Colts Roster Cuts 2014: Colts Get Down to 53 Players

Saturday was a big day for the Indianapolis Colts as they reached the 53 man limit for players allowed on the active roster. The Colts also made a trade including a promising cornerback.The following players were cut from the team:Cornerback Marcus Burley -- Traded to Seattle Seahawks for 2015 6th round pick.Quarterback Chandler HarnishDefensive Lineman Gannon ConwayRunning Back...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts put Mathis on suspended list on cut down day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts officially put NFL reigning sacks champion Robert Mathis on the reserve-suspended list, traded cornerback Marcus Burley to Seattle for a sixth-round draft pick in 2015 and put safety Delano Howell on the waived-injured list Saturday. Mathis will miss the first four games after violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy. Indy also released...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Colts 53-man Roster…For Now

Follow @MarcusDugan The Colts have made their cuts and the roster is down to 53. Of course, with all the injuries to veteran players, not everyone on the current version of the regular season roster is safe. There are a few notable names missing, but no major surprises.   Delano Howell, once the safe bet for the open starting safety spot before his neck injury, isn’t on the list...
Via The Colts Authority
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Colts’ 2014 Cuts to 53 bring more Groans?

Every year, there are preseason superstars who light it up (albeit against watered down competition), become fan favorites and are promptly shown the door when it comes time for their team to cut their roster to just 53 players.Last season, Indianapolis Colts fans experienced this with edge rusher Caesar Rayford. He compiled a handful of sacks in the final few games of the preseason...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Neck Injures Becoming an Epidemic in NFL

The NFL is a monster. It dominates the headlines, it dominates viewership, and there is always something to talk about regarding football…for better or worse. The league has done a great job making safety a highly prioritized component of how the league operates, and while it is maddening when referees call illegal hit penalties when they look clean, it is hard to blame them because...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Notebook: Preseason Dress Rehearsal and the Search for a Starting Safety

Follow @MarcusDugan Preseason Dress Rehearsal Time Week three of the preseason is the closest thing you’ll get to an entertaining game. For most of the first half, the preseason will shed its scrimmage-like appearance and become something that looks a more like football than anything we’ve seen since February. Some might even say it has the feel of a regular season game (at least...
Via The Colts Authority
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Broncos, Colts, Giants, Raiders & Ravens

  Bills Rookie WR Sammy Watkins returned to a limited practice on Tuesday after leaving Saturday’s game with rib issues. (Mike Rodak) Broncos RB Montee Ball returned to practice on Tuesday for non-contact drills. (Jeff Legwold) Colts FS Delano Howell is meeting with a specialist regarding his neck injury, but his status for the season remains in question. (Stephen Holder...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts safety seeing specialists about neck injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts safety Delano Howell is seeing another specialist to determine the extent of his neck injury, and general manager Ryan Grigson says he hopes to know more before the end of this week. Howell entered training camp as the front runner to start opposite LaRon Landry in the secondary. But Howell has missed almost two weeks of practice. If Howell misses significant...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts have safety plan to fill hole in secondary

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Indianapolis has a plan for its open starting safety spot. Delano Howell and 11-year NFL veteran Mike Adams are vying to win the job vacated by longtime stalwart Antoine Bethea, who left in free agency. Howell has spent the last seven seasons as Andrew Luck's teammate and has showed promise in his first two NFL seasons. Adams has the kind of experience coaches...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Colts to Watch in Tonight’s First Pre-Season Game

The Indianapolis Colts play tonight against the New York Jets in their first pre-season game.  As this is the first pre-season game, a lot of unknown is involved, especially pertaining to rookies and new additions, and where they fit in.  These off-season changes will change things for returning players as well.  Here are 5 players to watch in tonight’s first pre-season game...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Realistic 2014 Expectations

Injuries and spectacular highs and lows were the mantra for last season, and Ryan Grigson has been under fire pretty consistently about nearly all moves and draft picks other than the first overall pick Andrew Luck in his first three years as general manager. However, many would say the honeymoon is over and there need to be real results from these players that have been brought...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Positional Preview: Safeties

