Indianapolis Colts Wiretap

Josh McDaniels Likely To Accept Colts' Head Coaching Job

Jan 15, 2018 3:01 PM

Josh McDaniels is expected to accept an offer to become the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

McDaniels is also a strong candidate for the Tennessee Titans' job.

McDaniels has been close to accepting head coaching jobs in recent offseasons.

McDaniels is in his second stint as offensive coordinator of the Patriots.

Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero/NFL.com

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Titans Interested In Josh McDaniels

Jan 15, 2018 10:14 AM

The Tennessee Titans have interest in Josh McDaniels after parting ways with Mike Mularkey.

McDaniels is also a candidate for the head coaching jobs with the Colts and Giants.

McDaniels was briefly a head coach with the Broncos between stops with the Patriots.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

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Colts Narrow Coaching Search To Josh McDaniels, Mike Vrabel

Jan 13, 2018 9:24 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have narrowed their field of head coaching candidates to Mike Vrabel and Josh McDaniels.

The Colts could still add additional candidates at a later date depending on whether they receive a commitment from Vrabel or McDaniels.

McDaniels remains in the playoffs as offensive coordinator of the Patriots.

Vrabel is currently defensive coordinator of the Texans.

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2018 2:54 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Vikings, Rams, Saints, Steelers and Eagles.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Chargers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.


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Colts Fire Chuck Pagano

Dec 31, 2017 5:39 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have fired Chuck Pagano.

Pagano was hired by the Colts in 2012.

The Colts went 4-12 during the 2017 season.

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Andrew Luck Optimistic He Won't Need Additional Surgery

Dec 29, 2017 5:05 PM

Andrew Luck addressed the media after spending the past six weeks working with a trainer in the Netherlands.

Luck underwent right shoulder surgery last January and went to Europe after the Colts gave him a cortisone shot. Luck missed the entire 2017 season.

"My gut and my feeling tells me that I do not need another surgery," Luck said Friday. "I think I need to work more and to stay on this straight and narrow, if you will. I don't want to sound like throwing is the test. I'm doing well, and I will continue to do well. That's how I feel today."

Luck said he did not receive any injections in his shoulder while in the Netherlands. It was strictly "rehab, strength training, soft-tissue work" with a trainer whom he has worked with in the past and one the Colts approve of.

Luck looked and talked like a person who's mentally drained from the entire injury process. 

"I've never entertained the thoughts that this is [career-ending]," Luck said. "Sure, it's crossed my mind. But I don't think that at all, at all."

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Andrew Luck Could Undergo Surgery On Bicep Tendon

Dec 17, 2017 2:59 PM

Andrew Luck may need to undergo a surgery to relocate the biceps tendon that is attached to his repaired labrum. In the procedure known as a tenodesis, the biceps tendon is reattached by a screw to the humerus, the long bone of the upper arm that connects the shoulder and the elbow.

A determination will be made on that surgery once Luck resumes his throwing regimen. If Luck undergoes the surgery, the recovery time is three to six months.

Luck previously suffered a setback with pain and discomfort once he began throwing the ball again.

Luck has undergone an extended European treatment and rehab.

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Andrew Luck Has Nothing 'Ominous' In Right Shoulder

Dec 14, 2017 4:55 PM

Jim Irsay claims there is nothing ominous in the shoulder of Andrew Luck and that he will return to the Indianapolis Colts next season.

"He's doing great," Irsay told Rapoport. "He's doing well. [We're] disappointed obviously it's taken as long as it's taken. You know, medicine and the way it goes. But there hasn't been any unusual setback. We didn't find out anything ominous, something we didn't know about or anything like that. It's just taken time for him to go through his whole aspect of rehabbing and progressing and working through the soreness."

Luck has gone to Europe for treatment.

"He's still in Europe but he's coming home very shortly," Irsay told Rapoport. "No additional surgery at this point planned."

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Dec 13, 2017 12:30 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense after Week 14. In an indication of how much turnover there's been in parts of the NFL, none of those five teams (Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Saints and Chargers) made the playoffs in 2016.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Steelers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.

