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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer As the NFL game slows down for him, T.Y. Hilton is playing faster. As opponents pay more attention to Reggie Wayne, he is emerging as a key contributor. And as the smallest player on the Colts' roster, Hilton is making a huge impact.
The 5-foot-9, 183-pound rookie couldn't dream of a better way to start a career.
''It's been a lot of fun,'' Hilton said Wednesday. ''I love changing games, bringing another dimension to the game. It's all fun.''
Hilton is no ordinary rookie and in no ordinary learning environment.
Interim coach Bruce Arians has a history of waiting patiently for new receivers to get acclimated to facing bigger, faster defenders before turning them loose and raising the expectations. See Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown in Pittsburgh.
Hilton also didn't come from a big school with a gaudy draft grade or the burden of living up to the reputation of oth...
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The Indianapolis Colts have come to terms with DT Kellen Heard, per Mike Chappell.
The team placed Fili Moala on injured reserve earlier this afternoon and the move to sign Heard is likely a direct response to the former’s injury.
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Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians could face tampering charges from the NFL for stating that he'd love to have Lions star Ndamukong Suh on his team.
Defensive tackle Fili Moala and nose tackle Josh Chapman officially had their 2012 seasons come to an end as the Indianapolis Colts placed both on injured reserve Tuesday. Defensive tackle Kellen Heard, who has played in 23 career NFL games, was signed. He appeared in eight games with the St. Louis Rams this season. Chapman was activated from...
As much as Bruce Arians is enjoying leading the Indianapolis Colts as the team's interim coach, he has made it clear exactly where his loyalties lie. Arians, who has led the Colts to a 7-4 record heading into Sunday's game at Detroit, continues to give all credit for the team's unexpected run of success this season to his boss, coach Chuck Pagano. Indianapolis was...
It probably wasn’t meant a recruiting pitch, but Bruce Arians of the Indianapolis Colts went a little too far while discussing the talents of Ndamukong Suh. Arians made comments about Suh that were in contrast to those made by Texans QB, Matt Schaub. Unlike Schaub, Arians doesn’t see Suh as a dirty player. He should [...]
Rookie safety Delano Howell was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' active roster from the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills. Howell entered the league as an undrafted free agent from Stanford. He played in one game with the Bills and was waived, then re-signed, twice. Offensive guard Seth Olsen was cleared to return to practice, but remains on injured reserve. Olsen has...
Luck vs Stafford will undoubtedly provide entertainment
It’s no secret that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been as good as advertised so far in 2012. He’s turned a 2-14 ball club into a playoff contender, and has done it in style.
Luck has thrown for 3,205 yards and 13 touchdowns in his rookie campaign, leading the Colts to a 7-4 record.
If the season ended...
Last week: 9 (-3)
Net points per drive: -0.4 (23rd)
DVOA: -22.0% (28th)
Weighted DVOA: -22.1% (27th)
Tier 4: Young teams that could make the playoffs, but won’t do much once they get there
LT Anthony Castonzo: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 47 pass block snaps, run blocked for 6 yards on 3 attempts
WR Reggie Wayne: Caught 8 passes for 102 yards on 14 attempts...
Not much was expected of the Indianapolis Colts this season, but they're right in the AFC playoff hunt.
The Detroit Lions are well out of the NFC race after ending a lengthy postseason drought a year ago.
The Colts will go for their sixth victory in seven games on Sunday while the host Lions try to avoid a fourth straight loss.
While much was expected from No. 1 overall pick...
Indianapolis Colts (7-4) at Detroit Lions (4-7)
The Lions are in a bad spot and normally this is the type of team I like to stay away from. They are favorites after a loss as dogs and will next be dogs. Last week, they lost to the Texans and next week they have to go to Green Bay. That’s called a sandwich game. Teams tend to take it easy in the middle part of that 3 game stretch...