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Colts may hit more in camp, despite being “scared to death” of injuries

After seeing his team miss too many tackles last season, Colts coach Chuck Pagano says he may work more on tackling in camp. Pagano said he’s still as concerned as ever about keeping players healthy for the regular season, but he also thinks there’s limited time to work on tackling, and training camp is the…

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Chiefs hope to replace John Dorsey by the start of training camp

When the Chiefs hired coach Andy Reid and then hired G.M. John Dorsey, many assumed that Reid had the same setup he enjoyed in Philadelphia, where he ran the show. In Kansas City, that wasn’t — and isn’t — the case. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Reid and Dorsey separately reported directly…

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Howard Mudd won’t say whether he told Irsay the offensive line is fixed

The headline from Colts owner Jim Irsay last week at a town-hall meeting for season-ticket holders emerged from his proclamation that he still expects the team to win plural Lombardi Trophies while Andrew Luck is the team’s quarterback. But something else he said raised even more eyebrows. “Let me say this: the offensive line is…

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Jim Irsay keeps the bar high for the Colts

When not hijacking a podcast with a stream of consciousness that saw the host ask not a single question until nearly 15 minutes elapsed, Colts owner Jim Irsay continues to keep the bar very high for his underachieving-of-late football team. “I’ve said it before — we’re into plural Lombardis,” Irsay said at a town hall…

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Report: Jets have talked to Erik Walden recently

There aren’t many players from our Hot 100 list of the top free agents in the league still unsigned at this point in the offseason, but the small group includes linebacker Erik Walden. Walden is coming off an 11-sack season for the Colts, who opted for almost total overhaul of their linebacking corps after Chris…

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Chiefs announce front office additions

After a few defections this offseason, the Chiefs have announced some additions to their personnel staff. The team announced a number of moves, including hiring Chris Shea as the club’s salary cap and legal executive and Tim Terry as director of pro personnel. Shea was most recently with the Eagles, while Terry joins from the Packers…

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Colts sign Tarell Basham to wrap up draft class

The Colts have signed all of their draft picks. The team wrapped things up on Friday with the announcement that they have agreed to terms with linebacker Tarell Basham. Basham was a third-round pick and one of eight players that Indy added to the roster during last month’s draft. It’s no secret what appealed to…

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More front office departures for Chiefs

Exodus may be too strong a word, but the Chiefs are turning over a lot of people in their personnel department. Via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs director of pro scouting Will Lewis won’t return to the team, and director of football administration Trip MacCracken was not retained by the franchise. The…

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Colts eager for clean slate on defense

With all the acquisitions this offseason, the Colts can’t be quite sure what their starting defense is going to look like this year. And defensive coordinator Ted Monachino is fine with that. “Neither do they,” he said of his players, via Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, “which is a good thing.” The Colts could have…

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Chris Ballard: Andrew Luck is special, but it can’t just be about him

Before Chris Ballard became the Colts’ General Manager, he admired quarterback Andrew Luck from a distance and things haven’t changed with his new proximity. Ballard said it is “really special” to see how much Luck cares about his teammates and the team’s success, something that waned over the last two years under former G.M. Ryan Grigson. Even…

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Colts expected to add Morocco Brown to personnel department

The names of the new members of the personnel department in Indianapolis have begun coming out this week and another one was added to the list on Wednesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Morocco Brown is expected to be part of General Manager Chris Ballard’s staff. Brown was let go by the Browns…

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Colts start rebuilding scouting department

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard started reshaping the team’s scouting department after the draft by letting go several holdovers from the Ryan Grigson days and he’s starting to bring in some of his own people to replace them. Seth Wickersham of ESPN reports that the team will be hiring Brian Decker as a player personnel…

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Colts announce 18 undrafted free agent signings

Trey Griffey won’t be the only son of a professional athlete trying to make the Colts as a wide receiver. Jerome Lane’s father, who is also named Jerome, played for the Nuggets, Pacers, Bucks and Cavaliers, but is most famous for inspiring a classic Bill Raftery call when he shattered a backboard while playing for Pitt…

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Jimmy Raye III also out in Indianapolis

New Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has broken out the broom. In addition to much of the college scouting staff, the Colts are also parting ways with vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III, according to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com. Raye interviewed for the G.M. job, so it’s not necessarily a surprise Ballard wouldn’t…

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Colts part ways with their long-time long snapper

The Colts currently don’t have many players who made it to the Pro Bowl. They now have one fewer. The team announced on Monday morning the termination of 10 player, including former Pro Bowl long snapper Matt Overton. He appeared in all 65 regular-season and postseason games of his five-year career, making it to the…

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