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Return of Pat Angerer Gives Defense Additional Voice for Week Two
September 12th, 2013 at 5:35 PM
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Pat Angerer was cleared to play in week two against the Miami Dolphins, as announced by head coach Chuck Pagano at his weekly press conference Wednesday, Sept. 11, and it could not happen at a better time for his defense. ***PHOTO1*** While showing off its aptitude against the run...

Linebacker Cam Johnson Acquired from San Francisco 49ers, DaRick Rogers Signed to Practice Squad
September 2nd, 2013 at 1:21 PM
Continuing to rearrange its roster prior to the regular season opener, the Indianapolis Colts traded for a linebacker and signed a wide receiver Monday, Sept. 2. In an exchange with the San Francisco 49ers, the Colts acquired linebacker Cam Johnson. A seventh-round draft selection was sent back in return, according to...

Looking Over Their Shoulders: Five 2012 Starters Who Could Lose Their Jobs in 2013
July 10th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
***PHOTO1***We're inside of three weeks until the 2013 season begins in earnest when the Indianapolis Colts take the field at Anderson University for training camp. The next month's worth of practices and preseason games will determine who will lead the Colts in their effort to return to the NFL Playoffs. For...

Colts Sign, Waive Former Indoor League Linebackers
May 23rd, 2013 at 7:46 PM
***PHOTO1***As Organized Team Activities continue this month in Indianapolis, the Colts made a pair of roster moves involving former indoor football players on Thursday. The team waived linebacker Jake Killeen to make room for the signing of linebacker Caesar Rayford. Rayford spent the previous three years with the Utah Blaze of the...

Indianapolis Colts Swap Linebackers with Buffalo Bills
April 29th, 2013 at 2:28 PM
The Indianapolis Colts today acquired linebacker Kelvin Sheppard in a trade with the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Jerry Hughes. “We wish nothing but the best for Jerry in Buffalo,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He’s a talented guy that did everything we asked of him. At the same time,...

Ryan Grigson on Bjeorn Werner: “He’s a Hell of a Football Player.”
April 26th, 2013 at 8:57 AM
The Indianapolis Colts selection of Florida State DE/OLB Bjeorn Werner last night brings a reaction similar to that of this year’s free agent acquisitions: we’ll see. While Werner was projected as high as the second overall pick in some early mock drafts, his workouts had allowed him to slide down...

Indianapolis Colts Sign Former Army Linebacker
April 11th, 2013 at 2:42 PM
from the Indianapolis Colts The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent linebacker Josh McNary and placed him on the team’s Reserve/Military List. McNary, who is currently commissioned in the United States Army, will finish his active duty service prior to joining the team. “Josh had an outstanding career at West Point,”...

Free Agency Could Take Indianapolis Colts Linebackers from Good to Great
February 14th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts return a good linebacking corps for 2013. Even with the probable loss of Dwight Freeney, the Colts will be led by OLB Robert Mathis and have a solid group in the middle featuring Kavell Conner, a healthy Pat Angerer and Jerrell Freeman. In Greg Manusky's 3-4 scheme, however,...

Cameron Wake, Jerrell Freeman not the First to Make the Jump from CFL to NFL
November 2nd, 2012 at 10:13 AM
When the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins square off on Sunday, each defense will feature a former Canadian Football League All-Star who is successfully making the transition to NFL success. While the CFL is often viewed as an outpost for players who couldn't make it in the NFL, Cameron Wake's...

Indianapolis Colts Slowly Regaining Their Health
November 1st, 2012 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts haven't only been adjusting to their overhauled 2012 staff and roster. A spate of injuries has had the Colts shuffling personnel on both sides of the ball every week since the beginning of the season. Now it appears that the Colts are getting relatively healthy. Interim head coach...

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...

Colts Sign Rookie Running Back Alexander, Linebacker Lutrus Moved to IR
August 14th, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Indianapolis Colts team owner Jim Irsay announced on his Twitter account (@JimIrsay) Tuesday, August 14 the signing of running back Alvester Alexander. To make room for Alexander on the 90-man roster, the team placed linebacker Scott Lutrus on injured reserve. Alexander, 21, went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft after forgoing his...

LB Angerer Out Six Weeks, LB Lutrus Season Over
August 13th, 2012 at 3:29 PM
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano on Monday spoke on the status of multiple injury updates from the Sunday, August 12 preseason opener against the St. Louis Rams. ***PHOTO1*** Inside linebacker Pat Angerer reportedly has a fractured foot that will require surgery that will sideline him for at least six weeks. Angerer...

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Kavell Conner and Pat Angerer Among NFL Leaders Against the Run
May 25th, 2012 at 2:42 PM
***PHOTO1***As the Indianapolis Colts transition into a new defensive philosophy under Chuck Pagano, some holdover players from the "old era" might just be the types of players Pagano and defensive coordinator Greg Manusky are looking for. Although the Colts defense struggled mightily to stop opponents in 2011, two player, linebackers...

Indianapolis Colts Rebuilding Turning into Extreme Home Makeover
March 9th, 2012 at 5:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** On the heels of releasing Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts announced they are terminating the contracts of LB Gary Brackett, TE Dallas Clark, RB Joseph Addai, QB Curtis Painter and S Melvin Bullitt. This purge of veterans underscores the organizations plans to completely remake the team. With the exception of Painter,...

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...

Indianapolis Colts’ Fans Have Reasons to Be Thankful, Even at 0-10
November 24th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
  There are not a great number of positive things to say when a team is 0-10 on the season.  A bye week provided some extra time for prospective though on the journey of 2011 to find some things to be happy about. After all the injuries and setbacks the Indianapolis Colts...

Indianapolis Colts Shake up Roster in a Major Way
September 28th, 2011 at 5:46 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced several roster moves Wednesday via his Twitter account that will change the face of the Colts defense.  Most significant was linebacker Gary Brackett and safety Melvin Bullitt both being placed on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Dan Orlovsky was re-signed yesterday and linebacker AJ Edds was...

Gary Brackett, Ernie Sims to Miss Sunday Against Cleveland Browns
September 14th, 2011 at 4:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** Colts’ linebackers Gary Brackett and Ernie Sims both have been ruled out of week two against the Cleveland Browns in moves announced by head coach Jim Caldwell during his press conference Wednesday. The team also announced it has re-signed linebacker Nate Triplett to the 53-man active roster and linebacker Caleb Campbell...

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...