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Colts Waive ILB Shawn Loiseau

The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that they’ve placed ILB Shawn Loiseau on waivers. Loiseau, 24, signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Merrimack back in 2012. However, the Texans placed him on waivers at the start of the regular season and he later caught on with the Colts. Loiseau was once again waived at …
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Female Friday: These Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders look stunning

One of the best things for Indianapolis Colts fans is when the cheerleaders head out to shoot for their next calendar.
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And man, these Colts cheerleaders are sexy.

Viva la Cancun!!!!! #colts #ColtsNation #CCinCancun pic.twitter.com/WOTGCVCfm2
— Natalie H. (@NatalieH_CC) May 28, 2015

 
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Colts need Arthur Jones to be ‘difference-maker’

If the Indianapolis Colts are to make a true run at the Super Bowl, they know they’ll need a greater contribution from their defense, specifically in stopping the run. That became evident during the Colts’ AFC title game loss to New England, when the Patriots ran for 177 yards on the ground. Fortunately for the Colts, they believe they have a man on the roster who can help – when he’s healthy. Last offseason, the team spent big to bring in defensive tackle Arthur Jones, but an injury-plagued 2014 rendered Jones largely ineffective. Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 2 and never fully recovered. The 28-year-old appeared in just three games during the regular season, totaling 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks. “I was never the same,” Jones said, according to Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. “I didn’t have that explosiveness, and that push-off and drive off my ankle.” As Keefer points out, Jones was healthy for just 69 of the 528 snaps he took last season. This year, Jones is determ…

Colts tight end Erik Swoope making strides

As Erik Swoope enters his second season with the Indianapolis Colts, it may be time to stop thinking him as a former college basketball player. 
Instead, head coach Chuck Pagano says Swoope is blossoming into an NFL tight end.
“He’s doing a nice job,” Pagano told reporters Wednesday, according to Stampede Blue.  ”He’s turning into a football player right before our eyes.  The guy is a hard worker.  He’s got talent.  He can run.  He’s got a big catch radius.  He understands things obviously better now than he ever has, so he’s able to play faster like I mentioned before.  He’s making plays.”
Swoope, who signed with the Colts after playing basketball at the University of Miami, spent last season on the team’s practice squad. It was his first season playing organized football.
While Pagano said the progress has been evident, he stressed Swoope still has more to do to earn a roster spot.
“Like we tell all those guys, and I mentioned it when we first got together in here and even after t…

Bjoern Werner a “baller” when healthy?

It’s hard to think of Indianapolis Colts Bjoern Werner and “baller” in the same sentence, but according to the former 24th overall selection he can be just that.
“I don’t want to sound cocky, but personally, I feel like when I’m out there and healthy, I can be a baller,” he said Wednesday, via the Indy Star’s Stephen Holder. “I can do it all. You always have to get that mojo going of course. But I’m telling you, I’m confident I can be an NFL player and a starter in this league.”
It’s hard to agree with the 24-year old considering he’s only missed four games in his two seasons in the league. He may have battled through injury during that time, but most NFL players do and still produce. During his rookie season in 2013, the former Florida State Seminole only registered 14 total tackles, and two and a half sacks. In his sophomore season, the Colts really wanted Werner to step up and replace some of the production All-Pro linebacker Robert Mathis had left after he missed the entire 20

Throwback Thursday: The Indianapolis Colts 2012 draft class

When it comes to the 2012 draft, it can be remembered as one of the best drafts the Indianapolis Colts have had in decades.
Now of course we all know who the number one pick was. The man who is also known as the “Meal Ticket”.
On the off chance you’re unsure who I’m talking about, that would be Andrew Luck. You’re probably reading this and thinking ” no kidding, they got Andrew Luck, obviously it’s one of their best drafts” and you’re right,that is a big reason.
However, I want to discuss the rest of the 2012 class, the many play makers taken, what they have accomplished and their roles with the team now.
To absolutely no surprise with the first overall selection the Colts picked the “heir to the throne”, Andrew Luck.
Arguably one of the best and most complete prospects of all-time. He’s needed to fill in for a living legend in Payton Manning.
Not only has he met any and all expectations, but he’s far exceeded what anyone thought he could accomplish when he joined the then 2-1

Indianapolis Colts All-Pro player set to do his own comedy night

As if the world could not love All-Pro Indianapolis Colt punter Pat McAfee enough, he is set now to do it own stand-up comedy night in Carmel, Indiana.
You best get your tickets the second they go on-sale because they will not last long.

Tickerts… Friday… 10am “Pat McAfee: Uncaged” Portion of proceeds to @thepmacfound Let’s laugh at my life pic.twitter.com/k3xpYD3Q1C
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 28, 2015

 
And even better, they go to a good cause.
The Pat McAfee Found helps provide scholarships to the children of US military personnel.
So have a night full of laughs and help out the men and woman who help protect our freedom.
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TBT: Vontae Davis’s crushing hit

TBT: Vontae Davis’s crushing hit

It might have just been a normal regular season game, but All-Pro corner Vontae Davis’ crushing hit on Giovani Bernard will never go away from my memory.

