Fantasy Football News & Views
Colts | Jack Mewhort on the mend Fri Feb 24, 11:38 PM
Indianapolis Colts OG Jack Mewhort (knee) said he has 'come a long way' since his surgery and is ready to go for next season.Link to story
Colts | Trent Cole to continue playing Fri Feb 24, 11:18 AM
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent LB Trent Cole said he intends to play in 2017.Link to story
Trent Cole player page
Colts | Indy could pursue Melvin Ingram Sat Feb 18, 02:22 PM
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent LB Melvin Ingram could receive interest from the Indianapolis Colts if he hit the free-agent market.Link to story
Melvin Ingram player page
Colts | Jack Doyle could land big deal Wed Feb 15, 11:52 PM
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Jack Doyle could receive a contract in the neighborhood of $5 million to $7 million annually, according to Jim Ayello, of The Indianapolis Star. He would be due $9.84 million in 2017 should the Colts chose to tag him, which appears unlikely.Link to story
Jack Doyle player page
Colts | Clayton Geathers may see time at LB Wed Feb 15, 04:40 PM
Indianapolis Colts S Clayton Geathers could see time at linebacker during offseason workouts to see if he can make a permanent move to the position.Link to story
Clayton Geathers player page
Colts | Zachariah Kerr expected to get tender Mon Feb 13, 07:28 PM
Indianapolis Colts restricted free-agent DT Zachariah Kerr is expected to receive a tender offer this offseason.
|Footballguys view: Signed out of Delaware as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Kerr is a run stuffer in the middle of the line. He appeared in 12 games this year for the Colts, posting 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks.|
Zach Kerr player page
Colts | Arthur Jones could be cut Mon Feb 13, 07:15 PM
Indianapolis Colts DE Arthur Jones could be released this offseason because he is scheduled to make $6.25 million in 2017 and has struggled with injuries over the last few years.
|Footballguys view: Jones was placed on Injured Reserve in December of 2016 due to a groin injury. In 15 games, Jones had 15 tackles and 15 assists in 2016. During his two seasons with the Colts, Jones has appeared in just 17 games due to injury and suspension. Even with back-to-back disappointing seasons, Jones should have a couple of teams interested in him on the open market.|
Arthur Jones player page
Colts | Jack Doyle likely to test free-agent waters Sat Feb 11, 06:05 PM
Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle is expected to have several suitors in free agency following his breakout 2016 season in which he finished with 59 catches for 584 yards and five touchdowns, according to the Indianapolis Star.
|Footballguys view: We could see Doyle testing the waters and returning to the Colts anyway. It's wise for him to explore all options as he's coming off a career-best season. Doyle's chemistry with QB Andrew Luck is undeniable, and they could continue on a positive trajectory if Doyle returns in 2017.|
Jack Doyle player page
Colts | Joe Haeg moved around in 2016 Sat Feb 11, 01:10 PM
Indianapolis Colts OG Joe Haeg started at three different positions along the offensive line this season.Link to story
Colts | Competition for Jack Doyle Thu Feb 9, 10:54 PM
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Jack Doyle will likely have multiple suitors in free agency, according to beat writer Stephen Holder.
|Footballguys view: Doyle had a breakout season with the Colts in 2016, and he showed great chemistry with QB Andrew Luck. New GM Chris Ballard should try and keep Doyle around if the price is right.|
Jack Doyle player page
Colts | Phillip Dorsett lacking consistency Thu Feb 9, 10:44 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett had four catches of at least 50 yards last season, but he finished with 30 receiving yards or less in eight games.
