Colts Positional Preview: Linebackers

 The Indianapolis Colts linebacker group is filled with some talented players and an aging superstar who the Colts will need to replace for the first four weeks. Who can fill his shoes? Current Depth Chart:StartersStrong OLB: Erik Walden Left ILB: Jerrell FreemanRight ILB: D’Qwell JacksonRush OLB: Robert Mathis** (Bjoern Werner)**With Mathis suspended for the first 4 games, Werner...
Via Everything Colts
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh McNary, Henoc Muamba: Colts Dark Horses

When you look at the Indianapolis Colts depth chart at inside linebacker, you see two names that stick out as being the unquestioned starters – Jerrell Freeman and D’Qwell Jackson. Behind them are Kelvin Sheppard, Andrew Jackson and Aaron Morgan. However, two other names in the mix could eventually develop into the type of players that receive an opportunity for extensive playing...
Via Pro Football Spot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Buffalo Bills

The NFL Draft just concluded, and every team gets a certain grade depending on how good their picks were according to scouts and analysts. There are teams that are deemed “winners” and teams deemed “losers”. Why? Because the society we live in is very impatient. We live in a “what have you done for me lately” kind of world and everybody needs answers immediately. All...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts draft needs don't include starter at inside linebacker

Inside linebacker is not among the Indianapolis Colts' most pressing needs heading into this week's NFL draft. They have what looks like a solid starting duo in the ever-improving Jerrell Freeman and free-agent pickup D'Qwell Jackson. Production from them is essential in 2014 for a Colts defense that ranked 26th in the NFL against the run last season. On paper, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

CA Free Agent Profiles: D’Qwell Jackson

The newest series for the CA Charting Project, the free agent profiles are our attempt to best understand why the Colts front office decided to sign whom they did during free agency. Hopefully, through these profiles, fans and analysts alike can understand who these free agents are, what they bring to the team and what role we can expect them to play in 2014.  As with all of the...
Via The Colts Authority
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching up with the Jerry Hughes/Kelvin Sheppard trade

We are back with our new series to catch up on how some Ex-Bills are playing at their newer destinations. For today's piece, I reached out to the boys over at Colts Authority to take a look at how Kelvin Sheppard did in Indy this past season and see how they view the Hughes/Sheppard trade. Let's just say they aren't happy. 1) Looking back, how do you feel about...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching up with the Kelvin Sheppard and Jerry Hughes trade

We are back with our new series to catch up on how some Ex-Bills are playing at their newer destinations. For today's piece, I reached out to the boys over at Colts Authority to take a look at how Kelvin Sheppard did in Indy this past season and see how they view the Hughes/Sheppard trade. Let's just say they aren't happy. 1) Looking back, how do you feel about...
Via Buffalo Wins
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Five former Buffalo Bills to root for in the playoffs

It’s another year of watching the playoffs from the sidelines for the Buffalo Bills. It’s nothing new, nothing out of the ordinary and nothing unexpected. The Bills are who we thought they were. However, there are some former Buffalo Bills still hanging around playing some playoff football. Bills fans should cheer them on because sometimes these former players just needed a change...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Thanks Indy, Buffalo appreciates Jerry Hughes

The Bills don’t win much these days, but if they came out on top of anything this year it would have to be the Kelvin Sheppard for Jerry Hughes trade. Player-for-player trades don’t happen very often in this league and they usually happen with players who at one time showed huge potential but ended up being a huge disappointment. The theory is that a change might do the player...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Laron Landry, downed via a knee to the head, helmet slapped by teammate

Indianapolis Colts safety Laron Landry took a knee to the head and went down last night. So, of course, teammate Kelvin Sheppard slapped him about the helmet. Multiple times. [cjzero via Diehard Sport]**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts LB Kelvin Sheppard Slaps LaRon Landry in the Head After Landry Gets a Concussion

LaRon Landry was one of the key free agent acquisitions the Colts made during the off-season. Yeah, he's been injured a lot, but when he plays the man is a beast. In the midst of the Colts epic come-from-behind win over the Kansas City Chiefs he dove at the legs of running back Anthony Sherman giving himself a concussion in the process when his head banged in to Sherman's...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Teammate slaps Landry on helmet while he's down with head injury

Indianapolis Colts safety Laron Landry went to make a tackle and took a knee from Kansas City Chiefs running back Anthony Sherman.  Landry was down on the ground in pain, with a possible concussion, when his teammate Kelvin Sheppard came up and slapped him on the side of the helmet multiple times.  Probably not the smartest idea when your teammate is on the ground in pain. Colts...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts player slaps LaRon Landry in head after he goes down with head injury

LaRon Landry took a knee to the head as he took down Colts fullback Anthony Sherman. What better way to celebrate Landry’s tackle then by slapping him in the head multiple times. We can only assume that Kelvin Sheppard did not know that Landry had just taken a blow to the head.
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Kelvin Sheppard does the Bernie after big play

