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Indianapolis Colts veteran guard/tackle Ryan Diem announced his retirement on Friday.
Well, owner Jim Irsay actually broke the news on Twitter, but Diem later confirmed it on the social media site.
Diem has started 150 games with the Colts since being selected in the fourth round of the 2001 draft.
"ColtFans, met with Ryan D, big #71 in (your) hearts and program yesterday; he is going (to) retire, raise those new twins. We wish him happy alumnus status," Irsay tweeted.
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The Colts have purged their roster of some of the all time greats, with more farewells in the works. This is the last (hopefully) of a recurring series saying farewell to Colts greats. With the signing of new center Samson Satele, it appears Jeff Saturday is gone as well. Portions of this essay originally appeared in Blue Blue: Tales of Glory of the Indianapolis Colts.
One of the strongest positions in the 2012 draft is WR, fortunate for the Colts with their deficiencies at the position. Currently, the top three receivers on the Colts roster are Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, and Blair White. The Colts lack a true #1 receiver, with Wayne on his downside, Collie having a secure spot in the slot, and White being, well, Blair White. So, the Colts will...
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The Colts added some additional depth at quarterback by trading the the sixth round pick they got in the Winston Justice trade for Drew Stanton and a seventh round pick:
The Colts sent the 17th pick in the sixth round, acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, to the New York Jets. In return, they got four-year veteran QB Drew Stanton and the seventh pick in the...
THE END OR AN ERA
The news that the longtime Colts center has signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers signifies the end of a long and successful partnership between him and Peyton Manning.
The Indianapolis Colts have become a team the fans barely recognize. One fan, Graham Honeycutt, decided to express his feelings through song. Honeycutt covered Gotye’s “Somebody that I used to know,” and Meatloaf’s “I would do anything for love” to talk about the team losing Peyton Manning. The first four minutes of the video deal with Peyton, while the last minute is...
After watching both Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck during their respective pro day’s this week, there’s some belief that the Indianapolis Colts may at least think about drafting Griffin III first overall, at least Mike Mayock of the NFL Network believes they might.
“I think it’s a healthy conversation,” said Mayock. “I think behind the confines of your building, it’s...
Wide receiver Donnie Avery has agreed to a deal with the Indianapolis Colts, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network. Contract terms were not disclosed, but it is likely a one or two-year pact.
Avery was a rising star before tearing his ACL in August of 2010, and the 28-year-old former speed demon is getting another shot with the Colts after making just three...
This week's edition of the Horseshoe Diaries comes from a part-time drummer, part-time Colts fan, full-time good guy (and someone I'm proud to call a friend), Nathan. After the jump, we'll read his tale of drumming, Coltsing, and debauchery (okay, not really, just like Page Hits).
Drumming, I love it. I started playing drums when I was 14 years old. For four years...
If football fans in Indianapolis were starting to wonder if there team was going to have anyone on it next year (besides Reggie Wayne and Andrew Luck), they can assured that it will at least two other players.
For weeks the Colts have made the news for the players it was losing, but on Friday they actually added a couple, quarterback Drew Stanton and wide receiver Donnie Avery.
Jeff Saturday and Robert Kraft
ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced on twitter today that former Colts All-pro center Jeff Saturday is now “Packer People.”
Looking at Saturday’s career and actions on and off the field, if such a thing a “Packer People” exists, Saturday would embody it. You may remember Saturday’s heartfelt words thanking Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft for...
Green Bay lost one Pro Bowl center but replaced him with five-time Pro Bowler Jeff Saturday. Saturday was the unsung hero of those Peyton Manning-led offenses and now he'll work with another line-of-scrimmage maestro in Aaron Rodgers.
The signing of Jeff Saturday doesn't mean the Packers don't need a center, and four-year Ohio State starter Michael Brewster is one of the best in the draft.
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A former fourth-rounder selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2005 NFL Draft, Marion Barber announced his decision to retire on Friday.
“I want to thank everyone who helped me become a better player,” Barber told ChicagoBears.com. “I owe a lot to a lot of coaches, and am also very grateful to the owners and organizations I played for. Last but...