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Raiders To Host Visit For Ndamukong Suh

Mar 5, 2015 2:05 PM

The Oakland Raiders will have Ndamukong Suh in for a visit next week.

Suh is the biggest free agent of the offseason class and also will draw serious interest from the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Tags: Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Dolphins, Colts Expected To Be Strongest Pursuers Of Ndamukong Suh

Mar 4, 2015 8:50 PM

The Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts are expected to make the strongest pushes to sign Ndamukong Suh when free agency begins.

The guarantees in Suh's contract could exceed $60 million.

A source close to Suh's camp indicated he'd prefer to sign with the Dolphins, though the Colts and Detroit Lions aren't far behind.

Florida has no state income tax, which could push the Dolphins' package ahead of rival teams.

Suh has stated his aspirations of becoming a billionaire. 

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List

Mar 4, 2015 4:59 PM

Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

"All the options are open," Nelson Peterson said of those scenarios. "There's no doors closed on anything at this time. … Adrian will come back from this with a vengeance. He plays hard anyway, but he's got an extra chip on his shoulder. He will bounce back from this."

Peterson would prefer a move to the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are meeting on Wednesday to discuss next steps.

 

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Matt Hasselbeck Signs One-Year Deal With Colts

Feb 26, 2015 8:50 PM

Matt Hasselbeck has signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts.

The deal is worth $3 million.

Hasselbeck is Andrew Luck's backup at quarterback.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Colts Could Try To Void Trent Richardson's Contract

Feb 18, 2015 12:40 PM

Default language in Trent Richardson's contract permits the Indianapolis Colts to release him and void the remaining $3.184 million in guaranteed money for a wide range of reasons. 

Richardson was suspended for the AFC Championship Game after missing a walkthrough and flight.

The suspension, which general manager Ryan Grigson said was handed down for "personal reasons," potentially could allow the Colts to void the final season of Richard's contract without paying him the $3.184 million in guaranteed money he was set to earn.

The reason for Richardson's absence, the report says, involves complications with his girlfriend's pregnancy that could have endangered his child's life.


Stephen Holder/Indianapolis Star

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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New ESPN Report On Deflategate Conflicts With Earlier Claims

Feb 17, 2015 11:51 PM

Kelly Naqi of ESPN.com released a report that conflicts with the report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that transformed the question of deflated footballs from a curiosity into a national sensation.

Regarding the halftime inspection of the footballs at halftime of the Colts-Patriots game, Naqi writes: “One source said [NFL executive Mike] Kensil personally checked the PSI (pounds per square inch) levels of all 12 footballs the Patriots had for use on offense and found that 11 of those 12 were underinflated by ‘one to two pounds.'”

Reported Mortensen on January 20: “NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources.”

Naqi’s report is more consistent with our report from January 25 regarding Mort’s contention that 11 balls were underinflated by two pounds: “As one league source has explained it to PFT, the football intercepted by Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was roughly two pounds under the 12.5 PSI minimum. The other 10 balls that reportedly were two pounds under may have been, as the source explained it, closer to one pound below 12.5 PSI.”

Meanwhile, the new report from ESPN ignores the confusing Super Bowl Sunday item from NFL Media insisting that some of the balls were just “a few ticks under” the minimum.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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LaRon Landry Released By Colts

Feb 11, 2015 3:07 PM

LaRon Landry has been released by the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts signed Landry to a four-year, $24 million contract in 2013 with the hope that he would be the hard-hitting safety they had been missing since Bob Sanders played for them.

 

Landry was suspended for four games for using performance-enhancing drugs last season. The Colts then placed him on the exempt/commissioner's permission list for a game after he returned from the suspension.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Colts May Not Bring Back Trent Richardson

Feb 9, 2015 8:32 PM

The Indianapolis Colts are unsure if they'll bring back Trent Richardson next season.

Richardson, whom the Colts acquired from Cleveland in September 2013, had weight issues during the season, was difficult to get in touch with and didn't tell the team he wouldn't be at the walk-through the day before the AFC Championship Game, a source said.

Richardson gained 15 pounds during the season, going up from 225 to 240 pounds.

