Colts Acquire Defensive Lineman in Trade with Browns

The Indianapolis Colts have made another change to their turbulent defensive line.  The Colts have traded a conditional 2017 seventh-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for defensive lineman Billy Wynn. Wynn, a sixth-round pick out of Boise State in 2012, has started eight games and has amassed 78 tackles and 3.0 sacks in his three-year career. The acquisition is general manager...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons the Indianapolis Colts will walk out of Buffalo with a win Sunday

We are less than four days away from the Indianapolis Colts first game of the season. For the first time we will get to see Andrew Luck and all of his new weapons play an entire game. The Colts are riding high into the season as early favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. And while they still have areas of concern along the defensive and offensive line, this team has...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts defensive line faces challenge against Bills

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts are trying to fill holes on their defensive line. Indianapolis placed defensive tackle Art Jones on season-ending injured reserve because of an ankle injury, and waived tackles Josh Chapman and Montori Hughes when it was time to make cuts in order to reach the 53-man roster limit. The moves were focused toward revamping a defensive line in...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Lack of defensive line depth

A lot of surprising moments occurred when the league mandated 53-man roster cut rolled around this weekend. This includes the releasing of Montori Hughes, Josh Chapman and other defensive linemen by the Indianapolis Colts, following Arthur Jones being subject to IR. This left the roster with only Kendall Langford, Henry Anderson, David Parry, Zach Kerr and Earl Okine serving as the...
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Make Roster Moves, Fill Practice Squad

The day after setting their “final” 53-man roster, the Indianapolis Colts searched the waiver wire adding to two positions of need. After cutting some experienced defensive linemen, Josh Chapman and Montori Hughes, the Colts needed to find suitable replacements there – as well as filling a need at along the offensive line.The Colts claimed T.Y. McGill (6’0”, 299 lbs), a...
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September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Art Jones goes on IR as Colts get to 53-man limit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Defensive tackle Art Jones was placed on injured reserve and the Indianapolis Colts released 21 players to get to the NFL's 53-man roster limit on Saturday. Inside linebacker Junior Sylvestre also was placed on IR. But it's the loss of Jones that could prove costly for Indianapolis. Signed by the Colts in March 2014, Jones has had ankle injuries in his first two...
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September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Things I’m Watching For in the Colts’ Third Preseason Game

It’s the Colts’ third preseason game tonight, which, if you ask Gregg Doyel, is the Super Bowl of preseason games. A quick aside before we get to the preview for tonight: Doyel has been all-aboard the over-dramatic preseason media train for the last few weeks, whether it was crying about the Colts’ backup quarterback play (which is bad, but not worth spending a whole column...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts rookie Parry making push for starting nose tackle job

If Saturday's preseason game was any indication, Indianapolis Colts nose tackle Josh Chapman shouldn't feel overly comfortable in his role as a starter. Although Chapman got the start in the loss to the Chicago Bears, rookie David Parry also saw snaps with the first-team defense as the Colts search for an anchor for the middle of their defensive line. As ESPN's Mike Wells notes,...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts seeking consistency from NT Chapman

Improving the Indianapolis Colts' run defense was an offseason priority for head coach Chuck Pagano. With that in mind, the team is looking for improved play from the man tasked with anchoring the middle of the defensive line, nose tackle Josh Chapman. The six-foot, 340-pound Chapman started 15 games last season, putting up modest numbers. The 26-year had 21 tackles and one forced...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts NFL Draft Review Series: 2012 Draft Class

Players Drafted:1st Round (1st Overall) – Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford2nd Round (34th Overall) – Coby Fleener – TE – Stanford3rd Round (64th Overall) – Dwayne Allen – TE – Clemson3rd Round (92nd Overall) – T.Y. Hilton – WR – Florida International5th Round (136th Overall) – Josh Chapman – DT/NT – Alabama5th Round (170th Overall) – Vick Ballard – RB...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Projected starting defensive line

The Indianapolis Colts signed and drafted quite a few defensive linemen this off-season, to nobody’s surprise. The defense had a monstrously tough time stopping the run last season, particularly when it came to their rivals, the New England Patriots. This defensive line has been injury prone, and not particularly skilled during the Chuck Pagano era. It was time to make a change...
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

What to Expect: David Parry

Welcome back to What to Expect, a long-running Colts Authority tradition that reminds the world that once-upon-a-time, I used to write football articles. Please note that when I say “long running”, I mean that it will take me the rest of the summer to get to the sixth round. Each spring, I evaluate the picks the Colts make, and try to set realistic baselines for player performance...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Draft: Colts may finally get defensive

