TGS Offseason Preview: Indianapolis Colts

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Indianapolis Colts. 2016 record: 8-8 — 3rd place, AFC South What’s new? Goodbye, Ryan Grigson. Chris Ballard is the general manager now. Projected salary cap space: $54 million — The...
Via This Given Sunday
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Erik Swoope Took Major Step Forward In 2016

Easily one of the deepest position groups on the Colts roster, Erik Swoope was a breakthrough player last season. What does the future hold for Swoope?
21 hours ago

2016 Colts Review: Tight Ends takes a look back at each position group’s performance from the 2016 season. Today’s review is on the Indianapolis Colts’ tight ends.
1 day ago

Jim Irsay: Chris Ballard And Chuck Pagano ‘Clicking On All Cylinders’

Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay on Sunday night sent out a tweet updating team fans on the budding relationship between new general manager Chris Ballard and head coach Chuck Pagano, as well as a little update on quarterback Andrew Luck.
1 day ago

Jim Irsay says coach, new G.M. are “clicking on all cylinders”

He would have said the team is running like a “fine-tuned machine,” but that phrase already has been used this week. Instead, Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter to declare that his head coach, Chuck Pagano, and new G.M., Chris Ballard, are “clicking on all cylinders.” Irsay added that quarterback Andrew Luck “is healing”…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Colts Speculated as Potential Trade Suitor for Eagles Connor Barwin

According to’s Mark Eckel, the Indianapolis Colts could potentially become a trade suitor for Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher Connor Barwin in an offseason trade: “If they cut him, teams will be lining up for him (Barwin),” a pro personnel man with another NFC team said. “He wouldn’t be out of a job for long. […] Colts Speculated as Potential Trade Suitor for Eagles...
Via Horseshoe Heroes
1 day ago

Colts Could Consider these Top 7 Under the Radar Free Agents

With NFL free agency rapidly approaching, we take a look at ‘7 Under the Radar Free Agents’ that the Indianapolis Colts could strongly consider signing (in alphabetical order): Colts Could Consider these Top 7 Under the Radar Free Agents - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Via Horseshoe Heroes
2 days ago

Colts Clayton Geathers Made a Significant Second-Year Leap at Safety

According to Pro Football Focus, Indianapolis Colts safety Clayton Geathers was one of the league’s most improved players at his position–along with New York Giants All-Pro safety Landon Collins: Most-improved second-year safetiesLandon Collins, @Giants +33.72015: 58.02016: 91.7 Clayton Geathers, @Colts +26.02015: 55.32016: 81.3 — Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 17, 2017...
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2 days ago

Colts free agency 2017: Should the Colts re-sign Robert Turbin?

The new league year begins next month, and with it comes the start of the free agency period in the NFL. The Colts have several guys who will become free agents at that point, but there may be some of them worth re-signing. We’ll be taking a look at each one of them and discussing whether it would be a good idea for the Colts to bring them back or not. We continue today with Robert...
Via Stampede Blue
2 days ago

The MMQB lists several potential free agent matches for the Colts

The Indianapolis Colts have a lot of needs they could address this offseason, particularly on the defensive side of the football. that much is obvious to anyone who watched them play a game last year (or the year before... or the year before that.... or, well, you get the point). New general manager Chris Ballard has emphasized the need to develop their own talent through the draft...
Via Stampede Blue
2 days ago

Chris Ballard’s plan for the Indianapolis Colts starting to become clear

The Indianapolis Colts decided to release 33 year old veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. This move was surprising as Jackson had been one of the most productive players on the defensive side of the ball for the Colts in the past couple of years, but with his dip in production and his recent PED suspension, it made it easier to cut him loose. This move also saved the Colts $5 million...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins could get paid more than Andrew Luck

Kirk Cousins looks like he will be in line for a major pay day.Cousins was franchise-tagged by Washington last season and had his second straight strong year. He followed up a 29-touchdown season in 2015 by throwing for 25 scores and nearly 5,000 yards in 2016.Now he’s a free agent again and Washington has the option of franchise-tagging him again or signing him to a long-term...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Drafting a defensive playmaker a top priority

New Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard’s first task is to fix a defense that has been in shambles for the last few years. Only two teams ranked lower than the Colts in total defense this season, and losing six-time Pro Bowler Robert Mathis will not help matters. Two years ago, the Colts used their top draft picks to give Andrew Luck more weapons. Last year, the focus was on getting...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts release LB D'Qwell Jackson as cost-cutting measure

