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Lawrenece Guy, Xavier Nixon Signed from Washington Redskins Practice Squad
September 24th, 2013 at 12:09 PM
The Indiananpolis Colts have sent out the following press release regarding two free agent signings the team made, Tuesday, Sept. 24. The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent defensive end Lawrence Guy and signed tackle Xavier Nixon from the Washington Redskins practice squad. The Colts will have to make two additional...

Colts Select Holmes, Hughes in Fourth and Fifth Rounds
April 27th, 2013 at 2:35 PM
In the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Southern California center Khaled Holmes. Holmes began his career at USC as a right guard before transitioning to the center position in 2011. He was a Rimington Award finalist in 2012, which annually goes to the nation's top...

Indianapolis Colts Beef up Both Lines
March 20th, 2013 at 6:48 PM
  from the Indianapolis Colts   The Indianapolis Colts have signed unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin. The team also announced that exclusive rights free agent guard Joe Reitz has signed his tender.   “Aubrayo is a great fit for our team on many fronts,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He's an excellent run...

Indianapolis Colts Extend Fili Moala’s Contract
March 4th, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Having already used their franchise tag on punter Pat McAfee, the Indianapolis Colts must negotiate contracts with any of their remaining free agents before the March 12 deadline in order to keep them on the roster for next season. One of their priority targets was DT Fili Moala who they...

Indianapolis Colts Can Shore up Defense Through Free Agency
February 12th, 2013 at 8:44 AM
The old adage tells us that "offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships." That was true for the Indianapolis Colts this year where Andrew Luck guaranteed sellouts at Lucas Oil Stadium and even led them to the playoffs. That was in spite of a defense, however, that often surrendered yards...

Indianapolis Colts Activate Josh Chapman; Jerraud Powers Placed on IR
November 12th, 2012 at 4:01 PM
From the Indianapolis Colts:   ***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts today activated nose tackle Josh Chapman from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and elevated tight end Kyle Miller from the practice squad to the active roster. The Colts placed defensive tackle Drake Nevis and cornerback Jerraud Powers on Injured Reserve.   Chapman, 6-0, 316 pounds, was originally...

Could Josh Chapman Be the Answer in the Middle?
October 24th, 2012 at 11:07 AM
  The Indianapolis Colts have struggled in the middle of their defensive line, both against the run and in putting pressure on the quarterback by limiting the pocket. The return to practice of rookie fifth round pick Josh Chapman could bring some welcome relief to a position beset by injuries.   At 6'0"...

DJ Johnson Acquired in Trade with Eagles
July 22nd, 2012 at 3:17 PM
ESPN correspondent Chris Mortensen reported Sunday the Indianapolis Colts traded with the Philadelphia Eagles for defensive back Domonique "D.J." Johnson. In return, the Colts gave defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu to the Eagles. Johnson, 26, is a third-year veteran and has already been with six other teams in his short NFL career. Signed...

Fifth-Round Selection Josh Chapman Signed by Indianapolis Colts
May 22nd, 2012 at 3:13 PM
The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of defensive tackle Josh Chapman Tuesday, the team's first pick of the fifth-round in the 2012 NFL Draft. Chapman, 22, played his collegiate career at the University of Alabama where he was a member of two BCS national championship teams. As Alabama's starting nose tackle, his...

Indianapolis Colts Get a Steal with Alabama NT Josh Chapman
April 28th, 2012 at 2:15 PM
Indianapolis Colts' head coach Chuck Pagano was looking for the perfect defensive tackle to anchor his new 3-4 defensive front. He found him when Alabama's Josh Chapman dropped right into his lap with the team's first pick of the fifth round. Chapman is a beast. He's a 6'1" 315 pound bowling ball...

Chuck Pagano’s New Defense Will Need an Infusion of New Talent
February 13th, 2012 at 10:50 AM
With new head coach Chuck Pagano and new defensive coordinator Greg Manusky both coming from a "3-4" defensive philosophy, it's all but certain the Indianapolis Colts will abandon their "Cover 2" defense that has been in place since Tony Dungy arrived in town. While it's doubtful that transition will happen...