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Andrew Luck Feels 'Obligation' To Stay Healthy

May 18, 2016 11:47 AM

After missing nine games due to injuries last season, Andrew Luck is healthy again.

Luck said it's up to him to keep himself healthy and reduce his turnovers.

“I think every year you re-evaluate,” Luck said. “You’re going to change things every year. That’s the nature of it. Hopefully you improve every year. I definitely think, like always, I have an obligation to keep myself healthy, not only to myself but to this team.”

Luck has been working closely with new quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer on a regular basis so the two can get up to speed as quickly as possible. 

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Joe Philbin Feels Fortunate To Join Colts As O-Line Coach

May 18, 2016 11:44 AM

Joe Philbin feels fortunate to have joined the Indianapolis Colts as offensive line coach.

Philbin was fired last season by the Miami Dolphins as head coach.

"I lived in the Midwest for 13 years out of the last 17 and loved every minute of it," Philbin told reporters this week, via the team's official site. "So this is where I wanted to be. I just feel very, very fortunate to be part of this staff."

He added: "It seems like a really outstanding group of men to work with. (I've) really, really enjoyed just being with them in the meeting room and being with them on the practice field. It seems like their work ethic is outstanding. They're real serious about what they do. They're good people."

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Colts Won't Alter How Andrew Luck Plays

May 11, 2016 2:00 PM

The Indianapolis Colts will not adjust how Andrew Luck approaches the game after a season in which he struggled when he was on the field and was also injury prone.

"We're not going to change the way Andrew plays,'' quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer said, via "Andrew's going to play the game. You've got to let Andrew play.''

Luck has been hit more than any quarterback since he's entered the league in 2012.

"I think the turnovers will happen from time to time," Schottenheimer said. "There are a few decisions, of course, from last year he looks at and is like, 'Man, I shouldn't have done that,' but I think that's all a part of the process. I think he grew a lot last year just by actually being able to sit back and watch a little bit."

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Andrew Luck Falls 85 Spots On NFL Network's Top 100

May 6, 2016 10:03 AM

Andrew Luck fell 85 spots on the NFL Network's annual list of the Top 100 players to 92.

Luck was injured for a large part of the 2015 season.

Luck is still considered one of the NFL's best quarterbacks and is working on an extension with the Indianapolis Colts.

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Andrew Luck, Colts Make Progress On Extension

Apr 30, 2016 7:09 PM

The Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck have made significant progress on a contract extension.

Jim Irsay would like a deal with Luck to be agreed upon by the start of training camp in July.

During the NFL owners meetings in March, Irsay said he hoped a "nine-figure" deal would be reached with Luck by July 4.

"Talks are progressing well. We have made progress," said Irsay. "I mentioned Fourth of July before. I don't think that marker is something that needs to be watched as an indicator. We should be able to come to a deal. Until you do, we still have ground to cover. There's no question about that. It's a complicated contract. It's one that has to work both ways to make sure we're able to field a great football team."

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Colts To Honor Peyton Manning With Statue Outside Lucas Oil Stadium

Mar 18, 2016 1:08 PM

The Indianapolis Colts will erect a statue of Peyton Manning outside Lucas Oil Stadium and also retire No. 18.

"I think I speak for all Colt fans when I kind of feel like he's ours," Irsay said.

He added: "I just can't say enough about what he's meant for this franchise -- this city and state. Just simply run out of words thinking about how much No. 18 means to us, and so actions are the most powerful thing in life, more powerful than words."

Irsay compared the new statue of Manning to the gravesite of Jim Morrison in Paris.

"Just like Jim Morrison's grave, even though it's not a grave Peyton, it will be a destination for people to leave cans of Budweiser or notes for you, so we'll collect those and get them to you as years pass," Irsay said. "But we couldn't be more excited about the statue. It's not often you build a statue of someone in their lifetime, but we're really excited about putting this iconic statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium where it will stand for many, many years."

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Dwayne Allen Re-Signs With Colts On Four-Year, $29.4M Deal

Mar 7, 2016 7:58 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to re-sign Dwayne Allen on a four-year, $29.4 million deal.

Allen will get $12 million in year one, $17 million total through two years, and $22 million through three years. The includes $16 million guaranteed.

Allen had 16 catches last season.

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Colts Moving On From Matt Hasselbeck, Will Have Josh Freeman As Backup

Feb 29, 2016 2:14 PM

The Indianapolis Colts won't bring back Matt Hasselbeck in 2016.

Hasselbeck was 5-3 as a starter last season, helping the Colts stay in the playoff picture without Andrew Luck.

The Colts plan on having Josh Freeman serve as the backup at quarterback to Luck next season.


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Jonathan Newsome Released By Colts

Feb 22, 2016 12:08 PM

Jonathan Newsome has been released by the Indianapolis Colts.

