INDIANAPOLIS – For the third year, the Indianapolis Colts presented the PLAY 60 Fitness Grant program. As a part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiative, schools and non-profit organizations were invited to apply for individual grants from the Colts, up to $2,000 each, to facilitate youth fitness programs and events in their community.
The Colts have selected five local non-profit organizations to receive funding to support physical and nutrition-related activities, from neighborhood sports teams to outdoor recreation and health education programs.
“The Indianapolis Colts are committed to promoting the importance of health and fitness,” stated Stephanie Pemberton, senior director of community relations for the Indianapolis Colts. “This grant provides community organizations and schools the opportunity to join the PLAY 60 movement by creating and implementing a special program or event to get youth excited about living active, healthy lives.”
Congratulations to the following 2014 PLAY 60 Grant winners:
- Eskenazi Health Foundation – Girls on the Run® of Marion County
- Girl Scouts of Central Indiana – Slumber at the Speedway
- Kids TRI for Kids Triathlon Series
- Forest Manor Multi-Service Center – FMMSC Youth Summer Camp
- Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center – Make a Difference Through Fitness, Health, and Service
The PLAY 60 initiative is an NFL-wide effort to encourage youth to participate in at least sixty minutes of physical activity each day. For more information about Colts PLAY 60 programs, please visit www.colts.com/PLAY60.
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Looking for a place to have your Colts questions answered at the end of the week? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
On Friday, I will host a one-hour chat called “Horseshoe Roundup” beginning at 2:00 p.m EST.
The chat will cover a variety of topics with the focus being the pertinent news during that time period. I will take your questions and try to answer as many as I can during the hour.
For this week, the players have returned to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center for the start of the offseason program.
What are your thoughts on the players ramping up the 2014 offseason?
What areas of concern do you still have with the draft two weeks away?
Feel free to join the chat via this link around 2:00 p.m. on Friday (scroll to the bottom of the page) and we will talk for an hour about whatever is on your mind.
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The Indianapolis Colts today announced its 2014 regular season schedule. Along with their traditional matchups against AFC South Division opponents – Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee – the Colts will face the AFC North and NFC East Divisions. Indianapolis will also host the New England Patriots and will travel to Denver. In total, the Colts will face four playoff teams from the 2013 season, including Cincinnati, Denver, New England and Philadelphia. Indianapolis will play in five primetime games, the most for the team since 2010.
Indianapolis will open the regular season on Sunday Night Football at Denver on September 7 at 8:30 p.m. The Colts trail the Broncos 8-11 overall and 3-6 on the road in the all-time series, but have won the last five regular season matchups. In last year’s Week 7 game on Sunday Night Football, Indianapolis defeated Denver, 39-33. Quarterback Andrew Luck completed 21-of-38 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns, while outside linebacker Robert Mathis posted 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble, which resulted in a safety. In the last trip to Denver, the Colts won by a score of 27-13 on September 26, 2010.
In Week 2, the Colts will remain on primetime as they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football on September 15 at 8:30 p.m. Indianapolis leads the all-time series by a 10-7 mark, having won four out of the last five contests. The Colts hold a 5-2 home record in the series and won the last contest at the RCA Dome, 45-21, on November 26, 2006. In the game, wide receiver Reggie Wayne led the team with four receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown, while kicker Adam Vinatieri knocked in one field goal and six PATs for nine total points.
Indianapolis will open its AFC South Division slate in Week 3 at Jacksonville on Sunday, September 21 at 1 p.m. The Colts own an 18-8 series advantage over the Jaguars, having swept the season series in 2013. In last year’s Week 4 game in Jacksonville, the Colts won 37-3 and their 34-point margin of victory was the team’s highest since October 25, 2009. Cornerback Darius Butler recorded a pick-six for the second straight season at EverBank Field.
