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Antonio Johnson Signs with Tennessee Titans
May 13th, 2013 at 7:28 PM
The Indianapolis Colts crowded competition along the defensive line will be a little less so as free agent Antonio Johnson signed a free agent deal with division rival Tennessee. Johnson played five seasons for the Colts and started 47 games during his career. He had 19 tackles and seven assists...

Indianapolis Colts Select Bjoern Werner with 24th Overall Pick
April 25th, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Opting for help on the defensive line, the Indianapolis Colts used its first round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft on defensive end Bjoern Werner. At 6-foot, 3-inches, and 266 pounds, the 24th overall pick was born in Germany and didn't begin playing football until age 15 after coming to the...

Dwight Freeney and Indianapolis Colts Part Ways
February 15th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
***PHOTO1***We knew it was coming. To some degree, it was even surprising they stayed with him this long, but today the Indianapolis Colts made it official. Owner Jim Irsay tweeted, "Sadly, Dwight and the Horseshoe parting ways." In a prepared statement announcing the Colts would not renew Freeney's contract, Irsay said: “Few...

Fili Moala Lost for the Season with ACL Injury
November 26th, 2012 at 6:09 PM
Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians announced today that starting DT Fili Moala would miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury sustained in the third quarter of yesterday's 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills. Moala's loss comes at a time when he was just beginning to exert...

Washington Redskins Will Test Indianapolis Colts’ Run Defense
August 24th, 2012 at 9:34 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  For all the talk about the quarterback matchup between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in this week's preseason showdown between the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, the more compelling matchup will be the Redskins' running game against the Colts new defensive scheme. In the Redskins, the Colts will see a...

Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis Enjoying Challenge of New Defense
July 30th, 2012 at 11:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** Perhaps the two Indianapolis Colts players with the most to learn this training camp are both veterans. Star defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis are being asked to change their ways to fit in the Colts' new defensive scheme. Both are excited about the challenge and the opportunities it...

Indianapolis Colts Make Two Big Moves to Bolster Lines
March 14th, 2012 at 12:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** Perhaps the biggest issue facing the Indianapolis Colts in this offseason was strengthening their offensive and defensive lines. General manager Ryan Grigson made two moves that will significantly address those weaknesses today, trading for former Eagles OT Winston Justice and former Ravens DE Cory Redding. Tapping into his Philadelphia connections, Grigson negotiated...

The Day After Peyton Manning: What Happens Next?
March 8th, 2012 at 10:52 AM
The sun did in fact rise over Indianapolis this morning even if it was obscured by clouds. That might be an apt metaphor for the immediate future of the Indianapolis Colts, however. The mystery of Peyton Manning's future with the team may be solved, but the team itself is still...

Robert Mathis to Remain with Indianapolis Colts
March 5th, 2012 at 4:00 PM
It went down to the wire, but the Indianapolis Colts and defensive end Robert Mathis reached a tentative deal just minutes before the deadline for the Colts to use their franchise tag. The Colts will use the tag on Mathis, but only for the time being as they work out...

Indianapolis Colts Going Down to the Wire with Robert Mathis
March 4th, 2012 at 2:53 PM
***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts and defensive end Robert Mathis are coming down to the eleventh hour in their efforts to keep him with the team. With the deadline for the team to use its franchise tag coming on Monday, something needs to break between the two sides. Mathis was one of two...

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...

Dwight Freeney the Lone Indianapolis Colts Representative to the Pro Bowl
December 28th, 2011 at 10:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney will be making his seventh trip to the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl. The rosters were announced yesterday and Freeney will be the lone Colts player enjoying the honor, despite a disappointing season both as a team and on a personal level for Freeney. His 7.5 sacks are...

Indianapolis Colts Defense Biggest Concern After Two Games
August 20th, 2011 at 9:40 AM
***PHOTO1***Yes, the Indianapolis Colts offense has only managed 13 points in two preseason games, with only a field goal coming from their first team. But that's not the biggest concern for head coach Jim Caldwell after two games. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Peyton Manning will return to guide the offense and...

Indianapolis Colts Add DE Tyler Brayton to Free Agent Acquisitions on Defense
August 17th, 2011 at 11:14 AM
The Indianapolis Colts have been busy since training camp began trying to upgrade their defense. Former Oakland Raider and Carolina Panther defensive end Tyler Brayton became the fourth veteran free agent the Colts have brought in since camp began.  ***PHOTO1*** Brayton was drafted in the first round in 2003 by the Oakland...