Dwayne Allen - TEPosted 4/22/15 12:29am ET
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen's contract talks will not begin until after the season. He has been given permission to train with his own trainer this offseason.
Huddle Up: Allen has certainly produced when he's played -- witness his eight scoring receptions a season ago -- but therein lies the rub as as he's missed a combined 18 games over the last two seasons, and Indy most likely to see how Allen holds up in 2015 before it makes a longer-term commitment.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 4/18/15 12:19pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson said he plans on participating in an offseason program that begins Monday, April 20. "I'm excited about it," Johnson said. "I'll actually be heading to Indy tomorrow. I'm excited about the opportunity. Can't wait to get it going. It'll be different, but at the same time, still football. I'll go in, just learn what I need to learn, learn my new teammates and try to fit in and help win games."
Huddle Up: Any extra preseason work Johnson can get in with his new team will only help him hit the ground running when the season starts.
Dwayne Allen - TEPosted 4/14/15 3:14pm ET
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen has struggled to stay healthy in the early part of his career, so it is likely he needs to improve his durability before the team offers him a contract extension.
Huddle Up: Thanks largely to a 2013 hip injury that cost him all but one game of the 2013 season, Allen has played in 30 of a possible 48 games in his three years in Indy. Still, he has been productive, catching 75 passes for 936 yards and 12 TDs during those 30 contests, and if he can stay on the field, a new deal will almost certainly be in the offing.
T.Y. Hilton - WRPosted 4/14/15 3:14pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton recently fired his agent and re-hired Drew Rosenhaus, a move believed to precede a contract negotiation. He has outperformed his third-round rookie deal, and likely wants a new deal. The two sides have had negotiations, but it is unclear if the talks have moved forward.
Huddle Up: Hilton has led the Colts in receiving in each of the last two seasons -- including a career-best 82-1,345-7 stat line a year ago when he finished 10th among fantasy WRs -- and clearly has a case for a new deal. Whether it's forthcoming, though, is a key question as Indy has a mega-$$$ second contract to negotiate with a certain QB next season.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 4/9/15 3:26pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's fifth year option was picked up by the team Thursday, April 9. He is scheduled to make $16.155 million in 2016.
Huddle Up: No-brainer move of the year, locking up the game's best young quarterback -- and fantasy's top 2014 QB -- for one more season before the big $$$ become due.
Vick Ballard - RBPosted 4/5/15 3:37pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') is doing well in his rehab from a torn Achilles' tendon but there is no timetable for his return to the field, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Ballard is expected to compete with RB Dan Herron for the No. 2 running back job if he is healthy.
Huddle Up: Ballard has become the forgotten man in the Indy backfield and with good reason after playing only one game over the last two seasons. Newly acquired veteran starter Frank Gore will need to be kept fresh, though, so look for the No. 2 back to receive a fair share of work.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 4/5/15 10:24pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief is going to have 'more opportunities going forward,' head coach Chuck Pagano told the team's official website.
Huddle Up: Moncrief, who logged 23 of his 32 catches over the last nine games of his rookie season in 2014, will try to hold off holdover Griff Whalen and newcomers Duron Carter and Vincent Brown for the No. 3 WR job -- a role which will certainly have value given that it's Andrew Luck slinging the ball.
Dan Herron - RBPosted 4/1/15 3:31pm ET
Indianapolis Colts exclusive rights free-agent RB Dan Herron has signed his tender offer Wednesday, April 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Herron played well when Indy ran low on running backs last season, but now he'll be backing up Frank Gore so touches will be tough to come by.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 3/25/15 10:58am ET
Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Tuesday, March 24, that he expects RB Latavius Murray and RB Trent Richardson to compete for the starting tailback job. 'I think it will be a competitive situation,' Del Rio said.
Huddle Up: Good news for Murray and his fantasy owners, as what we've seen from Richardson lately suggests he won't be much competition at all.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 3/24/15 2:39pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck likely will not be a candidate for a contract extension until next offseason, according to owner Jim Irsay.
