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Colts sign second-round choice Michael Pittman Jr.

The Colts announced they have signed rookie receiver Michael Pittman Jr. The team now has signed eight of its nine choices from the 2020 draft. Only third-round safety Julian Blackmon has not signed. Indianapolis selected Pittman in the second round, making him the 34th overall choice. He played 48 career games with 30 starts at [more]

Robert Mathis to enter Colts Ring of Honor November 22

Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis shared space on the Colts Defense for a long time and they’ll now share space in the team’s Ring of Honor. Freeney was inducted last year and the Colts announced on Monday that Mathis will join him during a ceremony at their November 22 game against the Packers. He will [more]

Chris Simms top 40 QB countdown, No. 17: Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers isn’t happy that some people think he’s done. Chris Simms isn’t one of those people. Simms has the new Colts starter at No. 17 on the list of all NFL quarterbacks for 2020. Rivers, who is getting the same $25 million for the coming season that Drew Brees will be getting from the [more]

Quenton Nelson not afraid to yell at his boss

Quenton Nelson‘s already very good at football, and apparently he’s growing into his voice as well. Via Scott Horner of the Indianapolis Star, Colts General Manager Chris Ballard said during the Off Script podcast that his star guard was willing to yell at his boss during practice last year to show how committed he was [more]

Philip Rivers learning offensive system, teammates

Philip Rivers hasn’t put on a Colts uniform yet, but he is getting comfortable in his surroundings, with his receivers and with the team’s offense. Rivers, who has moved his family to Indianapolis, is working with tight end Jack Doyle, receiver Parris Campbell and center Ryan Kelly, among others. “It’s important to all our guys [more]

Philip Rivers on whether he’s over the hill: Let’s turn on the tape

Neither the Chargers nor quarterback Philip Rivers were able to repeat their 2018 success last season, which helped pave the way for a parting of the ways this offseason. Rivers signed a one-year contract with the Colts in April, although that didn’t stop some people from suggesting that Rivers’ days as a top-flight quarterback are [more]

Jacob Eason working out with fellow Colts rookies

Plenty of quarterbacks are having their own private workouts with their receivers. The Colts are having their own version of a rookie minicamp. Via Zak Keefer of, Colts rookie quarterback Jacob Eason has been working out with a pair of draft classmates (second-rounder Michael Pittman Jr. and sixth-rounder Dezmon Patmon) in Southern California. The [more]

Frank Reich knows what it’s like to be in Jacoby Brissett’s spot

Colts coach Frank Reich has consistently praised quarterback Jacoby Brissett‘s approach to the offseason, after Brissett was replaced by veteran free agent Philip Rivers. It might be because Reich remembers what it was like himself. “I mean, he’s a pro,” Reich said, via “He wants to do what’s right for the team. And he [more]

Philip Rivers has settled in Indianapolis, calling teammates to workout

Colts head coach Frank Reich laid out the schedule for the next couple of months during a conference call on Monday, including the plan to have the team’s veterans report for training camp on July 28. If that holds, it would be quarterback Philip Rivers‘ chance to report for in-person work with the team for [more]

Report: More than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities

The NFL allowed coaching staffs to return to the workplace Friday with the approval of state and local authorities. The 49ers coaches weren’t allowed to go back to the team facility because a Santa Clara County mandate remains in place, and the Raiders are in the process of moving to Henderson, Nevada. But more than [more]

Colts expect a lot of competition on defensive line

Colts defensive line coach Brian Baker got quite a gift in March. Baker said “it was like Christmas” when he learned that the team made a trade with the 49ers to acquire defensive tackle DeForest Buckner. The Colts gave up a first-round pick to get Buckner and then gave him a contract extension, so no [more]

Colts RB coach Tom Rathman doesn’t think Jonathan Taylor will have fumbling issues

Running back Jonathan Taylor posted a lot of impressive numbers while at Wisconsin and he wound up as a second-round pick of the Colts in April as a result of that work. His stat sheet wasn’t without some negatives, however. Taylor fumbled 18 times during his three seasons in school. That topic came up during [more]

Nyheim Hines hoping for more opportunities in 2020

The Colts drafted Jonathan Taylor in the second round this year, but that hasn’t stopped them from talking about finding sizable roles for Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines in the offense. While Mack and Taylor are seen as options for early-down work, Hines is viewed as a player who will be making his contributions in [more]

Chris Ballard: I’ve been ignorant to the problem of racial inequality

Colts head coach Frank Reich opened a Monday conference call by making a statement in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the unrest that it has sparked across the country. Reich said he believes everyone should be “standing up for the inherent dignity and rights of all people” [more]

Frank Reich: Inherent respect for Marlon Mack as returning starter

The addition of Jonathan Taylor to the Colts backfield in the second round of the draft has led to questions about how the team will balance the workload in their backfield. They have Marlon Mack back after running for 1,999 yards and 17 touchdowns over the last two seasons and Nyheim Hines remains on hand [more]

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