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Andrew Luck Limited In Practice, Still Expected To Play

Oct 1, 2015 2:12 PM

Andrew Luck made no throws in the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media.

Luck is battling a shoulder injury and is day-to-day, but Chuck Pagano has "supreme confidence" he won't miss any time.

"It didn't feel as good as I would have liked to after the game," Luck acknowledged Wednesday. "We're going to take it day-by-day, and expect to play that's for sure. Obviously going to defer to doctors, trainers and coaches on everything when it comes to that but hopefully a little more tomorrow and ready to go."

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Colts Likely To Go After Big Name Coach If Change Made

Sep 22, 2015 1:44 AM

Jim Irsay fears getting just one Super Bowl win with a generational quarterback as the Indianapolis Colts did with Peyton Manning. Irsay is determined not to repeat that path with Andrew Luck.

"But what seems increasingly undeniable is that Irsay -- scarred by past experiences -- will go looking to make changes if this season ends in the same way the last three did, with his team struggling to stand up physically to an elite opponent," wrote Albert Breer. "(He'd point out the team is 16-2 within the division and 17-13 out of the division over the past three seasons.) And word around the campfire is that if Irsay does make a coaching change, he might be ready to go big-game hunting, which could change the structure of the organization."

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Bill Polian: Colts Had First Round Grade On Tom Brady

Sep 19, 2015 11:19 AM

Bill Polian claims he was very high on Tom Brady when the Indianapolis Colts already had Peyton Manning.

Polian was asked which quarterbacks the Colts may have drafted if they didn't already have Manning.

"Well, (Ben) Roethlisberger later on (in 2004) -- we were really high on him. Aaron Rodgers the year after," Polian said. "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."

Brady was drafted 199th overall in 2000 by the New England Patriots.

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Irsay Denies Existence Of Rift Between Pagano, Grigson

Sep 13, 2015 11:20 PM

Jim Irsay has denied the existence of a rift between Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano.

The Indianapolis Colts lost their Week 1 game at the Buffalo Bills.

"That can't be farther [from] the truth," Irsay said. "Ryan and Chuck work hard together. They have a great relationship. I've seen coaches and general managers work together since I was 11 years old. I know the dynamic that needs to be there for them to work together. They have a great relationship."


What caused Irsay to seek out the media after the game was a report by on Sunday that said Pagano has no say in personnel decisions and he was not able to put together his own staff.

"That report is completely false," Irsay said. "I can guarantee you that -- completely false. There is not one shred to truth to it at all. Honestly, these guys have a great relationship."

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Anthony Castonzo Signs Four-Year, $42M Extension With Colts

Sep 10, 2015 3:39 PM

Anthony Castonzo and the Indianapolis Colts have agreed upon a four-year, $42 million extension.

Castonzo will receive $35 million over the first three seasons of the deal.

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

Aug 21, 2015 1:07 PM

The Indianapolis Colts sweep for eavesdropping bugs when they play the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

Tony Dungy said Peyton Manning would refuse to discuss certain parts of the Colts' strategy in the visiting locker room due to those fears.

The Colts had an atrocious record against the Patriots throughout Manning's tenure.

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T.Y. Hilton, Colts Agree Upon Five-Year, $65M Extension

Aug 13, 2015 10:49 AM

T.Y. Hilton and the Indianapolis Colts have agreed upon a five-year, $65 million deal with $39 million in guaranteed money.

Hilton's $39 million guaranteed is nearly twice as much guaranteed money as any other player on the Colts roster.

"It's a great day for the Indianapolis Colts, T.Y. Hilton and his family," Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement. "We're extremely happy as an organization to ensure that T.Y. will continue to be a part of our journey for many years to come. His daily excellence on and off the field is a shining example of an individual striving for greatness and what it truly means to be a Colt."


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

Aug 4, 2015 2:40 AM

T.Y. Hilton and the Indianapolis Colts are working toward an extension.

