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Second in this week’s look at the roster churning, we’ll take a look at the defensive side of the ball.
Due to significant injury questions in the defense’s front seven, the Colts, this week, have released CB Justin King while signing free agent NT Antonio Dixon and elevating both DE Clifton Geathers and OLB Jerry Brown from the practice squad to the active roster.
It’s a bit of a surprise that King was released, but after Sunday’s game against the Packers the Colts must have felt really good about the CB depth in Cassius Vaughn specifically, and to a lesser degree both Josh Gordy and Darius Butler.
King had been running as the starter prior to Ryan Grigson’s late training camp trade with Miami for Vontae Davis. King was then relegated to nickel duty, and while playing tight coverage was flagged (like Davis) on numerous occasions already this season for pass interference.
King is the former whipping boy of the St. Louis Rams and was signed by the Colts late into this past offs...
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Interestingly, he suggests teams pick up Vick Ballard, given New York's clearly porous defensive...
Colts rookie running back Vick Ballard will make his first NFL start Sunday against the New York Jets after Donald Brown had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his knee.
Interim coach Bruce Arians says Brown had surgery Tuesday and shouldn't miss more than two to three weeks.
Arians did not say which knee Brown injured in the victory over Green Bay, which apparently occurred...
According to Mike Chappell of the Indy Star, Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis will be out for the next 23 weeks with a sprained left knee.This is a big blow to the Colts’ defense. They paid Mathis big money to re-sign in Indy while they re-tool as an organization.
Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown underwent a knee scope and will miss two to three weeks. The injury occurred late in the second half against the Packers.
Rookie tailback Vick Ballard will get the start against the Jets on Sunday. Ballard is a nice sleeper pick in all formats as the Jets have been terrible against the run this season.
Andrew Luck had his best game yet in leading the Colts back from a 21-3 halftime deficit over the Green Bay Packers. It ties the largest comeback win of the season, and the largest by a rookie since Matthew Stafford’s 21-point comeback over Cleveland in 2009.
For the third straight game Luck led the offense on a go-ahead scoring drive with less than a minute to go, and Green...
COLTS RB DONALD BROWN TO MISS A FEW WEEKS DUE TO KNEE SURGERY -
The Colts will be adding a rookie running back next to their rookie quarterback in the starting lineup for the next few weeks. Interim head coach Bruce Arians announced Wednesday that running back Donald Brown underwent knee surgery this week and that he will miss the next two or three weeks as he recovers. According...
Yeah, I don't really have an intro for this one but let this video be a lesson to all you nose-pickers out there.
If you do decided to pick, make sure that someone isn't filming you digging for nose gold:
COLTS LOSE MATHIS WITH SPRAINED KNEE FOR 2-3 WEEKS -
The Indianapolis Colts lost a starting running back for a few weeks when Donald Brown had surgery after tearing cartilage in his knee. He won’t be the only player out of the lineup for some or all of those games. Outside linebacker Robert Mathis is going to be out for two or three weeks with a sprained knee that he suffered in...
After a huge win agains the Packers this past Sunday, the Colts will take on the circus in New York on Sunday.
The Jets have had their problems in 2012, being extremely disappointing after a blowout win against Buffalo in Week 1.
A lot of the problems have stemmed from the Jets most visible problem: quarterback. Mark Sanchez continues to be a terrible excuse for an NFL quarterbak...
Even with their wins over Minnesota and Green Bay, the Colts are being picked as a 3.5-point underdog; CBS has them losing by 7 in their weekly preview. Their score (17-10) would be an interesting outcome, especially because:- it would be 7 points less than the Colts's lowest score this year
- since week 1 against Buffalo, the Jets have scored 10, 23, 0, and 17 points and are...
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