The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tackle Eric Pike and placed guard Donald Thomas on Injured Reserve.
Pike, 6-5, 298 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014 and was waived on May 15. 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. He also earned All-CAA first-team honors for the second straight season. Pike capped his collegiate career having started in all 49 games he appeared in. As a junior, he started all 11 games and blocked for a Tigers offense that averaged more than 31.0 points per game as Towson reached the Colonial Athletic Association championship.
Thomas has played in 45 career games (23 starts) over the past six years of his NFL career. In 2013, he started two games for the Colts before being placed on Injured Reserve on September 17, 2013. Thomas was originally signed by the team as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2013.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed two free agents: linebacker Jonathon Sharpe and running back Phillip Tanner.
Sharpe, 6-0, 235 pounds, attended the 2014 Super Regional Combine at Ford Field in Detroit. Collegiately, he started two years for North Greenville University, where he totaled 132 tackles, including 23.5 for a loss, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. As a senior in 2012, Sharpe started all 10 games he played in and ranked fifth on the team with 53 tackles (30 solo), to go along with 12 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two interceptions and one forced fumble. Prior to joining NGU, he played at Wofford College.
Tanner, 5-10, 208 pounds, spent the last three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys (2011-13), where he recorded 56 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns, as well as nine receptions for 93 yards. He also made 21 special teams tackles. In 2013, he tied a career-high with nine special teams stops, while adding nine rushing attempts for 12 yards and a touchdown. Tanner was originally signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on July 28, 2011. He finished his collegiate career at Middle Tennessee State University with 430 carries for 2,024 yards (4.7 avg.) and 33 touchdowns.
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The Indianapolis Colts today waived wide receiver Aaron Burks.
Burks was signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 11, 2014. He was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on May 12 before being waived on June 13. In four seasons at Boise State, he recorded career totals of 47 receptions for 743 yards and four touchdowns.
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The Indianapolis Colts today waived running back Chris Rainey.
Rainey was signed by the Colts as a free agent on November 20, 2013. Last season, he played in two games and recorded six kickoff returns for 131 yards and four punt returns for 29 yards. For his career, Rainey has returned 45 kickoffs for 1,166 yards and seven punts for 29 yards.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tackle Matt Hall.
Hall, 6-9, 326 pounds, was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014 and was waived on July 25. In 2013, he was named to the AFCA NAIA All-America First Team and was a Mid-South First Team All-Conference West Division selection at Belhaven University, as he helped the team average 387.9 yards of total offense per game. In 2011, Hall started every game at right guard for Ole Miss and was named a finalist for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, given annually to the player voted as the school’s most outstanding player. In 2009, he played in 11 games for the University of Arkansas after redshirting during the 2008 campaign.
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The Indianapolis Colts practice schedule for Monday, July 28 has changed. The team will practice from 9 a.m. until Noon followed by a media availability with Coach Pagano and players.
The entire practice will be open to media and fans beginning at 9 a.m.
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The Indianapolis Colts today waived tackle Jack Breckner.
Breckner was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on February 5, 2014. He previously played with the Iowa Barnstormers (2013) of the Arena Football League, the Chicago Slaughter (2012) of the Indoor Football League and the Eastern Kentucky Drillers (2011) of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Collegiately, Breckner was a four-year starter (2006-09) at Gustavus Adolphus College.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent running back Davin Meggett and placed linebacker Aaron Morgan on Injured Reserve.
Meggett, 5-8, 219 pounds, re-joins the Colts after first signing to the team’s practice squad on December 11, 2012. He was then waived on August 25, 2013. Meggett was originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maryland on May 14, 2012. At Maryland, he saw action in 50 career games (17 starts), recording 485 rushing attempts for 2,469 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Morgan was signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on December 31, 2013. He has played in 18 career games, making four solo tackles and one special teams stop. He was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on April 24, 2010 and was waived on October 5, 2012. He was then signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on October 9, was elevated to the active roster on November 1 and was waived onSeptember 5, 2013.
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July 26 – Kids Day, Presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
July 27 – Armed Forces Day
INDIANAPOLIS – This weekend, the Indianapolis Colts will host two special days at Training Camp, presented by Verizon. Saturday, July 26, will be Kids Day, presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and Sunday, July 27, has been named Armed Forces Day.
KIDS’ DAY AT COLTS TRAINING CAMP, PRESENTED BY RILEY HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH
SATURDAY, JULY 26
On Saturday, a $2.50 kid’s meal will be available at the concession stands for youth ages 12 and under. In the morning, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health will host a free, high-energy camp enabling 200 pre-registered kids to sample Change the Play—the popular health, fitness and nutrition program Colts QB Andrew Luck created with hospital experts. Luck will be on hand at Macholtz Stadium for a portion of the camp to encourage and applaud Change the Play participants through various physical activities. Registration for the camp is full. Visit www.iuhealth.org/changetheplay to learn more about Change the Play and to register for the fall challenge.
ARMED FORCES DAY
SUNDAY, JULY 27
The Colts will dedicate Sunday, July 27, to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Active and former military personnel will receive discounted parking and concessions by showing their military ID. In addition, the Colts are teaming up with Wish For Our Heroes, a non-profit organization that helps grant wishes of military members and their family, to host a group of 35 soldiers for a VIP practice viewing experience.
ABOUT COLTS TRAINING CAMP, PRESENTED BY VERIZON
For a complete schedule of Colts Training Camp practice times and hours of operation for Colts City, visit www.colts.com/trainingcamp. Colts City, supported in part by Bud Light, is a free interactive fan area at Colts Training Camp, presented by Verizon, that includes Colts inflatables, autographs from Colts Cheerleaders, the Colts Pro Shop, concessions and interactive booths.
In addition, the Colts have partnered with Goodwill to offer a free pair of limited edition Colts sunglasses to every fan who makes a donation at Training Camp. The Goodwill collection will be located at the entrance of Colts City to accept gently used clothing, toys, housewares and more. Cash donations will not be accepted.
Fans who donate and scan their Goodwill Rewards Card will be entered to win (2) VIP sideline tickets to the Colts vs. Eagles Monday Night Football game on September 15th. For fans that do not currently have a Rewards Card, Goodwill will be signing up new members on-site at Training Camp. Limit of one pair of sunglasses per donation, per family, per day.
Colts City is open from 12:30-5:00 p.m. on July 26th and 27th. Practice will take place from 1:55-4:25 p.m. each day. Both are free and open to the public. Visit www.colts.com/trainingcamp for full details.
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Indianapolis Colts single-game tickets go on sale Monday, July 21, at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets will be available at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com. A limited number of tickets will be available for both preseason home games and eight regular season home games. *Tickets to the New England game are only available as part of a two-game package that includes the preseason game vs. the New York Giants.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2014 SEASON SCHEDULE
Day Date Opponent Time Network
Thurs. Aug. 7 at New York Jets 7:00 PM WNDY
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 WNDY
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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