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Colts G.M. emphasizes competition, and numbers

The Colts have been one of the busiest teams in free agency since Chris Ballard took over as General Manager. They needed to be. Ballard has added 12 veteran free agents and 18 new players total since taking over in January, and has made it clear the roster needs to be upgraded from top to…

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Friday morning one-liners

Four of the Bills’ final five games are against AFC East opponents. Will the Dolphins take a defensive player in the first round? The Patriots got strong contributions from last year’s rookie class. Three reasons for Jets fans to be happy and three reasons for them to be sad. WR Mike Wallace wants more of…

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Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills really could have avoided the chance of losing RB Mike Gillislee. The Dolphins should lean defense in the draft, whether they say so or not. One name was conspicuously unsaid when the Patriots visited the White House. A look at the Jets’ glorious draft history. Ravens QB Joe Flacco is going to Arizona…

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Catch up on PFT Live today

The league meetings are now in the books, but you can flip the book open and catch up on some of the various face-to-face conversations we had with owners, General Managers, and coaches in Phoenix. The PFT Live podcasts, every hour of every show, have the episodes from Arizona and more from what was an…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Bills coach Sean McDermott gets his first offseason workout program going on Monday. The Dolphins think CB Xavien Howard wasn’t well served by playing in the Big 12 in college. If not the Falcons, who will open the season against the Patriots? Skill position players the Jets may be considering in the draft. The Ravens…

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Chris Ballard expresses full confidence in Chuck Pagano

If new Colts G.M. Chris Ballard would prefer to have his own guy coaching the team, he’s not letting on. Ballard said on PFT Live that he’s confident in head coach Chuck Pagano, who is heading into his sixth year in Indianapolis as Ballard heads into his first. “Chuck has won a lot of games.…

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Jim Irsay: “Wrong to assume” it is win or else for Chuck Pagano

The Colts made a change at General Manager after the 2016 season by dispatching Ryan Grigson and bringing in Chris Ballard to run the personnel side of things in his place. Coach Chuck Pagano remains in his job, but Ballard’s arrival and two straight years out of the playoffs would seem to put him in…

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Colts plan to go slow with Andrew Luck’s shoulder

Third- or fourth-string quarterbacks usually get lost in the shuffle during an NFL off-season, their low number of practice reps dwindling as the regular season nears. This year’s backups in Indianapolis will be busier than most. Colts owner Jim Irsay said Monday the team plans to go slow with quarterback Andrew Luck, who is recovering from January right shoulder…

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Colts to add Ravens receiver Kamar Aiken

New Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has been busy rebuilding his new team with middle-class free agents, and he’s found another one. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken is signing with the Colts. Aiken visited with the Colts last week and the Seahawks yesterday, and apparently liked what…

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Colts sign center/guard Brian Schwenke

The Indianapolis Colts announced on Monday that they have signed former Tennessee Titans center/guard Brian Schwenke. A former fourth-round pick of the Titans, Schwenke made 28 starts in 41 total games over the last four seasons. Durability has been a concern as 2016 was the first time Schwenke had played at least 12 games in…

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Dontari Poe visiting Jaguars, who stay busy

Dontari Poe is apparently intent on taking the tour, and maximizing his value. So he’s making a stop where free agents go to get paid. Via Tiffany Blackmon of the NFL Network, the Chiefs defensive tackle is visiting the Jaguars today, as is running back Latavius Murray. The Jaguars have already brought in defensive end Calais…

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Colts hosting Dontari Poe

The Chris Ballard connection could be bringing a Chief to Indianapolis. The Colts are hosting defensive tackle Dontari Poe, per multiple reports. Poe told Josina Anderson of ESPN that Colts are “trying to get something done.” Via Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Poe plans to visit the Falcons, Dolphins, and Raiders after that. If,…

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Sunday morning one-liners

LB Lorenzo Alexander isn’t worried about fitting into a new Bills defense. Players who might interest the Dolphins in the secondary stages of free agency. What would a multi-year contract for Patriots CB Malcolm Butler look like? The Jets had RB Travaris Cadet in for a visit. The Ravens say signing RB Danny Woodhead wasn’t…

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Colts cut Patrick Robinson

The Colts have released cornerback Patrick Robinson. The move comes as no surprise. Robinson signed as a free agent last March and played in just seven games, and new Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has been moving on from the old regime’s players. Robinson has played seven NFL seasons with the Saints, Chargers and Colts.…

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Friday morning one-liners

Thursday was a day of change in the Bills secondary. Did the Dolphins gain ground on the Patriots on the first day of free agency? The Patriots’ acquisition of CB Stephon Gilmore leads to new questions. What’s left for the Jets at quarterback in free agency? Picking up WR Mike Wallace’s option shouldn’t have been…

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