Colts Preview Capsule
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 Colts free agency capsule
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Frank Gore; S Darius Butler; WRs Donte Moncrief and Kamar Aiken; LBs Barkevious Mingo and Jon Bostic; QB Scott Tolzien; OLs Jack Mewhort and Michael Person; CBs Pierre Desir and Rashaan Melvin; TE Brandon Williams.
Colts release Vontae Davis after publicly airing complaints
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One day after Vontae Davis complained publicly about how the Indianapolis Colts handled his demotion, his locker was empty and the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback was gone.
After 5½ seasons in Indy, it was over just that fast.
"I've been around a while," safety Darius Butler said Thursday after Davis was released. "I've seen Randy Moss get traded, I've seen Peyton Manning get cut, so I can't say I'm surprised."
Josh Norman among players to speak with NFL owners about anthem protest
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman will be one of 12 players Tuesday to speak with NFL owners on the league's stance regarding the national anthem and player protests.
Norman was spotted Tuesday in New York ahead of the league's fall meetings.
Colts buckle down in attempt to dig out of another 0-2 start
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts safety Darius Butler understands why short-term memories are so crucial in the NFL.
The ability to move beyond past mistakes is essential to future success.
Butler learned that lesson the hard way while playing cornerback and now that he's changed positions, Butler wants his younger teammates to understand how it pertains to the big picture: avoiding a 0-3 start.
Colts defense begins season with 11 new opening day starters
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnathan Hankins shakes his head and smiles.
Al Woods just laughs.
Darius Butler struggles to name all of Indianapolis' defensive starters from last year's season opener.
On Sunday, the three veterans will become part of an NFL oddity — an entirely new starting lineup.
"I don't even know how many times that's happened in NFL history," Butler said when told about the likelihood of having 11 new faces on defense against the Los Angeles Rams. "I'm going to have to look that up."
Colts keep up defensive rebuild with linebacker Spence
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis has signed inside linebacker Sean Spence, the latest move in a major defensive overhaul.
In a conference call Monday, Spence told reporters he wants to compete for a starting job and change the atmosphere of the Colts' defense.
Quick takeaways from Week 9: Indianapolis Colts beat Packers on road with defense
Here are Arthur Arkush's three quick takeaways from the Week Nine late-afternoon slate:
Click here to check out Arthur's analysis of the early games
Indianapolis releases injured cornerback D’Joun Smith
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts put cornerback D'Joun Smith on the waived-injured list Friday, one day before all NFL rosters must be trimmed to 53 players.
If Smith clears waivers, he will go on Indy's injured reserve list.
The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Smith was a third-round draft pick in 2015 but played in only four games last season before finishing the year on injured reserve with a knee injury.