|Footballguys view: Dorsett has been a disappointment in his short pro career. A first-round pick in 2015, Dorsett has the speed to take the top off the defense but rarely does he make field-flipping plays. He's under contract through 2018, and the Colts have a fifth-year option they could exercise on Dorsett in 2019. At this point, it doesn't look like that's going to happen.|
Phillip Dorsett player page
Colts | D'Qwell Jackson let go Thu Feb 9, 02:10 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB D'Qwell Jackson was released Thursday, Feb. 9.Link to story
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Colts | Patrick McAfee calls it quits at 29 Thu Feb 2, 01:29 AM
Indianapolis Colts P Patrick McAfee announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, Feb. 2.Link to story
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Colts | New Colts GM supports Chuck Pagano Tue Jan 31, 12:36 AM
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard praised head coach Chuck Pagano and referred to him as 'a good football coach in the National Football League' during his introductory news conference Monday, Jan. 30. He also added how 'there are no other options.'
|Footballguys view: Pagano survived the firing of Ryan Grigson, but 2017 has to be seen as a make or break year for the coach who has seemed to be on the hot seat for over a year. The Colts won't have the excuse of Grigson's missteps for their underachievement for much longer.|
Colts | Chris Ballard's deal is for five years Mon Jan 30, 05:23 PM
Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard's newly signed deal is five years in length, according to owner Jim Irsay. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Colts | Chris Ballard named new GM Sun Jan 29, 06:20 PM
The Indianapolis Colts hired Chris Ballard, previously the Kansas City Chiefs director for player personnel, as their new general manager.
|Footballguys view: Ballard is a long-time scout with a keen eye for talent. He's going to keep head coach Chuck Pagano for now, but many expect him to bring Chiefs assistant Dave Toub (special teams) on board as early as 2018. Ballard will be tasked with putting better talent around (and in front of) QB Andrew Luck.|
Colts | GM hire not expected to affect Chuck Pagano Sun Jan 29, 02:17 PM
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano's job appears to be safe heading into next season regardless of whom the team hires as its general manager, according to the Indianapolis Star's Stephen Holder. There has been speculation current Chris Ballard would prefer to bring special teams coordinator Dave Toub along with him from the Kansas City Chiefs to replace Pagano.Link to story
Colts | Chris Ballard the favorite to become Indy GM? Sat Jan 28, 11:09 AM
Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard appears to be the leading candidate for the Indianapolis Colts' general managerial vacancy, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The Colts have completed their first round of interviews with six candidates for the position but it is uncertain if a second round will take place. Indianapolis is expect to announce their new general manager in approximately one week.Link to story
Colts | Several Colts assistants returning Wed Jan 25, 04:04 PM
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, offensive line coach Joe Philbin, running backs coach Jemal Singleton, tight ends coach Jim Hostler and quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer will all return to the team next season.Link to story
Colts | Indy to interview six GM candidates Wed Jan 25, 03:11 PM
The Indianapolis Colts are scheduled to interview Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III, Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf, Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard, Seattle Seahawks co-director of pro personnel Scott Fitterer, Seahawks co-director of pro personnel Trent Kirchner and Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for their general manager position.Link to story
Colts | Sanjay Lal heads to Colts Wed Jan 25, 11:04 AM
Former Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal was hired by the Indianapolis Colts as wide receivers coach Wednesday, Jan. 25.Link to story
Colts | Eric DeCosta could meet with Colts Tue Jan 24, 04:06 PM
Baltimore Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta has been requested to interview with the Indianapolis Colts for their vacant general manager position, according to a source.Link to story
Colts | Indy wants to talk to Chris Ballard Tue Jan 24, 02:44 PM
Kansas City Chiefs executive Chris Ballard has been requested to interview with the Indianapolis Colts for their open general manager position, according to sources.Link to story
Colts | George Paton to meet with Colts Thursday Tue Jan 24, 11:37 AM
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton will interview with the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Jan. 26, for their general manager post.Link to story
Colts | Eliot Wolf on Colts' radar Tue Jan 24, 09:35 AM
Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf has been sought after for an interview by the Indianapolis Colts for their general manager position.Link to story
Colts | Indy will talk with George Paton Mon Jan 23, 06:48 PM
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton will interview for the Indianapolis Colts general manager position, according to a source.Link to story
Colts | Scott Fitterer an option for Colts Mon Jan 23, 05:47 PM
Seattle Seahawks co-player personnel director Scott Fitterer is a candidate for the Indianapolis Colts' open general manager position.Link to story
Colts | George Paton on Colts' list Mon Jan 23, 11:48 AM
Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton is being sought after for an interview by the Indianapolis Colts for their general manager position, according to sources.Link to story
Colts | Jimmy Raye III could become permanent GM Sun Jan 22, 10:16 AM
Indianapolis Colts interim general manager Jimmy Raye III is believed to be the leading candidate for the full-time position, according to multiple sources.Link to story
Colts | Jimmy Raye in charge of Colts roster for now Sat Jan 21, 09:26 PM
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III will be in charge of the team's personnel matters until the Colts find a permanent replacement for fired general manager Ryan Grigson. As reported earlier, Raye will interview for the for the team's general manager job.Link to story
Colts | Peyton Manning not GM candidate for Colts Sat Jan 21, 06:00 PM
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said former NFL QB Peyton Manning is not a candidate for the team's general manager position.
