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Colts Not Entertaining Starting Hasselback Over Healthy Luck

Dec 1, 2015 6:34 PM

Matt Hasselbeck has played well for the Indianapolis Colts in the absence of Andrew Luck, but the job will revert back to Luck when he's healthy.

"That's ludicrous," Chuck Pagano said during Monday's news conference. "You gotta stay off Twitter."

Pagano added that Luck is the starter when healthy, though that prospect remains "week to week."

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Nick Saban Unlikely To Leave Alabama For NFL Job

Nov 23, 2015 4:21 PM

Nick Saban is not expected to be tempted to leave Alabama for the NFL.

Saban had a brief stint in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, leaving LSU in the process.

Stanford's David Shaw, UCLA's Jim Mora and Auburn's Gus Malzahn are also college coaches expected to receive NFL interest.

The Indianapolis Colts are among the teams that have been linked to a pursuit of Saban.

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Colts Interested In Hiring Nick Saban

Nov 12, 2015 7:13 PM

Jim Irsay may be preparing to fire Chuck Pagano as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts with the hope of hiring Nick Saban away from Alabama.

“Jim Irsay does not believe that Chuck Pagano is the guy who can take him to where he wants to go,” longtime Indianapolis columnist Bob Kravitz said. “He’s talking about not just one Super Bowl, but multiple Super Bowls in the Andrew Luck era.”

Irsay is also prepared to fire Ryan Grigson to give Saban ultimate authority.

“Jim Irsay is going to make the next coaching hire,” Kravitz said. “If he brings in a guy who demands full power, like, say, a Nick Saban, who I think he’s going to go after, if he brings in a Nick Saban, he’s going to have full power and that means that Ryan Grigson will either be kicked to the curb or he’ll have a different role in the organization.”

Kravitz said Grigson getting fired is “a 50-50 proposition” and will depend mostly on the type of coach Irsay can hire.

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Andrew Luck Out Several Weeks With Lacerated Kidney

Nov 10, 2015 3:13 PM

Andrew Luck will miss two to six weeks with a lacerated kidney and abdominal injuries.

Luck suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of the Indianapolis Colts' win over the Denver Broncos.

“The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble when Andrew was doing everything he could to get us the win,” said Chuck Pagano. “Andrew was sore after the game and was feeling a little worse Monday afternoon so we sent him to get tests.”

Luck will not require surgery.

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Andrew Luck Believes He's To Blame For Dismissal Of Pep Hamilton

Nov 6, 2015 12:57 PM

Andrew Luck believes he is partially to blame for the firing of Pep Hamilton, who was offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts.

"Part of me does, yeah," Luck said when asked.

Luck was pressed on whether he specifically got Hamilton fired.

"Yeah," he said. "Can't dwell on it. Have to move on. But ... but, yeah."

Luck has completed just 54.9 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

"I don't think the turnovers have anything to do with who the coordinator was," he said. "Turnovers fall on my shoulders and my shoulders only."

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Andrew Luck Feels Healthy Without Any Limitations

Nov 5, 2015 2:54 PM

Andrew Luck is back to full health after battling shoulder and rib injuries earlier in the season.

"I do feel healthy, with no limitations," Luck said Wednesday, via USA Today's Lindsay Jones. "I'm not going to get into anything as far as the past."

Luck doesn't appear to be trusting his arms or his eyes.

"Our mission is to get Andrew going," Chuck Pagano said Wednesday.

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Andrew Luck Takes Blame For Turnovers, Won't Discuss Rib Injury

Nov 3, 2015 12:53 AM

Andrew Luck led the Indianapolis Colts to overtime against the undefeated Carolina Panthers on Monday night after playing poorly through the first three-plus quarters, but an interception set up Carolina's game-winning field goal.

He threw three interceptions in the game, bringing his total to 12 for the season. Luck threw just 16 picks all of last season and had just nine in 2013.

"It's my problem and it's hurting the team," Luck told the Indianapolis Star. "And I've got to fix it or else it's tough to win doing it. Disappointed in myself. ... It's hard to find perspective right now. We lost. At the end of the day, that's what matters. We did some decent things to give ourselves a chance, but messed it up at the end by throwing an interception."

