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Vontae Davis Turning Out to Be a Bargain for Indianapolis Colts
June 4th, 2013 at 3:29 PM
The Indianapolis Colts have one player on their roster who is a true bargain. CBS Sports columnist Jason LaCanfora included cornerback Vontae Davis in his list of players who are among the most economical in the NFL’s salary structure. Last fall, new Colts GM Ryan Grigson made a bold move to...

Cassius Vaughn Signs Qualifying Offer to Stay with Indianapolis Colts
March 18th, 2013 at 6:19 PM
from the Indianapolis Colts   The Indianapolis Colts today announced that restricted free agent cornerback Cassius Vaughn has signed his qualifying offer.   Vaughn was originally acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Denver Broncos on May 23, 2012. In 16 games (11 starts) last season, he recorded career highs in tackles...

Indianapolis Colts Can Upgrade Secondary Through Free Agency
February 15th, 2013 at 8:07 AM
***PHOTO1***Perhaps no unit was more maligned for the Indianapolis Colts this season than the defensive secondary. This off season's crop of free agents combined with ample cap space gives the Colts an opportunity to upgrade that unit significantly. The only returning players with job security would appear to be CB Vontae...

Vontae Davis Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
January 2nd, 2013 at 4:12 PM
  The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17. This marks the first time Davis has earned the award in his career.   In the regular season finale against Houston, Davis tied a career high with two interceptions....

Cassius Vaughn Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
December 12th, 2012 at 3:58 PM
  The Indianapolis Colts continue to rack up the accolades. This time it's cornerback Cassius Vaughn who was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after his lights out performance this past Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.   Last week against Tennessee, Vaughn recorded a three-yard interception return for a touchdown in...

Darius Butler Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
November 14th, 2012 at 2:10 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 10. This marks the first time Butler has earned the award in his career.   In Butler’s first start of the season, he contributed with two interceptions, including one returned...

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...

Matchup of the Week: Indianapolis Colts Banged up Secondary V. Blaine Gabbert
November 8th, 2012 at 10:05 AM
***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts enter tonights critical AFC contest with the Jacksonville Jaguars extremely thin at cornerback. Both starters, Vontae Davis and Jerraud Powers, are out tonight. Their replacements, along with the nickel backs in reserve, are going to have to step up to shut down Jacksonville's Blaine Gabbert who is...

Matchup of the Week: Cassius Vaughn V. James Jones
October 7th, 2012 at 8:14 AM
When the Indianapolis Colts take on the Green Bay Packers today at Lucas Oil Stadium, the scoreboard operator is bound to get a workout. The Colts passing offense is beginning to take shape under Andrew Luck, ranking 12th in the NFL overall. The Packers defense can get after the quarterback,...

Ryan Grigson Earns His Stripes with Trade for Vontae Davis
August 26th, 2012 at 5:11 PM
New Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has already impressed with bold moves to remake the Colts roster in the draft and through free agency. Those moves were mostly based on talent evaluation, which fit closely with Grigson's background as a scout. Still some questioned his youth and whether that would...

Three Things Beside Andrew Luck to Watch for in Indianapolis Colts Opener
August 12th, 2012 at 7:05 AM
***PHOTO1*** News flash: Andrew Luck will be making his first appearance as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts today when he suits up against the St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium. Unless you've been living sequestered in some cave or only get your news from ESPN (all Jets, all the time!)...

Battle Waging for Second Cornerback with Indianapolis Colts
August 6th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
Check out my story on the two principles battling to win the starting cornerback position opposite Jerraud Powers with the Indianapolis Colts.

Indianapolis Colts Cornerbacks Looking to Raise the Bar in 2012
August 3rd, 2012 at 12:17 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The Indianapolis Colts secondary, like much of the roster, has seen a sea of change since walking off the field in Jacksonville this past January. Of the 11 cornerbacks in camp, seven of them are new to the Colts this season. Yesterday's trade of Kevin Thomas to the Philadelphia Eagles was...

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...

Indianapolis Colts Sign Free Agent Cornerback Justin King
June 8th, 2012 at 1:38 PM
The Indianapolis Colts took another step toward shoring up the cornerback position, signing free agent Justin King, formerly of the St. Louis Rams. King, a Penn State product, played three seasons for the Rams after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. King started 12 games for...

Indianapolis Colts not Finished Yet at Cornerback
June 7th, 2012 at 10:21 AM
With the Denver Broncos apparently having the day off yesterday, the Indianapolis Star finally devoted some time to the Indianapolis Colts' roster. Their focus was on the one roster position still of major concern heading into 2012: cornerback. As Mike Chappell pointed out, the numbers don't lie with regard to the...

Indianapolis Colts Make Two Roster Transactions; Sign WR Ty Holtman and CB Korey Lindsey
June 1st, 2012 at 12:06 PM
The Indianapolis Colts got one of their third round draft picks under contract and picked up another cornerback via the waiver wire on Thursday. The Colts announced they've signed WR TY Hilton to a four year deal totaling $2.6 million for the rookie speedster out of Florida International. Hilton should compete for time...

Are the Indianapolis Colts Trying to Pry Mike Jenkins from the Dallas Cowboys?
May 25th, 2012 at 5:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that the Indianapolis Colts have made several trade offers to the Dallas Cowboys in an effort to acquire cornerback Mike Jenkins.  The Cowboys have denied that they are shopping Jenkins who has declined to participate in the team's voluntary OTAs. Jenkins, a starter for the Cowboys last...

Indianapolis Colts Trade Chris Gronkowski to Denver for Cornerback
May 23rd, 2012 at 1:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** Multiple sources are reporting that the Indianapolis Colts have traded fullback Chris Gronkowski to the Denver Broncos. In return, the Broncos will send cornerback Cassius Vaughn to Indianapolis. Vaughn was an undrafted free agent out of the University of Mississippi. He's been with the Broncos two seasons, mostly as a reserve. He...

Indianapolis Colts Acquire Seventh Tight End, Waive Defensive Back
May 15th, 2012 at 5:21 PM
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced on his Twitter account Tuesday the team has claimed a tight end off waivers while waiving another player. Tight end Andre Smith was claimed by the Colts after being cut Monday by the Chicago Bears. He saw no game action in 2011 in his only...