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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

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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

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds

Feb 2, 2015 4:16 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50 next season.

Here are the Super Bowl 50 odds for all 32 teams:

Seahawks: 5-1
Patriots: 6-1
Packers: 6-1
Cowboys: 10-1
Colts: 12-1
Broncos: 12-1
49ers: 18-1
Eagles: 20-1
Steelers: 20-1
Lions: 22-1
Bengals: 25-1
Saints: 25-1
Cardinals: 30-1
Chiefs: 30-1
Ravens: 30-1
Chargers: 40-1
Giants: 40-1
Panthers: 40-1
Bears: 50-1
Dolphins: 50-1
Falcons: 50-1
Texans: 50-1
Bills: 60-1
Rams: 60-1
Vikings: 60-1
Browns: 75-1
Jets: 100-1
Raiders: 100-1
Washington: 100-1
Buccaneers: 150-1
Jaguars: 150-1
Titans: 250-1

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Duron Carter Close To Deal With Colts

Jan 28, 2015 10:43 AM

Duron Carter is close to an agreement to sign with the Indianapolis Colts.

Carter played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League last season.

The 6-foot-5 receiver was very productive in the CFL last season with 75 catches for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns were also interested in Carter.

Carter is the son of Cris Carter.

 

ESPN

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Rob Chudzinski Staying With Colts On New Deal, Title

Jan 27, 2015 12:33 PM

Rob Chudzinski has decided to remain with the Indianapolis Colts on a new contract and title.

Chudzinski will now be associate head coach.

Chudzinski was a prime candidate to become offensive coordinator of either the San Francisco 49ers or St. Louis Rams.

"We're excited to keep Chud in our family," Chuck Pagano said. "He's been a critical part of our operation and we're looking forward to sharing even more success in the future."

Larry Hartstein/CBS Sports

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Misc Rumor

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49ers, Rams Seek Interview With Rob Chudzinski

Jan 26, 2015 1:39 PM

The San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams both figure to interview Rob Chudzinski for their offensive coordinator vacancies this week.

Chudzinski was with the Indianapolis Colts this season as "special assistant to the head coach" and they blocked inquiries to interview him.

Chudzinski has appeared to be the 49ers’ top candidate all along to take over the post Greg Roman held the past four seasons.

 

The 49ers' top in-house candidate is Geep Chryst.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

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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

Pep Hamilton: Colts Running The Offense We Envisioned
The Colts are averaging an NFL-best 31.5 points per game and lead the league in total yards per game (444), passing yards per game (328.7) and time of possession (36:28).

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

LaRon Landry Suspended Four Games For PED Violation
LaRon Landry has been suspended for four games for a violation of the NFL's performance enhancing drugs policy.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Harris: Wilson Better Than Luck
Chris Harris and the Broncos have played both Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck this season.

ESPN

Robert Mathis Out For Season With Torn Achilles
Robert Mathis, who currently is serving a suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, suffered the injury last week while working out.

Adam Schefter/ESPN