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Jonathan Taylor returns to Colts practice

Anyone concerned that the Colts might have to play without running back Jonathan Taylor this weekend can breathe a sigh of relief.Taylor sat out Wednesday’s practice with a toe injury, but reporters at the Colts facility passed on word that he was back on the field for Thursday’s session. Wednesday’s practice was the first that [more]

Matt Ryan: Victory over Chiefs was a confidence builder

The Colts did not look great in their first two outings of the season, particularly on offense.There were parts of the Week Three matchup with Kansas City where things didn’t look great for Indianapolis either. But in the end — with a little help from the mysterious Chris Jones unsportsmanlike conduct penalty — quarterback Matt [more]

No practice for Jonathan Taylor Wednesday

The Colts practiced without a key part of their offense on Wednesday.Running back Jonathan Taylor did not get on the field due to a toe injury. Taylor ran 21 times for 71 yards in last Sunday’s 20-17 win over the Chiefs.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Taylor was feeling soreness after that game and [more]

Game report says Chris Jones used “disturbing language” that has “no place in professional football”

More details inevitably are emerging regarding whatever Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones said to Colts quarterback Matt Ryan to draw a flag that extended a drive that otherwise would have been ending with a punt.Per a league source, the post-game report from referee Shawn Smith said that Jones used “disturbing language,” and that there is [more]

Bills will sign Xavier Rhodes to their practice squad

The Bills are signing veteran cornerback Xavier Rhodes to the practice squad, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.It reunites Rhodes with Leslie Frazier from their time together in Minnesota.The Bills went into Sunday’s game against the Dolphins without cornerbacks Dane Jackson and Tre’Davious White and rookie Christian Benford fractured his hand in the loss. They [more]

Everyone is still mum on whatever Chris Jones said to Matt Ryan

On Sunday, the game-winning touchdown drive for the Indianapolis Colts was salvaged by a penalty called on Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones for saying something to Indianapolis quarterback Matt Ryan after a third-down sack. Two days later, no one is saying what Jones said.After the game, referee Shawn Smith declined to reveal the allegedly abusive [more]

Patrick Mahomes says “little disagreement” with Eric Bieniemy is not a big deal

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes stopped offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy before leaving the field for halftime Sunday. Mahomes had an animated conversation with Bieniemy before head coach Andy Reid stepped in between them as they walked to the locker room.It was obvious Mahomes was displeased with the final play call of the half. With 20 seconds [more]

Will Pro Bowl players be interested in participating in the Pro Bowl replacement?

Nine years ago, Peyton Manning urged Pro Bowl players to play the Pro Bowl with enough gusto to keep the league from pulling the plug on the game. Now that the league has Kevorkian’d the Pro Bowl, it has turned to Peyton’s production company to come up with a replacement that players and fans will [more]

Jim Irsay thinks the Seahawks will be for sale “in the 2024 range”

The Seahawks currently aren’t for sale. But it’s clear that they eventually will be.Eventually could be 2024.Jim Irsay recently provided that estimate to Bloomberg.com, when discussing teams that may be for sale in the coming years.“There’s going to be a few,” Irsay said. “Seattle — with Paul Allen my friend unfortunately passing away and that [more]

Titans sign Mario Edwards off Jaguars’ practice squad

The Titans are adding some depth to their defensive line.Tennessee announced on Monday that the team has signed Mario Edwards off of Jacksonville’s practice squad.Edwards appeared in 12 games with one start for Chicago last year, recording 2.0 sacks and five QB hits.A second-round pick in the 2015 draft, Edwards has appeared in games for [more]

Frank Reich: Matt Ryan is unflappable

The Colts got their first win of the season on Sunday, taking advantage of the Chiefs doing everything they could to keep Indianapolis in the game.While quarterback Matt Ryan had some poor moments, he also executed the plays on Indianapolis’ 16-play, 76-yard drive that took 8:14 off the clock and won the game. Ryan finished [more]

Andy Reid: No confrontation at all between Patrick Mahomes, Eric Bieniemy

As the Chiefs were making their way off the field at halftime of Sunday’s game against the Colts, quarterback Patrick Mahomes could be seen in an animated conversation with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy that ended when head coach Andy Reid stepped between the two men while ushering Mahomes to the locker room.The presumption was that [more]

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