Huddle Up: Fantasy's top QB is doing just fine on and off the field for now, and Irsay and the Colts can use to extra time to plan how they want to structure their pending mega-deal.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 3/18/15 12:04am ET
Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson will be competing with RB Latavius Murray for the starting running back position this offseason.
Huddle Up: The inexperienced Murray has made only three starts and has only 82 career carries, but Richardson is going to have to pull off a dramatic career U-turn to have a shot after averaging all of 3.1 yards per attempt on his 316 rushes in Indy over the last two seasons.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 3/17/15 2:30pm ET
Free-agent RB Trent Richardson (Colts) signed with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, March 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The Silver & Black will try to salvage Richardson's career -- still at age 24 -- which took a well-documented disastrous turn during his two seasons in Indy. It also marks a complete overhaul in the Raiders' backfield as Latavius Murray, Roy Helu and now Richardson have replaced Darren McFadden and the retired Maurice Jones-Drew.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 3/12/15 8:08pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson was released Thursday, March 12.
Huddle Up: As has long been expected following his disastrous two-year run in Indy. Frank Gore, Dan Herron and Vick Ballard are expected to head the Colts' ground game if they don't re-sign free-agent Ahmad Bradshaw.
Reggie Wayne - WRPosted 3/11/15 8:55pm ET
Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) could be a target of the San Diego Chargers after they lost out on Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson in free agency. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was a former front office executive with the Colts.
Huddle Up: The difference between Wayne and Johnson is that AJ still has something left in the tank. Wayne might provide Philip Rivers with a veteran presence, but his days as an elite fantasy wideout are in the rear-view mirror.
Reggie Wayne - WRPosted 3/6/15 12:48pm ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Reggie Wayne will not be re-signed for 2015, the team announced Friday, March 6.
Huddle Up: This marks the end of Wayne's brilliant run in Indy where he he compiled the seventh-most receptions (1,070) and eighth-most receiving yards (14,345) in league history. The 36-year-old WR successfully returned from his 2013 ACL injury but suffered a midseason elbow injury/torn trcieps last season and clearly struggled down the stretch, finishing with with 64 receptions for 779 yards and two TDs and failing to catch a pass in either of the Colts' two playoff games. Wayne hasn't officially said yet if its the end of his NFL career, but it sure seems like it at this point.
Dan Herron - RBPosted 3/5/15 10:26pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Dan Herron was tendered as an exclusive rights free agent Thursday, March 5.
Huddle Up: Herron, a sixth-round pick of the Bengals in 2012, served as Indy's No. 1 RB late in the season and in the playoffs and figures to remain part of the team's RB rotation even if it adds a veteran free agent or spend a draft pick on the position in a couple of months.
Reggie Wayne - WRPosted 2/27/15 8:05pm ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (triceps) recently underwent surgery on his triceps and has started his rehab. Wayne still has not decided if he will play in 2015.
Huddle Up: Wayne, who will be 37 in November, figures to be welcomed back as a reserve WR and veteran presence in Indy if he chooses to play another season, but it's certainly a wait-and-see proposition for the time being.
Ahmad Bradshaw - RBPosted 2/26/15 1:54am ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw's pretrial conference has been rescheduled to April 8 as authorities await crime lab results. Bradshaw pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge for allegedly possessing marijuana when he was pulled over on an Ohio interstate earlier this month.
Huddle Up: The league has demonstrated it doesn't necessarily need a legal conviction to suspend a player, though that's how they've tended to play out cases involving drug possession and such. So Bradford might have a two-game suspension hanging over his head if he signs with a new team this offseason.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 2/26/15 10:09pm ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent QB Matt Hasselbeck was re-signed to a one-year deal Thursday, Feb. 26. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Hasselbeck will turn 40 in September but he evidently has the confidence of the Colts as he's slated to back up Andrew Luck for the third straight season. It's a good gig, though, as Hasselbeck has only had to attempt 56 passes over the last two seasons.
T.Y. Hilton - WRPosted 2/19/15 4:53pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton could receive a contract extension this offseason.
