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  Colts | Josh Downs not the same after injury    Sun May 19, 09:50 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Josh Downs had at least four receptions and at least six targets in six of his first eight games, but after suffering a knee injury in Week 9, he had three or fewer receptions in six of his final eight games and had three targets or less five times in that span.

Footballguys view: Downs can be a playmaker when he's healthy. The Colts added Adonai Mitchell in the second round of the 2024 NFL draft, so Downs could see a split amongst targets that don't go to Michael Pittman. We like Downs as a WR5 with upside in fantasy leagues.

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  Colts | No timetable for Braden Smith    Fri May 17, 07:06 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts OT Braden Smith (knee) said he is taking things day-by-day in terms of his recovery from offseason surgery and has not said when he expects to return to the practice field.

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  Colts | Anthony Gould gets rookie deal done    Tue May 14, 04:01 PM

Indianapolis Colts fifth-round draft choice WR Anthony Gould (Oregon State) signed a four-year contract on Tuesday, May 14. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Colts | Several rookies changing positions    Tue May 14, 03:24 PM

Indianapolis Colts fifth-round draft choices DB Jaylon Carlies (Missouri) and S Jaylin Simpson (Auburn) are transitioning to linebacker and cornerback, respectively. In addition, undrafted free-agent QB Jason Bean (Kansas) and TE Trent Pennix (North Carolina State) are transitioning to wide receiver and running back, respectively.

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  Colts | Braden Smith working his way back from surgery    Tue May 14, 01:33 PM

Indianapolis Colts OT Braden Smith (knee) confirmed on Tuesday, May 14, that he underwent left knee surgery earlier in the offseason and is starting to regain strength in his leg.

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  Colts | Indy signs two draft picks    Mon May 13, 05:17 PM

Indianapolis Colts third-round draft choice OT Matt Goncalves and fourth-round draft choice OG Tanor Bortolini signed four-year contracts with the Colts Monday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Colts | Laiatu Latu financials    Sat May 11, 12:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts DE Laiatu Latu's four-year rookie deal is worth $17.031 million and includes a fifth-year option.

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  Colts | Terrell Bynum waived    Fri May 10, 11:08 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Terrell Bynum was waived Friday, May 10.

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  Colts | Jelani Woods on target for OTAs    Fri May 10, 01:23 AM

Indianapolis Colts TE Jelani Woods (hamstrings) should be ready for OTAs.

Footballguys view: Woods has talent and athleticism, but he needs to stay healthy to earn a larger role on offense. Right now, the Colts have Kylen Granson and Mo Alie-Cox at the top of the depth chart.

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  Colts | Trey Sermon frontrunner to be RB2?    Fri May 10, 01:15 AM

Indianapolis Colts RB Trey Sermon is the 'early leader' to be the primary backup to RB Jonathan Taylor, according to James Boyd of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: That makes sense given Sermon's experience and skill set. He's an important player for Fantasy GMs to monitor given Taylor's propensity to miss games due to injury. Taylor has not played a full season since 2021, and he's only played in 21 games combined over the last two years.

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  Colts | Laiatu Latu under contract    Thu May 9, 11:14 PM

Indianapolis Colts first-round draft choice DE Laiatu Latu signed a four-year contract with the Colts Thursday, May 9. The deal includes a fifth-year option, but financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Colts | Indy signs four rookies    Thu May 9, 11:08 PM

Indianapolis Colts fifth-round draft pick S Jaylon Carlies, fifth-round draft pick S Jaylin Simpson, sixth-round draft pick CB Micah Abraham and seventh-round draft pick DT Jonah Laulu signed four-year contracts with the Colts Thursday, May 9. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Colts | Dallis Flowers status uncertain    Thu May 9, 06:37 PM

Indianapolis Colts CB Dallis Flowers (Achilles) is making progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles' tendon, but his availability for the start of the 2024 NFL regular season is uncertain at this time.

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  Colts | Josh Downs looking to improve    Wed May 8, 09:50 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Josh Downs said he has been working on improving his route running and hopes for a big jump in play this upcoming season since he will understand the offense better.