The Colts will return home in Week 4 to host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, September 28 at 1 p.m. In last year’s meeting with the Titans at home, the Colts won 22-14 behind Vinatieri’s 16 total points. Vinatieri tied a career-high and a franchise record with five made field goals in the game. He also tied Jason Elam for the most career 100-point seasons (16) and became the second player in NFL history to score 800 points with two different teams. The Colts are 15-6 all-time at home against the Titans.
Indianapolis will remain at home the following week for a matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 5 at 1 p.m. The Colts hold a 7-3 advantage in the all-time series and are 4-0 at home. The last regular season home matchup came on October 12, 2008 when Indianapolis defeated Baltimore, 31-3. Wayne led both teams with eight receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown.
The Colts will travel to Houston for a Thursday Night Football matchup on October 9 at 8:25 p.m. Indianapolis has won the last three contests against Houston and holds a 20-4 advantage in the all-time series, including an 8-4 record on the road. In last year’s game at Reliant Stadium, the Colts tied their sixth-largest comeback in franchise history after overcoming an 18-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat the Texans by a 27-24 margin. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team with seven receptions for 121 yards and tied a franchise single-game record with three receiving touchdowns.
The Colts will then host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7 on Sunday, October 19 at 1 p.m. Indianapolis has lost the last two matchups against Cincinnati, including last year’s 42-28 defeat, but still owns a 16-10 record in the all-time series. In last year’s matchup, Luck completed 29-of-46 passes for 326 yards, four touchdowns and a 113.1 quarterback rating. Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers led both teams with six receptions for 107 yards and two touchdowns, including a 69-yard score. Wide receiver LaVon Brazill also added a pair of touchdowns in the game.
In Week 8, the Colts will face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday, October 26 at 4:25 p.m. Indianapolis trails 6-14 overall and 2-9 on the road in the all-time series with Pittsburgh. The Colts were victorious in their last trip to Heinz Field by a 24-20 margin on November 9, 2008. Wayne led the team with six catches for 114 yards and scored on a 65-yard reception.
Indianapolis will play in its second Monday Night Football game of the season against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 3 at 8:30 p.m. The Colts hold an 8-6 advantage in the all-time series with the Giants, including a 6-3 mark on the road. In their last road game against the Giants in the 2006 season opener, the Colts won 26-21. Vinatieri converted 4-of-4 field goals and two PATs for 14 total points in the contest.
Following a Week 10 bye week, the Colts will compete against the New England Patriots at home in their second Sunday Night Football matchup of the season on November 16 at 8:30 p.m. The game will continue an 11-year streak of facing the Patriots in the regular season or postseason dating back to 2003. Indianapolis trails 28-45 overall and 16-20 at home in the all-time series against New England. The Colts have lost the last three contests but were victorious in the Patriots’ last trip to Lucas Oil Stadium on November 15, 2009 by a score of 35-34. In the game, Wayne led the team with 10 receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns, while Mathis added 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble.
Indianapolis will remain at home to host Jacksonville on Sunday, November 23 at 1 p.m. In last season’s regular season finale against the Jaguars, the Colts won 30-10. Hilton set career highs in receptions (11) and yards (155) and recorded his first career 1,000-yard receiving season. Overall, Indianapolis is 9-4 at home against Jacksonville.
The Colts will close their three-game home stand with the Washington Redskins on Sunday, November 30 at 1 p.m. Indianapolis holds a 19-10 overall and 13-3 home advantage in the all-time series with Washington. The Colts have won the last two games, including a 36-22 victory on October 22, 2006 at the RCA Dome. Wayne led both teams with seven catches for 122 yards and a 51-yard touchdown reception in that game.
Indianapolis will face the Cleveland Browns on the road on Sunday, December 7 at 1 p.m. The Colts trail 13-14 in the all-time series with the Browns but are 7-5 on the road. Indianapolis has won six of the last seven contests, including most recently a 17-13 victory at home on October 21, 2012. Running back Vick Ballard led both teams with 84 rushing yards, while Luck became the third quarterback in franchise history and the first since 1988 to run for two touchdowns in a single game.
