Colts planning to start Jacoby Brissett on Sunday

September 15, 2017

Jacoby Brissett has taken over in Indianapolis. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the former Patriots backup, acquired via trade just ahead of the team’s season-opening loss to the Rams, has forced Week One starter Scott Tolzien to the bench. Tolzien went 9-of-18 for 128 yards and two interceptions last Sunday while Brissett in relief went 2-of-3 for 51 yards. Tolzien was also sacked four times. In fairness…

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Will Jacoby Brissett or Scott Tolzien start for Colts?

September 13, 2017

The Colts have a decision to make at quarterback, but haven’t committed to one just yet. Head coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday that he’s yet to decide between recently acquired Jacoby Brissett and Week 1 starter Scott Tolzien. Brissett came in toward the end of the Colts‘ 46-9 blowout loss on Sunday and went 2 of 3 for 51 yards. Tolzien was 9 of 18 for 128 yards and two…

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Sean Spence returns to Colts after preseason release

September 13, 2017

Sean Spence is back in Indianapolis. After singing with the Colts in March and getting cut in early September, the former Steelers third-round pick ended up being the corresponding move on Wednesday when the club placed offensive lineman Denzelle Good on injured reserve. Spence was quickly lost in a flurry of linebackers and versatile pass-rushing ends signed by new general manager Chris Ballard this offseason. With the Colts needing professional…

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Colts bench Scott Tolzien in favor of Jacoby Brissett

Indianapolis Colts
September 10, 2017

Scott Tolzien spent his Sunday afternoon throwing pick-sixes, taking sacks and ultimately taking a seat. The Colts backup quarterback, who started Indianapolis’ season opener against the Rams, was benched in the fourth quarter of a disheartening 46-9 loss in favor of recently acquired QB Jacoby Brissett. Tolzien threw two interceptions in his own territory that were taken back to the house and was sacked four times on the afternoon. He…

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Colts QB Andrew Luck could be out until October

Indianapolis Colts
September 10, 2017

Andrew Luck won’t be on the field for the Indianapolis Colts against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, and it could be several more weeks before the starting quarterback is ready. Despite coming off the PUP list last weekend, Luck still hasn’t practiced after spending the offseason rehabbing his shoulder. The team needs to see the quarterback in that setting before tossing him into the fire. The longer he sits…

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Colts TE Doyle: Scott Tolzien a ‘fearless competitor’

September 8, 2017

The Colts will be without quarterback Andrew Luck for at least a week and potentially more. Barring an unexpectedly quick Jacoby Brissett takeover, quarterback Scott Tolzien will lead Indianapolis out of the tunnel for the foreseeable future. Colts tight end Jack Doyle, appearing on Good Morning Football on Friday, is not as upset about this proposition as the typical Colts fan. Coach Chuck Pagano defended Tolzien throughout the preaeason amid some…

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Will Andrew Luck’s absence hinder WR T.Y. Hilton?

September 6, 2017

When Andrew Luck will return to the field remains anyone’s best guess. The Indianapolis Colts‘ star quarterback won’t play in the season opener, and it sounds like he’ll miss multiple weeks. When teams lose Pro Bowl quarterbacks it has a domino effect on the rest of the offense. Receivers struggle to put up the same production and running backs find lanes closed by defenses unafraid of the backup quarterback. With…

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Colts claim former Redskins RB Matt Jones via waivers

September 3, 2017

Matt Jones found a new home. The Indianapolis Colts claimed the running back off waivers after he was cut by the Washington Redskins on Saturday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. Jones, a former third-round pick, spent two years in Washington, where he compiled 950 yards on 243 carries with six touchdowns. The team became frustrated over his penchant for fumbling, but he did earn 4.6 yards per carry in limited…

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Jim Irsay: Odds are Andrew Luck won’t play in opener

September 1, 2017

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed Thursday night what many had already presumed: Andrew Luck and his bum shoulder are unlikely to be ready for Week 1. “I would say, again, the odds are most likely he probably won’t open up against the Rams,” Irsay told reporters, per the Indy Star, “but let me be clear about it — in our minds, it’s something that we haven’t ruled out. We’re…

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