Because of default language in his contract, the Colts could exercise an option to void $3.1 million in guaranteed money owed to Richardson next season. The NFL Players Association would likely challenge that ruling if it occurs.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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D'Qwell Jackson Arrested On Charge Of Assaulting Pizza Delivery Driver

Feb 4, 2015 11:09 AM

D'Qwell Jackson was arrested on Tuesday for simple assault, Washington, D.C. police told Sports Illustrated. Jackson allegedly assaulted a pizza delivery employee over a parking space.

Jackson had 140 combined tackles and 4.0 sacks last season with the Indianapolis Colts.

Jackson could face 180 days in jail if he's convicted.

Sports Illustrated

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Suspension

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NFL Confirms Colts GM Blew Whistle On Patriots

Feb 3, 2015 11:00 AM

Troy Vincent has confirmed that Indianapolis Colts' general manager Ryan Grigson contacted NFL officials about the New England Patriots using underinflated balls.

Vincent, football operations chief of the NFL, conducted an interview with "60 Minutes Sports" that airs Tuesday on Showtime, as reported Monday by MMQB.SI.com, in which he said Grigson notified the league about a potential deflation problem.

Nobody in the Colts organization has confirmed those details, and Grigson was silent on the topic in the days leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl.

"Everything I'm sure is going to come out in the investigation, guys. Like I said, it's not appropriate for me to talk about. I can't do that," Grigson said Jan. 23 when asked whether he or anyone else in the Colts organization had notified the league about the Patriots using underinflated balls. "It's in the league's hands. I'm sorry."

ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.

ProFootballTalk

Duron Carter Close To Deal With Colts
Duron Carter played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League last season.

ESPN

Rob Chudzinski Staying With Colts On New Deal, Title
Rob Chudzinski was a prime candidate to become offensive coordinator of either the 49ers or Rams.

Larry Hartstein/CBS Sports

49ers, Rams Seek Interview With Rob Chudzinski
Rob Chudzinski has appeared to be the 49ers’ top candidate all along to take over the post Greg Roman held the past four seasons.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Andrew Luck, Colts Haven't Held New Contract Talks
Andrew Luck can sign an extension for the first time this offseason.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Colts Suspend Trent Richardson For Two Games
Trent Richardson missed the club’s Saturday walk-through, though Richardson indicated it was for a "serious family emergency."

Mike Wilkening/Pro Football Talk

Andrew Luck 'Feels A Little Deflated' In Days Following Loss
Andrew Luck appeared to unintentionally make that reference to the Patriots' deflated footballs controversy, but that of course is a Freudian slip of epic proportions.

RealGM Staff Report

Interception Triggered Probe Into Deflated Footballs
A member of the Colts' equipment staff noticed it was not fully inflated and informed Chuck Pagano.

ESPN

Andrew Luck, Colts Working On New Deal That Could Become NFL's Richest
Andrew Luck has helped lead the Colts to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Trent Richardson Doesn't Travel With Colts To New England
Trent Richardson was a healthy inactive last week against the Broncos.

Kevin Bowen/Colts.com

Colts' Josh McNary Charged With Rape
Two police officers said a 29-year-old woman accused an unknown man they later determined to be Josh McNary of attacking her in the early morning hours of Dec. 1.

AP

A.J. Green Remains In Concussion Protocol On Friday
A.J. Green's status for Sunday's game against the Colts is in doubt.

Josh Kirkendall/Cincy Jungle

Reggie Wayne Will Consider Retirement, Rules Out Leaving Colts
Reggie Wayne doesn't have a contract for next season with the Colts.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Colts Not Interested In Ray Rice
The Colts have a need at running back, but they're not interested in signing Ray Rice.

Indianapolis Star

Colts Sign Josh Cribbs To Protect Herron Against Kickoffs
The Colts have signed Josh Cribbs.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Colts Not Interested In Signing Ray Rice
Chuck Pagano coached Ray Rice with the Ravens when he was defensive coordinator.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Ahmad Bradshaw Breaks Ankle
Ahmad Bradshaw will undergo testing on Monday to determine the injury's severity and whether surgery is needed.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Fisher: Peyton's System With Broncos Better Than Colts
Jeff Fisher believes Peyton Manning is far more difficult to defend with the Broncos.

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Reggie Wayne Won't Play In Week 8 Against Steelers
Reggie Wayne has caught 38 passes for 434 yards and one touchdown this season.

ESPN

Reggie Wayne Likely Out 1-2 Weeks With Elbow Injury
Reggie Wayne suggested he wasn’t that concerned after the game.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk