Andre Johnson - WRPosted 4/21/16 10:19am ET
Free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) said Wednesday, April 20, that he still intends to play football, saying 'that's the plan' after being cut by the Indianapolis Colts. He is a free agent and can sign with any team.
Huddle Up: Johnson was a non-factor in Indy last year, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him land a roster spot or camp invite this August. However, he no longer appears to be capable of turning that into a productive fantasy role.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder, kidney) said he's not as healthy as he can be and that he still has work to do, although he did say he feels really good. Luck did he say he participated in everything during the first day of the offseason program Monday, April 18. Luck did not disclose a timeline for his rehabilitation or what he must do in order to complete a full recovery by Week 1.
Huddle Up: The Colts clearly need a fully healthy Luck to make a run in the AFC South. Getting him some offensive line help wouldn't be a bad first step towards making that happen. Meanwhile, Luck should be able to do enough with the team to stay up on the offense so he can hit the ground running when he's 100 percent.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 4/19/16 10:05am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is expected to be the No. 3 receiver for the Colts in 2016 if he is able to stay healthy.
Huddle Up: Dorsett would give the Colts another quality weapon in the passing game, and if Andrew Luck is healthy there's definite fantasy upside to the role.
Josh Boyce - WRPosted 4/7/16 5:56pm ET
Free-agent WRs Josh Boyce (Patriots) and Brian Tyms (Patriots) both signed undisclosed deals with the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, April 7. OG Ben Heenan was waived in a corresponding move.
Huddle Up: Boyce and Tyms caught a combined 16 passes with the Patriots over the last two seasons, and things don't figure to improve much with a change of scenery as both will be fighting for end-of-the-depth-chart spots in camp.
Jack Doyle - TEPosted 4/3/16 8:42pm ET
Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle will have the first shot at being the No. 2 tight end in 2016 with TE Coby Fleener signing with the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Doyle has totaled 35-209-3 in three seasons with the Colts, and at the moment, it's Doyle and Dwayne Allen, who's missed a combined 21 games over those last three years, atop the Indy TE depth chart, so the former should be in for more targets -- one way or another.
Coby Fleener - TEPosted 3/10/16 8:52am ET
Free-agent TE Coby Fleener (Colts) agreed to sign a five-year deal worth roughly $36 million with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 9, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Fleener replaces Ben Watson, who left for Baltimore via free agency. He's not quite Jimmy Graham, but Fleener does have some pass-catching abilities that Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense could find useful. At minimum he belongs on the fantasy radar with the same upside many were attributing to Josh Hill at this time last year.
Dwayne Allen - TEPosted 3/8/16 9:01am ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Dwayne Allen agreed to terms with the Colts Monday, March 7, on a four-year deal worth $29.4 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: If the Colts are bringing back Allen only and jettisoning Coby Fleener there's at least a little logic to this move, though it still seems like a drastic overpay. If he does wind up as the primary TE in Indy there's some fantasy value, especially given his past success in the red zone and the Colts' lack of a power back at the stripe.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 3/6/16 7:35pm ET
Free-agent WR Andre Johnson (Colts) said he fully intends to play next season. 'I am playing, there's no question about that,' Johnson said. 'I know I can still play this game...people read into the stories too much. I'm not discouraged about what happened this past season, I'm just waiting for an opportunity.'
Huddle Up: With a full-season career-low 41 receptions for 503 yards and four TDs this past season in Indy, Johnson ranked among the fantasy duds of 2015. Now, the soon-to-be 35-year-old wideout certainly could better those numbers in a better situation (i.e. on a team not missing its starting QB for most of the season), but it's best not to put many fantasy eggs in Johnson's basket until he shows otherwise.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 3/4/16 10:46am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson has been informed Friday, March 4, that the team is releasing him.
Huddle Up: Johnson had a couple flashes of success in Indy but for the most part was a non-entity after leaving Houston. His days as a fantasy stud were left behind in Houston.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 2/28/16 2:46pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett is expected to replace Andre Johnson in three-wide receiver sets.
