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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE T-DEMARCO COX

Posted by coltsadmin on May 21, 2015 – 2:25 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived tackle Demarco Cox.

 

Cox, 6-8, 294 pounds, originally signed with the Colts as a free agent on March 19, 2015. He played four years of college basketball at Ole Miss (2010-14) before transferring to Georgia Tech (2014-15) for his final season of eligibility as a fifth-year graduate transfer. Last season, he averaged 8.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while adding a team-high 28 blocked shots with the Yellow Jackets


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE FOUR PLAYERS

Posted by coltsadmin on May 4, 2015 – 10:44 am

The Indianapolis Colts today waived four players including, wide receiver Kadron Boone, defensive end Gannon Conway, running back Jeff Demps and offensive tackle Matt Hall.

 

Boone was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014. After his release from the Eagles at the end of training camp, he spent time on the St. Louis Rams practice squad before being released on October 29, 2014. Boone was signed to the Colts practice squad on December 31, 2014 where he remained for all three postseason contests.

 

Conway was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He was released three days later and signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 11, 2014. Conway spent time with the Colts in training camp before being released on August 30, 2014. He was then signed to the practice squad on January 15, 2015 where he remained for the team’s AFC Championship Game appearance.

 

Demps competed in two games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 and posted one carry for 13 yards and three receptions for 21 yards. He was signed to the Buccaneers practice squad at the start of the 2014 campaign, but was released in October. Demps spent one week on the Colts practice squad in October of 2014 before his release. He was re-signed by Indianapolis to a reserve/future contract on January 19, 2015.

 

Hall was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014. He was waived by Minnesota on July 25, 2014 and signed by the Colts two days later. Hall spent the 2014 campaign on Injured Reserve.


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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 May 18, 2014 – 12:53 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent wide receiver Ryan Lankford and waived wide receiver Greg Moore.

Lankford, 5-11, 163 pounds, completed his collegiate career at Illinois with 70 receptions for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns in 43 games played. As a junior in 2012, he led the team in receiving yards (469), receiving touchdowns (five) and total points scored (30), while finishing second in receptions (37). He earned the Illinois Point Award as the top offensive skill player on the team. In 2011, Lankford played in all 13 games (five starts) and totaled 12 catches for 108 yards. He also saw time as a punter, averaging 39.4 yards on 19 punts, and as a punt returner, returning 19 punts for 33 yards.

Moore finished the 2013 season at Lane College with 59 catches for 910 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to All-SIAC accolades. He also had three 100-yard receiving contests. Moore started 10 games as a freshman in junior college at Mesabi Range before transferring to Lane and starting nine contests as a sophomore.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN G-JACK MEWHORT

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 16, 2014 – 12:35 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed guard Jack Mewhort.

Mewhort was selected by the Colts with their first pick in the second round (59th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Mewhort competed in 49 career games at Ohio State University, making 39 consecutive starts to close his collegiate career. He lined up at left tackle for a combined 26 starts as a junior and senior while adding five starts at left guard and eight more at right guard his sophomore season.

As a senior in 2013, Mewhort served as a team captain and was part of a Buckeye offense that set school records for the most points scored (637), rushing yards (4,321) and total touchdowns (83). He was a consensus All-America selection and added second-team accolades from Walter Camp, The NFL Draft Report, The Associated Press, CBSSports.com, Sports Illustrated and the Football Writers Association in addition to being a first-team choice by ESPN. Mewhort was named a First Team All-Big Ten Conference choice and was a candidate for the Outland Trophy.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN ILB-ANDREW JACKSON

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 15, 2014 – 5:38 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed inside linebacker Andrew Jackson.

Jackson was selected by the Colts in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Jackson appeared in 37 career games (33 starts) at Western Kentucky University and recorded 326 tackles (174 solo), 6.5 sacks, 43.0 tackles for loss, one interception, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed. He became the 10th player in school history to record at least 300 career tackles and his total ranked 14th among active NCAA FBS players.

Jackson competed in the 2014 East-West Shrine Game and earned All-Sun Belt Conference first-team honors in two consecutive seasons (2011 and 2012). In 2012, he tallied 122 total tackles, which ranks first for a WKU player during the school’s Football Bowl Subdivision era (since 2009). As a senior in 2013, Jackson earned All-Sun Belt Conference second-team accolades after competing in 11 games (nine starts) and finishing the season ranked second on the team with 95 tackles, in addition to 1.0 sack, 8.5 tackles for loss and two passes defensed.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE TWO PLAYERS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:07 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived tackle Erik Pike and cornerback Darius Polk.

Pike was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2014. He was a four-year starter at left tackle for Towson and was a co-captain during his senior season. In 2013, Pike was named a Football Championship Series All-America selection as the Tigers compiled a 10-2 regular season record while reaching the NCAA FCS Championship Game. Pike also earned All-CAA first-team honors for the second straight season.

Polk was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2014. He was named to the All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) second team in 2013 after leading Kent State with seven passes defensed and ranking fourth with 60 total tackles. He was also voted as a defensive captain by his teammates.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN T-ULRICK JOHN

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 1:42 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed tackle Ulrick John.

John was selected by the Colts with their final pick in the seventh round (232nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. John competed in 36 collegiate contests (25 starts) at Georgia State and was the school’s top lineman over the last two seasons (2012-13). He was a two-year starter at left tackle, but also logged starts at center and guard earlier in his career with the Panthers.

As a senior in 2013, John started 11 games at left tackle and was named an All-Sun Belt Conference honorable mention selection. In 2012, he started 10-of-11 games at left tackle and blocked for a Panthers offense that registered 110.5 rushing yards per game.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN OLB-JONATHAN NEWSOME

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 14, 2014 – 1:15 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today signed outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome.

Newsome was selected by the Colts in the fifth round (166th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. In two seasons at Ball State, he competed in 23 games and totaled 116 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 24.0 tackles for loss, one interception, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed. He spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Ohio State and participated in 18 games, playing primarily on special teams.

As a senior in 2013, Newsome was an All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) first-team choice, a three-time MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week and was named to the Rotary Lombardi Award and Ted Hendricks Award Preseason Watch Lists. For the year, he started all 12 games and totaled 64 tackles, 8.0 sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, one interception, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed. In 2012, Newsome earned All-MAC Conference second-team accolades after starting 10-of-11 games, including the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, and finishing with 52 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss and one pass defensed.


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE FOUR PLAYERS

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 12, 2014 – 4:21 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived four players including linebacker Alan Baxter, fullback Stephen Campbell, tight end Martell Webb and kicker Carson Wiggs.

Baxter was originally signed to the Colts practice squad on December 24, 2013 and was signed to a Reserve/Future contract on January 13, 2014. Collegiately, he played in 52 career games (24 starts) at Northern Illinois and finished with 152 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss and 16.0 sacks.

Campbell was signed by the Colts as a free agent on April 17, 2014. In 32 career games for the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats (2009-2012), he totaled 65 receptions for 625 yards and eight touchdowns. As a junior in 2011, Campbell earned honorable mention West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) accolades after starting all 11 games and catching 38 passes for 303 yards and five touchdowns.

Webb was signed to the Colts practice squad on November 28, 2013 and was signed to a Reserve/Future contract on January 13, 2014. He was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on July 26, 2011 and was released on August 29. Webb then spent time with the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans and the Detroit Lions.

Wiggs was signed by the Colts as a free agent on March 18, 2014. He finished his collegiate career (2008-2011) as the most accurate kicker in Purdue history, connecting on 53-of-72 career field goals (73.6%). Wiggs was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2012 but was waived prior to the start of the regular season.


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