Footballguys view: The 2023 third-round pick (North Carolina) showed last year that he can make plays at the pro level. Downs finished 2023 with 98 targets, 68 receptions, 771 yards, and two receiving touchdowns. He battled through injuries as a rookie, but if healthy we think Downs can be a reliable slot receiver (with plenty of upside) for QB Anthony Richardson.

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  Colts | Josh Downs Should Make A Leap In His Second Season    Tue May 7, 04:19 PM

The offseason discussions surrounding the Indianapolis Colts offense have centered around Anthony Richardson's recovery, Michael Pittman's new contract, and drafting wideout Adonai Mitchell in the second round. Josh Downs seems to have been somewhat lost in the equation. Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, when discussing Downs, noted that slots tend to make a more significant leap in their second season. "Slot receiver ends up being a position where the more you understand what the other guys on offense are doing and what the guys on defense are doing, the better you can play," Cooter said last week.

Footballguys view: The second-year receiver is coming off a campaign in which he set the club's rookie record with 68 catches, generating 771 yards and two touchdowns. NFL.com noted that Downs was able to create open space on routes. His 3.3 yards of separation per target was equal to Tyreek Hill's last season, per Next Gen Stats. Downs, with a Round 11 Average Draft Position (ADP), is available two rounds after Mitchell in current best ball drafts. But we should be mindful: Mitchell supplants Alec Pierce's reps on the outside, not Downs' opportunities inside. Taking 79.1 percent of snaps from the slot in 2023, Downs' ability to get off the line of scrimmage and create immediate availability for the quarterback will pay dividends, particularly as Richardson grows in the scheme.

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  Colts | Anthony Richardson 'full go'    Sun May 5, 01:34 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Anthony Richardson (shoulder) is expected to have minimal restrictions during the offseason workout program, according to sources Sunday, May 5. The Colts be cautious with his workload, but Richardson wants to get started.

Footballguys view: Great news here. Richardson has all the skill required to be a perennial Pro Bowl quarterback in today's NFL. He needs to stay healthy to play up to that incredibly high potential. His rookie season looked great when he was on the field, but Richardson seemed to be banged up in every game before a shoulder injury finally knocked him out of action after just four contests. He's a QB1 for Fantasy GMs with injury risk (of course), and if Richardson finished 2024 as a top-5 fantasy quarterback we wouldn't be surprised.

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  Colts | No timetable for Ashton Dulin    Fri May 3, 12:53 AM

Indianapolis Colts WR Ashton Dulin (knee) said he is making progress in his recovery but does not have a timetable for his return.

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  Colts | Kwity Paye locked in for 2025    Thu May 2, 03:48 PM

Indianapolis Colts DE Kwity Paye had his fifth-year team option for 2025 worth $13.4 million exercised on Thursday, May 2.

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  Colts | Trent Pennix signs with Indianapolis    Tue Apr 30, 01:44 AM

The Indianapolis Colts signed undrafted free-agent TE Trent Pennix (NC State) on Saturday, April 27, to a deal that included $10,000 in guaranteed money. In addition, TE Malcolm Epps (Pittsburgh) was invited to the team's rookie minicamp.

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  Colts | Indy adds Xavier White    Tue Apr 30, 01:35 AM

The Indianapolis Colts signed undrafted free-agent WR Xavier White (Texas Tech) on Saturday, April 27.

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  Colts | Indianapolis invites Justin Strong to camp    Tue Apr 30, 01:28 AM

The Indianapolis Colts invited undrafted free-agent RB Justin Strong (Southern Illinois) to their rookie minicamp.

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  Colts | Jason Bean off to Indy    Tue Apr 30, 01:25 AM

Undrafted free-agent QB Jason Bean (Kansas) signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, April 27.

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  Colts | Kedon Slovis gets $30K bonus    Sun Apr 28, 01:01 PM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Kedon Slovis received a $30,000 signing bonus, according to sources Sunday, April 28.