|Footballguys view: Irsay has reportedly been pursuing Manning for an executive role. At this time, Manning is happy spending time with his young kids but we could see him back in football soon.|
Peyton Manning player page
Colts | Chuck Pagano to remain head coach Sat Jan 21, 05:55 PM
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano will return to the team for the 2017 season, according to owner Jim Irsay.
|Footballguys view: Pagano is safe for now, but he's most certainly on the hot seat in 2017. He's gone 8-8 each of the last two years, so a playoff run would likely be the only thing that saves his job. The Colts have talent, and they play in the weakest division in football so that is not too tall an order.|
Colts | Jimmy Raye to interview for Colts GM job Sat Jan 21, 05:54 PM
Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III will interview for the team's general manager job, according to owner Jim Irsay.
|Footballguys view: Raye has an impressive reputation around the league, so moving him up to general manager would make sense. He was a San Diego Chargers Scout (1996-99), Director of College Scouting (2000-07), and later their Director of Player Personnel (2008-12) before joining the Colts as their Vice President of Football Operations in 2013.|
Colts | Chuck Pagano appears to be safe Sat Jan 21, 03:23 PM
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano's job is believed to be safe at this time, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Earlier reports indicated that both Pagano and GM Ryan Grigson were safe, but it's Grigson who finds himself out of a job on Saturday. Pagano and Grigson had their clashes, and now Pagano will be in a make-or-break season in 2017...again. He's been on the hot seat for a couple of years and will now have to produce.|
Colts | Ryan Grigson relieved of duties Sat Jan 21, 03:22 PM
Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was relieved of his duties Saturday, Jan. 21, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: What took them so long? He's failed to put the proper talent around QB Andrew Luck, and Grigson missed on several draft picks and free agent selections. Colts owner Jim Irsay has been trying to get Peyton Manning in some sort of VP of Football Operations role, and getting rid of Grigson opens a door for that to happen.|
Colts | Lee Hull fired Thu Jan 19, 10:28 PM
The Indianapolis Colts will not bring back wide receivers coach Lee Hull for the 2017 season.Link to story
Colts | Andrew Luck idle three months Thu Jan 19, 11:24 AM
Updating an earlier report, Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will begin throwing in three months, and he'll be ready to return fully in six months.
|Footballguys view: We're hoping this fixes whatever has been going on with him the last two years. It would help if the Colts can get him an offensive line as well.|
Andrew Luck player page
Colts | Andrew Luck has surgery Thu Jan 19, 08:18 AM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) had surgery on his right shoulder Thursday, Jan. 19, for an injury that lingered since 2015, according to owner Jim Irsay. Luck will be ready for the season.
