Indianapolis Colts Wiretap

Colts Sign Stevan Ridley

Aug 28, 2016 1:15 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed Stevan Ridley.

Ridley, 5-11, 220 pounds, has played in 60 career NFL games (26 starts) and totaled 685 carries for 2,907 yards (4.2 avg.) and 22 touchdowns in his time with the New York Jets (2015) and the New England Patriots (2011-14). He has also registered 27 receptions for 144 yards and seven kickoff returns for 152 yards. 

Ridley played in eight games for the Jets in 2015, rushing 36 times for 90 yards and four receptions.

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Antonio Cromartie Signs With Colts

Aug 22, 2016 8:08 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed Antonio Cromartie. 

Cromartie returned to the Jets last season after spending the 2014 season with the Cardinals.

Cromartie is a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Only Refunding Game Tickets

Aug 9, 2016 7:49 AM

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced that the only refund that fans who bought tickets to Sunday's canceled game will receive is for the ticket itself.

The Hall of Fame said it is not responsible for any tickets sold on resale sites, but the big sites, including StubHub, refunded those who purchased tickets, including all fees, on Sunday night.

Some fans had believed that they might get more, including reimbursement of hotel or travel expenses. The game was canceled as a result of human error -- bad field conditions brought about by the way logo paint dried -- not an act of God.

The issue stemmed from the paint used on the midfield logo and in the end zones.

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Hall Of Fame Game Canceled Due To Poor Field Conditions

Aug 8, 2016 1:13 AM

Sunday night's Hall of Fame Game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts was canceled because of field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium.

Hall of Fame president/executive director David Baker called the decision to cancel the game "difficult," but he added that it was an "easy, ethical decision." He told ESPN's Lisa Salters the call was made after consulting with coaches Mike McCarthy and Chuck Pagano, as well as NFL COO Tod Leiweke.

Both teams remained at the stadium, which instead hosted a fan fest-type event. According to Baker, fans will be refunded their money.

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Jim Irsay Gets Help From Peyton Manning On Marvin Harrison Speech

Jul 5, 2016 10:20 AM

Peyton Manning has given Jim Irsay some help with writing his speech for Marvin Harrison's Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement on Aug. 6.

Irsay wanted to make sure he covered Harrison's career completely, so he reached out to Manning.

Manning and Harrison connected for 961 receptions, 12,881 yards and 112 touchdowns.

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Andrew Luck Becomes NFL's Highest Paid Player With Extension

Jun 29, 2016 3:27 PM

Andrew Luck has signed a six-year deal worth nearly $140 million with the Indianapolis Colts through 2021.

Luck will earn $75 million over the first three seasons of the deal and slightly less over the final two.

Luck will now be the NFL's highest paid player.

There will be $89 million in guaranteed money in Luck's deal.

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Zurlon Tipton Killed In Accidental Shooting

Jun 28, 2016 4:04 PM

Former NFL running back Zurlon Tipton has died after a gun in his car was accidentally discharged.

Tipton pulled into the service bay at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Roseville, Michigan on Tuesday morning. He went to take a duffel bag out of the trunk of his vehicle, and one of the two guns inside the bag reportedly went off. He was struck in the stomach. Tipton was taken to the hospital in good condition, but later died.

Tipton, who was 26, was signed by the Colts after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL draft. He was waved by the Colts on December 21, 2015.

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Andrew Luck: I Wasn't Playing Well Even Before Injury

Jun 25, 2016 8:10 AM

Andrew Luck missed nine games in 2015 and struggled when he was on the field for the Indianapolis Colts.

The quarterback wasn't happy with his play and production even before injuries derailed him.

"Injuries aside, I was not playing very good football -- before they happened," Luck said. "I've got to be better. Toward my last couple games, I felt like I was playing much better, trending in the right direction."

In seven games, Luck completed 55.3 percent of his passes (worst mark since his rookie season), had a 15-12 TD-to-INT ratio and a career-low 74.9 passer rating.

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Andrew Luck 'Reluctantly Accepting' Need To Avoid Hits

Jun 10, 2016 8:53 AM

The Indianapolis Colts want to see Andrew Luck protect himself more during games, specifically when he's running out of the pocket.

He suffered a lacerated kidney last season while scrambling.

Luck has been sliding to the turf when he takes off and runs during practices this offseason.

"He's reluctantly accepting it," left tackle Anthony Castonzo said. "I think we've all been in his ear, like, 'Dude, when you get out of the pocket, you need to slide.'"

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Andrew Luck: Contract Talks Won't 'Weigh On Me'

Jun 9, 2016 2:45 PM

Andrew Luck believes his contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts will get done without drama.

"I know I'm a Colt and I'm going to do the best job I can for this team no matter what the situation is. So it doesn't weigh on me," Luck said.

Jim Irsay said Wednesday that he would be "surprised" if the Colts did not agree to a long-term contract extension with Luck before the team reports to training camp in late July.

"As far as the importance of getting it done or not, if it happens [before training camp], great," Luck said. "If it doesn't happen [before training camp], great too. I know I'm a Colt and I'm going to do the best job I can for this team, no matter what the situation is. So it doesn't weigh on me."

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Andrew Luck, Colts Continue To Make Progress On Extension Talks
Andrew Luck is unlikely to accept anything less than the $22.13 million annual average Joe Flacco signed.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Andrew Luck Feels 'Obligation' To Stay Healthy
After missing nine games due to injuries last season, Andrew Luck is healthy again.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Joe Philbin Feels Fortunate To Join Colts As O-Line Coach
Joe Philbin was fired last season by the Dolphins as head coach.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Colts Won't Alter How Andrew Luck Plays
Andrew Luck has been hit more than any quarterback since he's entered the league in 2012.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Andrew Luck Falls 85 Spots On NFL Network's Top 100
Andrew Luck was injured for a large part of the 2015 season.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Andrew Luck, Colts Make Progress On Extension
Jim Irsay would like a deal with Andrew Luck to be agreed upon by the start of training camp in July.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Colts To Honor Peyton Manning With Statue Outside Lucas Oil Stadium
Jim Irsay compared the new statue of Peyton Manning to the gravesite of Jim Morrison in Paris.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Dwayne Allen Re-Signs With Colts On Four-Year, $29.4M Deal
Dwayne Allen had 16 catches last season.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Colts Moving On From Matt Hasselbeck, Will Have Josh Freeman As Backup
Matt Hasselbeck was 5-3 as a starter last season, helping the Colts stay in the playoff picture without Andrew Luck.

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Jonathan Newsome Released By Colts
Jonathan Newsome was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession last week.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

More Details Emerge Of Peyton Manning's Alleged Sexual Assault At UT
Peyton Manning had two alleged sexual assaults against Jamie Ann Naughright during his collegiate career at Tennessee.

Shaun King/New York Daily News (via PFT)

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

Mike Wells/ESPN

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.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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

Oskar Garcia/AP

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

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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.

Steve Reed/AP

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.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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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