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The preseason is over. A week from today at Soldier Field in Chicago, Andrew Luck and the rest of the "new era" Indianapolis Colts will take the field for meaningful football. Before we begin our usual week of breaking down the opponent and analyzing that week's game, let's take a look back at the preseason as a whole and make some observations about what the Colts showed us in the last month.
Offense (C+): There's no question that this unit will be much improved over last season's 30th ranked unit. It's not just the addition of Andrew Luck either, although Luck was certainly all that was advertised and perhaps more. Bruce Arians has put together a young, but versatile unit that looks to be able to score enough points to keep the Colts in most games.
Donald Brown will get the first crack at holding his job as the featured running back, but he can't be complacent as rookie Vick Ballard was impressive in the preseason and has shown that he's...
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After running a list of cuts yesterday, today we'll be updating you all afternoon with the Colts' waiver claims, additional cuts, and practice squad additions.
The Colts have first priority on waiver claims, so they will be awarded any player they put in a claim for, unless the accompanying roster move is invalid.
OL Mike Person (Former 49er, 7th round pick...
Andrew Luck is projected to be one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL and the favorite to win the offensive rookie of the year. Luck has looked great during the preseason but will get his first test this Sunday in the NFL opener against the Chicago Bears.
The Colts vs Bears odds in this game at top online sportsbook BetOnline have the Bears tagged as (-9.5) point favorites...
The Colts have finalized (for now) their 53-man roster, after making their final cuts and waiver claims.
Yesterday, I took a look at the final group of young men that make up the current roster on offense. Today, we'll look at the players that will comprise the defensive side of the roster.
Starters: Cory Redding, Fili Moala
Key Reserves: Ricardo Mathews...
Should Austin Collie be let go in Indianapolis? I say yes and the first reason, has nothing to do with his talent because he is a talented wide receiver. The problem is he can not stay healthy. Collie has been plagued by concussions and has not started in more than six games in his three year career. He his career high in receptions is only 60 and he has never had over 1,000 yards...
The Indianapolis Colts have claimed safety Sergio Brown, offensive tackle Mike Person and nose tackle Martin Tevaseu off waivers.
To make room on the 53-man roster, Indy waived safety Jermale Hines, cornerback D.J. Johnson and offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe.
Brown started the 2010 season on New England's practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster in October that season...
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver, Austin Collie, could be ready to go next Sunday when the Colts play the Bears in their season opener.
Collie, one of the most concussed players in the league, is coming off his 4th concussion in under 2 years. Since his most recent blow to the head, many, including us here at TGS, have wondered whether Collie should take whatever health...
The Indianapolis Colts have brought back defensive back D.J. Johnson and running back Alvester Alexander to their practice squad.
Johnson came to the Colts in an offseason trade with Philadelphia. He spent all of training camp with Indy before being cut Saturday when the Colts claimed three players off waivers. Indy trimmed its roster to the NFL limit of 53 on Friday.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano likes what he's seeing from veteran receiver Austin Collie in practice and says Collie should play in Sunday's season opener at Chicago.
Collie's status has been in doubt since he left the second preseason game at Pittsburgh after taking a shot to the head. It was the third diagnosed concussion for Collie in a little more than 22 months. He left...
Colts receiver Austin Collie was a full participant at practice on Monday. Collie sufffered a concussion earlier in the preseason.Fantasy Spin:It looks like Collie is a go for Sunday's game against Chicago, though we wouldn't risk taking him in the early rounds of any fantasy drafts given his well-documented injury history.
It's predictions week here at Everything-Colts.com, and today we predict how the Colts will do this season as well as how the starters will do.
Individual Player Predictions
Andrew Luck -- 373/602, 4103 yards, 23 TDs, 14 INTs (233 rushing yards, 2 TDs)
Donald Brown -- (Starts until Week 8,) 123 rushes, 492 yards, 5 TDs (1 REC TD)
Indianapolis at Chicago Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Soldier Field, Chicago - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 708 *TV announcers: Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf *Keys to the game: Andrew Luck played with a veteran's presence in the preseason, but a road opener without a running game could be an eye-opener for the No. 1 overall pick. The Colts managed a meager 2.8 yards per carry and only one...