The two sides are "working diligently" to find common ground and there is optimism a deal can be reached.

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

Aug 1, 2015 10:20 PM

T.Y. Hilton is leaving contract talks with the Indianapolis Colts to his agent.

The Colts and Hilton, who is headed into the final year of his four-year rookie contract, have resumed contract negotiations.

“That’s between my agent and the Colts, whatever they decide,” Hilton told reporters Saturday. “I’m just out here having fun with my teammates and just continuing to get better. You want to get it out of the way, but there’s nothing I can do. I’m just going out there playing, controlling what I can control.”

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Colts Release Gosder Cherilus

Jul 26, 2015 5:58 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have released Gosder Cherilus, who was their starting right tackle.

He was one of the main free-agent acquisitions by the Colts in 2013, when Cherilus signed a five-year, $34 million contract.


Cherilus battled knee, shoulder and groin problems last season before eventually being placed on injured reserve prior to the playoffs.

The 31-year-old Cherilus had offseason knee surgery, which kept him from taking part in organized team activities, including a mandatory three-day minicamp in June.

Indianapolis tried to restructure Cherilus' contract before cutting him, according to an NFL source. Cherilus' agent Greg Diulus also acknowledged contract negotiations when discussing his client's release.

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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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Colts Treating T.Y. Hilton Extension As Priority
The Colts drafted Phillip Dorsett in the first round last month, which gives them leverage should a deal not be reached with T.Y. Hilton.

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La'el Collins Meets With Cowboys; Dolphins Next
The Dolphins had several former LSU teammates such as Jarvis Landry and Anthony Johnson visit La'el Collins on campus.

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Colts Won't Extend Chuck Pagano Before Season
Chuck Pagano will enter 2015 as a make-or-break year.

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Trent Richardson Released By Colts
The Colts acquired Richardson in 2013 for a first round pick from the Browns and has been a disappointment.

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Andre Johnson Signs With Colts On Three-Year, $21M Deal
Andre Johnson has agreed to sign with the Colts.

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Colts Sign Frank Gore With $8.5M Guaranteed
Frank Gore previously was believed to have a deal done with the Eagles.

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Report: Frank Gore, Andre Johnson Agree To Sign With Colts
Frank Gore and Andre Johnson were teammates at the University of Miami.

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Frank Gore Reconsidering Deal With Eagles
The Colts could become a factor for Frank Gore if he hits the open market again.

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LaRon Landry Suspended 10 Games For PED Violation
LaRon Landry served a four-game PED suspension last season.

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Colts Won't Re-Sign Reggie Wayne
Reggie Wayne caught 64 balls for 779 yards and two touchdowns in 2014.

RealGM Staff Report

Raiders To Host Visit For Ndamukong Suh
The Raiders will have Ndamukong Suh in for a visit next week.

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Dolphins, Colts Expected To Be Strongest Pursuers Of Ndamukong Suh
The guarantees in Ndamukong Suh's contract could exceed $60 million.

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Cardinals, Colts, Cowboys, Chargers, Bucs On Adrian Peterson's List
Adrian Peterson would consider a restructuring of his contract to help facilitate a trade.

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Matt Hasselbeck Signs One-Year Deal With Colts
Matt Hasselbeck is Andrew Luck's backup at quarterback.

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Colts Could Try To Void Trent Richardson's Contract
Trent Richardson has $3.184 million in guaranteed money remaining on his contract with the Colts.

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New ESPN Report On Deflategate Conflicts With Earlier Claims
Kelly Naqi of ESPN released a report that conflicts with the report from Chris Mortensen that transformed the question of deflated footballs from a curiosity into a national sensation.

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LaRon Landry Released By Colts
The Colts signed LaRon Landry to a four-year, $24 million contract in 2013.

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Colts May Not Bring Back Trent Richardson
Trent Richardson gained 15 pounds during the season.

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