I mean ouch, I still get chills every time I watch this hit.
Just another reason why Davis was one of the best corners in the game in 2014.
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Chuck Pagano on the Indianapolis Colts ” Further ahead than ever before”

Chuck Pagano: Colts ‘further ahead than ever before’

The Indianapolis Colts are entering their second week of OTAs, and with the way his team is coming along he is very pleased.
“We are further ahead,I think, then we’ve ever been at this point in any offseason, since we’ve been here.” Pagano told reporters yesterday.
That is high praise as the Colts are heading into their fourth season under the head coach.
The Colts have made the postseason, and advanced a round further in each year under Pagano, including last year when they made it to the AFC Championship game.
Pagano’s team will be one of the preseason favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl as they have Andrew Luck, and added several offseason veteran free agents like Andre Johnson, Frank Gore, and Trent Cole.
Could this be the Colts year? Many think so, and it is easily to see why with the way Luck has developed and the talent the front office has added around him in the last few months.
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Bjoern Werner: ‘I can be a baller’ when healthy

Through his first two seasons in the NFL, Indianapolis Colts defensive end Bjoern Werner has largely failed to live up to expectations.
On Tuesday, the former first-round pick offered an explanation: He’s been hurt.
“It’s that simple,” Werner said, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. “Since I’ve entered the league, I haven’t been healthy one time.” 
Werner, the 24th overall pick in the 2013 draft, dealt with foot and knee injuries his rookie season. Last year, he was hampered by shoulder injury. Through two season, the Florida State product has 6.5 career sacks.
Werner said he tried to play through the pain last season, but head coach Chuck Pagano elected to sit him for the Colts’ AFC title game loss to the New England Patriots.
“I tried to be a tough guy,” Werner said. “I said, ‘As long as I can walk or run, I’m going to be out there. Coach is going to have to make the decision. I’m not going to take myself out.’
“Well, when it was the most important, Coach just s…

2015 Colts Rookies’ Impact on Fantasy Football

With all of their offensive skill positions set at the top, the Indianapolis Colts still have some rookie role players that may have an impact on fantasy football rosters in 2015. If you play in a league with individual defense players as well, expectations should be relatively tempered.WR Duron CarterWhen Carter was originally signed in February, it was thought that he would be competing for a starting role at wide receiver. Since then, future Hall-of-Famer Andre Johnson has been signed to start alongside TY Hilton, and the Colts used their first-round draft pick on receiver Phillip Dorsett, who is also thought to already have a more significant role than Carter.Carter’s 6’5”, 205lb stature still makes it likely that he still sees the field occasionally this year, especially in the red zone.Overall, Carter will likely not be worth a spot on your fantasy roster unless something breaks due to an injury or two above him.2015 Projection: 17 catches, 175 yards, 4 touchdownsWR Phillip DorsettAs aforementione

Indy mayor to present Reggie Wayne with key to city

After 14 standout seasons filled with accolades, former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne is poised for one more honor: The key to the city.
Wayne, who was released by the Colts in March, will be presented with the key by Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard. The Associated Press says Wayne will be recognized as part of Indiana University’s Pacers Sports and Entertainment luncheon on July 17.
The six-time Pro Bowler, who was the Colts’ first-round pick in 2001, had more than 14,000 yards receiving during his career with Indianapolis. Wayne helped lead to the Colts to a victory in Super Bowl XLI.
Ballard reportedly cited Wayne’s contributions to the community and status as a role model as reasons for the honor.
(h/t Indianapolis Star)
Photo credit: Pat Lovell/USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard to Give Reggie Wayne the Key to the City

For 14 seasons Reggie Wayne gave his all for the Indianapolis Colts. In that time he was an integral part of nine division championships, two conference championships, and one Super Bowl championship catching 1,070 balls for 14,345 yards and 82 touchdowns. So-has he done a lot for the city? You could say that. Enough to warrant receiving a key to the city?Mayor Greg Ballard seems to think so which is why he will present him with one at the Indiana University’s Pacers Sports and Entertainment luncheon on July 17.via SBNationGIFRead more »

Indianapolis Colts rookie is a quick learner

Phillip Dorsett was the Indianapolis Colts first round pick last month in the draft, a choice that surprised many as the Colts have depth at the position.
However, during the first few days of OTAs last week, he is showing us why Ryan Grigson and Chuck Pagano were so high on the Miami product.
Even Andrew Luck has been impressed by his new target. Even saying that he “fits in, very, very well”. That is high praise from one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
His speed is what sets him apart, and watching him on film it shows. He will have his first crack at returning punts and kickoffs, but do not rule out the possibility of him landing the third receiving spot over Donte Moncrief and Duron Carter.
With T.Y. Hilton and Andrew Johnson securing the first two spots, many though Moncrief (after an impressive rookie season) would have the third string job, and Dorsett and Carter would battle for the fourth string job. But his ability to quickly adapt to the Colts offense leaves him i…

Finding Small WR Comparisons for Phillip Dorsett’s Rookie Season

When watching Phillip Dorsett prior to this year’s draft, my immediate comparison was T.Y. Hilton.
From the way he blew past defenders on film to the strikingly similar combine numbers, nearly everything about him screamed “T.Y.!!!!!” to me. There are some differences, obviously, including a bit more upper-body mass and a bit more consistent hands, but overall I saw T.Y. Hilton.
Now, the problem with that comparison, in terms of future projections, is that Hilton was a third-round pick, while Dorsett was picked in the top 30 picks of the 2012 draft.
Obviously Hilton has outplayed his draft stock, with eighth-highest AV (approximate value) of any player in the draft. Hilton, Russell Wilson and Alfred Morris are the only players in the top 15 that weren’t drafted in the top two rounds of the draft.
But as we look for small-receiver comparisons for Dorsett, in terms of projecting the future, it makes more sense to me to compare Dorsett to prospect who were seen similarly. Now, while Do…