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Colts Sticking With Adam Vinatieri As Kicker

Sep 17, 2019 7:45 AM

The Indianapolis Colts are sticking with Adam Vinatieri as their kicker.

Vinatieri has missed seven kicks over his last three games, dating back to last season's playoffs.

"Just want to make this clear: Adam is our kicker," Frank Reich said. "Like I said [Sunday], we have zero concern. He's not only our kicker, he's an instrumental leader on our team. When we talk about toughness and what we're all about as a team and program, there's probably no one who epitomizes that more than Adam."

Vinatieri, the NFL's all-time leading scorer with 2,605 points, left the locker room without talking to the media on Sunday.

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Jacoby Brissett Agrees To Two-Year, $30M Extension With Colts

Sep 2, 2019 7:57 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal with Jacoby Brissett.

Brissett will get $20 million in guaranteed money.

Brissett assumed starting quarterback duties for the Colts following the retirement of Andrew Luck.

Brissett was entering the fourth and final year of his rookie deal, set to earn $2 million in 2019. 

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Jay Glazer: Andrew Luck Didn't 'Sour On Business Of Football'

Aug 29, 2019 1:50 PM

Jay Glazer doesn't believe Andrew Luck "soured on the business of football" and that his retirement was more due the reality of being physically unable to play. 

"Obviously, only Andrew Luck can answer that but guys like (Barry) Sanders and I think Megatron (Calvin Johnson) soured on the business of football. This wasn’t Andrew Luck souring on the business of football. This was him constantly dealing with pain for the last several years and I think he believed he was in a rut. It was injuries, rehab — rehab never went as fast as they had hoped — injury, rehab, pain, rinse and repeat. He just got exhausted.

"The one thing that brings players back or gets players to reconsider is the locker room. That’s the biggest thing. It’s not the meetings, it’s certainly not the pounding they take on their bodies, it’s not practice, and for a lot of them, it’s not even about the games. It’s the locker room (and competing in something to a degree). It’s being around the guys. If Andrew Luck feels a void there, that could draw him back."

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Colts Host Brock Osweiler For Visit

Aug 28, 2019 2:46 PM

The Indianapolis Colt had Brock Osweiler at their facility for a visit following the retirement of Andrew Luck.

The Colts need a veteran backup behind Jacoby Brissett.

The other quarterbacks on the Colts' roster are Philip Walker and Chad Kelly.

Osweiler, 28, went 2-3 as a fill-in starter for the Miami Dolphins last season when Ryan Tannehill was injured.

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Jaguars LS Offers To Buy Tickets From Angry Colts Fans

Aug 27, 2019 8:12 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars long-snapper Matt Overton is offering to buy season tickets from Indianapolis Colts fans looking for refunds in the wake of Andrew Luck's retirement.

Overton, who played five seasons with the Colts (2012-16), made the offer on Twitter after seeing reports on social media that Colts season-ticket holders wanted their money back.

He said he plans to donate the tickets to Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis.

"Riley Hospital is near and dear to me," Overton said. "It's near and dear to the entire community of Indianapolis and if we can help these kids and families go to a game and cheer on their favorite team, the Colts, let's make it happen."

A Colts spokesman said the team has received only a handful of calls seeking refunds.

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Aaron Rodgers Calls Fans Booing Andrew Luck 'Disgusting'

Aug 27, 2019 8:07 AM

Aaron Rodgers came to Andrew Luck's defense on Monday, calling fans that booed the quarterback in the wake of his decision to retire "disgusting."

"I thought it was pretty disgusting," Rodgers said. "He's making a really tough decision and then before that, he makes the decision, I don't know why that doesn't stay in house to kind of protect him a little bit. Although when I think about it, I thought it would've been more of a standing-ovation type thing and a thank you than boos.

"I, 100 percent, respect him immensely for his decision. I salute him for choosing quality of life. He's a fantastic player, he had a great career and he's got a lot to be proud of. Like many of us in this locker room, if not all of us, we all have interests outside of football. Andrew is an extremely bright guy, and I'm sure he'll have a lot of things to transition into. I know what it's like to deal with rehab and going through injuries. I've been on IR twice. It's tough. He was on it pretty much for an entire season and next offseason trying to get his arm back. Again, in my opinion, not playing with him but just reading what his teammates said, tough guy. What he went through to get himself back on the field is what it means to be a leader and I'm excited for him."

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Andrew Luck Began Considering Retirement Two Weeks Ago

Aug 26, 2019 9:28 AM

Andrew Luck said he didn't imagine retiring until two weeks ago, but one source said it made more and more sense to him once he began to think about it.

On August 4th, Luck said he was certain he was going to play as early as Week 1. On August 19th, Luck met with Jim Irsay, Chris Ballard and Frank Reich to inform them he planned on retiring.