The time may have finally come for general manager Ryan Grigson and the Indianapolis Colts to focus on the defensive side of the ball in the NFL draft. The Colts are clearly a team with Super Bowl aspirations, and after focusing heavily on offense in the draft over the past few years under Grigson, the defense is due for an infusion of youth and talent.As Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the Colts’ Top First-Round Needs

Welcome Tim Forsyth II, former editor/owner of Go Colts Damnit, to the CA team. A long-time Colts fan with an itch to write, Tim will be contributing periodically here on CA and can be fount on Twitter at the handle @Colts_TNFII. As the NFL Draft is quickly approaching, we’re going to take at which positions the Colts should target in the first round. There are needs across the...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts brass agrees on targets for the NFL Draft

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and General Manager Ryan Grigson agree on what players the Colts need to target for the draft next week. Playmakers. During Grigson’s press conference today he clarified that he and his coach were on the same page headed into next week. “I want playmakers. Chuck wants playmakers. We need playmakers.” Grigson stated. But where do the...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

This nugget about the 11 Indianapolis Colts starters on defense is just wild

The Indianapolis Colts have had a very busy offseason. While the addition of Frank Gore and Andre Johnson grabbed the most headlines, this is stunning. Of the 11 current projected starters on defense for the #Colts 9 were acquired through free agency. Most of any team. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 6, 2015 Of course, not all nine of those starters are free agency additions...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

What are the Colts’ Biggest Needs Now?

PFS: Colts visited the topic of what the Colts needed a month ago before free agency struck. Now that the frenzy has died down, the question is still valid but the answers have slightly changed.*The Colts signed safety Dwight Lowery last night. However, as a 29-year-old, mid-tier player, it hardly removes the need for a safety or two. Input given without Lowery signing having occurred...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

With 29th Pick, Colts Need to Take a Defensive Tackle

After trading away their first-round draft pick in 2014, the Indianapolis Colts once again have a first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. After a busy free agency period, the Colts still have a few holes that need filled. They are looking at needs at the safety, offensive tackle and nose tackles positions.If the Colts and general manager Ryan Grigson are actually going all in...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Colts' Defensive Line is Not Ready for 2015

While a solid secondary led an above average Indianapolis Colts defense in 2014, the unit struggled against the run, and that started with the defensive line.Indianapolis ranked 22nd in yards allowed per carry, 19th in rush defense DVOA, and 25th in success rate against the run, according to Advanced Football Analytics (DVOA is Football Outsiders’ proprietary efficiency metric...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Little-Known Colts Who Could Make Big Impacts in 2015

The Indianapolis Colts still have some perceived holes in their roster, especially along both the offensive and defensive lines. The Kendall Langford signing certainly helped mitigate the loss of Cory Redding, but the Colts still have a glaring need of dominance at nose tackle. Zach Kerr, Montori Hughes and Josh Chapman haven’t proven that they can be true run stoppers quite yet...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Horseshoe Mailbag: What direction are the Colts heading in?

The Indianapolis Colts have already made news this offseason for cutting several veterans like LaRon Landry, and Ricky Jean-Francois.This has allowed Ryan Grigson to have over $30 million in spending come free agency in just a few weeks. So where does that leave the Colts as players in free agency? The Colts were over paying both Landry and Ricky, so the extra cap space there is...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Way too early: First round mock draft for the Indianapolis Colts

For a team that just made the AFC Championship in their third year of a rebuild the Indianapolis Colts still have some holes to fill on both sides of the ball. After a dubbing to the hands of the Patriots the Colts are almost in the same spot as they were a year earlier after they were dominated in the trenches yet again. But this time the Colts have shown promise. The left side...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts issues start with the big boys up front

Simply put, the Colts were made to look like little boys against the New England Patriots Sunday night. Giving up over 200 yards rushing and held to a pathetic 19 yards on the ground. When your leading rusher is Andrew Luck it has been a bad night. Seven carries for Trent Richardson ended in 0 yards, as he was constantly hit before even getting close to the line-of-scrimmage. As...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Takeaways from the Indianapolis Colts second preseason game

Before the Indianapolis Colts blew a 26 point lead Saturday night against the New York Giants, the team had plenty of positive notes to take away from the night. 1. D”Qwell Jackson will be a giant upgrade along the front seven Jackson has benefited from the play of Josh Chapman and Art Jones up front. Those two have caused early problems for offensive lines, and Jackson is quick...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts players getting ready for training camp

By this time tomorrow, Indianapolis Colts players will have reported to Anderson, Indiana for the start of the 2014 training camp. Some players took to Twitter today to announce how they are preparing for it.   I can’t wait to report to training camp. Im ready to embrace the grind with my new brothers on this journey . You call a game. I call life. — Arthur Jones (@Artj97) July...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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