennessee Titans waive wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins
Frenette: Jaguars can’t give Blackmon any more lifelines

AFC TEAM NEWS
Jets Make Changes in Scouting    
Tom Telesco a fan of Manti Te’o’s coverage ability
Tom Telesco likes what Danny Woodhead brings to the Chargers’ offense
Best in T.J. Moe won’t dog it

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants hope 2nd-rounder Hankins can be a ‘big’ factor
Bears sign draft picks Jordan Mills, Cornelius Washington


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DAILY CLIPS: MAY 1ST

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 1, 2013 – 6:09 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts release three players, sign nine undrafted free agents
Colts continue to adjust roster with undrafted rookies
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 8, DE Bernard Whittington
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 7, kicker Dean Biasucci
Colts fill out roster … for now
Big Easy writer says Indy should drop ’18 Super Bowl bid
C.O. Prime, Rodrick Rumble among Colts’ undrafted free agents
Family: Colts reward donation “means everything to us”
Colts’ undrafted rookies
What I think the Colts are thinking

COLTS.COM
Indianapolis Colts Sign Nine Undrafted Free Agents
You Never Know
New Installation

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Jaguars not considering cutting Blackmon
What I think the Titans are thinking
Jaguars will miss Justin Blackmon, badly
What I think the Jaguars are thinking
What I think the Texans are thinking
The AFC South in new Power Rankings

NFL NEWS
NFL exec’s forgotten email prompts heated exchange between attorneys in lawsuit over
Chris Polian heads to Jacksonville
After falling out of Round 1, Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith fires his agent
Justin Blackmon banned 4 games
NFL must create environment for others to follow Collins’ lead; mail
Tom Coughlin: Victor Cruz’s contract ‘has to be a concern’
Lawrence Okoye: I won’t put any limits on myself
NFL suspends Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon 4 games for violating substance abuse policy
Texans top pick Hopkins offers his support for Rockets

AFC TEAM NEWS
Telesco doesn’t slam door on Hard Knocks
Belichick among Tim Tebow’s supporters
Idzik won’t say Sanchez will be a Jet after June 1

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants to take look at running back Tim Hightower on Wednesday
Briggs’ mysterious tweets send misguided message on Collins


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 28TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 28, 2013 – 10:30 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
2013 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts brass delighted with bevy of draftees
Colts trade way into 5th round, grab Tenn.-Martin DT Montori Hughes
Colts pick Utah State RB Kerwynn Williams in 7th round
Colts add USC center Khaled Holmes with 4th round pick
Peyton Manning says October game vs. Colts not on his mind yet
Justice Cunningham is 2013 NFL Draft’s ‘Mr. Irrelevant’
Instincts key Colts safety Boyett
Hughes brings troubled past to Colts
Colts continue O-line revamping

COLTS.COM
Five more become Colts
Trojan Horse
Instant Reaction: TE-Justice Cunningham with the No. 254 pick
Instant Reaction: RB-Kerwynn Williams with the No. 230 pick
Instant Reaction: S-John Boyett with the No. 192 pick
Instant Reaction: DT-Montori Hughes with the No. 139 pick
C/OG Khaled Holmes with the No. 121 pick
Grigson finds trench player in a former wrestler, Thornton
Harnish looks back on eventful final day of 2012 NFL Draft
Thornton’s toughness continually praised by draft analysts

AFC SOUTH BLOG
The work left to do in the AFC South
AFC South draft analysis
Wooten’s best quality for Titans: speed
The Texans’ four sixth-rounders
Jaguars now have options at safety
Titans may need run downs from Edwards
Denard Robinson: Offensive weapon?
Texans grow LB depth with Williams
Titans continue to add to O-line
Ace Sanders could give Jaguars a jolt
On the Jaguars’ restraint at quarterback

NFL NEWS
Eagles take Matt Barkley at No. 98
Source: LB Shaun Phillips to Denver
LeGarrette Blount dealt to Pats
QB Ryan Nassib goes to Giants
The 2013 draft’s winners, losers
Five best, worst matches of the draft
2013 NFL Draft: Breaking down winning and worrisome picks
Stephen Ross: Dolphins better without Tony Sparano
2013 NFL Draft: Winners and losers; rookie GMs do well
NFL Draft: Fraternal brothers of rehab helping Lattimore
Big weekend for the Packers and other thoughts on Day 3 of draft