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Colts Won't Try To Recoup $24.8M From Andrew Luck

Aug 25, 2019 10:14 PM

The Indianapolis Colts won't attempt to recoup the $24.8 million from Andrew Luck that could be available to them due to his retirement.

Luck and the Colts reached a financial settlement late last week.

Luck could have owed the Colts $12.8 million as a prorated portion of the $32 million signing bonus the Colts gave him when he signed his five-year extension in 2016, and another $12 million in roster bonuses he was paid in March.

Because of the poundings Luck has taken during his career, the Colts are essentially making this his parting gift.

Jim Irsay believes Luck is leaving nearly $500 million on the table by retiring.

"It's a tough thing. Look it, he's leaving $450 million on the table potentially," Irsay said. "I mean, a half a billion dollars, and he's saying, 'You know what, I want to have my integrity. I have to be able to look [wide receiver] T.Y. [Hilton] in the eye. Look my teammates, look Coach, look [GM] Chris [Ballard] and say, "I'm all in,"' and he just didn't feel he could do that."

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Andrew Luck Retires From NFL

Aug 24, 2019 9:30 PM

Andrew Luck has informed the Indianapolis Colts he will retire from the NFL.

Luck will have a press conference on Sunday to make it official.

Luck is reportedly mentally worn down after a number of injury issues in recent years.

Luck turns 30 years old on September 12th and was the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Stanford.

After sitting out the 2017 season, Luck was the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2018.

Jacoby Brissett will become the Colts' starting quarterback this season.

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Andrew Luck Likely To Miss Week 1 Of Regular Season

Aug 20, 2019 3:59 PM

The odds of Andrew Luck being ready for Week 1 of the regular season are appearing less likely.

"Really no further updates. All we have right now is a combination of full-speed movement and pain threshold," Frank Reich said.

Luck has practiced only three times -- none of them as a full participant -- since April due to what was originally diagnosed as a calf injury. 

Jacoby Brissett will continue to be the Colts' starting quarterback if Luck, who has missed 26 games since 2015, remains out.

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Colts Sign Charcandrick West, Place D'Onta Foreman On IR
Charcandrick West was in and out of Chiefs camp in 2018, cut last summer but re-signed in December.

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Colts Have 'Guarded Optimism' Andrew Luck Will Start Season
The Colts haven't ruled out Andrew Luck as their starting quarterback in Week 1.

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Colts Want To Name Starting QB By Third Preseason Game
Andrew Luck is not expected to play in the preseason.

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Andrew Luck Could Miss Week 1 With High Ankle Sprain
Andrew Luck was originally diagnosed with a calf strain in March and that has moved into the ankle.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Andrew Luck Throwing 'Heck Out Of The Ball'
Andrew Luck remains sidelined with a nagging calf injury, but that hasn't kept him from throwing the football.

Tom Pelissero/NFL Network

Andrew Luck Still Not Comfortable With Calf Pain
Andrew Luck still isn't ready to practice with the Colts.

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Andrew Luck Expects To Be Ready For Week 1
A nagging calf injury continues to sideline Andrew Luck, but he expects to be ready to start for the Colts in Week 1.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Andrew Luck Out At Least One More Week With Calf Strain
Andrew Luck originally injured his calf back in April.

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Kenny Moore Agrees To NFL's Richest Slot CB Deal With Colts
The Colts have agreed to a four-year contract extension with Kenny Moore.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Colts Were Aware Of Accusation Against Bobby Okereke Before Draft
Bobby Okereke was forthcoming about what occurred in 2015 when he met with the Colts at the Senior Bowl in January.

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Patriots, Saints, Falcons, Bengals, Colts Interested In Gerald McCoy
Gerald McCoy and the Buccaneers parted ways this week.

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Andrew Luck Sits OTA With Calf Strain
Frank Reich told reporters after the session that Andrew Luck suffered the injury while training with the team.

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Colts Sign Chad Kelly
Chad Kelly has a history of off-the field issues.

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Colts Have Shrunk Draft Board Under Chris Ballard
The Colts didn't consult a huge draft board this year, despite having six of the first 135 picks last month.

Albert Breer/SI

Eric Ebron Wants To Set Tight End Touchdown Record
Eric Ebron, who scored a career-high 13 touchdowns last season, wants to break the record for touchdowns by a tight end.

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Colts Sign Spencer Ware
The Colts didn't select a running back in the NFL draft.

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Depth Of Draft Made It Easy For Colts To Trade Out Of First Round
The Colts have three second-round picks to use on Friday night after trading out of the first round of this year's NFL Draft.

Indianapolis Star

2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

RealGM Staff Report

2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Justin Houston Agrees To Two-Year, $24M Deal With Colts
Justin Houston was cut by the Chiefs this offseason.

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