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Matt Eberflus interviews with Texans

After initially turning down an opportunity to interview for the Houston Texans’ head coaching vacancy, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus had a change of heart. Eberflus interviewed with the Texans today, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. According to the report, Houston was interested enough that the Texans continued pushing Eberflus to interview, and he [more]

Urban Meyer hire puts even more pressure on Texans to get it right

As if the Texans didn’t already have enough problems, they now have one of the greatest college football coaches of all time in their division. With the Jaguars hiring Urban Meyer to coach the team, Mike Vrabel already in Tennessee, and Frank Reich in Indianapolis, the AFC South now has three excellent coaches — assuming [more]

Chris Ballard: There is a difference between drafting a QB and drafting the right QB

The Colts drafted Peyton Manning with the No. 1 overall choice in 1998. They drafted Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall choice in 2012. That gave them 19 years — not counting the one year each missed on injured reserve — of quarterback stability. Luck’s unexpected retirement before the 2019 season has made the [more]

Chris Ballard: Marlon Mack deserves a contract, not sure we can do that

Quarterback Philip Rivers isn’t the only Colts player with an uncertain future as the offseason gets underway. Running back Marlon Mack tore his Achilles in the first week of the regular season and is headed for unrestricted free agency in March. On Thursday, General Manager Chris Ballard said that his heart broke for Mack because [more]

Colts plan to meet with Philip Rivers in about a month

Colts head coach Frank Reich said multiple times this year that he expected quarterback Philip Rivers to spend more than one season with the team, but nothing’s been set in stone at this point. Rivers is out of contract and said after last Saturday’s loss to the Bills that “it’s not that easy” to make [more]

Packers put Jared Veldheer on COVID-19 list

Packers tackle Jared Veldheer may become the first player to play for two different teams in the same postseason, but it won’t happen on Saturday. Veldheer has been placed on the team’s COVID-19 reserve list. Field Yates of ESPN reports that a positive test is the reason for the move, so Veldheer has no chance [more]

Chuck Pagano: I’m excited to start this new chapter of my life

After multiple reports of the news emerged on Tuesday night, Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano officially announced his retirement from coaching on Wednesday. “After 36 years of coaching the game I love, I have decided to retire from the National Football League,” Pagano said in a statement released by the Bears. “I’d like to sincerely thank [more]

Lions complete interviews with Arthur Smith, Ed Dodds

The Lions completed interviews with candidates for both their head coach and General Manager vacancies on Tuesday. Arthur Smith was the new conversation on the coaching side. The Titans offensive coordinator has also interviewed with the Jets, Jaguars, Falcons, and Chargers since Tennessee lost to Baltimore last Sunday. The Eagles have also requested an interview [more]

Anthony Castonzo: Quenton Nelson has all the skills to play left tackle

Anthony Castonzo announced his retirement on Tuesday and that decision adds something to the Colts’ list of needs for the offseason. They will need a new starter at left tackle, but they may not have to look all that far to find one. During a press conference after his announcement, Castonzo said that he’s seen [more]

Colts’ Anthony Castonzo retires

Colts tackle Anthony Castonzo is calling it a career. Castonzo announced today that he is retiring from the NFL. “As a kid, it was my dream to play in the NFL,” Castonzo said. “I played my first full season of tackle football in second grade. Now I have played my last. As I sit here [more]

Jared Veldheer signing with Packers, set to make NFL playoff history

Jared Veldheer can make NFL history this week. Veldheer, an offensive tackle who played for the Colts on Sunday against the Bills, is signing with the Packers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. If he plays for the Packers against the Rams, he becomes the first player in NFL history to play for two different [more]

Lions set to interview Ed Dodds for G.M. opening

Colts assistant G.M. Ed Dodds withdrew his name from consideration for the General Manager job in Carolina, but that doesn’t mean he is definitely going to remain with the Colts in 2021. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Dodds will interview with the Lions on Tuesday. None of the other teams looking [more]

Buzz builds for Jim Caldwell to Texans

The Texans currently have a mess on their hands. Their best way to clean it up could entail hiring Jim Caldwell to serve as the team’s next coach. A buzz is building in league circles that Caldwell could be the next coach in Houston. Last month, the Texans interviewed Caldwell, who previously coached the Colts [more]

Jets secure 23rd overall pick with Seahawks loss

The Wild Card round is over and six more spots in the draft order have been secured as a result. One of those spots goes to a team that didn’t play a snap over the weekend. The Jets now know that they will have the 23rd overall pick as a result of the trade that [more]

Ed Dodds withdraws from Panthers G.M. search

The Panthers have one fewer name for their General Manager opening. Colts assistant General Manager Ed Dodds has withdrawn from consideration, according to multiple reports. Dodds interviewed with Carolina on Jan. 6. According to Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star, Dodds respects Carolina’s organization and was “honored” to interview, but still decided to withdraw. [more]

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