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Andrew Luck beats out J.J. Watt for comeback player

In any other year, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt would have won the league’s comeback player of the year. But not this year. Andrew Luck returned after missing the 2017 season and threw 707 passes for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns, proving he’s not close to being done. Doubts about Luck’s future surfaced after he [more]

Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley have rookie of the year wager

Quenton Nelson should win Offensive Rookie of the Year since he was the only offensive rookie to earn first-team All-Pro honors. He won’t because he plays offensive guard. An offensive lineman has never won the award. That means either Baker Mayfield or Saquon Barkley will win it. The Browns quarterback and the Giants running back [more]

Browns, Colts carrying over most cap space from 2018 to 2019

The Browns and Colts are heading into free agency among the teams with the most cap space available and carrying over unused space from the 2018 season is part of the reason they are in that position. The NFLPA released the amount of unused cap space that each team is carrying over from last season [more]

Colts hire Chris Strausser as OL coach, Jason Michael as TE coach

The Colts have filled a pair of vacancies on Frank Reich’s coaching staff. They announced on Tuesday that Chris Strausser will be their offensive line coach and that Jason Michael will be responsible for working with the team’s tight ends. Strausser will take the place of Dave DeGuglielmo, who was hired by the Colts when [more]

Colts extend guard Mark Glowinski’s deal before free agency

The free agent pool is getting shallower, as teams try to sign their own in advance of the market. The Colts did just that, keeping a guy they reclaimed from the scrap heap. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Colts gave guard Mark Glowinski a three-year, $18 million extension. Claimed off waivers from Seattle [more]

Josh McDaniels “wasn’t proud” of how he handled Colts’ decision

Things worked out for Indianapolis last year when Josh McDaniels spurned them at the alter, and things worked out for Josh McDaniels in remaining in New England. The Colts hired Frank Reich and made it to the postseason. McDaniels is back in the Super Bowl as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator. “It’s a lot that goes [more]

Adam Vinatieri: When we’re not in it, I want everybody to lose

Adam Vinatieri spent 10 years in New England, winning three of his four Super Bowl rings. His 48-yard field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI gave Tom Brady the first of Brady’s five titles. But if Patriots fans expected the Colts kicker to be cheering for his former team on Sunday. . . . “I’m just [more]

Colts make it official with Adam Vinatieri

The Colts made it official Monday, bringing back the oldest player in the league for his 14th season with the team. That would be a lot, even without the 10 he spent with the Patriots before that. The one-year extension was reported late last week, but Vinatieri put pen to paper Monday morning. “Adam is [more]

Adam Vinatieri not ruling out kicking beyond 2019

No one knew until Friday whether Adam Vinatieri would return to the Colts for a 14th season, his 24th in the league. Vinatieri, though, isn’t ruling out another beyond 2019. “Will there be more?’’ Vinatieri said, via Mike Chappell of Indianapolis’ WTTV. “We’ll see. If I play good and everything’s headed in the right direction, [more]

Colts G.M.: Adam Vinatieri’s presence valuable to young team

Not every General Manager would sign a 46-year-old kicker at all. Not every kicker is Adam Vinatieri. As he was announcing another one-year deal for the veteran kicker, Colts G.M. Chris Ballard said on 1070 The Fan there was more to Vinatieri’s value than field goals and extra points. “You keep waiting for the shoe [more]

Adam Vinatieri, Colts agree on new contract

It didn’t take long for the Colts and kicker Adam Vinatieri to go from finalizing a new contract to getting it done. A report on Friday indicated the two sides were closing in on an agreement. It wasn’t long after that report that General Manager Chris Ballard announced during an appearance with Dan Dakich on [more]

Report: Adam Vinatieri, Colts finalizing deal

It looks like Adam Vinatieri will be back for a 24th NFL season. Vinatieri signaled his intention to continue playing after the Colts’ season came to an end with a playoff loss to the Chiefs and Colts General Manager Chris Ballard said he believes Vinatieri can still get the job done despite a pair of [more]

Jacoby Brissett wants to be a starter

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard said recently that to trade backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett, “It would take somebody doing something that would blow me away, and it has to be the right thing for the kid, too.” Brissett thinks the right thing for him is to start. Brissett told FOX 59 in Indianapolis that he [more]

Peyton Manning says Colts stashed him in hotel to learn playbook ahead of first mini-camp in 1998

It’s been nearly 21 years since the Indianapolis Colts took Peyton Manning with the No. 1 overall pick of the 1998 NFL Draft. But with Manning’s career now behind him, he had the chance to share a story about the days immediately following his entry into the NFL. According to Scott Horner of the Indianapolis [more]

Chuck Pagano has no interest in head coaching jobs again

Former head coaches haven’t gotten much traction for second chances lately, at least ones who weren’t considered offensive specialists. But for former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, it runs deeper than that. Now the defensive coordinator of the Bears, Pagano said he’s not interested in being in ever being in charge again. “I’m not. I’ve [more]

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