The Seahawks, who have consistently been one of the NFL's top teams in DVOA during the Russell Wilson era, are just outside the top-10 in both categories.

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Colts Violated NFL Policy By Sending Non-Players To Clear Snow

Dec 12, 2017 9:27 AM

The Indianapolis Colts violated an NFL policy when they sent sideline personnel onto the field to remove snow from the area where a kick would be lined up in order to help Adam Vinatieri get better footing on Sunday.

Officials working the game in Buffalo quickly sent the Colts' personnel off the field.

"Under no circumstances will a Referee permit clearing by the grounds crew, or other team personnel, of a spot for a PAT or field goal attempt. Only players are permitted to clear such spots by hand or foot," the NFL Game Operations Manual states.

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NFL's Chief Medical Officer Defends Colts On Brissett Concussion
Jacoby Brissett was placed into the NFL's concussion protocol when he reported symptoms after the game.

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Andrew Luck To Seek Treatment In Europe For Shoulder
Andrew Luck is in the rehab process of trying to get his shoulder balanced.

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Colts Deny Possibility Of Andrew Luck Having Career-Ending Injury
According to some reports, Andrew Luck's career is in jeopardy due to shoulder issues.

Dan Dakich/1070 The Fan

Colts Release Vontae Davis
Vontae Davis decided to move forward with the surgery after seeking a second opinion.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Andrew Luck Could Have Career-Ending Injury
Jim Irsay privately suggested that Andrew Luck's injury is "in his head."

Tony Donohue/1070 The Fan

Andrew Luck Still Has $30M In Guaranteed For Injury Due
Andrew Luck has already received $57 million under his second contract with the Colts.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Andrew Luck Out For 2017
The Colts have placed Andrew Luck on injured reserve, which will rule him out for the remainder of the season.

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Andrew Luck Seeking More Opinions On Shoulder
Andrew Luck is seeking more opinions to figure out why his surgically repaired shoulder is "not progressing as expected," according to a Colts source.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Matt Nagy Could Be Colts' Top Coaching Candidate
Matt Nagy is currently offensive coordinator of the Chiefs under Andy Reid.

Tom Pelissero/USA Today

No Indications Colts Will Fire Chuck Pagano
The Colts appeared to hit rock bottom during Sunday's 27-0 loss to the Jaguars, but Chuck Pagano appears safe.

Stephen Holder/Indy Star

T.Y. Hilton Blames Colts' Struggles On O-Line
After the Colts lost 27-0 to the Jaguars on Sunday, T.Y Hilton pointed the finger at the team's offensive line.

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Andrew Luck Again Won't Practice This Week
The Colts are not considering putting Andrew Luck on injured reserve.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Andrew Luck To Stop Throwing Due To Increased Soreness
The Colts aren't prepared to put Andrew Luck on injured reserve at this time.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Andrew Luck Says He'll 'Definitely' Play This Season
Andrew Luck took part in practice on Wednesday for the first time this season, but has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

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Andrew Luck Will Return To Practice This Week
Jacoby Brissett will continue to start at quarterback until Andrew Luck is ready to play in his first regular-season game since Week 17 of the 2016 campaign.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Andrew Luck Will Play If Healthy Regardless Of Colts' Record
The Colts are 1-2 this season and have appeared to be one of the NFL's worst teams.

Mike Wells/ESPN

T.Y. Hilton On Colts Falling To 0-3: 'It Can't Happen'
T.Y. Hilton is confident the Colts will find the win column against the Browns this Sunday.

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Colts To Start Jacoby Brissett At QB In Week 2
The Colts are without Andrew Luck, who is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Agent: Andrew Luck Remains Committed To Colts
The agent for Andrew Luck denied a report that there have been rumblings of a gap between he and the Colts that could eventually end his time with the franchise.

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Andrew Luck Out For Week 2, Could Miss Several More Weeks
The Colts started Scott Tolzien at quarterback in their Week 1 loss to the Rams.

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