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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: 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: Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 2, 2013 – 8:46 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Around the AFC South: Are the Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl contenders?
Colts agree to terms with receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
Next Colts’ mural up? Who should replace Dwight Freeney at Lucas Oil Stadium?
Will she make it? Following an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader hopeful
Colts agree to terms with Heyward-Bey
Colts pick up wide receiver Heyward-Bey
Indianapolis Colts: Offseason schedule
Colts have low risk with Heyward-Bey
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Indianapolis Colts agree to contract
Colts, Heyward-Bey agree to deal
Colts, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey agree to 1-year deal
Darrius Heyward-Bey lands with Indianapolis Colts 
Lions lose out on Darrius Heyward-Bey, who signs with Colts
Colts, Darrius Heyward-Bey agree

COLTS.COM
Receiver in Fold
2013 Positional Series: Linebackers

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Catching up: AFC South developments
Jacksonville Jaguars: Offseason schedule
Houston Texans: Offseason schedule
Reviewing Scouts Inc. free agency grades
Tennessee Titans: Offseason schedule
Jaguars cut Mosley, will host Marks
Newest Titans will add depth

NFL NEWS
Should Titans have added a pass rusher?
Jack Pardee was a ‘genuine Texas legend’
Time for Jaguars coach Gus Bradley to spread his message as offseason program begins
Raiders trade for Matt Flynn
Monday’s moves: Colt McCoy sent to San Francisco
Kansas City Chiefs down to four options for top pick

AFC TEAM NEWS
Pats not done at receiver
Chargers dispute Ryan Mathews’ remarks

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants going after another ex-Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman in Mike Patterson
Bears’ Bush reaches out to injured Ware


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DAILY CLIPS: Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 29, 2013 – 3:20 pm

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts trade Clifton Geathers for Philadelphia’s Stanley Havili
Colts Andrew Luck squares off with Russell Wilson on Madden NFL 25 cover vote
Colts offseason: Different ways to look at it
Colts add fullback in trade
Colts acquire fullback Stanley Havili
Former Carvers Bay standout Geathers traded to Eagles
Birds ship FB to New Home, Gain DL Body
Fullback Havili traded to Colts

COLTS.COM
2013 Positional Series: Offensive Line
Could FIU have another player following Hilton’s lead?

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Todd McShay releases new mock draft

NFL NEWS
Texans pluck bruising FB Jones from division-rival Jaguars
Ryan Fitzpatrick fits Tennessee Titans’ bill
Jaguars explored acquiring Flynn
Which NFL free agents are un-signed? Our top 25 available players
NFL Doctor says disease is overstated
Fred Davis cancels Jets visit
Aaron Rodgers closer to extension
NFLPA president thinks multiple players will come out as gay
Report: Carson Palmer won’t take any payout with Oakland
Dwight Freeney wants richer deal than Osi Umenyiora

AFC TEAM NEWS
Sebastian Vollmer aims to stay healthy
Micheal Spurlock could land with Cowboys

NFC TEAM NEWS
Osi Umenyiora makes peace with NY Giants GM Jerry Reese before joining Atlanta Falcons
Lance Louis leaves Bears for Dolphins, signs 1-year deal


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 28, 2013 – 1:47 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today acquired fullback Stanley Havili in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for defensive end Clifton Geathers. The team also announced that restricted free agent tackle Jeff Linkenbach has signed his qualifying offer.

“Stanley fills an immediate need for us at the fullback position and provides us with a solid option in our new offensive scheme,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “His speed, explosion and hard-nosed playing style are his main strengths, but he also possesses sound blocking and receiving skills. Stanley had a very productive career at USC and gained valuable experience as a starting fullback and special teams contributor for Philadelphia last year. The Eagles in return are getting a young, very big and strong player in Clif Geathers that can play every defensive line position to fill a need moving forward in their new scheme as well. We feel it’s a win-win.”

Havili, 6-0, 245 pounds, was selected by the Eagles in the seventh round (240th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of USC. In 2012, he appeared in 15 games (two starts) and totaled six rushes for 22 yards and his first career touchdown, while adding seven receptions for 43 yards. He also helped pave the way for five 100-yard rushing performances by running backs LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown.

At USC, Havili played in 52 career games (48 starts) and recorded 1,799 scrimmage yards (1,290 receiving, 509 rushing) and 15 total touchdowns (12 receiving, three rushing). As a senior in 2010, he earned All-Pac 10 honorable mention accolades after ranking third on the team with 32 receptions for 296 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 166 yards and one touchdown.

Geathers tallied five tackles (two solo) and his first career sack in eight games played with the Colts last season. He was originally signed to the team’s practice squad on October 3, 2012 and was elevated to the active roster on October 9. For his career, he has registered seven tackles (two solo) and 1.0 sack in 15 games played, while seeing action in one postseason game.

Linkenbach was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Over the past three seasons, he has played in all 48 regular season games, making 28 starts. In 2012, Linkenbach started eight regular season games and one postseason contest. He helped block for quarterback Andrew Luck to throw for the most passing yards (4,374) by a rookie in NFL history, while also breaking the rookie record for passing yards in a single game (433) in Week 9 against Miami.

In 2011, Linkenbach started all 16 games for the first time in his career and provided time for running back Donald Brown to set a career-high with 161 rushing yards on 16 attempts (10.1 avg.) against Tennessee (12/18). In 2010, he appeared in all 16 games (four starts) and was part of an offensive line that helped the team produce 5,000-plus net yards for the 13th consecutive season. The line also only allowed 16.0 sacks on the season, which tied for the fewest allowed in the NFL.


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Colts acquire CB D.J. Johnson in trade with Philadelphia

Posted by coltsindianapolis on July 22, 2012 – 3:12 pm

The Indianapolis Colts have acquired cornerback D.J. Johnson in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu. The deal will be finalized pending a completed physical.

Johnson, 6-1, 191 pounds, has competed in 10 NFL contests with the New York Giants (2009-10) and has totaled three tackles. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2009 and spent time with the Tampa Bay and Minnesota practice squads before being signed by the Washington Redskins in 2011. Johnson was then released by Washington and signed to the Philadelphia practice squad where he remained for the rest of the 2011 campaign.

Johnson attended Jackson State and earned second-team All-America honors as a senior after totaling five interceptions.

Ogbu was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on July 29, 2011 and spent the entire season on the team’s practice squad.

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