5 players the Colts must move on from in 2016

Chuck Pagano may be staying on as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, but the team still figures to see a number of changes heading into the 2016 season. Indianapolis currently has an estimated $22 million in salary cap space to remake its roster, and that figure should rise once the NFL announces the official cap number for next season.But while the Colts have money to spend,...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ford Field finale for Stafford and Johnson?

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford might drop back and loft a pass to Calvin Johnson for the last time at Ford Field against the San Francisco 49ers. The Detroit Lions have invested a lot in Stafford and Johnson, banking on them being a winning combination. The floundering franchise hasn't gotten much of a return. Sure, the superstar receiver and inconsistent quarterback have combined...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson, Stafford may be playing in last home game as Lions

DETROIT (AP) Matthew Stafford may drop back and loft a pass to Calvin Johnson for the last time at Ford Field against the San Francisco 49ers. The Detroit Lions have invested a lot in Stafford and Johnson, banking on them being a winning combination. The floundering franchise hasn't gotten much of a return. Sure, the superstar receiver and inconsistent quarterback have combined...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers-Lions Capsule

SAN FRANCISCO (4-10) at DETROIT (5-9) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Lions by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD - 49ers 6-8, Lions 5-9 SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 37-27-1 LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Lions 27-19, Sept. 9, 2012 LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Bengals 24-14; Lions beat Saints 35-27 AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 29, Lions No. 22 49ers OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (23), PASS...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sign of the times: No Colts selected to the Pro Bowl

An Indianapolis Colts season that has sputtered to a 6-8 record thus far resulted in one more disappointment Tuesday, when the team was shut out in voting for the Pro Bowl for the first time since 1997.A year after seven Colts were picked for the NFL's annual all-star game in Hawaii, none were selected this year. As the Indianapolis Star notes, it's the first time since 1997 that...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans @ Colts: Prediction, Injury Report and Broadcast Info

(Photo: AM1170theanswer.com)   Broadcast Information: TV: CBS - Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl Radio: WFNI/WLHK - Bob Lamey, Jim Sorgi, Matt Taylor ESPN Radio - Dave Flemming, Mark Dominic, Michele Steele   Injury Report: Colts:  Out: Colt Anderson, Andrew Luck, D'Joun Smith Questionable...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Laying down on the job pays off for Jags TE Harbor

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor didn't let the fact he was down on the ground prevent him from a making in an impressive catch early in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.On the second play of Jacksonville's first-quarter opening drive, quarterback Blake Bortles rolled out before firing a pass intended for Harbor. Indianapolis linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, one of the...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts trying to find best balance of pass rush and coverage

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's become a difficult choice for Indianapolis -- either pressure the quarterback or play more pass coverage defense.Either way, the Colts are struggling."It's that in a nutshell," linebacker D'Qwell Jackson said. "It's a tough balancing act."The Colts, who have the third-worst pass defense and third-worst overall defense in the NFL, have just 19 sacks this season...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts' defense looks to add pressure against Jaguars

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) It's become a difficult choice for Indianapolis - either pressure the quarterback or play more pass coverage defense. Either way, the Colts are struggling. ''It's that in a nutshell,'' linebacker D'Qwell Jackson said. ''It's a tough balancing act.'' The Colts, who have the third-worst pass defense and third-worst overall defense in the NFL, have just 19 sacks...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts hoping to find solutions as stretch run begins

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Chuck Pagano walked into the media room Wednesday and made one thing clear: Indianapolis can and must play much better during the season's final stretch. The two-time AFC South champions are tied with Houston for the division lead. With four games left and three against division foes, Pagano knows everything the Colts were chasing at the start of the season is...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts LB Jackson keys comeback win

Playing without star quarterback Andrew Luck, the Indianapolis Colts are having to find other ways to win. Sunday, against the Atlanta Falcons, a heads-up play by linebacker D'Qwell Jackson helped spark the team's 24-21 comeback victory.With the Colts trailing 21-14 in the fourth-quarter, Jackson picked off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and returned the ball six yards for the game...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweetcap: Counting down the best plays from Sunday’s games

As we head down the back stretch of the 2015 NFL season we can start to really see who is a pretender and who is a contender for the playoffs. AROUND COVER32 Heroes and Goats: The MVP race is heating up Tweetcap: Best plays from Sunday’s games Bold Predictions: An unbeaten will fall this weekend Fantasy Sleepers: Five players who you must start in your league Here are the best...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy linebacker surprised to be at center of 'Deflategate'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is a quiet, laid-back kind of guy. He doesn't worry about personal mementoes, tries to avoid controversy and scandal and normally toes the company line. But as this weekend's NFL feature attraction looms, Jackson finds himself in an unusual spot - explaining how he unwittingly got thrown into the center of the months-long storm...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts focused more on winning games than The Streak

