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Colts will provide season ticket holders with an opt out for 2020

Colts owner Jim Irsay went an email to the team’s fans Friday, and the team posted it on its website. Irsay addressed season ticket holders in the memo, saying, “We understand that some of these changes will impact your ability to attend games this season and are in the process of developing our overall plan [more]

Adam Vinatieri puts Indiana house on the market

Free agent kicker Adam Vinatieri still doesn’t know if he’s going to play this year. If he ends up with the Colts, he might have to rent, however. According to Jim Ayello of the Indianapolis Star, Vinatieri puts his home in suburban Carmel, Ind. on the market this week. The 12,285 square-foot home, sits on [more]

Peyton Manning somehow leads all players in NFLPA-related marketing and royalty earnings

Peyton Manning has scored his second victory of the year over Tom Brady. The first came on the golf course. The second came in a competition that required even less effort than swinging a metal club. Under the specific umbrella of NFLPA-related marketing and royalty revenues, Manning made more money than any other player, active [more]

With “best football” ahead, Anthony Castonzo back for “unfinished business”

Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo considered retirement this offseason. That possibility faded once he started working out in the offseason. Castonzo signed a two-year deal with the Colts, declining to test free agency. “I don’t think there was ever a question about coming back to the Colts,” Castonzo told Matt Taylor of the team website. [more]

Philip Rivers asks what happens if player tests positive before the Super Bowl

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is looking ahead to the Super Bowl as he wonders whether the NFL is fully prepared for all the implications of playing during the COVID-19 pandemic. On an NFL Players Association call on Friday, Rivers asked what would happen if a player tested positive for COVID-19 before the Super Bowl, according [more]

Colts think Michael Pittman Jr.’s maturity will help transition to NFL

Like all the other rookies entering the NFL this year, Colts second-round pick Michael Pittman Jr.’s transition from college to the pros has been hampered by the lack of on-field work during the offseason program. Making up for lost time will be one of the things that Colts wide receivers coach Mike Groh will be [more]

Jonathan Taylor: “Different level of focus” needed to prepare for upcoming training camp

Coming into the NFL for your rookie season without any offseason on-field work with your team and a shortened preseason to prepare for the season presents numerous challenges for the newest crop of NFL athletes. New Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor says it will take a greater focus than usual for players such as [more]

Tony Dungy on Washington: “It’s not hard to change the name”

Washington coach Ron Rivera believes that now isn’t the time to discuss whether the team’s name should change. Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy believes that time already has come and gone; Dungy tells William C. Rhoden of ESPN.com’s The Undefeated that Dungy already has stopped using the name on the air. “It’s not hard [more]

Colts excited about adding “complete dog” DeForest Buckner

By not being able to meet his new teammate in person, Colts linebacker Darius Leonard has been forced to get to know DeForest Buckner by watching tape. And he likes what he sees. Leonard said during an appearance on NFL Network that adding the former 49ers defensive tackle could make an immediate difference for their [more]

John Elway turns 60 today

The viral video of the two girls who weren’t familiar with a bunch of hit songs from the past 20 years made many feel very old this week. If that didn’t do the trick, how about this: John Elway is 60. For those of us who grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, Elway is [more]

Colts public relations staff wins PFWA’s Rozelle Award

The Pro Football Writers of America have selected the Colts public relations staff as the 2020 Pete Rozelle Award winner. The team was lauded for access for local and national media especially in the wake of the sudden retirement of quarterback Andrew Luck before the start of last season. The Colts PR staff, the 31st [more]

Indy 500 to race Aug. 23 with half capacity of fans

As the NFL tries to figure out when or if fans can return, other sports are gradually adding fans back to the mix. Indianapolis Motor Speedway just announced that the 104th Indianapolis 500 would be run on Aug. 23, with attendance limited to 50 percent of capacity. The race was postponed from its normal Memorial [more]

Chipotle promises investigation after Darius Leonard says he was racially profiled

The CEO of Chipotle has promised an investigation after Colts linebacker Darius Leonard said he was racially profiled at a restaurant in Florence, South Carolina. Leonard said on Instagram he and four others, all people of color, were having a meal when the Chipotle manager approached his table with a “terrible attitude” and was “very [more]

Chris Ballard wins 2020 Horrigan Award from PFWA

The Pro Football Writers of America voted Colts General Manager Chris Ballard as the 2020 Jack Horrigan Award winner, the organization announced Thursday. Ballard, the 48th Horrigan Award winner, is the first member of the Colts’ franchise to receive the honor. He was previously honored by the PFWA as the 2018 NFL Executive of the [more]

Philip Rivers “thankful” to have consecutive starts streak

Since the start of the 2006 season, which was his third in the league, Philip Rivers has started every game. He has played almost every snap. “I always admired that about Peyton [Manning] and obviously about Brett Favre, Eli [Manning] as well, and many guys,” Rivers, who turns 39 in December, said, via Phillip B. [more]

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