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Colts' Thornton suffers knee injury in practice

A knee injury suffered during Wednesday's practice will keep Indianapolis Colts reserve guard Hugh Thornton on the sideline for at least the near future.Per ESPN, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Thornton is "week-to-week" with the injury.Thornton, the Colts' third-round pick in 2013, started 20 games over the past two seasons, but last his starting job to veteran Lance Louis over...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Offensive line projection

The Indianapolis Colts have had a problem with their offensive line stability since the beginning of time, it seems. And this year, it’s already started in an uneven way. Offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus’ health is up in the air as the season approaches, and the back-up plan isn’t clear as of yet. So far, the Colts have had Jack Mewhort filling in for him, which could be the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts' Thornton hoping for a healthy 2015

The Indianapolis Colts have questions along the offensive line heading into training camp. Guard High Thornton hopes he can be one of the answers and after an injury-plagued 2014 season. Thornton, the Colts' third-round pick in 2013, played in just 10 games last season because of ankle, knee and shoulder injuries. He spent the team's recently compleed offseason program rotating as...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Projected Offensive Line

The offensive line has been a rotating door for the Indianapolis Colts, for who knows how long at this point. Yes, a big reason for this is because of injuries, but the offensive line play itself has been pretty bad as of late. Chuck Pagano and the coaching staff are hoping to find a consistent starting line-up this year in order to help alleviate the less than ideal play of the...
Via isportsweb.com
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts' Herremans open to playing right tackle

The Indianapolis Colts hope they have the answer at right tackle for the upcoming season in veteran Gosder Cherilus. But with Cherilus coming off groin and knee injuries suffered last season, the timetable for his return is in question. So if Cherilus isn't ready to go Week 1, who is? Joe Reitz, who started three games last season, remains on the roster. The Colts did use a seventh...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Win Tickets to the Blue Breakfast!

Blue Breakfast at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center Have breakfast with me, Colts offensive lineman and Hamilton Southeastern graduate Joe Reitz, RTV 6’s Rafael Sanchez, and hear how Coburn Place is changing the lives of Indiana women and children. Believe and achieve…there’s no better way to start your day! Join us April 2nd from 7-9 AM at the home of the Colts. And...
Via The Blue Mare
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

While Free Agency Looms, Colts Re-Sign Mike Adams, Joe Reitz, and Cam Johnson

  DENVER, CO – JANUARY 11: Vontae Davis #21 and Mike Adams #29 of the Indianapolis Colts and Emmanuel Sanders #10 of the Denver Broncos react after a broken play during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Welcome Back Mike Adams The Colts have signed Mike Adams to...
Via The Colts Authority
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Sign G Joe Reitz To An Extension

The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that they’ve signed G Joe Reitz to a contract extension.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts adding versatility along the offensive line; solid start

When the Indianapolis Colts signed Todd Herremans yesterday, they added a man who can play any position up front, something the Colts will need as they had 11 different starting lineups in 2014. Herremans signed a one year deal worth $3.5 million, and will likely compete for right guard of center, if he is unable to get there, he will  be the backup at both spots. He will likely...
Via cover32 - Colts
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: AFC Championship Game vs. Patriots

You and I both know what happened in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. The Colts lost. Badly. Again. And the Patriots were using deflated footballs. Instead of belaboring the same old points about the offense’s ineptitude, the coaches’ ineptitude, the defense’s ineptitude and Roger Goodell’s ineptitude, I’m going to do what I do best: focus all of my attention on an...
Via The Colts Authority
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Divisional Round vs. Broncos

Writer’s note: Due to ongoing server issues at Colts Academy, I’m over here again this week, and I’ll probably stay here the rest of the season – however long that may be. Please see the toggles in my last Colts Academy post for definitions of terminology and disclaimers regarding subjectivity. The narrative would have been so easy: the Colts’ offensive line caused the...
Via The Colts Authority
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Wild Card vs. Bengals

Writer’s note: The Colts Academy server, which has performed admirably under the weight of craploads of graphic demands, is finally rebelling, so I’m back over here for this week’s post. Many of the images and GIFs below are linked from that server, so please be patient with loading. I apologize for anything that doesn’t work. If you’re unclear on any terminology or want...
Via The Colts Authority
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts lose second offensive lineman for wild-card game

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts coach Chuck Pagano says right guard Hugh Thornton will not play Sunday against Cincinnati. Pagano ruled out Thornton following Friday's practice. Thornton missed four of the last five regular-season games with injuries and played just 18 snaps in the regular-season finale before hurting his right shoulder. He'll join right tackle Gosder Cherilus on the sideline...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts loses 2nd offensive lineman vs. Bengals

