Team Notebook: Indianapolis Colts

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Colts | Jack Mewhort on the mend
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:38:25 -0800

Indianapolis Colts OG Jack Mewhort (knee) said he has "come a long way" since his surgery and is ready to go for next season.


Colts | Trent Cole to continue playing
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:18:19 -0800

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent LB Trent Cole said he intends to play in 2017.


Colts | Indy could pursue Melvin Ingram
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:22:34 -0800

Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent LB Melvin Ingram could receive interest from the Indianapolis Colts if he hit the free-agent market.


Colts | Jack Doyle could land big deal
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:52:16 -0800

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Jack Doyle could receive a contract in the neighborhood of $5 million to $7 million annually, according to Jim Ayello, of The Indianapolis Star. He would be due $9.84 million in 2017 should the Colts chose to tag him, which appears unlikely.


Colts | Indy unlikely to use franchise tag
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:48:34 -0800

The Indianapolis Colts are unlikely to use the franchise tag in 2017, according to Jim Ayello, of The Indianapolis Star.


Colts | Clayton Geathers may see time at LB
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:40:46 -0800

Indianapolis Colts S Clayton Geathers could see time at linebacker during offseason workouts to see if he can make a permanent move to the position.


Colts | Zachariah Kerr expected to get tender
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:28:56 -0800

Indianapolis Colts restricted free-agent DT Zachariah Kerr is expected to receive a tender offer this offseason.


Colts | Arthur Jones could be cut
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:15:14 -0800

Indianapolis Colts DE Arthur Jones could be released this offseason because he is scheduled to make $6.25 million in 2017 and has struggled with injuries over the last few years.


Colts | Jack Doyle likely to test free-agent waters
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 15:05:54 -0800

Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle is expected to have several suitors in free agency following his breakout 2016 season in which he finished with 59 catches for 584 yards and five touchdowns, according to the Indianapolis Star.


Colts | Joe Haeg moved around in 2016
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:10:59 -0800

Indianapolis Colts OG Joe Haeg started at three different positions along the offensive line this season.


Colts | Competition for Jack Doyle
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:54:10 -0800

Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Jack Doyle will likely have multiple suitors in free agency, according to beat writer Stephen Holder.


Colts | Phillip Dorsett lacking consistency
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:44:50 -0800

Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett had four catches of at least 50 yards last season, but he finished with 30 receiving yards or less in eight games.


Colts | D'Qwell Jackson let go
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:10:30 -0800

Indianapolis Colts LB D'Qwell Jackson was released Thursday, Feb. 9.


Colts | Patrick McAfee calls it quits at 29
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:29:16 -0800

Indianapolis Colts P Patrick McAfee announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, Feb. 2.


Colts | New Colts GM supports Chuck Pagano
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:36:56 -0800

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard praised head coach Chuck Pagano and referred to him as "a good football coach in the National Football League" during his introductory news conference Monday, Jan. 30. He also added how "there are no other options."


Colts | Chris Ballard's deal is for five years
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:23:40 -0800

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard's newly signed deal is five years in length, according to owner Jim Irsay. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Colts | Chris Ballard named new GM
Sun, 29 Jan 2017 15:20:17 -0800

The Indianapolis Colts hired Chris Ballard, previously the Kansas City Chiefs director for player personnel, as their new general manager.


Colts | GM hire not expected to affect Chuck Pagano
Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:17:05 -0800

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano's job appears to be safe heading into next season regardless of whom the team hires as its general manager, according to the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder. There has been speculation current Chris Ballard would prefer to bring special teams coordinator Dave Toub along with him from the Kansas City Chiefs to replace Pagano.


Colts | Chris Ballard set for second interview
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 23:01:41 -0800

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard is set to have a second interview with the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 29, for their open GM position, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Colts | Chris Ballard the favorite to become Indy GM?
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 08:09:09 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard appears to be the leading candidate for the Indianapolis Colts' general managerial vacancy, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The Colts have completed their first round of interviews with six candidates for the position but it is uncertain if a second round will take place. Indianapolis is expect to announce their new general manager in approximately one week.


Colts | Several Colts assistants returning
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:04:39 -0800

Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, offensive line coach Joe Philbin, running backs coach Jemal Singleton, tight ends coach Jim Hostler and quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer will all return to the team next season.


