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COLTS DAILY HEADLINES: MAY 15TH EDITION

Posted by Kevin Bowen on May 15, 2013 – 9:11 am

Each morning Colts.com will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?

Take a look below at the top five pieces from Wednesday, May 15th:

Colts have $$$ business under control; a look at their salary-cap situation

By: Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star

A ton of number crunching went into Chappell’s latest piece as he broke down the Colts 90-man roster and their salary cap implications.

He used the rookie wage scale to come up with a four-year, $7.813 million dollar contract for Bjoern Werner, who is the lone draft pick that has not been signed yet.

Chappell’s numbers churn out that the Colts are about $8.32 million under the salary cap limit of $126.5 million.

National Football Foundation dinner will honor Boudia, Colts general manager

By: Lafayette Journal & Courier

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson will be an honorary member at the annual National Football Foundation Joe Tiller of Northwest Indiana honors dinner at the Purdue Memorial Union Ballroom on Monday, June 10.

The dinner will include Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell and former coach Joe Tiller.

Grigson, who hails from Highland, Ind., will receive the chapter’s Drew Brees Mental Toughness Award.

Top 10 owners you’d want running your favorite team

By: Josh Katzowitz, CBS Sports

It’s the time of year where top 10 lists are flowing from different NFL media members.

The latest one comes in a unique way with the top 10 NFL owners that fans would want running their favorite team.

Colts owner Jim Irsay comes in at second on the list and Katzowitz offered his synopsis on the Twitter loving owner:

“Compared to his father, Bob, who was much maligned by many of the people who knew him, the 53-year-old Jim is an absolute godsend for Colts fans. Even without the shadow of his father, though, Jim Irsay is one of the most fun owners around. He plays around on Twitter, and he gives away free stuff to his followers. Plus, he hires the right kind of personnel — general manager Ryan Grigson so far, coach Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell (for a time, anyway) — and the organization’s decision to draft Peyton Manning rather than Ryan Leaf in 1998 was obviously a huge difference-maker. But Irsay is an empathetic sort, and the sendoff given to Manning by Irsay and the Colts was representative of the NFL that we’d like to see more often. Not to mention how the team handled Chuck Pagano’s cancer scare last season. Irsay is fun, and his team has been successful since he took over in 1997. What’s not to love?”


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