INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts' offensive line will return intact next season — albeit with a new coach.
Right guard Mark Glowinski signed a three-year contract extension worth $18 million Tuesday, assuring the Colts of having all five starters back. Center Ryan Kelly just finished his third season and is still on his rookie contract.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-12)
New faces: G Matt Slauson, TE Eric Ebron, WR Ryan Grant, DT Denico Autry, LB Najee Goode, rookies G Quenton Nelson, OL Braden Smith, DE Kemoko Turay, LB Darius Leonard, RB Jordan Wilkins, RB Nyheim Hines, coach Frank Reich.
Key losses: RB Frank Gore, CB Rashaan Melvin, S Darius Butler, DT Johnathan Hankins, WR Donte Moncrief, coach Chuck Pagano.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed second-round draft pick Braden Smith.
The team announced the signing of the guard from Auburn on Wednesday.
The Colts selected the 6-foot-6, 315-pound Smith with the 37th overall pick in the draft. He started 41 consecutive games for Auburn and won the 2017 Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the Southeastern Conference's top blocker.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First-round choice Quenton Nelson is one of nine draft picks who have signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
The announcement came Friday, the same day Indy opened its rookie mini-camp.
Nelson was selected No. 6 overall and is expected to start immediately at left guard.
The Colts also signed two of their four second-round picks — defensive ends Kemoko Turay and Tyquan Lewis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Second-year Colts general manager Chris Ballard has used five NFL draft picks in two days on prospects he is hoping will toughen up his rebuilding team in the trenches.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson can now happily get back to his football routine.
The Auburn running back ran the 40 before NFL scouts Friday at the school's pro day after skipping it at the combine. He didn't quite make his goal of 4.50 seconds or better, running in 4.58 and 4.54, but was happy to get it over with.
"Now I'm back to being an actual football player," Johnson said. "I'm not working on those drills or anything. Now I'm just working on bettering myself as a running back."
The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and its first midseason team. The full three-team All-America selections are announced in December. The final installment of the weekly All-America watch features matchups to watch in each of this weekend's championship games. The AP All-America team will be released Dec. 11.