AFC TEAM NEWS
Bill Belichick’s plan speaks to depth
NY Jets GM John Idzik, who helped build talented Seattle Seahawks, right to draft QB Geno Smith

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants grab Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib after trading up in the fourth round of the NFL draft
Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene thrilled to be joining the Bears’ legacy of linebackers


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 27TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 27, 2013 – 10:56 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts: From Madden Mathis to the real thing, Bjoern Werner’s unexpected journey
Madden, Mathis among Werner’s influences
Colts question for the day: How’s Bjoern Werner’s motor running?
NFL Draft 2013: Colts select Illinois offensive lineman Hugh Thornton in 3rd round
Colts’ plan will demand earning positions
Thornton the next piece in Pagano’s vision
Colts add some “nasty” to the offensive line
Bjoern Werner’s international success story is truly one of a kind
Local prospect Hugh Thornton awaits new home in NFL Draft
Is Thornton another OL starter for Colts?
Warmack salutes Colts’ Drake Nevis

COLTS.COM
Unglaublich
Greetings
Off the radar on the roster

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Montgomery could be handful for Texans
Is Zaviar Gooden too similar to Brown?
Brennan Williams to compete with Newton
Can Wreh-Wilson help get Verner inside?
Dwayne Gratz helps Jaguars restock at CB
Swearinger can cover TEs for Texans
In Hunter, another piece for Locker
Cyprien should start ASAP for Jaguars
What the four first-rounders are saying
Second-round options for AFC South
Report: Jaguars target CB with No. 33
Nuggets on new guys in the AFC South
Bruce Matthews on Luke Joeckel

NFL NEWS
Second-round pick eases safety concerns
Titans should look to defensive line today
NFL Draft: Jaguars select Johnathan Cyprien, Dwayne Gratz on Day 2
Packers extend QB Aaron Rodgers
Te’o time in San Diego; Geno Smith goes to Jets

AFC TEAM NEWS
Bill drafts for need
With NY Jets picking QB Geno Smith, the Mark Sanchez Era is over

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants strengthen defensive line, add Ohio State’s Johnathan Hankins and Texans A&M’s Demontre Moore
Bears take LB Bostic in 2nd round


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 26TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 26, 2013 – 6:10 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Bob Kravitz: Poor combine performance doesn’t make Bjoern Werner a bad pick for Colts
Colts take Bjoern Werner with 24th pick in NFL Draft
2013 NFL Draft: 3 names for Indianapolis Colts’ fans to watch closing in on pick No. 24
2013 NFL Draft: 3 possible Indianapolis Colts picks
Colts QB regret easy to say now for Bill Polian
Three prospects to keep an eye on when Colts are on the clock at draft’s No. 24 spot
What Indianapolis Colts drafting Bjoern Werner means, German translation
Unpredictable draft gets started tonight
Colts add pass rusher in Werner at 24
Colts select pass rusher Werner in first round
Colts’ Top 5 possible defensive back picks
Can Colts’ pick turn into the next Freeney?
Indianapolis Colts could go several ways in NFL draft
Colts rave about Werner’s game speed
Colts take Bjoern Werner 24th overall
Florida State DE Bjoern Werner hopes he’s selected by NY Giants so he can team with Markus Kuhn

COLTS.COM
Instant Reaction: DE Bjoern Werner chosen with the No. 24 pick
Experience is teacher
A year already
Time to shine
Wanted and drafted
Edge-setter on board

AFC SOUTH BLOG
All the AFC South’s scheduled picks
Non-immediate needs in AFC South
My QB draft strategy for the Jaguars
Caldwell gets OT first, as Smith did
Chris Johnson on Warmack: ‘Thank God’
Texans say Hopkins wears DBs out
Warmack won Titans in private workout

NFL NEWS
Plan falls into place as Texans pick WR Hopkins
Tennessee Titans select Alabama guard Chance Warmack in first round of NFL Draft
NFL Draft: Jaguars pick offensive tackle Luke Joeckel with No. 2 pick
Bell: How many NFL draftees will end up broke?
O-linemen are A-listers in 2013 NFL draft
Manti Te’o, Geno Smith passed over
2013 NFL Draft: Winners and losers, Day 1, a tale of two drafts
With GM seats burning, Bills and Dolphins go bold; more snaps

