Posts Tagged ‘Indianapolis Colts’

Manning pays tribute to late Broncos owner

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Peyton Manning offered a warm tribute Saturday to longtime Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who died this week at age 75 after battling Alzheimer's disease. Manning said his respect for Bowlen had "a lot to do" with him joining the Broncos in 2012 after spending his first 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. Manning won a Super Bowl championship with the Broncos in following the 2015 season, which marked his final one in the league.

Titans to retire McNair, George numbers

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The Colts also will retire running back Eddie George's No. 27, making them the seventh and eighth players to earn the distinction in the history of the Titans/Houston Oilers franchise. "Steve and Eddie will be forever linked as two of the driving forces for our team in the late 90s and early 2000s," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said. The Oilers selected McNair out of Alcorn State with the third overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft.

Titans to retire Steve McNair’s No. 9 and Eddie George’s No. 27

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Forever linked' In the unexpected announcement, the Titans and owner Amy Adams Strunk said that McNair and George's numbers will be retired in a ceremony during Tennessee's home opener against the Indianapolis Colts on September 15. Steve and Eddie will be forever linked as two of the driving forces for our team in the late 90's and early 2000's,” Strunk said. They were the heart and soul of the team and each made the other a better player and ultimately led to a great deal of team success.

Darius Leonard glad to have ankle injury behind him

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard won Defensive Rookie of the Year honors last season despite an ankle injury that plagued him throughout the season. Leonard missed just one game due to the injury but it was a constant irritant during the campaign. Leonard had surgery this offseason to get the ankle cleaned up and is happy that it's no longer an issue.

Calf injury continues to keep Luck out of Colts’ workouts

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Just minutes after coach Frank Reich announced Tuesday that his starting quarterback would sit out this week's three-day minicamp — the final portion of Indy's offseason workouts — Luck promised he would return to practice when the Colts report to camp in July. "It's OK, it's not good enough to practice this week, which I'm bummed about," Luck said, describing the injury. "But I think we're on a very, very good page and I'll be ready for training camp."

Colts sign Luke Rhodes to contract extension

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

The Colts announced Tuesday they have signed long snapper Luke Rhodes to a contract extension. Rhodes had signed his exclusive rights tender March 19. Rhodes entered the NFL as a linebacker and converted to long snapper in 2017.

Colts send ‘game balls’ to their draft picks’ college teams, agents

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The Indianapolis Colts and general manager Chris Ballard have been taking an extra step in making a great gesture to the people who helped them put their draft class together. Check out this tweet from former Temple (now Georgia Tech) head coach Geoff Collins: That's a “game ball,” not unlike the ones teams issue to players and coaches after big wins. And now the Colts have turned this into an NFL draft thing.

Colts knew LB Okereke faced sexual assault accusation

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard admitted Wednesday that he knew linebacker Bobby Okereke faced a sexual assault allegation in 2015 at Stanford when the team selected the linebacker in the third round of April's draft. An independent student-run website at Stanford called The Fountain Hopper detailed Okereke's situation on Tuesday and reported that the Colts knew of the allegation when they selected him. A Title IX investigation in 2016 sided with Okereke so he didn't face discipline.

Colts knew LB Okereke faced sexual assault accusation

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard admitted Wednesday that he knew linebacker Bobby Okereke faced a sexual assault allegation in 2015 at Stanford when the team selected the linebacker in the third round of April's draft. An independent student-run website at Stanford called The Fountain Hopper detailed Okereke's situation on Tuesday and reported that the Colts knew of the allegation when they selected him. A Title IX investigation in 2016 sided with Okereke so he didn't face discipline.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Golden State star Kevin Durant is going to miss Game 2 of the NBA Finals, and Andre Iguodala's health is of at least mild concern to the two-time defending champion Warriors as well. Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, had an MRI on Friday on his left leg after he was hurt late in Game 1 of the title-series opener against the Toronto Raptors. Durant, the finals MVP in 2017 and 2018 who has been dealing with a strained calf, was ruled out by Warriors coach Steve Kerr in an expected move.