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Josh McDaniels wants to be a head coach, but says nothing promised from Patriots

Source | 8 days ago.

The Josh McDaniels story after he left the Indianapolis Colts high and dry is an interesting one. Logically, you’d think his only remaining chance to be an NFL head coach would be with the New England Patriots, the team that he came back to after leaving the Colts at the alter. At least, it might take a while before that story cools and McDaniels

Pats' McDaniels: No promises came with decision to return

Source | 10 days ago.

In his first public comments since he declined at the last minute to accept the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching position, Josh McDaniels denied Friday that he'd made any deal to succeed Bill Belichick as coach of the New England Patriots. McDaniels listed several reasons for remaining in New England as Belichick's offensive coordinator - some

Colts claim Rakeem Nunez-Roches off waivers, cut Josh Perry

Source | 10 days ago.

The Colts claimed defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches off waivers from Kansas City. Nunez-Roches played in 34 career games with 16 starts in three seasons with the Chiefs. Perry signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 1, 2018.

David Parry visiting Vikings

Source | 11 days ago.

Defensive tackle David Parry started every game for the Colts during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, but has not landed a job this offseason after a 2017 season marred by injuries and off-field trouble. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Parry is meeting with the Vikings. While with the Colts, Parry had 78 tackles and four sacks.

Eagles sign RB Jones, lock up draft class

Source | 11 days ago.

The Philadelphia Eagles added some backfield depth Wednesday, or maybe even got a steal, after signing running back Matt Jones to a two-year deal. Jones, a third-round pick of the Washington Redskins in 2015, spent last season bouncing up and down from the practice squad to the team roster with the Indianapolis Colts, where he played in five games,

Eagles sign running back Jones, lock up draft class

Source | 12 days ago.

The Philadelphia Eagles added some backfield depth Wednesday, or maybe even got a steal, after signing running back Matt Jones to a two-year deal. Jones, a third-round pick of the Washington Redskins in 2015, spent last season bouncing up and down from the practice squad to the team roster with the Indianapolis Colts, where he played in five games,

Former Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez wins GOP primary for Ohio House seat

Source | 13 days ago.

Former Indianapolis Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez is one step closer to becoming a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Gonzalez, a Cleveland native who played at Ohio State before the Colts made him the 32nd pick in the 2011 NFL draft, won Tuesday’s Republican primary for the House seat being vacated by Jim Renacci, in the state’s 16

Colts claim Randall Telfer off waivers

Source | 13 days ago.

Tight end Randall Telfer has had an eventful week. The trade, which would have put linebacker Dadi Nicolas in Cleveland, was rescinded by the teams on Friday and both players were waived instead. Telfer won’t be on the open market as a free agent, however.

Reports: Saints releasing TE Fleener

Source | 14 days ago.

The New Orleans Saints are releasing tight end Coby Fleener two years into a five-year deal, according to multiple reports Monday. Fleener is expected to be designated as a post-June 1 release, which would save New Orleans $3 million in cap room this season while leaving dead-money charges of $5 million in 2018 and $3.2 million in 2019. Without tha

Edwin Jackson honored with posthumous degree by Georgia Southern (Video)

Source | 15 days ago.

Edwin Jackson was honored with a posthumous degree from his alma mater, Georgia Southern University, on Saturday. In 2011, Jackson made the Georgia Southern team after attending a tryout for walk-ons. Jackson’s parents, Wesley and Mary, accepted the degree from Georgia Southern on their son’s behalf.

Alcoholics Anonymous founding document sells for $2.4M

Source | 16 days ago.

The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the 'Big Book,' has been sold at auction for $2.4 million to billionaire Jim Irsay, who also owns the Indianapolis Colts

Colts 2017 second-round pick Quincy Wilson admits he was out of shape

Source | 19 days ago.

The Colts used their second-round draft pick on cornerback Quincy Wilson last season, and for most of the year they didn’t get much out of him. The Colts’ coaches said he had to practice better in order to play. Now Wilson is acknowledging that he was out of shape last season, and not mentally strong enough for the rigors of the NFL.

Report: Former Ohio State QB Barrett to sign with Saints

Source | 19 days ago.

Former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will sign with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Barrett reportedly had an invite to try out for the Indianapolis Colts and drew interest from other teams before choosing the Saints.