Newsome was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession last week.

Zionsville Police Department Sgt. Adrian Martin confirmed to NFL Media that Newsome was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession early Wednesday morning.

This marks Newsome's second marijuana-related arrest. Newsome was suspended for two games at Ball State after he was arrested in August 2012 for marijuana possession.

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More Details Emerge Of Peyton Manning's Alleged Sexual Assault At UT

Feb 13, 2016 2:14 PM

Peyton Manning had two alleged sexual assaults against Jamie Ann Naughright during his collegiate career at Tennessee.

Naughright was the Director of Health & Wellness for the Men's Athletic Program at Tennessee.

Details of a 1994 incident were redacted from a 74-page document but there is information about an incident in 1996.

At page 14 of the 74-page document, Naughright’s lawyers tell the story of the 1996 incident, with excerpts from Naughright’s deposition regarding what allegedly occurred while she was examining Peyton Manning’s lower leg for a stress fracture.

“It was the gluteus maximus, the rectum, the testicles, and the area in between the testicles,” Naughright said. “And all that was on my face when I pushed him up and off.”

The 74-page document then alleges that Manning worked with another Tennessee trainer, Mike Rollo, to “hatch a story” that Manning was “mooning” another UT athlete. That was the version, according to Naughright’s lawyers, that Peyton Manning and Rollo provided to investigators and the media, and it was the version that appeared in the Mannings’ book.

“That’s what struck me as so bizarre about the whole situation,” Peyton Manning testified in the lawsuit, “that she was distraught, she was upset, and it seemed unusual. And I think I’ve described it in here as an incredible awkward or unusual occurrence. And I have no explanations for it.”

The 74-page document also alleges that Peyton Manning later taunted Naughright by reenacting the incident two other times.

“Mr. Manning looked at me. The athlete was behind me. He pulled down his pants and sat on the athlete’s face,” Naughright testified as to the first incident of reenacting/taunting.

Archie Manning allegedly made comments to the ghost writer of the Mannings’ book regarding Naughright, including an alleged statement from Archie Manning to the ghost writer that Naughright, who is white, “had been out with a lot of black guys.”

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Matt Hasselbeck 'Strongly Leaning' Toward Playing In 2016
Matt Hasselbeck was 5-3 as a starter in 2015 for the Colts.

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Colts Promise Andrew Luck's New Contract Will Be 'Shocking'
The shocking part of Andrew Luck's deal could come in the form of a guarantee percentage.

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

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Irsay Asks Peyton Manning To Retire With Colts
Peyton Manning left the Colts in 2012 to join the Broncos.

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Panthers Made Blockbuster Offer To Colts For Peyton Manning In 1998
Bill Polian had drafted Kerry Collins just three years earlier when he was GM of the Panthers.

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Team With Better Defense 10-7 In Brady-Manning Games
Tom Brady had the better defense 10 times in his head-to-head meetings compared to seven for Peyton Manning.

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Colts Fire Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky
Greg Manusky joined the Colts with Chuck Pagano in 2012.

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Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
The Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs finished the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Colts Expressed Interest In Sean Payton Before Extending Pagano
Sean Payton and Saints brass met extensively Monday to discuss his future in New Orleans.

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Chuck Pagano Agrees To Extension With Colts
The Colts were widely expected to fire Chuck Pagano.

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Colts Yet To Reach Decision On Future Of Chuck Pagano
There have been reports Chuck Pagano will be fired by the Colts, which makes the delay puzzling.

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Colts Plan On Firing Chuck Pagano
The Colts struggled this season and Chuck Pagano's relationship with Ryan Grigson turned "toxic."

Mike Wells/ESPN

Report: Peyton Manning Received HGH Supply In 2011
Peyton Manning has been listed in a new Al Jazeera report as one of several prominent professional athletes who were supplied illegal performance-enhancing drugs from a pharmacist.


Andrew Luck Ruled Out For Week 16
Andrew Luck is still recovering from a lacerated kidney.

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Andrew Luck Returns To Practice, Won't Play In Week 15
Andrew Luck said he did not yet feel 100 percent and said that he had two medical hurdles to clear before suiting up.

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Chuck Pagano: They Can Fire You But Can't Eat You
The job security of Chuck Pagano remains an issue as the Colts have suffered two straight blowout losses.


Colts Unsure If Andrew Luck Will Play Again In 2015
Andrew Luck has been getting regular scans on his lacerated kidney, as often as every fourth day.

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Colts Remain Uncertain When Andrew Luck Will Return
The Colts initially said Andrew Luck would be back in 2-6 weeks.

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Colts Not Entertaining Starting Hasselback Over Healthy Luck
Chuck Pagano said Andrew Luck is the starter when healthy, though that prospect remains "week to week."

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