Footballguys view: Slovis was a fantastic high school quarterback...and then his career fell off track in multiple stops in college. The tools are there, and those were evident during the week of practice for the East-West Shrine Bolw, but Slovis is a project. He needs to stay healthy and eliminate the bad habits that plagued him at USC, PITT, and BYU.

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  Colts | Kedon Slovis heads to Indy    Sat Apr 27, 07:46 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Kedon Slovis (BYU) agreed to terms with the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, April 27, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Colts | Adonai Mitchell selected by Colts    Fri Apr 26, 08:34 PM

Texas WR Adonai Mitchell was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 52nd overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Colts | Laiatu Latu surprised by new home    Thu Apr 25, 10:40 PM

Indianapolis Colts DE Laiatu Latu said he had little contact with the team ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft and was surprised when the Colts selected him with the 15th overall pick.

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  Colts | Indianapolis selects Laiatu Latu    Thu Apr 25, 09:54 PM

UCLA DE Laiatu Latu was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the 15th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Colts | Indy falling for Xavier Worthy?    Thu Apr 25, 04:04 PM

University Of Texas WR Xavier Worthy will reportedly be the primary target for the Indianapolis Colts with the 15th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft if University of Georgia TE Brock Bowers is not available, according to Sportskeeda's Tony Pauline.

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  Colts | Indy targeting a corner?    Wed Apr 24, 09:48 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have been making calls about potentially trading up in the 2024 NFL Draft, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, and Graziano believes the Colts will likely be targeting a cornerback, possibly Alabama CB Terrion Arnold.

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  Colts | Colts open to trade in first round    Sun Apr 21, 04:03 PM

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard is open to trading up or down in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, but the latter scenario is more likely, he said on Friday, April 19.

Footballguys view: Like many teams, the Colts could move up, move down, or stay put with their pick in the first round. Right now, we've got them looking for a cornerback with the no.15 overall pick. Quinyon Mitchell (Toledo) is one of the most commonly mocked players to the Colts.

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  Colts | Ryan Kelly wants to remain with club    Sat Apr 20, 09:32 AM

Indianapolis Colts C Ryan Kelly said the organization has not approached him yet regarding a contract extension. However, he expressed his desire to continue playing for the only team he has suited up for in his eight-year career. Kelly will be entering the final season of a four-year, $49.65 million contract extension that he signed in 2020.

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  Colts | Indy met with Jarvis Brownlee    Wed Apr 17, 06:34 PM

Louisville CB Jarvis Brownlee Jr. recently had an official visit with the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Colts | Indy officially hire two assistants    Tue Apr 16, 04:17 PM

Indianapolis Colts assistant special teams coach Joe Hastings was named as the team's new senior assistant special teams coach on Tuesday, April 16. The Colts also officially hired former Middle Tennessee State quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Brent Stockstill as a defensive assistant.

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  Colts | DeForest Buckner extended    Mon Apr 15, 09:23 AM

Indianapolis Colts DT DeForest Buckner signed a two-year, $46 million extension through the 2026 season Monday, April 15.

Footballguys view: The move is the latest by Indianapolis to solidify one of its foundational players after numerous other re-signings earlier in the offseason. The Colts had already committed roughly $190 million in new money to extensions for a group of returning players that includes receiver Michael Pittman Jr., cornerback Kenny Moore II, nose tackle Grover Stewart, and linebacker Zaire Franklin. Since entering the league in 2016, Buckner has the fourth-most sacks as an interior defensive lineman, behind Aaron Donald (68.5), Jones (60.5) and Cameron Heyward (56.5) -- despite drawing consistent double-teams from opponents. er ESPN.com, he has the fourth-highest double-team rate as a defensive tackle since 2020 (65%).

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  Colts | Indy may have interest in Brock Bowers    Sun Apr 14, 10:32 AM

The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly interested in Georgia TE Brock Bowers and could select him if he is still available with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. If Bowers is off the board by then, the Colts would likely make drafting a cornerback a top priority.