  INDIANAPOLIS -- Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson became the first cost-cutting loss of the Indianapolis Colts' offseason. He probably won't be the last. New general manager Chris Ballard made his first significant move Thursday, releasing the 33-year-old defensive signal-caller as the Colts attempt to rebuild their struggling defense. "D'Qwell is a consummate professional," coach Chuck...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts release linebacker Jackson in cost-cutting move

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have released 33-year-old linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, a move that will save the Colts about $5.5 million under the salary cap. It's the first significant decision made by new general manager Chris Ballard. Jackson started all three seasons he was in Indy and was the defensive signal caller and leading tackler - before missing the final...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Deion Sanders annoyed over reaction to his Colts accusations

Deion Sanders dropped a noteworthy accusation on Sunday that seemingly got lost in the Super Bowl shuffle, and the Hall of Fame cornerback is now annoyed that his comments have become a national story.When the topics of Spygate and Deflategate came up after the New England Patriots’ miraculous comeback against the Atlanta Falcons, Sanders defended Bill Belichick’s team by claiming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Fantasy Outlook: Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts are set to have plenty of top-tier talent strewn across fantasy football rosters in 2017. Quarterback Andrew Luck, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, and running back Frank Gore all finished within the top-12 at their respective positions in total fantasy points in 2016.  This weekly series of columns will focus on one or two teams and their fantasy-relevant players...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Untouchables on the Indianapolis Colts roster

Well folks, Ryan Grigson is finally out as the Indianapolis Colts’ general manager, and Chris Ballard is in. One way Ballard can erase Grigson’s legacy is by excelling in an area that Grigson just could not keep a grasp of – free agency. Grigson overvalued veterans in free-agency. Players like Trent Cole, D’Qwell Jackson, and Dwight Lowery made impacts, but never enough to...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adam Vinatieri sets Guinness World Record hitting 28 FGs in 60 seconds

We didn’t need any further proof that Adam Vinatieri is the GOAT NFL kicker, but on Friday he padded his Hall of Fame resume with an absurd show of skill.The Indianapolis Colts kicker was at the NFL Experience ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston when he set a new Guinness World Record by hitting 28 field goals in 60 seconds. After accomplishing the feat, Vinatieri wasn’t exactly...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Pat McAfee's retirement a sign of things to come for the NFL?

When the news that Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee chose retirement at 29 over postseason surgery in order to pursue a career in entertainment, many in the NFL as well as fans were shocked to say the least. However, McAfee's choice to quit football seems to be endemic of a growing movement of players who are now choosing life over a future fraught with injury and further debilitation...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney is not a fan of the Super Bowl bye week

For the third time in his career, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney is preparing to play in the Super Bowl. To put it mildly, he’s not a fan of waiting so long to play.In fact, Freeney can’t stand the two-week buildup to the Super Bowl. He bluntly said that “I think the process honestly sucks” before elaborating.“Because you’re waiting two weeks,” he said...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts P Pat McAfee reveals why he surprisingly retired from the NFL at 29

Pat McAfee made the most surprising announcement in recent NFL history on Wednesday night. While appearing on Comedy Central’s “Barstool Rundown,” McAfee declared that he’s retiring from football to pursue his dream of being a comedian.The Indianapolis Colts confirmed the news not long thereafter, making official what initially seemed like a hoax. NFL players reacted by wishing...
Via FOX Sports
18 days ago

Colts punter McAfee announces his retirement

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee says he is retiring. The 29-year-old two-time Pro Bowl pick made the announcement in a statement on Twitter, thanking fans for their support over the last seven seasons. McAfee wrote that three knee surgeries in four years, the expectation of additional operations in the future and an enticing offer to work for Barstool Sports...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts punter McAfee retires from NFL to join Barstool Sports

One of the most surprising stories of the offseason was revealed late on Wednesday night.Pat McAfee announced that he is retiring from the NFL to join emerging sports media company Barstool Sports.The news was announced on Barstool Sports’ show on Comedy Central. The former Indianapolis Colts punter also shared this note on Twitter: McAfee, 29, had knee surgery last offseason and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney on Tom Brady: ‘I try to hate the guy, but I can’t’

At times, it seems as though the list of NFL players not on the New England Patriots payroll who like Tom Brady is small. But if nothing else, we know that the list does include Super Bowl LI opponent and longtime rival, Dwight Freeney. “The thing is, I try to hate the guy, but I can’t because he is a good guy,” Freeney, per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “I know...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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