Huddle Up: Dorsett, the controversial first-round pick, only had 18 receptions for 225 yards and a TD in 11 games as he sort of got lost in the team's WR shuffle. Going forward, that places the speedy Dorsett squarely in fantasy-WR sleeper territory, particularly with QB Andrew Luck coming back.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 2/28/16 9:22pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck has been told by the Colts that he is not in their plans for next season. QB Josh Freeman is expected to back up QB Andrew Luck.
Huddle Up: The 40-year-old Hasselbeck actually performed better than expected, guiding the Colts to five of their eight wins and three defeats but only threw for nine TDs. This would seem to the end of the NFL line for Hasselbeck, but a team with a young but reliable QB still might consider adding Hasselbeck's veteran mentorship and experience to the bench.
Coby Fleener - TEPosted 2/16/16 10:51am ET
Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener will likely require a multi-year deal worth around $4 million per season in order to stay with the Colts.
Huddle Up: Seems steep for a tight end who's mostly split time with Dwayne Allen in Indianapolis. The Colts would probably like Fleener to return, but they shouldn't need to break the bank to bring him back.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 2/16/16 10:53am ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore is expected to return to the Colts as their primary back in 2016.
Huddle Up: The ageless wonder finished strong in Indy, and he should benefit from the return of a healthy Andrew Luck as well. Gore won't be the back you go into your fantasy draft looking to acquire, but you shouldn't be disappointed if he ends up on your roster at a discount.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 2/11/16 9:19am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck is in the final year of his rookie contract, but team owner Jim Irsay expects extension talks to begin in the coming months. ďAndrew is going to be here. I don't know when that might be, but itís just a matter of time before we talk about this new contract and agreed to. Itís going to be a big number. Itís going to be a shocking number, nine figures and probably a $20 (million) starting point per year, but again we will find the right number to get to," Irsay told WISH-TV last week.
Huddle Up: Indy's been here before, paying top dollar to a quarterback and then building around him. Worked once, so they'll give it a go with Luck.
Dwayne Allen - TEPosted 2/11/16 9:19am ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Dwayne Allen is unlikely to re-sign with the team. Allen was forced to block for much of the season and was targeted on just 29 passes.
Huddle Up: Two quality tight ends is a luxury in the salary cap age, and it looks as if the Colts are opting for Coby Fleener over Allen going forward.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 2/11/16 9:19am ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson is likely to be released in the offseason. The team will have to eat $2.5 million in dead money if he's cut.
Huddle Up: Johnson never quite captured the old Houston magic as a Colt, save for his two-TD game against his former mates. With Indy flush with young receiver talent it makes sense for the Colts to take the dead money cap hit and move on.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 2/11/16 6:13pm ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent QB Matt Hasselbeck said Thursday, Feb. 11, he's strongly leaning towards playing in 2016.
Huddle Up: Hasselbeck, who will turn 41 in September, started half of the Colts' games this past season with mixed results, going 5-3 with nine TD tosses and five interceptions. It's hard to imagine there being much of a market for his services if he's not back in Indy.
Coby Fleener - TEPosted 2/11/16 8:05pm ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent Coby Fleener is expected to be retained by the Colts this offseason. Fleener should be the favorite to be re-signed ahead of fellow impending free-agent TE Dwayne Allen, in the opinion of Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star.
Huddle Up: Fleener would appear to get the nod largely because of Allen's health concerns as he's missed a combined 21 games over the last three seasons.
Adam Vinatieri - PKPosted 2/9/16 7:25pm ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent PK Adam Vinatieri said he plans on playing a 21st season in the NFL and maybe more. Vinatieri will be 43 when training camp starts in August. Vinatieri is expected to re-sign with the Colts. He missed just three field goals in 58 attempts in the last two years with Indianapolis. Vinatieri is also third all time in made field goals (503).
