Indianapolis Colts Wiretap

Jim Mora To Skip Peyton Manning's Statue Unveiling

Jul 7, 2017 9:39 AM

The Indianapolis Colts will unveil a statue of Peyton Manning outside of Lucas Oil Stadium this season, but not all of his former coaches will be present.

The Colts weren't very successful, but Manning did throw for 25 or more touchdowns in each of the four seasons he played under Mora.

Manning invited Mora to this year's ceremony, but Mora declined the invitation despite keeping close contact with Manning throughout the years.

"I had reasons," Mora told WNDE-FM in Indianapolis. "I would love to come back there, but because of the way I left the Colts, my relationship with [former general manager Bill] Polian, I don't know. I just wouldn't feel that I would feel comfortable being there.

"And I told him this, I apologized for the fact that I wouldn't come. I told him why I didn't feel like I should come -- all those different things. I would love to come, but I think I would just feel a little bit awkward there."

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Andrew Luck Still Not Throwing, Not 'Sullen Or Morose'

Jun 28, 2017 9:19 AM

Andrew Luck is still not throwing, but he remains unconcerned.

The quarterback is still recovering from shoulder surgery.

"Feeling better and better every week," Luck said. "Still haven't started throwing. But that process will come when it's ready."

When asked about the status of his rehab, he replied: "No reason to be sullen or morose! It's a beautiful day."

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Andrew Luck Doesn't Know If He'll Be Ready For Training Camp

Jun 14, 2017 8:34 AM

Andrew Luck, who has been out since January following right shoulder surgery, isn't sure he'll be ready for the start of training camp in late July.

"To be honest, I have not thought about it," Luck said. "If I'm ready for it, then great. If I'm not, then that's the way it is. I'm certainly hopeful for it. In my mind all I can do -- and I truly feel this way -- with this rehab, with my shoulder, I can't look five months down the road, three months down the road, a week down the road. To me it's about the next rehab session, the next day. That's where my focus is and that's where I think it needs to be to truly get back to 100 percent."

The Colts have shied away from giving a timetable on Luck's return.

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Jim Irsay: Andrew Luck's Shoulder Healing 'Tremendously'

Jun 9, 2017 7:54 AM

Andrew Luck's surgically-repaired right shoulder is "healing tremendously," according to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

The quarterback had surgery five months ago.

"This [surgery] has been a positive thing, not a negative thing or anything like that," Irsay told season-ticket holders. "He was really struggling going through the process of being ready to play [each week last season]. This was, quite frankly, not that complicated of a surgery. This was a simple labrum repair. There are a lot of other things that could have been involved with this surgery that weren't."

Irsay didn't provide a timetable for when Luck will begin throwing a football, but he has said in the past that the quarterback will be ready for the start of the season.

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Colts Sign Christine Michael

Jun 2, 2017 8:05 AM

The Indianapolis Colts have signed Christine Michael to compete for time at running back.

Michael, 26, will join a backfield that already features veterans Frank Gore, Robert Turbin, Josh Ferguson and rookie Marlon Mack.

Gore and Turbin are expected to receive most of the team's carries.

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Adam Vinatieri Has No Plans To Retire

May 30, 2017 9:52 AM

Adam Vinatieri is the oldest player in the NFL at age 44, but he has no plans to retire.

"Yeah, you know I still love the game as much as I ever have," Vinatieri said. "It's fun running out onto the field. It's much more fun playing in the playoffs. Cleaning out your locker the first week of January is not a whole lot of fun and it always leaves a lousy taste in your mouth. I still love running out onto the field. I still think I can help our team win games and why not keep going?"

The Indianapolis Colts' kicker turns 45 on December 28. By the end of the season, he'll become just the eighth player in NFL history to play at age 45.

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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
Arthur 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
Kamar Aiken led the Ravens with 75 catches for 944 yards and five touchdowns in 2015.

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

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bill Polian Claims He Had First Round Grade For Tom Brady
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.

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Eagles Win Coin Flip With Colts, Will Select 14th Overall
The Eagles have won a coin toss with the Colts and will select 14th in the first round.

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Colts, Eagles Will Flip Coin For 14th Pick
The Eagles and 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.

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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.

Mike Wells/ESPN

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

Mike Wells/ESPN

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.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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.

Alex Marvez/Sporting News

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.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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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