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.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 12/22/15 7:33pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (rib, neck, arm) is expected to play in Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. It will be Hasselbeck's eighth start of the season. He took part in a walk-through practice Tuesday, Dec. 22, and isn't in a sling like he was last week.
Huddle Up: The 40-year-old QB will give it a go, but it certainly hasn't been great of late as he's averaged only 189.3 passing yards with two TDs over the last three games -- all losses.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 12/21/15 4:53pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (abdomen, kidney) will not play in Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Luck never made it back for owners who were hoping for a playoff return. There will likely be some re-tooling in Indianapolis but Luck remains a Top 5 fantasy quarterback heading into next season.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 12/18/15 3:41pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (ribs, arm) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 18 for the second straight day and is listed as probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Sorry, Charlie Whitehurst owners, it looks as if Hasselbeck will make a fifth-straight start, and the onus now is on the Indy offensive line to keep J.J. Watt and Co. away from the 40-year-old QB.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 12/17/15 4:22pm ET
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (ribs, arm) was listed as limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 17. Hasselbeck is dealing with a painful rib separation and said heavy breathing is the biggest challenge for him.
Huddle Up: Hasselbeck at least gon the field Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, but the Colts are hoping he can ramp up his level of activity Friday. Regardless it could come down to a game-time decision with Charlie Whitehurst waiting in the wings if the 40-year-old QB is unable to give it a go.
Donte Moncrief - WRPosted 12/16/15 8:37pm ET
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) watched practice from the sideline Wednesday, Dec. 16, but he did not have a walking boot on.
Huddle Up: The entire status of the Colts' offense seems to be up in the air for Sunday, making it tough on fantasy owners. Not only is Moncrief's status unknown right now but we don't know who will be throwing him the ball if he does play. Assuming he plays and Matt Hasselbeck is under center, Moncrief will be a shaky WR3/Flex option.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 12/14/15 3:36pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (ribs, arm) is sore Monday, Dec. 14, but he looks to have avoided any fractures as the damage is all in his soft tissue.
Huddle Up: Hasselbeck was in a sling on Sunday and even though he avoided any fractures, he has to be considered unlikely to play on Sunday. Charlie Whitehurst will get the start against the Texans if Hasselbeck and Andrew Luck can't go.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 12/14/15 3:36pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (kidney) isn't guaranteed to return this season with a lacerated kidney despite owner Jim Irsay suggesting he could return this week.
Huddle Up: Owners were hoping Luck could return this week but now it's looking like that may not happen. There's still a chance Luck could be under center against the Texans Sunday but it's looking like he'll be out at least another week.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 12/11/15 4:28pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (neck, back) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 11, and he's probable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: The 40-year-old QB looks as if he's made it through another week and appears set for his fourth straight start -- and sixth overall -- with Andrew Luck ruled out for another game.
Andrew Luck - QBPosted 12/10/15 7:24pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (kidney, abdomen) is picking up the intensity of his workouts and is also throwing more passes from all ranges this week. He also spent time running sprints Wednesday, Dec. 9. 'Getting better, feeling better,' Luck said. 'Probably increase the volume, intensity of what I've been doing. Definitely trending upward, trending in the right direction. Have to get in shape if you want to play a football game. There are steps to get there. And that's a big part of the preparation.' Luck's next step will be practicing with teammates, but there's no timetable for that to happen. There continues to be good progress in his kidney healing, and owner Jim Irsay thinks Luck could return in Week 15 against the Houston Texans or for Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Luck owners will have at wait at least one more week and might have the QB available late in the fantasy playoffs.
Phillip Dorsett - WRPosted 12/9/15 4:22pm ET
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (leg) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 9, and is expected to return in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: The rookie first-round pick hasn't played since Week 7, and his return will cut down on the looks for fellow reserve wideouts Andre Johnson and Griff Whalen, in particular.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 12/9/15 6:35pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (neck, ribs) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Dec. 9, and is still sore. The hope is that he'll play this week, however, and he could be listed as questionable.
Huddle Up: A full practice right out the chute is a great sign for the 40-year-old QB, but keep an eye on his status the rest of the week to make certain.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 12/7/15 9:04am ET
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (neck, leg) was lifted late in the second half of the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a lopsided score in the fourth quarter. Hasselbeck went for X-rays after the game, but it was unclear if the tests were for his neck or leg injury he suffered during the game.
Huddle Up: Andrew Luck is targeting a Week 15 return, but Indy will need someone for this week if Hasselbeck is too dinged up to go. Most likely the Colts were just preserving him in a blowout loss, but it's a situation worth tracking heading into the fantasy playoffs.
Matt Hasselbeck - QBPosted 12/7/15 8:02pm ET
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (neck, rib) should be able to participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 9, and is expected to be the starting quarterback against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Hasselbeck's MRI revealed a stiff neck and a mild rib separation.
Huddle Up: The game got out of hand in the second half Sunday night in Pittsburgh, and it seemed like Hasselbeck was replaced by Charlie Whitehurst as a matter of live-to-play-another-day preservation more than anything.
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