When asked about a report that he has been playing with broken ribs, Luck said he wasn't "going to get into that right now."

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Andrew Luck Denies Avoiding Panthers By Staying At Stanford

Oct 29, 2015 1:35 PM

Andrew Luck has denied staying in college an extra season to avoid playing for the Carolina Panthers.

Luck could have declared for the 2011 NFL Draft but decided to remain at Stanford to finish his degree.

"Absolutely not," Luck said of the Colts' Monday night opponent. "And I hope people don't think that."

The Panthers took Cam Newton with the first pick.

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Colts Having 'Organizational Discussions' About Chuck Pagano

Oct 26, 2015 8:51 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have had "organizational discussions" about the future of Chuck Pagano.

The Colts are 3-4 and have hardly looked like a contender one year after reaching the AFC Championship Game.

Jim Irsay could elect to fire both Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson at the same time.

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Phillip Dorsett Out 4-6 Weeks With Fractured Ankle

Oct 25, 2015 5:41 PM

Phillip Dorsett will miss four to six weeks with a fractured ankle.

Dorsett was the Indianapolis Colts' first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Miami.

Dorsett had 10 receptions on 21 targets for 159 yards and a touchdown in six games this season.

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Chuck Pagano Doesn't Regret Trick Play, Takes Responsibility For Prep
The Patriots scored six plays later to take a 34-21 lead.

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Jim Harbaugh Calls NFL Question 'Disrespectful To Game'
Jim Harbaugh was asked about the possibility of his name surfacing for NFL head coaching jobs.

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Luck, Pagano 19-2 Against AFC South, 20-19 Against Rest Of NFL
Chuck Pagano and Andrew Luck came to the Colts in 2012 and have reached the playoffs in all three of their seasons together.

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Andrew Luck Practicing, Not Yet Certain To Play In Week 6
Andrew Luck is 0-4 in his career against the Patriots.

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Andrew Luck Fully Participates In Monday's Practice
Andrew Luck has missed the Colts' past two games with a shoulder injury.

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Dolphins, Other Teams Expected To Pursue Sean Payton
Sean Payton has two seasons remaining on his deal, but the Saints appear to be moving towards a rebuild.

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Matt Hasselbeck Starting At QB For Colts In Week 5
Chuck Pagano had said his team will "do the right thing" regarding Andrew Luck and his injured shoulder.

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Luck Expected To Play In Week 5 Despite Partial Shoulder Separation
Andrew Luck sat out Week 4, which was the first game he's missed in his NFL career.

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Andrew Luck Limited In Practice, Still Expected To Play
Andrew Luck is battling a shoulder injury and is day-to-day, but Chuck Pagano has "supreme confidence" he won't miss any time.

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Colts Likely To Go After Big Name Coach If Change Made
Jim Irsay fears getting just one Super Bowl win with a generational quarterback as the Colts did with Peyton Manning.

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Bill Polian: Colts Had First Round Grade On Tom Brady

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Irsay Denies Existence Of Rift Between Pagano, Grigson
The Colts lost their Week 1 game at the Bills.

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Anthony Castonzo Signs Four-Year, $42M Extension With Colts
Anthony Castonzo was a first round pick out of Boston College at left tackle in 2011.

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Colts Sweep For Bugs In Visitor Locker Room Of Gillette Stadium
The Colts had an atrocious record against the Patriots throughout Peyton Manning's tenure.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

T.Y. Hilton, Colts Agree Upon Five-Year, $65M Extension
T.Y. Hilton is coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance after posting 82 receptions for 1,345 yards last season.

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T.Y. Hilton, Colts Making Progress On Extension
T.Y. Hilton's 18 games of at least 100 receiving yards are second only to Randy Moss through three NFL seasons.

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T.Y. Hilton Leaving Extension Talks With Colts To Agent
The Colts and T.Y. Hilton have resumed contract negotiations.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Colts Release Gosder Cherilus
Gosder Cherilus was the Colts' starting right tackle.

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No NFL Contract Has Ever Had More Than $64M In Guaranteed Money
Andrew Luck could take less money per season but have his contract become fully guaranteed.

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Andre Johnson Had Interest In Dolphins
The Dolphins never expressed interest in Andre Johnson and eventually signed Greg Jennings.

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