AFC TEAM NEWS
Pats deal a 1 for 4
It’s still defense first for rebuilding Jets

NFC TEAM NEWS
NFL Draft 2013; Giants pick Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh
Long, Emery put top pick’s character issues in past


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 10TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 10, 2013 – 6:10 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts’ best draft picks: No. 8, offensive left tackle Tarik Glenn
Ex-players call NFL brain-injury panel a ‘sham’
If, And, But: The Indianapolis Colts will be in the Playoffs in 2013
Colts, Indianapolis agree on stadium improvements
Indianapolis will pay for suite expansion at Colts stadium

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft Preview: Offensive Tackle

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Lack of extension talk for Monroe is fine
Gruden’s review of Geno Smith
Are Schaub, zone scheme right for Texans?

NFL NEWS
Texans offered new Jaguars WR Mohamed Massaquoi a contract
Vote for Titans’ 15th season logo
Jake Locker to take part in fundraiser
Mohamed Massaquoi a wily veteran compared to other Jaguars receivers
Crowded Courtroom for NFL Lawsuit
Robert Griffin III’s jersey is top seller
Game-day experience: Aggressive drunks

AFC TEAM NEWS
Experts big on Pats’ pickup of DL Kelly
NY Jets get Laron Landry’s brother, Dawan Landry, to replace him at safety
Report: Manti Te’o to visit Chargers

NFC TEAM NEWS
Plea deal ‘in the works’ again for ex-bear Hurd


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DAILY CLIPS: Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 1, 2013 – 8:05 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Irsay touts free-agent “pillaging”

NFL NEWS
Monday Morning QB
Chiefs to host Geno Smith on Monday
NFP Sunday Blitz
Will QBs be shut out of first round of 2013 NFL Draft?

AFC TEAM NEWS
Report: Jets potential target Kolb set to join Bills
High turnout expected for Chargers workouts

NFC TEAM NEWS
White becomes a Giant option
Vacation for Bears players ends Tuesday


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BARKLEY AIMS FOR PRO DAY

Posted by craigkelleycolts on February 23, 2013 – 12:00 pm

USC quarterback Matt Barkley at NFL Combine

USC quarterback Matt Barkley at NFL Combine

USC quarterback Matt Barkley soared to many heights in four years, but a late-season injury in 2012 cost him the Notre Dame and Georgia Tech games with what he confirmed this week at the combine was a separated shoulder.

Barkley is a non-participant in drills this week, pointing to his pro day on March 27 as when, “I should be perfect to throw.”

Barkley, 6-2, 230, is one of 19 quarterbacks attending the combine.  He is the latest of a long line of Trojan quarterbacks trying to make a mark in the NFL.

Barkley leads the list of combine QBs and believes he is the best performer in a draft class that includes Geno Smith and Mike Glennon, among others.

“I believe I am.  I don’t think you can go into the draft not thinking you are,” said Barkley on Friday.

Barkley returned for a senior season after drawing some NFL attention a year ago.  That draft class included Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson, and Barkley said he did not regret his decision.

“(I) wouldn’t change my USC career for anything,” he said.

In 47 games, Barkley earned a 34-13 starting record.  In passing for more than 12,000 yards and 116 touchdowns, he set 20 school record career, season and game records, 10 of which established Pac-12 records.

Barkley was queried on past successes and non-successes of USC quarterbacks in the NFL.  He cautioned that his story is his own and comparisons aren’t necessarily a fair thing to make.

That said, he admitted there is work to do.

“I think there’s always something to prove,” said Barkley.  “I think you’re always looking for ways to better yourself.  There’s definitely things I can improve on.”

Seattle coach Pete Carroll has a USC lineage.  He also had the talents of Wilson in 2012.  Carroll feels Barkley is set for the next step.

“I don’t think there’s anything that’s stopping him from being a starter right away,” said Carroll.  “Now that quarterbacks can come in and make their way into the league and do it in such quick order, Matt will be able to do it, too.”

This year’s QB crop does not have the sizzle of last year’s bunch when Luck and Griffin III went 1-2, while Ryan Tannehill (8th) and Brandon Weeden (22nd) went in the opening round.


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