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Pat McAfee Hopes to Go for a Record
June 26th, 2014 at 1:15 AM
In a recent interview, punter Pat McAfee has stated that he's more the a one-trick-pony. Not only does he want to pull double duty and kick field goals, he also thinks he has what it takes to smash the current record. ***PHOTO1*** The record for longest field goal was set only last...

Indianapolis Colts 2013 Roster Positional Breakdown
August 31st, 2013 at 5:55 PM
Final moves were announced by the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Aug. 31 to get its roster under the mandated 53-player limit by the NFL's 6 p.m. EST deadline. Here is the listing by position of whom the team's final cut: Quarterbacks: Matt Hasselbeck, Andrew Luck Running Backs: Vick Ballard, Ahmad Bradshaw, Donald Brown, Kerwynn...

Waiting Game Remains as Toughest Part of Cut Time
August 30th, 2013 at 3:53 PM
The preseason schedule has ended, leaving only one obstacle in the way from the regular season's arrival. For players in the NFL, the last obstacle is the trickiest of them all though, with final cuts looming by the 6 p.m. EST deadline Saturday, Aug. 31. For those slotted high on the Indianapolis...

Indianapolis Colts Trim Roster Prior to First Cut Deadline
August 27th, 2013 at 11:34 AM
The Indianapolis Colts today completed the process of bringing its roster down to the 75-player maximum limit by the Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4 p.m. deadline. The team Monday officially waived injured wide receiver Nathan Palmer, placed safety John Boyett on the reserve and non-football injury list, but received a roster exemption...

30 at 30: Number 24, Kicker Mike Vanderjagt
June 25th, 2013 at 11:28 AM
Colts 101 is counting down the 30 most influential members of the Indianapolis Colts organization. To view our last selection and see the rest of the list, click here. ***PHOTO1*** Former Indianapolis Colts' kicker Mike Vanderjagt holds the dubious honor of being the only player in franchise history to have been called...

Colts’ Sign, Attached to Several Undrafted Free Agents
April 28th, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Wasting little time following the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts made several additions to its roster. Confirmed by multiple sources, the following players have signed a contract as an undrafted free agent with the team: Emmett Cleary, Offensive Tackle, Boston College Jerome Cunningham, Tight End, Southern Connecticut Nick Driskill, Safety,...

Pat McAfee Receives Indianapolis Colts Franchise Tag
March 2nd, 2013 at 12:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** As expected the Indianapolis Colts placed their franchise tag on punter Pat McAfee, ensuring that he will stay with the Colts at least through the 2013 season. McAfee could have become and unrestricted free agent on March 12 had he not been tagged, meaning he could have signed with another team...

Indianapolis Colts Name Tom McMahon New Special Teams Coordinator
January 17th, 2013 at 11:47 AM
  from the Indianapolis Colts   The Indianapolis Colts today hired Tom McMahon as the special teams coordinator. McMahon holds six years of NFL coaching experience and spent the 2012 campaign as the special teams coach with the Kansas City Chiefs.   “We’re excited that Tom will be joining our staff,” said Colts Head Coach...

TY Hilton Earns NFL Special Teams Player of the Week
November 28th, 2012 at 2:38 PM
  From the Indianapolis Colts The NFL today announced that Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 12. This marks the first time Hilton has earned the award in his career.   Last week against Buffalo, Hilton recorded his second two-touchdown game...

Matchup of the Week: Indianapolis Colts Special Teams V. Joshua Cribbs
October 21st, 2012 at 7:53 AM
The Indianapolis Colts' special teams units have been under fire all season, having to contain some of the NFL's best return men. It doesn't get any easier today when the face Joshua Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns. With the exception of the Jacksonville game, the Colts have had to face opposing...

Indianapolis Colts Bye Week Report Card: Defense and Special Teams
September 30th, 2012 at 4:16 PM
Yesterday we took a look at the Indianapolis Colts' offense after three games. Today we'll evaluate the progress of the defense and special teams units. Defensive line: C The new-look defensive line won't get as much attention as the 3-4 scheme is designed for them to simply occupy linemen while the...

Pat McAfee and Adam Vinatieri are a Special Tandem in Kicking Game
September 18th, 2012 at 9:14 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  Pat McAfee had a great game Sunday, but he was more impressed by Adam Vinatieri's game-winning field goal. I had the chance to talk with Pat afterward. You can read about it here at Colts.com.

Matchup of the Week: “Boomstick” V. “Anytime”
September 6th, 2012 at 8:36 AM
***PHOTO1***The key matchup in this weeks season lidlifter between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears won't be found on either offense or defense. In fact, the time that these two will be on the field together will likely account for one or two per cent of the total plays...

Indianapolis Colts Preseason Review: What’s the Progress on Building the Monster?
September 2nd, 2012 at 4:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The preseason is over. A week from today at Soldier Field in Chicago, Andrew Luck and the rest of the "new era" Indianapolis Colts will take the field for meaningful football. Before we begin our usual week of breaking down the opponent and analyzing that week's game, let's take a...

Indianapolis Colts Announce 23 Roster Moves Friday
August 31st, 2012 at 8:17 PM
The Indianapolis Colts finalized the team's 53-man roster prior to the NFL's 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 deadline. Twenty-two players were waived, waiver-injured or placed on injured reserve and one was released from IR to get the roster down to the NFL limit. Here is a complete list of roster moves as...

Projected Colts’ Roster Following Preseason Finale
August 30th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
The preseason has ended, and everyone can take a sigh of relief the games that don't count in the standings are over. The Indianapolis Colts picked up its second win of the preseason in defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Andrew Luck and all players...

Notebook from Colts’ Third Preseason Game
August 25th, 2012 at 7:50 PM
Week three of the preseason gave in some circles a hyped match up of the top two selections in the 2012 NFL Draft in Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Still, it was only the preseason, but it did see both lead their respective...

Notebook from Colts’ Second Preseason Performance
August 20th, 2012 at 7:36 AM
Week two of the NFL preseason almost saw the Indianapolis Colts get a road win against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Sunday, August 19. A last-second field though denied that from happening, but not from the team, and a national audience, gaining another look at the new...

Notebook from Colts’ Preseason Opening Win
August 13th, 2012 at 1:19 AM
The Indianapolis Colts under its new coaching regime defeated the St. Louis Rams 38-3 in its opening preseason game Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. By positional grouping, here are some notes on a total of 51 players and some grades for each. Quarterbacks Really, what more can be said of rookie Andrew...

Training Camp Thoughts and Quotes After Tuesday Night Practice
August 8th, 2012 at 6:14 AM
Into the sunset Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Colts practiced under the lights at Anderson University in front of an announced crowd of 5,000 fans. Head coach Chuck Pagano spoke with reporters after practice not under stadium lights, but illumination from a fireworks show put on. Some quotes from his brief session: On...