Huddle Up: The ageless wonder is still going strong and will once again be among the top fantasy-kicker considerations.
Charlie Whitehurst - QBPosted 1/21/16 9:57am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Charlie Whitehurst is not expected to be part of the team next season.
Huddle Up: The Colts expect to have a healthy Andrew Luck running the show, with a better backup plan than Whitehurst in reserve. Maybe Matt Hasselbeck will return for one more season?
Dwayne Allen - TEPosted 1/12/16 1:54pm ET
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Dwayne Allen said Monday, Jan. 11, that he is hopeful of returning to the team for 2016 and beyond. 'I plan on being back. I hope everything is wrapped up before the period even starts,' Allen said. 'I found my home and hope to stay.'
Huddle Up: Allen missed three games but easily had the worst receiving year of his three full seasons, catching only 16 of his 29 targets for 109 yards and a TD. And with the Colts having more important free-agent matters to tend to -- namely an extension for Andrew Luck -- the prospects would appear somewhat dim at the moment on Allen remaining in Indy.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 1/10/16 2:40pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck could sign a contract extension this offseason as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. 'If we don't get an agreement,' owner Jim Irsay said, 'we still have time. And he is going to be signed. There's a reasonably good chance we can come to that agreement this offseason. He will be here, trust me. Andrew and I have talked - we talked after the end of the season - and he couldn't be more excited.'
Huddle Up: Definitely expect a deal to get done before training camp with the QB, who was limited to only seven starts this past season due to injury.
Chuck Pagano - HCPosted 1/5/16 9:12am ET
The Indianapolis Colts signed head coach Chuck Pagano to a contract extension Monday, Jan. 4. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Pagano was widely considered to be on the hot seat after a disappointing season in Indy, but for the most part his players had his back. He and GM Ryan Grigson will get another opportunity to build around (a hopefully healthier) Andrew Luck in 2016.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 1/5/16 9:12am ET
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (finger) will undergo surgery on a broken finger on his left hand.
Huddle Up: For as battered as Gore was by the end of the season, if a broken finger is the worst of his injuries that's not too shabby.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 12/31/15 5:54pm ET
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Moncrief hasn't missed a game but been a game-time decision in each of the last two weeks. Expect the same again Sunday in the regular-season finale against the Titans.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 12/30/15 4:17pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (kidney) won't have time to get enough repetitions in practice this week, and he won't play in Week 17, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: There was hope he could return, but Luck's injuries proved too much to overcome, and his 2015 season will net seven starts, 1,881 passing yards, 15 TDs and 12 interceptions.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 12/29/15 3:45pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (kidney) still hasn't received medical clearance Tuesday, Dec. 29, but he could play in Week 17 if he's cleared in time.
Huddle Up: The Colts' Week 17 QB situation is dire -- and so are their playoff-qualification chances -- so it's basically now or never this week for Luck to gain clearance and return this season.
Charlie Whitehurst - QBPosted 12/28/15 10:09am ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Charlie Whitehurst (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury Sunday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: The Colts are running woefully thin on quarterbacks, as Andrew Luck has yet to return and Matt Hasselbeck remains in a sling. Josh Freeman is in town for a tryout; he may wind up being your Week 17 starter with a short week of prep. That didn't exactly work out well for him last time.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 12/28/15 10:09am ET
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) said Sunday, Dec. 27, that he was not optimistic about playing in Week 17 after suffering a sprained AC joint against the Miami Dolphins in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Hasselbeck was on the sidelines in a sling Sunday, and it certainly doesn't look like he'll be ready for Week 17. The Colts could hope Andrew Luck is ready to return, but with Charlie Whitehurst also banged up they're kicking the tires on Josh Freeman today.
Charlie Whitehurst - QBPosted 12/28/15 7:47pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Charlie Whitehurst (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: With Matt Hasselbeck doubtful with a shoulder injury and Andrew Luck not yet cleared, Eagles practice-squad signee Stephen Morris might get the starting call Sunday against the Titans.
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