Not much is going well for the Indianapolis Colts today. After a strong first drive, that ended with a T.Y. Hilton reception for a touchdown, the Colts have struggled ever since. Despite trailing for all of the first half, the Colts defense is still trying their hardest to give the team an edge. After a big play, Colts defensive end, Cory Redding flexed his muscles and line backer...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans-Colts inactives, gameday thread

The inactives are out for tonight's Titans-Colts game, and here they are. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: CB Josh Gordy, C Khaled Holmes, DT Montori Hughes, S Delano Howell, WR Da'Rick Rogers, LB Kelvin Sheppard, CB Greg Toler TENNESSEE TITANS: CB Tommie Campbell, DE Lavar Edwards, LB Moise Fokou, LB Zaviar Gooden, OT Mike Otto, C Brian Schwenke, WR Damian Williams No notable...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: 2013 Week 2 NFL Power Rankings (#26)

I thought the Colts would be improved over last season (in talent, not record), but barely beating the Raiders, after winning 7 games by 7 points or less against 7 win or worse teams last season, doesn’t inspire any confidence. Andrew Luck looked good, completing 18 of 23 for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns, while rushing for another 39 and a score on 6 carries, and he could be on his...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Angerer out for Colts, Raiders' QB still a mystery

Colts linebacker Kelvin Sheppard will replace Pat Angerer as the starting middle linebacker Sunday against Oakland. Angerer was diagnosed with a concussion late this week. The biggest question coming into the season opener was who the Raiders would play at quarterback? Coach Dennis Allen did not announce a starter before the game, though most expect it to be Terrelle Pryor. The...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Team Previews: Indianapolis Colts

Key Additions QB Matt Hasselbeck, WR Darrius Heyward-bey, OT Gosder Cherilus, G Donald Thomas, DE/DT Ricky Jean-Francois, NT Aubrayo Franklin, DE/OLB Erik Walden, ILB Kelvin Sheppard, CB Greg Toler, S LaRon Landry, DE/OLB Bjoern Werner (draft), G Hugh Thornton (draft), C Khaled Holmes (draft) Key Losses QB Drew Stanton, WR Donnie Avery, WR Austin Collie, OT Winston...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Fresh start paying off for LB Hughes in Buffalo

A fresh start with the Buffalo Bills is paying off for linebacker Jerry Hughes. After failing to find a niche with the Indianapolis Colts, the 2010 first-round draft pick is benefiting from the second chance he received in May, when the Bills acquired him in a trade for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. ''Sometimes, in this league, that's all you need. You get a second chance...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Return to Relevance: Linebackers

Definition of RELEVANCE: 1 – a : relation to the matter at hand b : practical and especially social applicability : pertinence If you are a first time reader of the Return to Relevance series, I’ll bring you up to speed faster than a college-aged Jim Kelly could sign a USFL contract; relevancy in the NFL is defined as postseason play. By that logic, the Buffalo Bills have not...
Via Buddy Nixon
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Training Camp Positional Battles: Inside Linebacker

With training camp only a few days away, I'll breakdown the various battles we expect to see. Today's entry is about the inside linebackers.The battle for the 2 inside linebackers spots is becoming very fierce. There are 4 capable starters, but only two available spots. Let's start with the players:Kelvin SheppardSheppard was traded by Buffalo to Indy this offseason....
Via Everything Colts
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts Acquire Kelvin Sheppard From Buffalo Bills

The Indianapolis Colts acquired inside line backer Kelvin Sheppard from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for outside line backer Jerry Hughes. Neither player is expected to make an immediate impact for their new teams. The post Indianapolis Colts Acquire Kelvin Sheppard From Buffalo Bills appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Acquire Jerry Hughes From Indianapolis Colts

The Buffalo Bills made a trade with the Indianapolis Colts, swapping inside line backer Kelvin Sheppard for outside linebacker Jerry Hughes. This is one of those deals that go under the radar, as neither player are expected to make a major impact for their new clubs. The post Buffalo Bills Acquire Jerry Hughes From Indianapolis Colts appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills 2013 NFL Draft Thoughts

With the 2013 NFL draft in the books, it’s time to look back at the draft, our undrafted free agent group, the Sheppard/Hughes trade and much more. Credit: Best Draft Pick: Pick 41- Robert Woods, WR, USC Woods gets the nod as he’ll most likely be an opening day starter for the Bills. Generally, it’s difficult to draft a WR and expect them to contribute immediately...
Via Queen City Sports
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills ship Sheppard, ink Rogers among roster moves

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe Buffalo Bills' 222nd pick in last weekend's NFL Draft was far from their last roster move.General manager Buddy Nix and his crew have been busy the past 48 hours, snatching up more than a dozen undrafted prospects and cutting four off the roster. That's not counting a little switcheroo at linebacker. (photo: Tennessee Journalist, Flickr)Buffalo struck...
Via AFC East Daily
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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