Team Notebook: Indianapolis Colts
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Colts | Arthur Jones suspended
Colts | Donte Moncrief may catch a lot of passes
Colts | Phillip Dorsett ready for breakout?
Colts | Indianapolis makes two roster moves
Colts | Backup running back unclear in Indy
Colts | Fewer touches for Frank Gore?
Colts | Hugh Thornton has competition
Indianapolis Colts OG Hugh Thornton will need to hold off C Jonotthan Harrison, OT Denzelle Good and OT Joe Haeg for the starting right guard position. Haeg is the most likely to come off the bench, however.
Colts | Erik Walden losing playing time?
Indianapolis Colts LB Erik Walden will likely start at outside linebacker and take a majority of the snaps on running downs while LB Trent Cole could see more time on passing downs, according to beat writer Kevin Bowen.
Colts | Frank Gore still motivated
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore uses critics to stay motivated at 33 years old. "When I hear it, that's when I attack my training," Gore said. "When I'm tired, I tell myself what the people are saying about me." Gore works out twice a day, adding football-specific field work to his usual workout involving speed, agility and strength training. Gore said working out more makes his mind stronger heading into training camp.
Colts | Healthy teammates to help Frank Gore
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore's yards per carry fell from 4.1 to 3.5 when QB Andrew Luck was out of the lineup, and he averaged just 2.7 yards per carry in the three games OT Anthony Castonzo missed.
Colts | Frank Gore training hard
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore said he hears the naysayers who question if he can produce at his age, and he uses the doubters as motivation to "attack" his training. "I try to do two workouts three times a week," Gore said. "(In the second workouts), I do more agility, jump cuts, moves, working my feet in small spaces. Just trying to imitate like when I'm in the hole."
Colts | Henry Anderson making good progress
Indianapolis Colts DE Henry Anderson (knee) is in the final stages of his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but general manager Ryan Grigson said Anderson will not return to the field until he is completely recovered.
Colts | Donte Moncrief skidded without Andrew Luck
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief caught 34 passes for 381 yards and five touchdowns through seven games with QB Andrew Luck under center last season. In the nine following games, Moncrief caught just 30 passes for 352 yards and a single touchdown.
Colts | Phillip Dorsett's role unclear
Colts | Weight issues for Denzelle Good?
Colts | Josh Ferguson endorsed by owner
Colts | Specifics on Andrew Luck extension
Colts | More on Andrew Luck's deal
Updating previous items, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's five-year extension is actually a six-year deal. It is worth a little more than $139 million in total, which is a new NFL record. It also comes with $87 million in guaranteed money, also an all-time record.
Colts | Andrew Luck extension details
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's five-year extension is worth $75 million over the first three years, according to a source. The amount is slightly less over the final two years.
Colts | Andrew Luck signs extension
Colts | Head coach praises Josh Ferguson
Indianapolis Colts RB Josh Ferguson is a man of many talents, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. "He's smart. He picks things up in a hurry. He's very, very athletic," Pagano said. "He's a great receiver out of the backfield. We can split him wide, we can displace him formationally. He's a mismatch out in space. He's got juice. He can go. He's got great vision."
Colts | Frank Gore wants 1,000 yards
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore is eyeing the 1,000-yard mark in 2016 at 33 years old. Gore is more determined this year after just missing 1,000 rushing yards last season at 967 yards. "I just have to start taking care of my body, eating healthy, start training to get myself ready and to try to go get it," Gore said.
Colts | Donte Moncrief running routes
Colts | Josh Ferguson impressing in OTAs
Colts | Andrew Luck on the move more?
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will be on the move more in 2016, and offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer want to design more plays that can use Luck's athleticism outside of the pocket. Protecting Luck remains of utmost importance, though, and the Colts believe they have the personnel to do that. The Colts have used more rollouts in offseason practices.
Colts | Andrew Luck is a full participant
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) made all of his throws and looked in complete command during organized team activities (OTAs) after rehabilitation from a lacerated kidney. "He's got a lot in his mind he wants to prove," quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer said.
Colts | O-line coming together in Indy
Indianapolis Colts OT Anthony Castonzo is expected to start at left tackle with OG Jack Mewhort at left guard and C Ryan Kelly in the middle. Two jobs remain up for grabs, as OT Joe Reitz is the incumbent at right tackle, although OT Le'Raven Clark might contend. OG Hugh Thornton (ankle) appears to have a leg up at the right guard spot, but he has missed time in the spring with an ankle injury. OLs Denzelle Good, Jonotthan Harrison and rookie Joe Haeg are also in the mix.
Colts | Brian Tyms stands out in spring
Indianapolis Colts WR Brian Tyms stood out during organized team activities (OTAs), as he is locked in a battle for one of the two receiver spots behind WRs T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett. Beat writer Zak Keefer noted Tyms emerged from the pack of contenders for the No. 4 job, and he boasts size at 6-foot-3 that the team lacks among their top three receivers. The team expects to keep as many as six receivers.
Colts | Veteran Robert Mathis looking good
Indianapolis Colts DE Robert Mathis (Achilles') is fully recovered from a torn Achilles' tendon which kept him out in 2014, and with limited playing time in 2015. He has been a full participant in the team's offseason program, save for a few days he was held out for rest. Beat writer Zak Keefer noted he looked fast and ready when on the field.
Colts | Indy has several options for No. 4 receiver
Colts | Tyler Varga practices this offseason
Colts | Andrew Luck learning to slide
Colts | Andrew Luck feels he is a better QB
Colts | Andrew Luck deal not imminent
Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's next contract needs to work for both sides, and nothing is imminent yet, according to owner Jim Irsay. The team has set a soft deadline for training camp in July to get a deal done.
Colts | Andrew Luck progressing toward deal
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is making progress toward a blockbuster extension, sources say, which is expected to be finalized in July. The deal is expected to make Luck the highest-paid player in league history, and he could reach $25 million annually.
Colts | Erik Swoope has chance to make team
Indianapolis Colts TE Erik Swoope has a chance to make the 53-man roster as the No. 3 tight end. Swoope said he believes he has a good grasp of blocking and pass catching after spending the last two seasons on the team's practice squad.
Colts | Nate Irving much lighter
Indianapolis Colts LB Nate Irving (knee) has lost 30 pounds this offseason after playing at 260 pounds last season. Irving and LB Sio Moore are expected to start opposite LB D'Qwell Jackson this year. Jackson said he can already tell that Irving is moving more confidently and has more explosion in his movement.
Colts | Dwayne Allen may be on field more
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen could see the field considerably more in the upcoming season, as new offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski may elect not to use as many multiple tight-end sets as former offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. The players listed behind Allen on the depth chart are all unproven, being TEs Jack Doyle, Erik Swoope and Darion Griswold.
Colts | Le'Raven Clark signs
Colts | T. J. Green inks contract
Colts | First-team reps for Jonotthan Harrison
Colts | Two roster moves made
Colts | Patrick Robinson likely will start
Colts | Josh Boyce works with starters
Indianapolis Colts WR Josh Boyce received work with the first-team offense during organized team activities Tuesday, May 17, because of injuries to WRs Donte Moncrief (toe) and Phillip Dorsett (hamstring).
Colts | Phillip Dorsett suffers injury