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Editor's note: Please welcome Brent Fatig to the Colts Authority writing team. Brent will be bringing us up-to-date transaction news throughout the season, and this week marks his inaugural post. You can find him on Twitter @GoHorse88 - KJR
As the Colts enter a week with no game to prepare for this Sunday, they have done some roster adjustment to prepare for when they do return to action hosting Green Bay on October 7th. The Colts have sent WR Austin Collie to their Injured-Reserve list and cut veteran offensive lineman Trai Essex. To take their places on the 53-man roster the Colts have signed 4th-year CB Darius Butler and rookie WR Nathan Palmer.
Given that Vontae Davis and Justin King both came out of the Jaguars game with injuries described as “week-to-week,” the Colts signed a once highly-touted talent in Darius Butler (5’10”-185lbs). Butler was a former 2nd-Round draft pick of the New England Patriots out of the University of Connecticut. Known as an athletic ball-ha...
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Phil Richards of Indystar.com has a great story on Jerrell Freeman's improbable rise to the NFL, including quotes from Freeman and his father, Jimmy, as well as some of Freeman's eye-opening stats:
He can run, he can cover and you can’t bend or buckle his spirit. He is instinctive. He is studious. He is almost always in position: 13 tackles against Chicago, 18 against...
Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star talks about Andrew Luck's ability to keep his emotions under control and avoid letting them affect him on the next series, even when things go horribly wrong:
Luck jerked off his helmet, slammed it on his thigh and spat a naughty word angrily.
There’s an expression for what happened to the Colts’ prize rookie: he got emotionally highjacked...
In case you missed it, Phil B. Wilson of The Indianapolis Star talked this week about the recent roster moves and Reggie Wayne’s impressive start to the season, contrasted with the unimpressive start by the tight ends. He also speculated about Austin Collie's future with the team, and discussed the replacement refs with Jerraud Powers:
Quote machine — Powers, again, on...
It's been three weeks since the season began, and as the Colts take a week off for a much-needed bye week, we look back and review what's happened so far.
Sidebar: I hate early bye weeks.
Bye weeks are generally like a welcomed rest in the middle of the season that allows teams to recover from various midseason injuries. But early bye weeks are like having a holiday falling...
Andrew Luck came very close to his first NFL winning streak on Sunday, but the Colts were outdone in the final minute by a stunning 80-yard touchdown. It was only the 20th time since 1981 that a team took over in the final minute of the game and scored a game-winning touchdown.
Last week we saw Luck make his first game-winning drive, and this time he was trying for his first comeback...
Arthur Arkush of Pro Football Weekly takes a look at how the Colts' backups have fared so far:
The results haven’t been much better for OLG Seth Olsen, who consistently has been overpowered as a run blocker and in pass protection while filling in for starter Joe Reitz.
Give me a break, Jim Irsay. For the love of the football gods, just give me a freaking break. The Indianapolis Colts owner, who is one of the league's most outspoken head men, took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon as news started to percolate the NFL owners were nearing the end of the lockout with the game officials. No deal is done yet, but apparently, after replacement officials...
Last week: 20 (-1)
Andrew Luck doesn’t have any help. He played well, but losing at home to Jacksonville is embarrassing. The good news is that they outplayed the Jaguars, despite the loss, and they should be getting healthier defensively soon, after the bye. They also have a very easy schedule and Andrew Luck is also the real deal, which is the most important thing...
Peaks and valleys seems to be the theme this year with the Colts, with an impressive first half showing on Sunday completely rendered obsolete in an awful loss at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The loss came as a result of some incredibly poor football, whether on offense or defense. The only unit I can assuage of any guilt would be the special teams coverage and return units...
Colts running back Donald Brown has a new endorsement deal. Brown signed an endorsement deal with KOAR Performance, a performance apparel company earlier this week.
"Donald is a very talented player who has emerged as a leader on one of the NFL's storied franchises," said Kevin McCarthy, President of KOAR. "We believe that Donald is a great representative for...
Just ask Dwight Freeney. This did not go well at all.
Formers Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Trai Essex was released Tuesday by the Indianapolis Colts to make room for a new cornerback.
Essex played in two games with the Colts, who suffered a rash of injuries on their offensive line to start the season.
The former Steelers draft pick saw most of his playing time at right guard and was likely signed because of his familiarity...
The Indianapolis Colts signed cornerback Dariuis Butler on Tuesday to bolster their depleted secondary. To clear roster space for Butler, the Colts released offensive lineman Trai Essex, who saw action in the team’s past two games. Defensive backs Vontae Davis (ankle) and Justin King (groin) are slowed by injuries, but with a bye this week, the Colts hope to have the two back...