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Browns Add Ryan Grigson To Front Office

May 24, 2017 7:01 PM

The Cleveland Browns have hired Ryan Grigson as Senior Personnel Executive. Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown made the announcement.

Grigson will report to Vice President of Player Personnel Andrew Berry.

“Ryan brings valuable experience to our personnel group,” said Brown. “He was raised as a road-scout and has been evaluating talent in this league for almost 20 years. We place a premium on that experience and on his passion for football. Ryan has much to offer to any personnel department and we are pleased that he chose to join our staff.”

“We are excited to add Ryan to our personnel department,” said Berry. “Having worked with him for four years with the Colts, I know Ryan is an individual with a palpable passion for scouting, a tireless work ethic and an insatiable competitive drive. His experiences as an NFL player and executive will prove valuable to the mission of our group, while his team-orientation and personal integrity will continue to strengthen our department’s culture.”

Grigson enters his 19th season in an NFL front office after previously serving as General Manager for the Indianapolis Colts from 2012-16.

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Colts To Unveil Peyton Manning Statue In October

May 9, 2017 4:47 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have announced that they'll honor Peyton Manning with a statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 7.

The team will also retire Manning's No. 18 jersey and induct him into the team's ring of honor during halftime of the team's Oct. 8 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Andrew Luck Says Shoulder Issues Began In 2015

Apr 17, 2017 5:06 PM

Andrew Luck acknowledged Monday that he originally injured his surgically repaired right shoulder during the 2015 season.

Luck and the Indianapolis Colts decided against surgery at the end of that season because they felt like rehab was the best route to go. The quarterback elected to go under the knife this offseason after he aggravated it last season against the Denver Broncos.

"I certainly felt like it was the right decision, which makes it easier and pulling the trigger on it easier," Luck said. "I felt very, very comfortable with the surgeon and his plan and our rehab plan here.

"This wasn't an off-the-cuff thing. I put a lot of thought, effort and plan in moving forward after the season -- talked to a lot of people and got quality information. Honestly, it wasn't too hard of a decision. It felt right."

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Colts Release Arthur Jones

Mar 24, 2017 12:39 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have released Arthur Jones.

Jones was scheduled for a $7.35 million cap hit in 2017. The move saves Indy, $5.15 million in space, per OverTheCap.com.

Jones signed a five-year, $33 million deal in 2014 after four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

Jones played in just 17 games over the three years due to injury and a four-game PED suspension. 

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Kamar Aiken Signs One-Year Deal With Colts

Mar 22, 2017 8:43 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed Kamar Aiken to a one-year deal.

Aiken led the Baltimore Ravens with 75 catches for 944 yards and five touchdowns in 2015, but followed that up with just 29 receptions, 328 yards and one score this past season.

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Patriots Acquire Dwayne Allen From Colts

Mar 9, 2017 12:18 AM

The New England Patriots have acquired Dwayne Allen and a sixth round pick from the Indianapolis Colts for a fourth round pick.

The trade for Allen signals it is unlikely the Patriots will re-sign Martellus Bennett.

Before a 2014 game between the Patriots and Colts, coach Bill Belichick had high praise for Allen, saying, "I've been really impressed with Allen's blocking. I think he's one of the best blocking tight ends we'll see."

Allen re-signed with the Colts last offseason with a four-year, $29 million contract. 

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Bill Polian Claims He Had First Round Grade For Tom Brady

Mar 7, 2017 3:52 PM

Bill Polian claims to have only identified future Hall of Fame quarterbacks during his time with the Indianapolis Colts when he already had Peyton Manning.

Polian says he had a first round grade for Tom Brady, but they didn't select him despite his fall to the six round since they already had Manning.

“Well, (Ben) Roethlisberger later on [in 2004]—we were really high on him. Aaron Rodgers the year after. That’s the only name that comes to mind right away. And I don’t think there was a guy in between, but Tom Brady would have been a guy, and we were very high on him. Our guys really loved him, but we weren’t in the quarterback market, obviously. Those would be the guys I remember us giving solid, first-round, can-lead-you-to-a-championship grades.”

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Eagles Win Coin Flip With Colts, Will Select 14th Overall

Mar 3, 2017 12:46 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have won a coin toss with the Indianapolis Colts and will select 14th in the first round.

The Colts will select 15th.

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Colts, Eagles Will Flip Coin For 14th Pick

Feb 28, 2017 8:54 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts will engage in a coin flip on Friday at the NFL Combine that will decide who will pick fourteenth and fifteenth in the first round of the NFL Draft.

The coin flip will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the bench press area of the Indiana Convention Center.

The coin has a Minnesota Vikings logo on one side and Colts logo on the other -- the Eagles own Minnesota's first round pick as part of the Sam Bradford trade.

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Colts Release D'Qwell Jackson, Save $5.5M In Cap Space
D'Qwell Jackson led the Colts in tackles in two of his three seasons with the team.

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Dungy On Claims Of Stealing Signals: 'That's All Part Of The Game'
Tony Dungy says the Colts never cheated during his years as coach of the team after Deion Sanders accused Indianapolis of doing so.

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Pat McAfee Retires After Eight Seasons To Join Barstool Sports
Pat McAfee has announced his retirement from football at the age of 29.

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Chris Ballard Will Retain Chuck Pagano For 2017
While Jim Irsay announced Jan. 21 that Chuck Pagano would return next season, there was some belief that Ballard would choose to dismiss Pagano and hire his own coach.

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Colts Hire Chris Ballard As General Manager
Chris Ballard joined the Chiefs as director of player personnel in 2013 and was later promoted to director of football operations.

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Jonathan Kraft Takes Shot At Ryan Grigson In Wake Of His Firing
The Patriots are heading to the Super Bowl yet again, but they haven't forgotten how the Deflategate saga began.

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Colts Fire Ryan Grigson As General Manager
Ryan Grigson was under contract for three more seasons.

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Andrew Luck Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
The recovery period reportedly won't interfere with Andrew Luck's 2017 season.

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Peyton Manning Receiving Interest From Colts To Run Front Office
Peyton Manning played 13 seasons with the Colts and has reportedly had an interest in a front office role.

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Colts Attempted To Hire Jon Gruden
Jon Gruden previously resisted exploratory calls this offseason from the Rams and 49ers.

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Colts Give Chuck Pagano Assurance He'll Return Next Season
Chuck Pagano has received assurance from owner Jim Irsay that he'll return as head coach of the Colts next season, according to a report.

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Eight Teams Can Be Forced To Appear On Hard Knocks In 2017
If no teams volunteers, there are eight teams that the NFL can force to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks this year.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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Robert Mathis To Retire At Age Of 35
Robert Mathis, who is a five-time Pro Bowler, had a career-best 19.5 sacks just three years ago at age 32.

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Andrew Luck Tries To Accept Blame For Colts Missing Playoffs
The Colts have struggled to put a competitive team around Luck but he has still tried to take responsibility.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Colts Don't Anticipate Replacing Chuck Pagano, Ryan Grigson
The Colts are in danger of missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season, but Jim Irsay doesn't anticipate replacing Chuck Pagano or Ryan Grigson.

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D'Qwell Jackson Suspended Four Games For PED Violation
The Colts will have to make the playoffs in order for D'Qwell Jackson to play again this season.

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Frank Gore Passes Tony Dorsett For Eighth On Rushing List
Frank Gore finished Monday night's game with 79 rushing yards, allowing him to pass Tony Dorsett for eighth place on the NFL's all-time rushing list.

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Colts Expect Andrew Luck To Return From Concussion For Week 13
Andrew Luck suffered the first concussion of his career in Week 11.

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