Colts waive RB Matt Jones

Source | 21 days ago.

The Indianapolis Colts waived fourth-year running back Matt Jones on Tuesday. Gore is now with the Miami Dolphins, but Jones' fate in Indianapolis was seemingly sealed with the Colts selecting Nyheim Hines (fourth round) and Jordan Wilkins (fifth) in the 2018 NFL Draft to compete with Mack, Turbin and second-year back Josh Ferguson.

Reggie Wayne Joins Colts as Volunteer Wide Receiver Coach

Source | 21 days ago.

As the Colts began Phase 2 of their offseason workout, a familiar face was out on the field - except he wasn't in pads. Former Colt wide receiver and potential future Hall of Famer Reggie Wayne joined the Colts on Monday as a volunteer coach, working with wide receivers with coach Kevin Patullo. “Oh man, Reggie, he’s the best,” head coach Fr

Broncos waive kicker Taylor Bertolet, defensive end Jhaustin Thomas

Source | 21 days ago.

As rosters churn in the wake of the NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos trimmed a pair of players from their roster on Monday. The Broncos waived kicker Taylor Bertolet and defensive end Jhaustin Thomas. Bertolet was signed by the Broncos after the start of free agency in March.

Colts GM Ballard never considered Luck trade offers

Source | 22 days ago.

Despite his injury woes, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was never in jeopardy of losing his roster spot. Colts general manager Chris Ballard confirmed the team received offers for Luck in October ahead of the trade deadline, but declined to proceed with a deal. "Look, we had some calls last year at the trade deadline," Ballard said.

Jets fill needs on Day 3, but Darnold will define NY's draft

Source | 22 days ago.

The New York Jets kicked off the NFL draft by getting their quarterback of the future - who might actually be the face of the franchise right now. After taking Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold at No. 3 overall on Thursday night and Fort Hays State defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd in the third round Friday night, general manager Mike Mac

Irsay: QB Luck drew trade interest in 2017

Source | 22 days ago.

In reaffirming his belief in Andrew Luck's long-term future with the Indianapolis Colts, owner Jim Irsay revealed Saturday that other teams previously showed interest in trading for the quarterback. General manager Chris Ballard clarified that such interest came during October of 2017, around the time that Luck had been shut down for the season af

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

Source | 22 days ago.

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. “We’re not trading Andrew Luck,” Ballard

Irsay: Indianapolis turned down trade offers on Luck

Source | 23 days ago.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay expects Andrew Luck to be his old self next season. If trading the third overall pick or adding two of the best offensive linemen in this year's NFL draft wasn't enough to convince doubters, perhaps the acknowledgment that the Colts turned down trade inquiries for Luck will. At an impromptu news conference durin

Colts stick to plan by beefing up offensive, defensive lines

Source | 23 days ago.

Chris Ballard stuck to the basics on draft weekend. The Indianapolis Colts general manager started up front and worked his way back. Along the way, Ballard found more protection for injured quarterback Andrew Luck, new and perhaps better pieces to fit the Colts' revamped defense and finally some skill players to lower the burden on Luck.

Colts grab South Carolina State LB Leonard in second round

Source | 23 days ago.

It suggests while Leonard was so instinctive playing linebacker at South Carolina State and why the Indianapolis Colts selected him with the fourth pick of the second round - 36th overall - at the NFL Draft Friday night. The 6-foot-2, 234-pound Leonard, who was named the MEAC defensive player of the year each of the past two seasons, was the first

2018 NFL draft: Mo Hurst finally come off the board, taken No. 140 by Oakland

Source | 23 days ago.

Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst finally got the phone call that he’d been drafted, taken at No. 140 overall by the Oakland Raiders. The 6-foot-1, 292 pound Hurst had a standout career at Michigan, named an All-American last fall by every major outlet, but his chances of being drafted in the opening rounds took a big hit when he was sent home from

Colts take LB Leonard, OG Smith to open 2nd night of draft

Source | 24 days ago.

Second-year Colts general manager Chris Ballard has used five NFL draft picks in two days on prospects he is hoping will toughen up his rebuilding team in the trenches. Granted, the needs are numerous for a franchise that finished 4-12 last year and has missed the playoffs for three consecutive years, but Ballard bypassed skill-position players for