The Colts will close the season series with the Texans at home on Sunday, December 14 at 1 p.m. Indianapolis remains undefeated at home (12-0) against Houston, having posted a 25-3 victory in last year’s Week 15 matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mathis logged a strip-sack in the game and set franchise records for career and single-season sacks.
Indianapolis will take on the Dallas Cowboys in its first trip to AT&T Stadium on Sunday, December 21 at 4:25 p.m. The Colts trail 5-9 overall and 2-5 on the road in the all-time series with the Cowboys. In the last trip to Dallas, Indianapolis fell 21-14 on November 19, 2006. Wayne led both teams in the game with seven receptions for 111 yards and one touchdown.
The Colts will wrap up the regular season on the road against the Titans on Sunday, December 28 at 1 p.m. Indianapolis has won five straight games against Tennessee, having swept the season series over the last two years. The Colts hold an overall 25-13 record against the Titans, including a 10-7 mark on the road. In last season’s Thursday Night Football game at Tennessee, the Colts rallied to score 17 unanswered points in the third quarter en route to a 30-27 victory. Tight end Coby Fleener led the team in receiving and established career highs with eight receptions for 107 yards.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2014 SEASON SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent Time Network
Thurs. Aug. 7 at New York Jets 7:00 PM
Sat. Aug. 16 NEW YORK GIANTS 7:00 PM CBS
Sat. Aug. 23 NEW ORLEANS 8:00 PM CBS
Thurs. Aug. 28 at Cincinnati 7:00 PM
Day Date Opponent Time Network
Sun. Sept. 7 at Denver 8:30 PM NBC
Mon. Sept. 15 PHILADELPHIA 8:30 PM ESPN
Sun. Sept. 21 at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. Sept. 28 TENNESSEE 1:00PM CBS
Sun. Oct. 5 BALTIMORE 1:00PM CBS
Thurs. Oct. 9 at Houston 8:25 PM CBS
Sun. Oct. 19 CINCINNATI 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. Oct. 26 at Pittsburgh 4:25 PM CBS
Mon. Nov. 3 at NY Giants 8:30 PM ESPN
Sun. Nov. 9 BYE WEEK
Sun. Nov. 16 NEW ENGLAND 8:30 PM NBC
Sun. Nov. 23 JACKSONVILLE 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. Nov. 30 WASHINGTON 1:00 PM FOX
Sun. Dec. 7 at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. Dec. 14 HOUSTON 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. Dec. 21 at Dallas 4:25 PM CBS
Sun. Dec. 28 at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS
–All times are EASTERN—
For the first time, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.
Also, for the first time, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.
“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17 as it has been in recent years. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 28. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.
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INDIANAPOLIS – This Mother’s Day, the Indianapolis Colts mascot, Blue, is teaming up with Meijer to offer fans a unique gift for the special mom in their life. Through a personalized surprise visit from Blue that includes confetti, flowers, chocolates, and a card, individuals can give their mother a day they will remember forever. Whether it’s an office, school, or home, let Blue surprise your mom and shower her with gifts.
Blue’s Mother’s Day Visits are currently available May 7-9. Individuals who are interested in booking Blue for Mother’s Day this year can visit www.colts.com/blue and submit a request online or call 317-808-5264.
WHAT: Blue’s Mother’s Day Deliveries
WHEN: Reservation being accepted online for deliveries on May 7, 8, and 9.
COST: $150 (Includes visit from Blue, confetti, flowers, chocolates and a card)
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The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent safety Colt Anderson.
Anderson, 5-10, 194 pounds, appeared in 48 games (six starts) over the past four seasons (2010-13) with the Philadelphia Eagles and recorded 47 tackles (33 solo), four passes defensed, one interception, two forced fumbles and 46 special teams stops. He appeared in 14 games in 2013 and led the team with a career-high 16 special teams tackles. In 2012, Anderson started the final four games at safety and posted a team-high 36 tackles during that span. He was also named the Eagles 2012 Ed Block Courage Award recipient.
