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Teams need to be able to keep players from skipping rehab steps

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck recently admitted that he skipped steps in the process of rehabbing his surgically-repaired shoulder. And while the consequences partially are on him, the Colts share plenty of the blame for not ensuring that Luck did what he was supposed to do. NBC Sports Medicine Analyst Mike Ryan, a long-time NFL athletic [more]

Colts sign Kenneth Acker

Cornerback Kenneth Acker has landed a contract for the 2018 season. The Colts announced on Wednesday that Acker has agreed to a deal with the team. Acker visited the Colts last week and also spent time with the Seahawks during his search for work. Acker spent the last two seasons with the Chiefs and recorded [more]

Henry Anderson slims down to fit into Colts’ 4-3 defense

With the Colts moving to a 4-3 defense, Henry Anderson slimmed down for his anticipated new role. He expects to be an edge player in the base defense, while moving inside on passing downs. Anderson, listed at 301 last season, lost 15-20 pounds, he said. He went on a meal plan designed by the team [more]

Eric Ebron chose Indianapolis because of Andrew Luck

Tight end Eric Ebron chose Indianapolis for the quarterback. Forget that Andrew Luck hasn’t seen the field in more than a year. “The reason I came here is because of Andrew Luck, to keep it honest,” Ebron said, via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. “It doesn’t really matter where I played or where I [more]

Which are the best NFL careers that were derailed by injury?

As Colts quarterback Andrew Luck continues to try to get himself back to 100 percent (and then, once at 100 percent, to stay there), a promising career continues to be derailed by injury, for the past 15 months and counting. Luck’s situation provided the inspiration for a PFT Live draft. The draft pool: Players whose [more]

Colts paid the price for letting Andrew Luck play hurt

As Robert Griffin III limped through a playoff loss at the end of his rookie year, social media lit up with people asking why Washington was leaving him in the game. As it turned out, Griffin came off the field only when he had to be helped off because he suffered a severe knee injury, [more]

Report: Andrew Luck’s mechanics went haywire when he played through injury

Andrew Luck‘s decision to play with a partially torn labrum is the reason it’s taking him so long to return now, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports. Luck has emphasized his mechanics because his throwing motion changed when he played hurt, stressing his shoulder, per Holder. Luck’s attempts to compensate for shoulder pain led [more]

Colts place Rodney Adams on reserve/retired list

The Colts placed wide receiver Rodney Adams on the reserve/retired list, the team announced Monday. Indianapolis signed Adams to a reserve/future contract on February 2. He spent time on the Vikings’ active roster and practice squad as a rookie in 2017 but did not see game action. Adams spent the first eight weeks on Minnesota’s [more]

Austin Howard visits with Colts

Veteran tackle Austin Howard visited with the Saints last week and his search for a new job has also taken him to Indianapolis. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Howard visited with the Colts as well. Howard did not have his option for 2018 exercised by the Ravens earlier this offseason. He started all 16 [more]

Andrew Luck: I’m not a perfect feeling athlete right now

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck hit the podium for a chat with media members at the team’s facility on Monday and the main takeaway was that he still has work to do in his return from missing all of last season due to a right shoulder injury. Luck said that he’s “not a perfect feeling athlete [more]

Chris Milton signs tender

The Colts announced exclusive rights free agent Chris Milton signed his tender Friday. The cornerback joined the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has played 20 games with one start, making 10 tackles, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery. He also has added 10 special teams stops. Milton appeared in 14 [more]

Who are the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL?

With Robert Griffin III joining the Ravens as a backup quarterback, inspiration arrived quickly and easily for Thursday’s PFT Live draft. Who are the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL? The obvious No. 1 pick is the backup who became the Super Bowl LII MVP. And since I always give Simms the first pick in [more]

Johnathan Hankins visiting Jets

The Jets are hosting defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins today, Dan Graziano of ESPN reports. Hankins, 26, also has visited Washington. The Colts, who are converting to a 4-3, cut Hankins last month. He had signed a three-year, $30 million contract, with $10 million guaranteed, a year ago. The Giants made Hankins a second-round pick in [more]

Colts sign Najee Goode

The Colts announced they have signed free agent linebacker Najee Goode. Goode, 27, spent the past five seasons in Philadelphia. He started three games last season and played in the other 13. In the team’s three postseason games in 2017, Goode made two solo tackles and four special teams stops. The Bucs made him a [more]

Jeremy Vujnovich signs tender with Colts

Jeremy Vujnovich played every offensive snap at left guard for the Colts in 2017 and he’ll be back with the team in 2018. Vujnovich’s return wasn’t in much doubt as the Colts tendered him as an exclusive rights free agent, leaving him with the choice of playing for the Colts or playing for no one [more]

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