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The Colts and Bengals will each be missing five starters in Thursday night's preseason finale.
Indy will play without receiver Austin Collie, cornerback Jerraud Powers, defensive end Cory Redding and left guard Joe Reitz. All are hurt. Dwight Freeney also is sitting out and will be replaced in the lineup by Justin Hickman.
Ricardo Matthews takes over for Redding, Donnie Avery replaces Collie, D.J. Johnson steps in for Powers and Jeff Linkenbach replaces Reitz.
Cincinnati will keep center Kyle Cook, defensive end Carlos Dunlap, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, tight end Jermaine Gresham and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga out of action.
Trevor Robinson replaces Cook, Jamaal Anderson steps in for Dunlap, Brian Leonard takes over for Green-Ellis, Donald Lee replaces Gresham and Roddrick Muckelroy replaces Maualuga.
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The preseason has ended, and everyone can take a sigh of relief the games that don't count in the standings are over.
The Indianapolis Colts picked up its second win of the preseason in defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Andrew Luck and all players who appear to be the starters only played in the game's first series, with...
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The Bengals have announced the cuts/roster moves necessary to get down to the 53 man limit as required by 9:00 PM EDT today. Here the are:
Waived: DT Nick Hayden, DT Vaughn Meatoga, CB T.J. Heath, RB Boom Herron, OG Otis Hudson, LB Grant Hunter, LB Emmanuel Lamur, DE Micah Johnson, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, T Matthew O’Donnell, QB Zac Robinson, OG Reggie Stephens, LB Roddrick...
Indianapolis released its longest-tenured player, long snapper Justin Snow, as it reached the NFL roster limit of 53 on Friday.
Snow had played in 192 consecutive games - the second-longest streak in franchise history behind Peyton Manning.
The Colts also waived receivers Kashif Moore and Jeremy Ross; running back Darren Evans; tight ends Andre Smith and Kyle Miller; offensive...
According to Jason Spells of WRTV in Indianapolis, Colts wide receiver Austin Collie was catching passes during Tuesday’s practice.
#Colts Austin Collie is still day-to-day, but he did catch passes from The QBs today. twitter.com/JasonSpells/st…
— Jason Spells (@JasonSpells) August 28, 2012
Collie has been recovering from a concussion he suffered during the Colts week...
Between video from practice, preseason games, and media conferences, football fans have seen plenty of Andrew Luck over the past month. Fans should continue to see plenty of him during the course of the football season, but one place you won’t see the Colts rookie is in commercials. That’s because Luck made the conscious decision to avoid endorsement deals during his rookie season...
In their final tune up before opening the season in Chicago, the Indianapolis Colts were anything but sharp. To this point, Chuck Pagano's patchwork squad had played with a precision that belied their inexperience. Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, they looked lost.
Andrew Luck's night would be a short one and he would get to work right away after the Colts...
Throughout their 44-year history, the Cincinnati Bengals have rarely been more than a one-year playoff wonder.
The Bengals have gone to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons only once. They went to the Super Bowl for the first time and lost to San Francisco during the 1981 season, then made the playoffs again the following year.
It's even worse by another measure...
A year ago, the Cincinnati Bengals were the odds on favorite to win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Their veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer, had sworn never to play for the organization again, leaving the offense to an untested second round pick, Andy Dalton. Their new offensive coordinator, Jay Gruden, had his greates successes in the Arena Football League and was installing a new...
Mr. Irrelevant picked up his first NFL win Thursday night.
He'll have to wait a little longer for it to count.
Chandler Harnish, the last pick in this year's draft, rallied the Colts twice Thursday night and threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Dominique Jones with 6:54 to play, giving the Colts a 20-16 victory over Cincinnati in the preseason finale.
Harnish got his most...
The Colts came back to beat the Bengals in one of the more boring Colts games in recent memory.
Well, Andrew Luck and Drew Stanton didn’t see much time on the field. Both saw a total of 3 series. It was Chandler Harnish who got most of the snaps, and actually didn’t do that bad. His decision making wasn’t great, but he made some great throws and his mobility was pretty good...
Tonight our Bengals play their final tune-up for the regular season against the new-look, Luck-ed up Colts.
There won’t be much to see from the starters, so there won’t be much opportunity to see the guys who will take the majority of the snaps against Baltimore in the big Monday Night opener. That’s too bad, because frankly I’m getting a little uneasy about things about...
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting center Jeff Faine.