|Footballguys view: Luck hasn't been right, physically, in quite a while. Hopefully he will be 100 percent for next season, but unless the team puts an offensive line on the field, he could see more injuries mount up as his career goes on.|
Andrew Luck player page
Colts | Peyton Manning offered job in Indy front office Sun Jan 15, 11:47 AM
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has expressed interest in hiring former QB Peyton Manning to serve as the organization's head of football operations. Irsay was also interested in hiring Jon Gruden to be the head coach but Gruden declined the offer.
|Footballguys view: Manning is likely to get into some sort of front office job, but the time has to be right. At this time, Manning is enjoying retirement and spending time with his family.|
Peyton Manning player page
Colts | Jack Doyle to be free agent Sat Jan 14, 03:43 PM
Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.
|Footballguys view: A fifth-year UDFA out of Western Kentucky, Doyle came out of nowhere to become one of the key pieces to the passing game. The Colts will likely bring Doyle back because of his strong connection with QB Andrew Luck.|
Jack Doyle player page
Colts | T.Y. Hilton makes unusual history Tue Jan 10, 11:11 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton became the first receiving champion since retired Los Angeles Rams WR Torry Holt in 2000 to lead the NFL in receiving yards and not be voted to one of the two Associated Press All-Pro teams. Hilton led the league this season with 1,448 receiving yards.T.Y. Hilton player page
Colts | Indy adds Devon Bell Sun Jan 8, 01:51 PM
Free-agent PK Devon Bell (Lions) signed a Reserve/Future deal with the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Colts | Chuck Pagano returning Fri Jan 6, 08:21 AM
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been assured he'll return as head coach for the 2017 season, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Colts are keeping Pagano, and that comes as a surprise to many...maybe even the veteran head coach himself. With a 49-31 record during his time as the Colts head coach, Pagano and GM Ryan Grigson have been in a funk over the last two seasons. They've missed the playoffs in back-to-back seasons, finishing with an 8-8 record each year. We could see 2017 as the 'last hurrah' for both coach and general manager.|
Colts | Robert Mathis wins award in final game Wed Jan 4, 10:06 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17 in what was his final NFL game. He recorded three solo tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the contest Sunday, Jan. 1, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.Link to story
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Colts | Larry Scott signs with Colts Tue Jan 3, 08:21 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Larry Scott was signed to a Reserve/Futures deal Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Colts | Andrew Luck sets career highs in 2016 Tue Jan 3, 12:57 AM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck set a new career high in completion percentage during the 2016 season, completing 346-of-545 (63.5 percent) of his passes. He also recorded a career high with 7.8 yards per attempt.Andrew Luck player page
Colts | Chuck Pagano expects to remain in Indy Tue Jan 3, 12:46 AM
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Monday, Jan. 2, that he expects to remain with the team, believing there isn't 'any reason (he) wouldn't be.' He has yet to have his have his annual season-ending meeting with owner Jim Irsay.
Colts | Indy signs several players Mon Jan 2, 03:10 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Lavar Edwards, WR Marcus Leak, S Stefan McClure, CB Tevin Mitchell, QB Stephen Morris, OG Adam Redmond and WR Tevaun Smith were signed to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 2.
|Footballguys view: Leak is arguably the most interesting player here. Undrafted out of Maryland in 2016, Leak hadn't played football since 2014 and needed time to get his game back on track. Smith has sticky hands and can accelerate past coverage on longer routes. Both Leak and Smith are interesting prospects to keep an eye on in super deep dynasty leagues.|
Lavar Edwards player page
Colts | T.Y. Hilton posts career high Sun Jan 1, 08:34 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton posted six receptions for 95 yards on 12 targets in the Week 17 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and is the first Colts player to win the receiving title since Reggie Wayne in 2007.Link to story
T.Y. Hilton player page
Colts | Andrew Luck over 4K yards again Sun Jan 1, 08:34 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck completed 24 of his 40 pass attempts for 321 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He went over 4,000 passing yards for the third time in five NFL seasons.
|Footballguys view: Luck was banged up again this year and offensive line had problems, but he was much better than 2015 and restored himself to the fantasy elite quarterback ranks.|
Andrew Luck player page