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Colts extend Grover Stewart

The Colts have locked up their starting nose tackle for the next three years. Grover Stewart and the Colts have reached an agreement on a three-year contract, Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star reports. The report calls it a three-year, $30.75 million contract with $20 million guaranteed, although sometimes initial reports of contract numbers prove [more]

Colts put Jonathan Taylor on COVID-19 reserve

The Colts will be without their leading rusher tomorrow against the Titans. Indianapolis has placed rookie running back Jonathan Taylor on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Taylor leads the team with 135 carries for 518 yards and four touchdowns this season. Players can go on COVID-19 reserve either because they test positive or because they have close [more]

Philip Rivers “looked good” at practice, will start Sunday

The Colts are going to be shorthanded on defense against the Titans this weekend, but they will have quarterback Philip Rivers in the lineup. Rivers did not practice on Wednesday because of a toe injury that he suffered in last Sunday’s win over the Packers. The Colts didn’t practice on Thanksgiving, which made Friday a [more]

DeForest Buckner will not play Sunday

Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, but there was no word on the reason for his placement or whether he would have any chance of playing against the Titans this weekend. There’s now word on his status and it isn’t positive for the Colts. Ian Rapoport of NFL [more]

Colts put DeForest Buckner on COVID-19 list

A key member of the Colts Defense is going on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Colts announced that they put defensive tackle DeForest Buckner on the list on Wednesday. The list is for players who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive. Teams do not disclose the [more]

No practice for Philip Rivers Wednesday, but he’s expected to play Sunday

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers had a “pretty sore” big toe after Sunday’s win over the Packers and he rested it during Wednesday’s practice. Rivers and the Colts decided to play it safe with the toe that Rivers hurt while throwing a block during a run by wide receiver DeMichael Harris. Rivers said it probably wasn’t [more]

Peyton Manning to host revival of College Bowl on NBC

Peyton Manning continues to amass TV jobs without accepting a job analyzing football games on TV. Manning will host a revival of the College Bowl quiz show on NBC. “I’ve always loved intense college competition, so I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing back College Bowl,” Manning said. “Having personally seen the profound [more]

Rodrigo Blankenship is the AFC special teams player of the week

The Colts opted to go with rookie Rodrigo Blankenship as their kicker this season and he’s given them little reason for second thoughts over the first 10 games of his NFL career. Blankenship has made 88.5 percent of his field goal attempts over the course of the season and he made his first game-winner last [more]

Colts designate Ashton Dulin to return to practice

Colts receiver Ashton Dulin will return to practice this week. The team opened his 21-day window to return to the active roster, designating Dulin to return to practice from injured reserve. He went on injured reserve Nov. 7 after injuring a knee during the fourth quarter of the Colts’ win over the Lions. Dulin, 23, [more]

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson headline Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2021

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson headline the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. Manning, Woodson, Allen and Johnson are in their first year of eligibility. The list also includes four players – Eric Allen, Willie Anderson, Cornelius Bennett and Rodney Harrison – who [more]

No fans for Steelers home games in December

The Steelers will be permitted to host fans at Thursday night’s game against the Ravens. Thereafter, fans will not be permitted. A recent reduction in Pennsylvania guidelines for attendance at outdoor sporting events prevents the Steelers from continuing their recent practice of having roughly 5,500 fans attend games at Heinz Field. The limit has now [more]

Philip Rivers dealing with a “pretty sore” toe

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers didn’t miss a snap of Sunday’s overtime win over the Packers, but he didn’t come out of the game unscathed. Rivers said after the game that he hurt himself while throwing a block during a run by wide receiver DeMichael Harris. The injury was to his big toe and the veteran [more]

Blown leads plague Packers in 2020

The Packers have built a record of 7-3, which is good. In each of their three losses, the Packers have blown leads of seven or more points. Which is not good. Against the Buccaneers, a 10-0 lead became a 38-10 blowout loss. Against the Vikings, leads of 7-0 and 14-7 didn’t last. On Sunday against [more]

Philip Rivers: There was no panic at halftime

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers  said “it felt like a big game when we came out for warmups” on Sunday against the Packers, but it took some time for his team to answer the bell. The Packers led 28-14 after the first half, which left the Colts with a lot of work to do over the [more]

Matt LaFleur: “All the confidence in the world” in Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was involved in crucial plays late in the fourth quarter and overtime on Sunday. Valdes-Scantling caught a 47-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to set up a game-tying field goal in regulation, but fumbled after catching a short pass from Rodgers in overtime. The Colts recovered and kicked a game-winning field [more]

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