Footballguys view: The Colts have the no.15 overall pick, and by that time Bowers should be off the board. We could make the argument that he's the no.3 talent in this class regardless of position. Bowers is a weapon that can fly down the field and attack the vertical seam of a defense. The Colts have guys like Kylen Granson and Mo Alie-Cox, but Bowers would be a huge upgrade.

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  Colts | Xavier Worthy visiting Colts    Fri Apr 12, 10:14 AM

Texas WR Xavier Worthy is visiting the Indianapolis Colts Friday, April 11.

Footballguys view: Worthy can flat out fly, and that's just one of the reasons teams are interested in him. Most see Worthy as a second-round pick with upside. The Colts have a fine receiver in Michael Pittman, and we appreciate players like Alec Pierce. However, adding Worthy would give them elite speed to take the top off the defense and open things up for other players.

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  Colts | Xavier Worthy to meet with Indy    Thu Apr 11, 07:55 PM

Texas WR Xavier Worthy is scheduled to have an official visit with the Indianapolis Colts before the 2024 NFL Draft, according to a source.

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  Colts | Indy, Malik Nabers to meet    Wed Apr 10, 12:43 AM

Louisiana State WR Malik Nabers is scheduled to have an official visit with the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, April 11, according to a source.

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  Colts | Anthony Richardson ramping up rehab    Mon Apr 8, 02:43 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Anthony Richardson (shoulder) is up to 40 throws per day as a part of his rehab program, according to sources Monday, April 8.

Footballguys view: Also ramping up? Richardson's Average Draft Position (ADP) in early best balls. He's currently QB6 on Underdog. All signs point to Richardson being ready to start Week 1. If so, he certainly belongs in the QB1 ranks.

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  Colts | More on Julian Blackmon    Wed Apr 3, 07:58 AM

Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts S Julian Blackmon's one-year deal is worth up to $7.7 million with $3.2 million guaranteed.

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  Colts | Julian Blackmon staying put    Tue Apr 2, 04:53 PM

Free-agent S Julian Blackmon (Colts) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract to return to the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, April 2. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Colts | Kareem Jackson not close to deal    Thu Mar 28, 04:09 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent S Kareem Jackson (Texans) has met with the Indianapolis Colts, but the two sides are not close to an agreement at this time, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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  Colts | Kareem Jackson visits    Wed Mar 27, 06:07 PM

Free-agent S Kareem Jackson (Texans) met with the Indianapolis Colts Wednesday, March 27.

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  Colts | Indy, Julian Blackmon talking    Wed Mar 27, 03:52 PM

Free-agent S Julian Blackmon (Colts) has been talking with the Indianapolis Colts recently about a possible contract agreement, general manager Chris Ballard told ESPN.com's Stephen Holder.

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  Colts | Indy, Jarrian Jones to meet    Tue Mar 26, 06:42 PM

Florida State CB Jarrian Jones is scheduled to have an official visit with the Indianapolis Colts before the 2024 NFL Draft, a source told The Draft Network's Ryan Fowler.

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  Colts | Anthony Richardson ready for spring?    Mon Mar 25, 01:54 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Anthony Richardson (shoulder) is expected to be ready for spring workouts, according to sources Monday, March 25.

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  Colts | Indy checking out Dalton Tucker    Sat Mar 23, 10:43 PM

Marshall OL Dalton Tucker is scheduled to visit the Indianapolis Colts ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft, according to a league source.

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  Colts | Julian Blackmon could be option    Sat Mar 23, 05:27 PM

Free-agent Julian Blackmon (Colts) is a player the Indianapolis Colts may be willing to re-sign this offseason, in the opinion of ColtsWire's Kevin Hickey.

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  Colts | Indy makes Joe Flacco official    Fri Mar 22, 12:42 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Joe Flacco officially signed with the team Friday, March 22.

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  Colts | Danny Pinter back with Indy    Tue Mar 19, 07:18 PM

Free-agent OG Danny Pinter (Colts) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, March 19, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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