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Matt Pryor: They say the more you can do, the less you get paid

When Anthony Castonzo retired following the 2020 season, the Colts elected to sign former Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher to man the position in 2021.But Fisher was coming off an Achilles tear during the 2020 postseason and never quite regained his form last season.So Indianapolis is once again searching for a solution at one of [more]

DeMarcus Walker visits Colts, has visit scheduled with Titans

Free agent defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker visited the Colts on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of profootballnetwork.com reports. Walker is headed to the Titans on Wednesday.Walker, 27, spent last season in Houston.He played 13 games for the Texans, with two starts, and totaled 31 tackles, two sacks, seven quarterback hits and a forced fumble.Walker entered the NFL [more]

Chris Ballard: Every team has a hole

In the Super Bowl era, only the 1972 Dolphins have ever finished with a perfect record. But even they weren’t the perfect team as no one outside of Miami would vote them the greatest team in history.Colts General Manager Chris Ballard said there is not a perfect team.“I will say this: Every team has a [more]

Colts release Malik Jefferson, Shon Coleman

The Colts confirmed the signing of tackle Dennis Kelly on Tuesday and the announcement of that move came with word of four cuts they’ve made to their 90-man roster.Linebacker Malik Jefferson and tackle Shon Coleman were released while tight ends Farrod Green and Eli Wolf were waived. The Colts hold their rookie minicamp this week [more]

Peyton Manning, John Elway remain on sideline of Broncos’ bidding process

We now know what Tom Brady will be doing once his on-field career ends. We’re still waiting for Peyton Manning’s post-playing plan to fully bloom.Despite a belief that Manning would align with one of the groups vying to buy the Broncos, Manning is playing it cool, and coy. Mike Klis of 9News in Denver explained [more]

Colts to sign Dennis Kelly

Dennis Kelly is joining the Colts.The veteran offensive tackle visited the team last month and his former Titans teammate Taylor Lewan broke the news that Kelly will be signing with Tennessee’s AFC South rivals on Tuesday.Kelly played for the Titans from 2016 to 2020 and then moved on to the Packers last season. He started [more]

Report: Eagles interviewing Morocco Brown for high-ranking position

Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman is remaking the front office.After interviewing Steelers pro scouting coordinator Brandon Hunt over the weekend, the Eagles will interview Colts director of scouting Morocco Brown this week, Geoff Mosher of insidethebirds.com reports. The job is unspecified other than being “a high-ranking executive position.”The Eagles reportedly hired Charles Walls from the [more]

Desmond Ridder workout attracted Colts to Alec Pierce

Prior to the draft, the Colts went to Cincinnati to put quarterback Desmond Ridder through a private workout. They emerged with a strong interest in his former Bearcats teammate, receiver Alec Pierce.“Big, athletic, vertical threat that we needed to add to our offense,” Ballard told #PFTPM this week regarding Pierce, a second-round pick in the [more]

Reggie Wayne: Colts’ young receivers “feel a little bit disrespected”

Colts receiver Michael Pittman, a 2020 2nd-round pick, caught 88 passes for 1,082 yards and six touchdowns in a breakout season. The team’s other returning wideouts combined for 28 receptions for 387 yards and four touchdowns.So, of course, there are questions about the Colts’ receiving corps. They are not Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne.But Wayne, [more]

Former NFL linebacker Bill Laskey dies at 79

Former NFL linebacker Bill Laskey has died, the Raiders announced Friday. Laskey was 79.“The Las Vegas Raiders are saddened by the passing of Bill Laskey, who proudly wore the Silver and Black from 1966-70. Our thoughts are with his wife Dona, sons Lance and Beau, daughter Margaux, friends and teammates,” the Raiders wrote on social [more]

Chris Ballard echoes Mike Tomlin; NFL teams should want volunteers, not hostages

A trend has emerged in the NFL, with teams abandoning the “play for us or play for no one” attitude toward unhappy players and facilitating their departures to a team for which they’d rather play. The Colts benefited from that approach in March, via the ability to trade for quarterback Matt Ryan.Earlier this week, I [more]

Even if Colts had made playoffs, Carson Wentz may not have been back

It’s easy to assume that if the Colts had simply beaten the Jaguars in Week 18 of the 2021 season and qualified for the playoffs, the Colts would have kept quarterback Carson Wentz. That assumption quite possibly would be incorrect.“I think we still would’ve had some hard discussions,” G.M. Chris Ballard said during a Wednesday [more]

Darius Leonard: Ankle feels a lot better, hope to avoid surgery

Colts linebacker Darius Leonard had surgery on his ankle ahead of training camp last summer, but made it on the field in early August and wound up playing in 16 games during the regular season.Leonard wasn’t pain-free, however. His ankle needed extra attention and Leonard said he couldn’t play as freely as he’d like throughout [more]

Reggie Wayne: It makes me throw up how much Matt Ryan reminds me of Peyton Manning

Yet again, the Colts will have a different opening day starter. Matt Ryan will follow Scott Tolzien, Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers and Carson Wentz. The Colts traded a third-round choice to the Falcons for Ryan, the 2016 NFL MVP.Receivers coach Reggie Wayne said Ryan reminds him of a different Colts’ quarterback. Peyton Manning [more]

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