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Colts hoping Khaled Holmes can be long-term answer at center

Peyton Manning had Jeff Saturday. Now, the Colts are looking for a center to pair with franchise quarterback Andrew Luck and third-year player Khaled Holmes is hoping he's the guy. After starting the final five games of the season, including three playoff games, Holmes is working in training camp to secure the job permanently. Luck said Holmes has demonstrated he can be a valuable...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

For some NFL players, life begins at undrafted

Somebody from an NFL team told Ryan Hewitt he would be drafted in the fourth round last year, so he figured he was set. Maybe the fourth was a...
Via Athlon Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts to Add Jeff Saturday in to Ring of Honor

The Indianapolis Colts had an anchor at the center position for 11 years in Jeff Saturday. To honor him, the Colts will place Saturday's name in the team's Ring of Honor during halftime of a Monday Night Football game against the New York Jets in Week 2 on September 21.Saturday was looked at as an undersized player coming out of the University of North Carolina. Critics said he was...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts to honor Jeff Saturday

Former Indianapolis Colts All-Pro center Jeff Saturday is set to become the 12th player inducted into the team's Ring of Honor the team announced Tuesday. Saturday, who spent 13 seasons with the Colts, will be honored at halftime of the Sept. 21 home -opener against the New York Jets. “I’ll tell you I was blown away," Saturday said, in a statement released by the team. "When...
Via Fox Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts to induct former center Saturday in Ring of Honor

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Colts center Jeff Saturday will become the 12th member to join the team's Ring of Honor on Sept. 21. Indianapolis will host the New York Jets that Monday night. Saturday joined the team as undrafted free agent in 1999 and became a fixture in the Indianapolis community and on the Colts' offensive line. He and former quarterback Peyton Manning played competed...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts to induct former center Jeff Saturday in Ring of Honor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former Colts center Jeff Saturday will become the 12th member to join the team's Ring of Honor on Sept. 21. Indianapolis will host the New York Jets that Monday night. Saturday joined the team as undrafted free agent in 1999 and became a fixture in the Indianapolis community and on the Colts' offensive line. He and former quarterback Peyton Manning played competed...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Saturday to be elected into Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor

Jeff Saturday spent 14 years in the league, and 13 of them snapping balls to Peyton Manning. Number 63 was one of the most popular jerseys over the last decade in both Lucas Oil and the RCA Dome. Wherever you went you could find someone sporting a Saturday jersey. During his time with the Colts, he went to six Pro Bowls, names the thee All- Pro teams, and was the 2007 NFL offensive...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Three burning questions for the Detroit Lions entering the 2015 season

The Detroit Lions will look to return to the playoffs after a heartbreaking opening round loss to the Dallas Cowboys last season. Their core players not named Ndamukong Suh remain in place, but this team has a brutal schedule and they have lots to answer before the playoffs become a hope. Here are the three biggest questions for the Lions as preseason nears. You may also be interested...
Via cover32
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Three must see Indianapolis Colts videos

Football season cannot start soon enough. And we are just a few weeks away from the Indianapolis Colts reporting to training camp at Anderson University. So in honor of that, we scoured the internet to find the three best offseason videos of the Colts for you. You may also be interested in: Each NFC North team’s odds of dethroning the Green Bay Packers in 2015 Jeff Saturday to...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The three songs that could define the Chicago Bears 2015 season perfectly

The Chicago Bears are going to be one of the league’s more unpredictable teams in 2015. No one knows what to expect of new head coach John Fox, general manager Ryan Pace and if Jay Cutler is playing his last year in the Windy City. With their season just nine weeks away, let’s look at three songs that could determine their season. 3. Ylvis-The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) John...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Court strikes down Cleveland 'jock tax' after linebacker's challenge

  The way Cleveland taxes professional athletes who work for short periods of time in the city is unconstitutional because it violates athletes' due process rights, the Ohio Supreme Court said Thursday. The city unfairly imposed a 2 percent income tax on ex-Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer based on games played in the city as a percentage of total games played, the ruling...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland jock tax on out-of-town athletes unconstitutional

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Ohio Supreme Court has found unconstitutional the method that Cleveland uses for taxing professional athletes who work for short periods of time in the city. The court said Thursday the city unfairly imposed a 2 percent income tax on ex-Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer based on games played in the city as a percentage of total games played. The...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Court weighs Ohio's taxation of out-of-town athletes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) An Ohio law that singles out professional athletes and entertainers for taxation even when they're in the state just a few days a year is unconstitutional, say several sport leagues including the NBA, NFL and NHL who want the state Supreme Court to strike the law down. At issue is an Ohio law that excludes entertainers or athletes from a ban on municipalities...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Many Centers

If Corey Linsley keeps playing at such a high level, the Packers are going to have a problem when JC Tretter is cleared to return from temporary IR later in the season. A good problem. A team that started over-the-hill Jeff Saturday in 2012 and journeyman Evan Dietrich-Smith in 2013 will have to choose between two talented young centers. Tretter, who was atop the depth chart throughout...
Via Packers Notes
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Colts get Into Another Conundrum at Center?