Colts | Indy to interview six GM candidates
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:11:36 -0800

The Indianapolis Colts are scheduled to interview Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III, Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf, Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard, Seattle Seahawks co-director of pro personnel Scott Fitterer, Seahawks co-director of pro personnel Trent Kirchner and Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for their general manager position.


Colts | Sanjay Lal heads to Colts
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:04:52 -0800

Former Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal was hired by the Indianapolis Colts as wide receivers coach Wednesday, Jan. 25.


Colts | Eric DeCosta could meet with Colts
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:06:59 -0800

Baltimore Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta has been requested to interview with the Indianapolis Colts for their vacant general manager position, according to a source.


Colts | Indy wants to talk to Chris Ballard
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:44:17 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs executive Chris Ballard has been requested to interview with the Indianapolis Colts for their open general manager position, according to sources.


Colts | George Paton to meet with Colts Thursday
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:37:47 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton will interview with the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Jan. 26, for their general manager post.


Colts | Eliot Wolf on Colts' radar
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:35:10 -0800

Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf has been sought after for an interview by the Indianapolis Colts for their general manager position.


Colts | Indy will talk with George Paton
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:48:08 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton will interview for the Indianapolis Colts general manager position, according to a source.


Colts | Scott Fitterer an option for Colts
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:47:57 -0800

Seattle Seahawks co-player personnel director Scott Fitterer is a candidate for the Indianapolis Colts' open general manager position.


Colts | George Paton on Colts' list
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:48:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton is being sought after for an interview by the Indianapolis Colts for their general manager position, according to sources.


Colts | Indy attempted to land Sean Payton
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:21:12 -0800

The Indianapolis Colts attempted to trade for New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, according to sources. The ownership of both teams were not involved in the conversations, but for the second straight offseason, Indianapolis inquired about what it would take to acquire Payton. The Saints' asking requested compensation of draft selections was too high, per sources with knowledge of the situation.


Colts | Jimmy Raye III could become permanent GM
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:16:12 -0800

Indianapolis Colts interim general manager Jimmy Raye III is believed to be the leading candidate for the full-time position, according to multiple sources.


Colts | Jimmy Raye in charge of Colts roster for now
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:26:36 -0800

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III will be in charge of the team's personnel matters until the Colts find a permanent replacement for fired general manager Ryan Grigson. As reported earlier, Raye will interview for the for the team's general manager job.


Colts | Peyton Manning not GM candidate for Colts
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:00:12 -0800

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said former NFL QB Peyton Manning is not a candidate for the team's general manager position.


Colts | Chuck Pagano to remain head coach
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:55:48 -0800

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano will return to the team for the 2017 season, according to owner Jim Irsay.


Colts | Jimmy Raye to interview for Colts GM job
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:54:59 -0800

Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III will interview for the team's general manager job, according to owner Jim Irsay.


Colts | Chuck Pagano appears to be safe
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:23:41 -0800

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano's job is believed to be safe at this time, according to a source.


Colts | Ryan Grigson relieved of duties
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:22:57 -0800

Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was relieved of his duties Saturday, Jan. 21, according to a source.


Colts | Lee Hull fired
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:28:23 -0800

The Indianapolis Colts will not bring back wide receivers coach Lee Hull for the 2017 season.


Colts | Andrew Luck idle three months
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:24:33 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will begin throwing in three months, and he'll be ready to return fully in six months.


Colts | Andrew Luck has surgery
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:18:18 -0800

Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) had surgery on his right shoulder Thursday, Jan. 19, for an injury that lingered since 2015, according to owner Jim Irsay. Luck will be ready for the season.


Colts | Peyton Manning offered job in Indy front office
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:47:54 -0800

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has expressed interest in hiring former QB Peyton Manning to serve as the organization's head of football operations. Irsay was also interested in hiring Jon Gruden to be the head coach but Gruden declined the offer.


Colts | Jack Doyle to be free agent
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:43:42 -0800

Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.


Colts | T.Y. Hilton makes unusual history
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:11:51 -0800

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton became the first receiving champion since retired Los Angeles Rams WR Torry Holt in 2000 to lead the NFL in receiving yards and not be voted to one of the two Associated Press All-Pro teams. Hilton led the league this season with 1,448 receiving yards.


Colts | Indy adds Devon Bell
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:51:24 -0800

Free-agent PK Devon Bell (Lions) signed a Reserve/Future deal with the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.