 The Colts lost Antoine Bethea this offseason and did little to try and replace him, and now there’s a hole at safety. Current Depth Chart:Free Safety: Delano HowellStrong Safety: Laron LandryBackup Free Safety: Sergio BrownBackup Strong Safety: Mike Adams3rd String and Beyond: Colt Anderson, Dewey McDonald & David Sims Delano HowellDelano Howell is a big wildcard going...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Questions for Colts Training Camp: Defense

As the Indianapolis Colts converge on Anderson University to begin their annual training camp, we continue to breakdown questions around the team that might be answered by the time camp is over. Today we take a look at the defensive side of the ball. With a multitude of changes in personnel there are many questions headed in to the 2014 camp.Who steps up as the leader in the secondary...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Colts, Cowboys, Giants, & Patriots

  Colts Mike Wells of believes veteran S Mike Adams could end up securing the starting safety job next to LaRon Landry. Wells admits that he thought Delano Howell would likely win the job, but it appears as though he has changed his mind to some degree. Indianapolis placed S Corey Lynch on season-ending injured reserve back in June and later released him, so they...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Preview: The Battle at Safety

Follow @MarcusDugan The Colts players report to Training Camp on July 23 and will practice in the blistering late summer heat in Anderson through August 13, overlapping with everyone’s favorite thing to dislike, the preseason (blech). The point?  Football is coming, ladies and gents, and it’s time to look at the potential Training Camp battles.  On the menu for today: safety...
Via The Colts Authority
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Sign S Mike Adams

  The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of veteran S Mike Adams on Saturday. Earlier this week, Adams mentioned that he was hoping to sign with the 49ers, Browns, Jets and Patriots as he saw them as good fits, but it appears as though the Colts were ultimately his best and possibly his only option. Indianapolis placed S Corey Lynch on season-ending injured reserve Friday...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Has the Colts' Defense Improved?

 The Indianapolis Colts have made some additions, but they’ve also had some departures. Have they improved as a whole? The Colts have made several additions this offseason to their defense. The biggest addition was the one of Arthur Jones. Jones played with the Baltimore Ravens and was an underrated starter for them. Jones adds quality to their defensive line and it also adds...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Team Needs

Here are the team needs for the Indianapolis Colts, as taken out of my NFL Draft Preview Guide, which comes out tomorrow night: Biggest Needs (in order): Safety, Center, Nose Tackle The Colts lost Antoine Bethea this offseason and have no made any signings to make up for the loss. It means that Delano Howell is the current starter next to Laron Landry, which is not a good fit....
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: needs post-free agency

This is a pretty boring time to be an NFL fan. Still a little bit of a wait till the draft comes and free agency is basically dead at this point. It’s a good time to re-evaluate what needs the Indianapolis Colts’ have heading into the aforementioned draft. 1. Safety With the departure of long-time Colt Antoine Bethea, the safety position was a question mark heading into the free...
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

CA Charting Project: 2014 Indianapolis Colts Offseason Film Reviews

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In that vein, we have several film-review series going thoughout...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dregs of the Roster: Delano Howell Film Review

During the 2014 offseason, Colts Authority is making a concentrated effort to have a complex understanding of as many of the players on the roster as possible. It’s all a part of the Colts Authority Charting Project, an intentional effort to chart as many statistical and strategical details about the team as we can. In that vein, we have several film-review series going thoughout...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts 7 Round Mock Draft

After free agency, there are still obvious holes in the Colts' current roster, the biggest of these holes being the safety position. While the front office speaks highly of players like Delano Howell and Sergio Brown, it would be wise for the Colts to invest in another option. Other team needs include, center, cornerback, outside linebacker, nose tackle, and offensive line depth...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Still Have a Hole at Free Safety

 The Indianapolis Colts lost Antoine Bethea in free agency, and have failed to do anything to fill his hole. Are there options in free agency and/or the draft? The Colts made some nice moves this offseason, solidifying their front seven by adding D’Qwell Jackson and Arthur Jones. They’ve also made an effort to keep their own players, keeping guys like Vontae Davis, Pat McAfee...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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