Results matching “Chris Ballard”

Tre Boston says he got “very, very disrespectful” offer from Cardinals

Tre Boston is one of several free agent safeties still looking for work this offseason, although Boston did get at least one offer from a team. Boston visited with the Colts and Cardinals this offseason, but told Sirius XM NFL Radio that his visit with the Colts didn’t include any time with General Manager Chris [more]

Chris Ballard: We’ll keep getting Andrew Luck questions until he plays

The Colts keep saying that Andrew Luck will start Week One. And people keep questioning that. Probably because the Colts said last year that Luck would start Week One, and he didn’t start Week One, or Week 17, or any week in between. Colts General Manager Chris Ballard understands that, and he said at the [more]

Colts like the progress they’ve made on offensive line

Whether quarterback Andrew Luck actually throws behind them remains to be seen, but the Colts at least like the progress they’ve made putting together a new offensive line. That was one of General Manager Chris Ballard’s priorities, and the first look at the line offers some reason to think there’s a better chance to protect [more]

Ballard: Luck with chip on shoulder will be fun for all of us

During a recent visit to PFT Live, Colts General Manager Chris Ballard said he understands that there’s “still going to be doubt” about quarterback Andrew Luck until he steps on the field for the first week of the 2018 season but that’s not stopping him from looking ahead to life with Luck back in the [more]

Colts target training camp for Andrew Luck

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Actually, you have heard this one before. And you’re about to hear it again. The Colts are targeting a training-camp return from quarterback Andrew Luck from his shoulder injury. Last year, the Colts seemed to be resigned to the possibility that Luck may not be ready to [more]

Friday morning one-liners

Predicting a strong rookie season for Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds. Said Dolphins coach Adam Gase of rookie RB Kelan Bellage, “He’s a big man that runs fast and can catch the ball well.” The Patriots coaching staff remained largely stable this offseason. Trading for DE Henry Anderson could pay off for the Jets. A look [more]

T.J. Green ready for new start in Colts’ new defense

T.J. Green hasn’t lived up to the expectations the Colts put on him by making him a second-round choice in 2016, but in fairness, the defensive back hasn’t had a chance. He played only one season as a starting safety in college, arriving at Clemson as a receiver. Then, last season, the Colts switched him [more]

Chris Ballard: Andrew Luck using doubt as motivation

The Colts have been steadfast about their confidence in quarterback Andrew Luck‘s return to action and return to form this season, but his extended layoff with a right shoulder injury has not created the same feeling in other corners of the football world. That’s not a secret to the Colts or to Luck and General [more]

Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills have taken a bit of a dip in national perception after breaking a 17-year playoff drought. Taking a look at the new crop of Dolphins undrafted rookies. Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore is drawing motivation from Super Bowl loss. The prognosis sounds positive at the moment for Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater. The Ravens’ WR [more]

Marlon Mack undergoes shoulder surgery

Colts running back Marlon Mack played his rookie season with a torn labrum, General Manager Chris Ballard told SiriusXM NFL Radio. Mack underwent offseason shoulder surgery to repair the tear. Ballard said he expects Mack to return fully healthy by training camp. With Frank Gore‘s departure, Mack should get more work this season. A fourth-round [more]

Colts GM Chris Ballard calls Quenton Nelson the easiest pick ever

The Colts took former Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson with the sixth overall pick in the draft. That’s an unusually high pick for a guard, but Colts GM Chris Ballard said it was an easy call — the easiest call he’s ever seen in any draft room. Ballard called the selection, “the easiest pick I’ve [more]

Colts GM Chris Ballard: I don’t want trading Andrew Luck on my résumé

Chris Ballard will not be known as the G.M. who traded Andrew Luck. After Colts owner Jim Irsay said the team turned down trade offers for Luck, Ballard said the same, and he said he quickly cut off the conversation when he received calls wondering what it would take to pry Luck away from Indianapolis. [more]

J.T. Barrett getting a rookie minicamp tryout with the Colts

Former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett wasn’t drafted. He also hasn’t been signed as an undrafted free agent, yet. Via multiple reports, Colts G.M. Chris Ballard told reporters on Saturday night that Barrett will get a tryout at the team’s rookie minicamp. Barrett threw for 3,053 yards with 35 touchdowns passes and nine interceptions last [more]

Frank Reich: No reason to take big chances with Andrew Luck

The Colts held their first minicamp of the Frank Reich era this week and one change from past years was a higher tempo at practice. Reich explained that he wants the team to practice fast and “then the game slows down” because players are used to the required pace. There is one exception to Reich’s [more]

Saturday one-liners

The Dolphins will go 8-8 or 2-14, depending on how the predictions from ESPN are interpreted. Despite retirements and a trade, the Bills still have some offensive linemen left. A look at the most memorable calls from the late Gil Santos, who worked 743 games over 36 seasons for the Patriots. The Jets like their [more]