The Indianapolis Colts have been in search of a steady presence at center since the departure of Jeff Saturday. They have made attempts to fill the void, signing Samson Satele – who they thought would be a Pro Bowler – in 2012, then drafting Khaled Holmes in 2013. They also signed now-retired free agent Phil Costa to potentially bridge the gap between Satele and Holmes this offseason...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

20 Most Important Packers for 2014: #18 JC Tretter

For the fourth straight season the Packers will open up the season with a new starting center. In 2011 it was Scott Wells, followed by Jeff Saturday in 2012 and Evan Dietrich-Smith in 2013. This season the Packers will turn to former fourth round pick out of Cornell, JC Tretter.Tretter missed his rookie season due to torn ligaments in his ankle. He was able to return to the practice...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Former Carolina Panthers Offensive Lineman Jordan Gross Has Dropped Some Serious Weight

Last season when former Green Bay Packers/Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday retired he did the unthinkable and become nearly half he man he used to be. No, not because he was a man without a purpose anymore. He simply lost some serious weight.This season it appears that former Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross has undergone a similar transformation.@theMMQBLast...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 62 Khaled Holmes

Most would agree that good chemistry and continuity are critical factors for a team’s success. A perfect example would be the former Colts tandem of Peyton Manning and Jeff Saturday. The center-quarterback duo started 172 games together over 12 seasons as the offense set several records throughout the 2000s.Since Manning both players have moved on, however, the offensive line has...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 63 Jeff Saturday

In 1999, the Indianapolis Colts were struggling to find consistency on the offensive line. After failing to sign a quality lineman in the 1998 draft, Nate Hobgood-Chittick, former defensive tackle for the Colts, encouraged then-general manager Bill Polian to take a chance on an electrical supply salesman in Raleigh who showed some prowess at North Carolina. That electrical supply...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

PACKERS FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Center Summer Battle

Green Bay Packers management has proven time and time again that the center position is just not something they hold in high regard.  Despite subtle please from QB1, the team just keeps letting effective centers walk out the door.  It definitely has proved correct once.  Former Packers C Scott Wells has not been able to produce up to the level of the contract that he signed with...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Horseshoe Mailbag: Projecting starters on offense

While training camp is still over a month away, the Indianapolis Colts have several questions left to answer before the 2014 season gets underway. For this mailbag, we will stay away from the defensive side of the ball and concentrate on the offense. The Colts have several battles going on for starting spots from the interior offensive line to running back. Although it is still too...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike McCarthy OTA Press Conference Highlights

McCarthy had some good insight after Thursday’s OTA practice Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Thursday’s OTA practice and as I have been doing with his major pressers, I break down some of the comments he made.  These quotes are courtesy of Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “We want to operate on lower volume of scheme...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Colts failed bid on Super Bowl

Each week we will sit down and grade a move or event by the your Colts. This week we took on yesterdays pitch for the Super Bowl. The NFL selected the site of the 2018 Super Bowl yesterday afternoon, and the Colts were not selected. The Minnesota Vikings won the bid, due in part to their new stadium. The Colts finished behind them, and New Orleans. The Colts should have been a lock...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The “Mountain” man is old news

Even if it was in 2013 when the Colts almost signed 6’9″ inch Hafthor Bjornsson. For catching up with the story CLICK HERE. In the meantime, look at this ginormous picture of the man, and tell me you did not think it was worth a shot of getting him in uniform for the Colts. Did you know? The @Colts once flirted with signing @GameOfThrones giant ‘The Mountain’ http://t.co...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts nearly signed a man as big as a building

If you watch Game of Thrones then you know who “The Mountain” is. Now, picture him in a Colts uniform. Dear god, imagine that man running full speed at you. If that does not make you want to wet your drawers then you sir are not scared of anything. Hafthor Bjornsson is his real name, and he is from Iceland and is 6’9″ and 419 pounds. You want to protect Andrew Luck? Stick...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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