Anderson was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of Montana in 2009. He was then signed by the Eagles off the Vikings practice squad on November 10, 2010. Anderson finished his college career at Montana ranked fifth on the school’s all-time list with 313 tackles. He also registered 17 passes defensed, 14.5 tackles for loss, eight interceptions, three fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and 1.0 sack.
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The Indianapolis Colts today announced that restricted free agent cornerback Josh Gordy has signed his qualifying offer.
Gordy appeared in 12 games in 2013 and registered nine tackles (eight solo), three passes defensed, one interception and four special teams stops. He competed in both postseason games and totaled eight tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed. Gordy’s interception came in Week 4 at Jacksonville where he was part of a defense that limited the Jaguars to 165 net passing yards.
For his career, Gordy has tallied 77 tackles (56 solo), eight passes defensed, four interceptions, 1.0 sack, one fumble recovery and nine special teams tackles in 43 games played (10 starts). In three postseason games, he has notched eight tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams stop.
The Colts also placed center Phil Costa on the Reserve/Retired list.
“Phil feels it’s in his best interest to retire from the game,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “We certainly understand and wish him nothing but the best.”
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The Indianapolis Colts today announced dates and times for its 2014 preseason schedule.
The Colts will open the preseason with a Week 1 road contest at the New York Jets on Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m. The meeting is only the second between the two teams in preseason play as the Jets claimed a 2004 victory, 31-7, at the RCA Dome.
The New York Giants will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium for a Week 2 contest on Saturday, August 16 at 7 p.m. The Colts and Giants will compete for the second consecutive year in the preseason, following Indianapolis’ 20-12 win at MetLife Stadium in 2013. Overall, the Colts hold an 8-5 all-time preseason record against New York.
Indianapolis will host the New Orleans Saints on a nationally televised (CBS) broadcast on Saturday, August 23 at 8 p.m. It will be the first preseason meeting between the two teams since a 2006 matchup in Jackson, Mississippi. The Colts hold a 7-5 preseason advantage in a series that dates back to 1975.
Dating back to 2001, the Colts and Cincinnati Bengals have met each preseason, traditionally in the finale. This season, Indianapolis will travel to Cincinnati (Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m.) for the second consecutive year as the Colts look to win their third preseason contest in the last four years. Overall, the Bengals hold a 14-8 preseason series record, which includes a 27-10 win last season.
2014 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Time
Thurs., August 7 at New York Jets 7 p.m.
Sat., August 16 NEW YORK GIANTS 7 p.m.
Sat., August 23 NEW ORLEANS 8 p.m. (CBS)
Thurs., August 28 at Cincinnati 7 p.m.
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The Colts returned to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on Monday to kickoff their nine-week offseason program.
Like the first day of school, many Colts were eager to get back with their teammates.
Here’s a look at some of the tweets the Colts sent out on getting the 2014 offseason program started:
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent fullbacks Stephen Campbell and Cameron White.
Campbell, 6-1, 245 pounds, attended the 2014 New York/New Jersey NFL Regional Combine as well as the Super Regional Combine at Ford Field in Detroit. 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. In 2010, he appeared in all 11 games and recorded 14 receptions for 151 yards and two touchdowns.
White, 6-2, 251 pounds, attended the 2014 Chicago NFL Regional Combine in addition to the Super Regional Combine in Detroit. In four seasons (2009-2012) with the Hillsdale College (Mich.) Chargers, he registered 94 receptions for 1,145 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also scored one rushing touchdown and contributed with 17 tackles on special teams. As a senior in 2012, White started eight games and caught 38 passes for 443 yards and five touchdowns. He earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) first-team honors as a junior after posting 32 receptions for 372 yards, four touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.
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