Indianapolis Colts Wiretap

Andrew Luck Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Jan 19, 2017 11:08 AM

Andrew Luck has undergone shoulder surgery, team owner Jim Irsay announced in a tweet Thursday morning.

The recovery period reportedly won't interfere with Luck's 2017 season.

During the Colts' trip to London this season, Irsay said Luck did not have major problems with his right shoulder, which was initially injured in 2015, and would not need surgery.

After missing two games in 2015 with a shoulder injury, Luck aggravated the injury while trying to make a tackle after throwing an interception against the Denver Broncos in Week 2 this season.

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Peyton Manning Receiving Interest From Colts To Run Front Office

Jan 14, 2017 9:29 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have made a "strong push" to hire Peyton Manning as head of football.

Jim Irsay also pursued Jon Gruden to be the Colts' head coach, but that possibility has been ruled out. Irsay still hopes to land Manning.

Manning played 13 seasons with the Colts and has reportedly had interest in a front office role in retirement.

The Colts are currently run by Ryan Grigson.

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Colts Attempted To Hire Jon Gruden

Jan 14, 2017 1:44 PM

Jim Irsay pursued Jon Gruden to become the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Gruden instead will remain in the booth for ESPN's Monday Night Football.

Gruden previously resisted exploratory calls this offseason from the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.

Gruden intends to remain in the television booth, sources said, in part because of the coaching restrictions of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement.

He has denied any discussions with Irsay, saying: "I know nothing. I've told people I'm not coaching. I'm a broadcaster. I'm not a coach."

The Colts retained Chuck Pagano this offseason as head coach.

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Colts Give Chuck Pagano Assurance He'll Return Next Season

Jan 6, 2017 7:31 AM

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

Irsay hasn't said much about Pagano's safety since the end of the regular season.

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Eight Teams Can Be Forced To Appear On Hard Knocks In 2017

Jan 4, 2017 8:45 AM

If no teams volunteers, there are eight teams that the NFL can force to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks this year.

Those teams are the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints.

A team can be forced to appear on Hard Knocks if three conditions are met: a) it hasn't appeared on Hard Knocks in the last 10 years, b) it hasn't made the playoffs in the last two years, and c) it doesn't have a new head coach.

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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA

Jan 3, 2017 2:01 PM

The NFL has very few teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

The Chiefs were the closest team to finish in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 14th.

The New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys finished the season ranked first and second in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.

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Robert Mathis To Retire At Age Of 35

Dec 30, 2016 1:57 PM

Robert Mathis will retire from the NFL this offseason at the age of 35.

"I want to walk away, not limp away. The rest of my body goes to my kids," Mathis told reporters on Friday.

Mathis, who is a five-time Pro Bowler, had a career-best 19.5 sacks just three years ago at age 32.

"Indy, this is my home. I am a Colt," he said. "I'm here forever. You aren't getting rid of me."

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Andrew Luck Tries To Accept Blame For Colts Missing Playoffs

Dec 25, 2016 11:24 AM

Andrew Luck threw for 288 yards, but he also had two costly interceptions that the Raiders turned into touchdowns in the Colts’ 33-25 loss that knocked them out of playoff contention.

“We failed,” Luck said. “I feel like I failed. I feel like I failed my teammates.”

The Colts have struggled to put a competitive team around Luck but he has still tried to take responsibility.

"The interceptions were bad decisions and bad throws," Luck said. "The first one I thought I put it in a decent spot and the guy made a good play. The second one was bad on all levels. You can’t do that. Went from what was probably a guaranteed three points there. That was a pivotal moment in the game. There’s really no one else to blame but me."

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)

Dec 21, 2016 10:35 AM

The NFL has very teams this season that excel in all facets of the game. Further evidence of this issue shows itself in the fact that there is only one team ranking in the top-10 in both Football Outsiders' Offensive and Defensive DVOA: the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are 9-5 after winning five straight games and must beat the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16 to ensure their place in the playoffs. Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

Last season, the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs are the closest team to joining the Steelers in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA at 13th and 12th.

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots rank first and second overall in DVOA as they rank second and third, respectively in Offensive DVOA but 20th and 19th in Defensive DVOA. The Atlanta Falcons rank first in Offensive DVOA, 27th in Defensive and fourth overall. The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders have similar splits as the Cowboys and Patriots, while the Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants are the inverse of those teams with top-5 defenses and offenses below the NFL mean.

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Colts Don't Anticipate Replacing Chuck Pagano, Ryan Grigson

Dec 15, 2016 7:44 AM

The Indianapolis 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.

In an interview with USA Today, the owner suggested that the team's chain of command will remain in place.

"Right now, I'm not anticipating making any changes," Irsay said. "That can always change. It always can when we're sitting down at the end of the year and evaluate things. But I'm just looking at seeing if we can win these next three games and get some luck from the football gods right now."

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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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Andrew Luck Suffers Concussion In Win Over Titans
Scott Tolzien will start for the Colts in Week 12 if Andrew Luck is unable to play.

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Donte Moncrief Hopeful Of Returning For Week 8
Donte Moncrief began the season as the Colts' No. 2 wide receiver behind T.Y. Hilton but injured his shoulder in Week 2.

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Adam Vinatieri Breaks Record For Consecutive FGs
Adam Vinatieri broke the NFL mark for consecutive made field goals on Sunday afternoon when he nailed a 33-yarder in the third quarter of the Colts' 34-26 win over the Titans.

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Frank Gore On Colts' Struggles: 'I Didn't Come Here For This'
Frank Gore signed with the Colts in 2015 as they were coming off consecutive division titles and three straight postseason appearances.

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Frank Gore Becomes First Colt To Rush For 100 Yards Since 2012

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Andrew Luck On Hits: Blame Me For Holding The Ball Too Long
Andrew Luck has been sacked an NFL-high 20 times already this season, but he isn't putting the blame on his offensive line.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Ryan Grigson '100 Percent On Same Page' With Chuck Pagano
Ryan Grigson insists he's on the same page with Chuck Pagano as the Colts are 2-3.

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Ryan Grigson Blames Andrew Luck's Brand New Contract For Colts' D
Andrew Luck was an underpaid quarterback for the first four seasons in the NFL on a rookie contract with him just now becoming expensive.

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Kurt Warner: Colts Are Asking Too Much From Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck led the Colts to many come-from-behind victories in his first three seasons, but as the talent around him has decreased those comebacks have started to fall short.

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Colts Sign Stevan Ridley
Stevan 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
Antonio Cromartie is a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Only Refunding Game Tickets
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.

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Hall Of Fame Game Canceled Due To Poor Field Conditions
Sunday night's game between the Packers and Colts was canceled because of poor field conditions at Tom Benson Stadium.

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Jim Irsay Gets Help From Peyton Manning On Marvin Harrison Speech
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.

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Andrew Luck Becomes NFL's Highest Paid Player With Extension
Andrew Luck has signed an extension with the Colts through 2021.

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Zurlon Tipton Killed In Accidental Shooting
Former NFL running back Zurlon Tipton died Tuesday after a gun in his car was accidentally discharged.

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Andrew Luck: I Wasn't Playing Well Even Before Injury
Andrew Luck missed nine games in 2015 and struggled when he was on the field for the Colts.

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