Adam Vinatieri agrees to one-year deal with Colts

February 22, 2018

The Colts have made it official with Adam Vinatieri. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the team and its enduring veteran kicker reached agreement on a one-year deal, according to a source informed of the situation. Vinatieri’s return comes as little surprise. He told reporters late last season that he planned to advance into his 23rd NFL campaign. Playing in 2018 gives the 45-year-old kicker a chance to…

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Andrew Luck using weighted balls to rehab shoulder

February 21, 2018

Andrew Luck said during the Colts‘ town hall event on Tuesday that he’s throwing “a little bit,” but didn’t specify if he was, in fact, throwing footballs. Wednesday morning NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport provided more clarity on Luck’s throwing sessions. Per Rapoport, Luck isn’t throwing a football yet, but rather tossing weighted balls heavier than footballs. Using weighted balls to help strengthen his surgically repaired arm falls in line…

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Andrew Luck working on ‘a little bit of throwing’

February 21, 2018

Andrew Luck has become somewhat of a football Sasquatch. The quarterback hasn’t thrown on an NFL field in over a year. His Colts floundered through much of the 2017 season without him. Discussions surrounding Luck’s status turned from physical ailment to mental, back to physical. Good Morning Football‘s Kyle Brandt recently called Luck the NFL’s forgotten superstar. And all the while, we’ve seen or heard from Luck very little, if…

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Andrew Luck ‘really excited’ for Frank Reich’s offense

February 16, 2018

Andrew Luck likes Frank Reich’s plans for the Indianapolis Colts‘ offense. Reich said this week he wants his offense to be a “multiple, attack, up-tempo offense” that is “aggressive.” Luck said in a video chat with Colts.com on Thursday he loves the idea of working in a fast-paced offense. “That sounds great,” Luck said. “I know all the best offenses that I’ve been a part of in my career we’ve…

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Colts’ Frank Reich: ‘Backup role has suited me well’

February 13, 2018

A decade-plus after starting his coaching career as a Colts intern, Frank Reich is back in Indianapolis under a brand new title: head coach. The Colts on Tuesday introduced Reich to the media, an episode of fanfare coming less than a week after the team was publicly jilted by Josh McDaniels. “Do you hate or love Josh McDaniels for what happened?” former Colts punter Pat McAfee, lodged in the crowd,…

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Colts interviewed Bills DC Frazier for HC job Saturday

February 10, 2018

The Indianapolis Colts continued their search for a new head coach this weekend. Indy brass interviewed Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on Saturday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, per a source, for the head coaching gig vacated by Chuck Pagano and abandoned by Josh McDaniels. Frazier spent three-plus seasons as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2010 to 2013 and took the team to the postseason once,…

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Agent drops Josh McDaniels after coach spurns Colts

February 7, 2018

One odd fragment of Josh McDaniels leaving Indianapolis in the lurch was the revelation that the offensive coordinator shared an agent, Bob LaMonte, with Colts GM Chris Ballard. Shared. Past tense. LaMonte confirmed to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo that he terminated his relationship with McDaniels. ESPN first reported the split. “My word is my bond. Once you break that, there’s nothing left,” LaMonte told Garafolo. Earlier in the day, Garafolo…

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Colts GM Chris Ballard: ‘Rivalry is back on’ with Patriots

February 7, 2018

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard spent most of his Wednesday press conference giving deliberate answers following Josh McDaniels’ stunning decision to reject Indy and remain in New England. Then Ballard provided a fitting mic drop. “The rivalry is back on,” the GM said as he walked away from the podium. The Patriots and Colts have had a longtime on-field rivalry peaking with the Peyton Manning-Tom Brady clashes. The off-field…

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Josh McDaniels bailed on Colts job after meeting with Patriots

February 7, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — This was about the Patriots, not the Colts. When Josh McDaniels went to Gillette Stadium on Tuesday morning, he was there to clean out his office and say goodbye, sources with knowledge of his thought process told NFL.com. Instead, sources say, McDaniels met for hours with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, owner Robert Kraft and president Jonathan Kraft, who laid out how they felt about him and the process…

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