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Today, ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Caplan noted that the Colts had worked out veteran center, Steve Vallos, on Wednesday. Vallos is a journeyman NFL center, who has made quite a few stops already in his NFL career, playing mostly as a backup interior offensive lineman. Originally a 7th round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2007 out of Wake Forest, Vallos has played for the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, and just last year, the Denver Broncos. He was signed by the Broncos as center depth after Dan Koppen tore his ACL last season...Continue reading »

On behalf of LuckAtLuke, we’d like to wish Colts’ ILB, Jerrell Freeman, a Happy 28th Birthday! Personally, Freeman is one of my favorite Indianapolis Colts, not just because of the tough road he endured to reach his NFL dream, but also, because he seems like a pretty standup guy. In general, I can’t think of many other players, who are as approachable and enjoy interacting with their fans as much as he does. As you may recall, Freeman was undrafted out of small school, Mary Hardin-Baylor. After being released by the Tennessee Titans, he spent three...Continue reading »

With the NFL Draft now less than 8 days away, it’s time to look at other areas of need for the Indianapolis Colts. For this Draft Day series, we had previously looked at the safety and center positions. Today, we will focus on the nose tackle position, which is another addressing need in the center of the Colts’ defense. Currently, the Colts have NT Josh Chapman and few other alternatives on their active roster aside from possibly DT/DE Montori Hughes. The primary starter last year, Aubrayo Franklin, started 15 games for the Colts last season, but at age...Continue reading »

    In what was seemingly a mere formality, the Indianapolis Colts picked up the fifth-year option on their starting left tackle, Anthony Castonzo. Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star had the initial scoop, and the following was later reported by ProFootballTalk.com: Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports that the Colts have also jumped the May 3 deadline and exercised their option on left tackle Anthony Castonzo’s contract. As in most of these cases, it was an easy call for Indy. Castonzo has started every one of the 44 games he’s played...Continue reading »

With the NFL Draft now less than 10 days away, it’s time to address other positions of need for the Colts. While we had previously covered the position of safety as a draft day need, it is far from the only glaring hole on the Colts’ depth chart. Consequently, we will now look at the center position for the Colts. As it stands, the Colts have second-year pro, Khaled Holmes, on their roster and seemingly not much else as far as starting caliber center material. Their lone free agent center addition, Phil Costa, just abruptly retired days ago. It was a surprising...Continue reading »

The Colts, and specifically promising young tight end, Dwayne Allen, received encouraging news today as Allen was cleared to participate in everything. The news was first reported by the Colts’ Kevin Bowen. As you recall, Allen appeared in just one game last season after undergoing season ending hip surgery. His presence both in the receiving and blocking game was sorely missed. His return should give Andrew Luck and the offense another dynamic weapon to use at their disposal. Going forward, it will be interesting to see what the newly added presence of special...Continue reading »

With the NFL draft less than two weeks away, the Colts presumably do not have to worry about who to take in the first round, as they surrendered their pick to Cleveland in the Trent Richardson trade. According to Richardson, this year, he is the Colts’ first round pick. “I think we do have a first-round pick — and that’s me,” Richardson said Wednesday, via ESPN.com. “They spent their money on me in the first round. No pressure toward proving to everybody else, just proving to me that I can be the best.” Richardson’s...Continue reading »

  With the NFL Draft, May 8th, only 16 days away, it’s time to start looking at areas of need for the Colts. The one that sticks out like a sore thumb is at safety. With former long tenured Colt, safety Antoine Bethea, signing a 4 year, $26 million dollar contract with the 49ers, there is now a glaring hole in the back of the team’s secondary. The internal safety options, third-year man Delano Howell and special teams’ ace, Sergio Brown, appear to better suited as backups on a strong defense. That’s no disrespect to either one, who have made...Continue reading »

If you asked me today, “Which playoff team in the AFC has the best chance for improvement?” My answer would be simple, the Indianapolis Colts. Perhaps I’m biased in this instance, but I feel this way for one reason, and for one reason alone. Simply put, Andrew Luck. In a conference that has an offensive juggernaut in the Denver Broncos and a seemingly ageless team that will never go away, the New England Patriots, the Colts are not the best team on paper, yet they stand to have the greatest chance for improvement. Andrew Luck had a fine 2013 season...Continue reading »

  The Colts’ starting center competition between Khaled Holmes and Phil Costa took a hit on Monday, when Costa unexpectedly announced his retirement from the game of football. Costa had originally signed a two year, $2.7M dollar contract with the team in March, and the team fully expected him to battle for the starting job. Colts’ GM Ryan Grigson issued a statement, “Phil feels it’s in his best interest to retire from the game.” With Costa now seemingly out of the picture, it’s back to the drawing board for the Colts. The team...Continue reading »