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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