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts coach Chuck Pagano says right guard Hugh Thornton will not play Sunday against Cincinnati. Pagano ruled out Thornton following Friday's practice. Thornton missed four of the last five regular-season games with injuries and played just 18 snaps in the regular-season finale before hurting his right shoulder. He'll join right tackle Gosder Cherilus on the sideline...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts hoping to have key players back for playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Coach Chuck Pagano says he expects most of the Colts' injured players to be back on the practice field this week. Pagano told reporters Monday he's hopeful tight end Dwayne Allen, safety Sergio Brown, offensive linemen Gosder Cherilus and Joe Reitz, linebacker Jerrell Freeman and receiver Reggie Wayne would practice this week. Indy (11-5) hosts Cincinnati (10-5...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans-Colts inactives, gameday thread

In what should be three hours and change, the miserable 2014 Tennessee Titans season will be over. Between now and then, they have a game to play, at LP Field against the Indianapolis Colts. So, that game. First up, the inactives: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: TE Dwayne Allen, OT Gosder Cherilus, ILB Jerrell Freeman, NT Zach Kerr, CB Sheldon Price, G Joe Reitz, OLB Bjoern Werner TENNESSEE...
Via Total Titans
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts deciding who plays after reaching playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts have a problem many NFL teams wish they had: Who to play after clinching a playoff spot with two games left in the regular season. Indianapolis would like to use Sunday's game against the Cowboys as a measuring stick to gauge its progress and perhaps clean up some issues and tweak a few things. Instead, the Colts are shuffling through the depth chart...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans' Andre Johnson inactive against Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andre Johnson's chase for reception No. 1,000 has been put on hold because he is inactive for Sunday's game at Indianapolis. DeVier Posey will start in place of Johnson, who has 996 career catches. Johnson is out with a concussion. Houston (7-6) also has deactivated tight end Garrett Graham, linebacker Whitney Mercilus, offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo, quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Week 14 vs. Browns

Writer’s note: Due to server issues/media upload problems, this week’s piece had to be posted on Colts Authority, rather than sister site and film review depot Colts Academy. This post won’t include the usual graphics and won’t be quite as image- and GIF-heavy as the Colts Academy posts (though I still worked in a fair number). If you’d like to see definitions of any terminology...
Via The Colts Authority
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Horror Show With A Happy Ending

Run, Andrew…run!(Photo: Indianapolis Colts) On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts went on the road to play the Cleveland Browns. And it had all the elements of a cheesy horror movie. The generic setting: Cleveland, Ohio The cast: Characters who lack any common sense: Played by Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon, and the NFL officials A ghostly appearance: By a shoeless T.Y. (The Ghost) Hilton...
Via The Blue Mare
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts tackle Reitz injures leg, carted off

CLEVELAND (AP) Indianapolis Colts starting right guard Joe Reitz has been carted off the field with an injured ankle in the second half against the Browns. Reitz started Sunday in place of injured guard Hugh Thornton (knee). Reitz was hurt on a running play in the third quarter and then taken to the locker room for further evaluation and X-rays. As he lay on the ground, Colts quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts without Allen vs Redskins

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Starting tight end Dwayne Allen is inactive for the second straight week for the Indianapolis Colts with an ankle injury. Jack Doyle will replace Allen and Joe Reitz will start for right guard Hugh Thornton, who injured his knee last week. Indianapolis (7-4) also deactivates offensive tackle Xavier Nixon (foot), linebacker Andy Studebaker (hamstring), tight end...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Eyes in the Backfield: Colts 23 Jaguars 3

12 Things We Saw in Sunday’s Indianapolis-Jacksonville Game Better late than never. (courtesy filmcaptures.com) Both the Colts and Eyes in the Backfield showed up a bit late for Sunday’s walloping of the woeful Big Cats of North Florida/Sometimes London. Everyone made the train, however, and here’s what we saw in the Colts seventh victory of the season. 1. We saw protection...
Via The Colts Authority
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars receiver Mike Brown deactivated for Colts game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Right tackle Joe Reitz, tight end Jack Doyle and cornerback Darius Butler all will start for Indianapolis on Sunday against Jacksonville. Starters Gosder Cherilus, Dwayne Allen and Greg Toler are all inactive with injuries. Also inactive for Indy (6-4) are offensive linemen Lance Louis and Khaled Holmes and defensive linemen Kelcy Quarles and Zach Kerr. The Jaguars...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars receiver Mike Brown deactivated for Colts game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Right tackle Joe Reitz, tight end Jack Doyle and cornerback Darius Butler all will start for Indianapolis on Sunday against Jacksonville. Starters Gosder Cherilus, Dwayne Allen and Greg Toler are all inactive with injuries. Also inactive for Indy (6-4) are offensive linemen Lance Louis and Khaled Holmes and defensive linemen Kelcy Quarles and Zach Kerr. The Jaguars...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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