Huddle Up: Over the last two seasons, Hilton ranks 13th among league WRs in receptions (164) and ninth in yards (2,428) and has clearly become Andrew Luck's most productive target in a pass-catching corps short on sure things -- so an extension would seem to be a matter of "when" and not "if."
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 2/18/15 12:21am ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson missed the team's walkthrough and flight for the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. He was suspended two games without pay for not contacting the team prior to his absence. However, sources said his absence was due to serious complications with his girlfriend's pregnancy that could potentially have endangered the life of the child. Richardson rushed her to the hospital Jan. 17, the same day the team left for New England.
Huddle Up: It's only the start of what's sure to be a contentious offseason between T-Rich and Indy, and many see it ending with the two parties parting ways.
T.Y. Hilton - WRPosted 2/18/15 9:25am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton changed agents recently, as he rehired Drew Rosenhaus after dismissing him back in June.
Huddle Up: If Rosenhaus is in the house, it must be approaching big-money time for Hilton.
Ahmad Bradshaw - RBPosted 2/17/15 4:17pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw has pleaded not guilty to a marijuana possession charge in western Ohio.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw, who rolled up 725 total yards and eight TDs in 10 games before suffering a fractured fibula, is an unrestricted free agent who's a good fit for the RB-needy Colts with his lengthy injury history being the main potential stumbling block.
Ahmad Bradshaw - RBPosted 2/14/15 12:03pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw, who can file for free agency and sign with another team next month, was cited in Dayton, Ohio for marijuana possession and following too close to another vehicle.
Huddle Up: Looks like Bradshaw might enter free agency with a potential two-game suspension hanging over his head, in addition to his other baggage like an extensive injury history. That's likely to knock a few bucks off his contract.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 2/10/15 11:58pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson needs to be more decisive when he runs, according to New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount. Blount said Richardson needs to find the creases his offensive line gives him and use his size to his advantage.
Huddle Up: Blount's critique is nothing Richardson hasn't heard since the middle of last season, but the former No. 3 overall draft pick simply seems unable to make any adjustments to his game and it appears it will cost him a roster spot in Indy.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 2/9/15 2:56pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson developed a rocky relationship with the team last year, and the tension built up over the season because of weight issues, accessibility and an absence, according to multiple sources. Richardson was suspended two games for missing a walk-through. Richardson started the year at 225 pounds, but he ballooned up to 240 pounds later in the year, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Richardson wasn't particularly productive in addition to running afoul of team officials, and it's quite likely the team will find a way to move on from him in the offseason.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 1/27/15 1:28pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson's one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team voided the guarantee of a $3,184,062 salary in 2015.
Huddle Up: Sounds like the perfect out for Indy with the deeply disappointing Richardson having averaged only 3.1 yards per carry in 20 games with the team.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 1/23/15 7:49pm ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent QB Matt Hasselbeck is not sure if he will retire this offseason or continue his playing career.
Huddle Up: Hasselbeck, who has served as Andrew Luck's backup for the last two seasons but hasn't started a game since 2012 with the Titans, will turn 40 in September and it certainly looks like it may be the end of the line for the veteran.
Trent Richardson - RBPosted 1/21/15 12:44pm ET
Updating previous reports, Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson was suspended and deactivated for the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 18.
Huddle Up: Lots of talk regarding Richardson's situation, none of it regarding his on-field performance--because there was none. Richardson missed practices, was reportedly dealing with a family situation, and was also suspended? Despite the cap hit and invested first-round pick there just doesn't seem to be any way Richardson returns to the Colts next season.
Ahmad Bradshaw - RBPosted 1/20/15 3:29pm ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw has shed the cast on his leg and was in walking boot Tuesday, Jan. 20. He hopes to begin working out soon and is interested in re-signing with the team in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Bradshaw was clearly the Colts' best back, rolling up 725 yards from scrimmage and scoring 8 TDs in 10 games before getting injured, and is a good bet to return to Indy given the team's lack of RB talent with Trent Richardson's flame-out.
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