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Streak evokes all sorts of reactions inside the Colts' locker room. Matt Hasselbeck marvels at it. D'Qwell Jackson sees it a badge of honor. Adam Vinatieri is just plain wowed. Three longtime veterans who have seemingly seen it all during their pro careers never anticipated they'd be part of something like this - an NFL record 16 straight wins against division...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts-Texans Capsule

INDIANAPOLIS (2-2) at HOUSTON (1-3) Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, CBS/NFL Network OPENING LINE - OFF RECORD VS. SPREAD - Colts 0-4, Texans 1-3 SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 22-4 LAST MEETING - Colts beat the Texans 17-10, Dec. 14, 2014 LAST WEEK - Colts beat Jaguars 16-13, OT; Texans lost to Falcons 48-21 AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 17, Texans No. 28 COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH ...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts are Finally Stopping the Run

 They say three things in life are guaranteed: death, taxes and a poor Indianapolis Colts run defense. Okay, no one actually says the third thing, but they might as well lump it in with the first two, given Indianapolis has allowed 4.4 yards per carry from 1989 to 2014, the worst average in the league.  The Colts have two entries among the highest yard-per-carry totals allowed...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Where has all the good tackling gone?

NEW YORK (AP) Tackling. As basic as throwing, catching, running and kicking a football. Except that through two weeks of the 2015 season, the guys passing, toting and booting the footballs are doing a much better job than the ones with defensive assignments. USA Football's successful program teaching the proper fundamentals for tackling - Heads Up Football gets the head out of the...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Which 0-2 Team Can Still Make The Playoffs?

Indianapolis, Baltimore, Seattle, and Detroit are going to have a tough climb to claim a repeat playoff spot, while some playoff hopefuls like New Orleans and Philadelphia (2 teams I picked to make it into the postseason) have fallen off, there are chances for some of these teams. Who will rebound and make a run for the playoffs? Sorry Chicago and Houston. Ranking them lowest to...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mathis eager to prove doubters wrong in Colts' season opener

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson has become Robert Mathis' biggest fan. After watching the 2013 NFL sacks champion practice the past two weeks, he also has a warning for opponents: Beware. Mathis has returned sooner than expected from a torn left Achilles tendon that forced him to miss the final 12 games last season. If Jackson's scouting report is correct, Indy...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts see value in preseason, despite injury risk

With a wave of preseason injuries hitting high-profile players like Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, the idea of cutting back on the preseason has become a topic of conversation around the NFL. In the wake of Nelson's injury Sunday, Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers expressed his displeasure with the preseason, calling them "meaningless games." Members of the Indianapolis...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Colts facing a make-or-break season in 2015

The stakes are high in Indianapolis the season. The Colts have assembled what they, and many observers believe, is a Super Bowl-caliber roster. If the Colts fall short, players (and perhaps coaches) will likely be held accountable. But regardless of whether Andrew Luck and company hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February, there are some members of the team that need big seasons to guarantee...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts react to the Tom Brady suspension

Nik Cline Yesterday Tom Brady was given a four game suspension by the NFL for his role in deflategate. The New England Patriots were also fined $1 million, and their 2016 first round draft pick, and 2017 fourth round pick were taken away. This whole incedent started after D’Qwell Jackson intercepted a pass from Brady in the first half of the AFC Championship game. A game in...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

D'Qwell Jackson apologizes for 'distraction'

 Legal issues prevent D'Qwell Jackson from going into detail about his February arrest in Washington, DC, but Wednesday, the Colts linebacker made it clear he regrets the incident. "I apologize for adding another distraction for this team," Jackson said, according to ESPN.com. "I'm very fortunate to do what I do. I love what I do and I'm passionate. When the time allows, the facts...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida’s J.C. Jackson is still locked up, not talking to the police

Florida Gators DB J.C. Jackson was arrested over the weekend due to his part in an armed robbery. Jackson, who was expected to play a lot this season now finds himself in a bind. The two men who committed the crime have not been identified and the only person who can is Jackson. The problem is according to the Gainesville Police, Jackson is not cooperating with them.   The University...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Irving to sign with the Colts

The Indiapolis Colts announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with linebacker Nate Irving. Irving has played the past four seasons with the Denver Broncos and should add some much needed depth behind starters D’Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman. Before an MCL injury, Irving was the Broncos starting middle linebacker last year for the first eight games of the season. The...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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