INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard enjoys these final days before the NFL draft.
He pores through the tapes, meets with coaches and scouts, and constantly...
Colts guard Mark Glowinski signs 3-year extension
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.
Colts make surprise move by firing offensive line coach
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts announced they have dismissed offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and confirmed assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson has been hired by the Buffalo Bills.
Colts use balanced attack to down Texans 21-7 in wild card
HOUSTON (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have won all season thanks in large part to big games from quarterback Andrew Luck.
In a 21-7 wild-card game win over the Houston Texans on Saturday they showed that they're pretty good at running the ball, too.
Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and Marlon Mack had a career-high 148 yards rushing and a touchdown on a day the Colts finished with 200 yards rushing.
Colts use Mack attack, defense to shut down Cowboys 23-0
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack kept his eyes down the field and his legs churning Sunday.
His teammates took the cue.
The offensive line created enough space for Mack to run for a career-high 139 yards and two scores, an improving defense smothered the league's hottest offense and the Colts rolled past Dallas 23-0 to stay in the AFC playoff hunt.
"When I saw those holes, I was like 'Yeah, it might be a good day,'" Mack said. "Holes like that don't come often."
Luck keeps record perfect against Titans with 38-10 victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck followed the perfect plan Sunday.
He threw three more touchdown passes again, avoided getting sacked again and helped Adam Vinatieri achieve another record-breaking moment by leading the Colts to their fourth straight win.
Luck and T.Y. Hilton hooked up twice for scores, Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins each ran for one touchdown and the Colts' defense stymied Tennessee in a 38-10 drubbing that gave Luck a 10-0 record against the Titans.
Raiders still plagued by bad defense
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — A week off helped cure the Oakland Raiders offensive woes even with Amari Cooper and Marshawn Lynch not around.
The defense still is plagued by all the problems that have been evident all season and a major reason why the Raiders are such a big disappointment in Jon Gruden's first year back as coach.
Luck’s 3 TD passes lead Colts past Raiders 42-28
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts appear to have a potent running game, an offensive line that can protect and a record-setting kicker.
Combined all that with a healthy Andrew Luck and the results are impressive.
Luck threw his third touchdown pass of the game to break a tie with 5:28 to go, Adam Vinatieri set the career scoring mark and the Colts beat the Oakland Raiders 42-28 on Sunday to win in back-to-back weeks for the first time in three years.
Raiders bench safety Reggie Nelson; Rams without Cooper Kupp
Raiders safety Reggie Nelson was benched by coach Jon Gruden for Oakland's game against the visiting Indianapolis Colts.
Nelson had played in 82 consecutive regular-season games before being a healthy scratch on Sunday.
Left guard Kelechi Osemele also was inactive for Oakland, missing a third straight game with a knee injury.
Mack’s emergence helping Colts put together balanced offense
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich made it clear from the moment he accepted the Indianapolis Colts coaching job that he wanted to build around a strong ground game.
He might finally have the foundation.
Since returning from a lingering hamstring injury, Marlon Mack has turned heads, piled up numbers and given the Colts' offense a more balanced look. He helped Indy snap a four-game losing streak Sunday and if he keeps it up, Mack could help the Colts win more games this season.
FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver adds for Week 8 in fantasy football
The latest thing to sweat on fantasy football waivers besides byes and injuries: real-life NFL trades.
The deal that sent Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville last week prompted immediate pickups and high free agency acquisition budget (FAAB) bids on Cleveland rookie Nick Chubb. Oakland trading Amari Cooper on Monday to Dallas has led to a new Oakland waiver target at wide receiver.
Colts, Luck use efficient air show to blow out Bills 37-5
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck kept pleading with coach Frank Reich to stick with the ground game Sunday.
Reich gladly granted his wish.
After throwing 164 passes the previous three weeks, Luck watched his runners deliver the hard shots and took advantage of the openings by throwing for four touchdowns in a 37-5 rout over Buffalo.
"When you run the ball really, really well, the byproduct is throwing the ball efficiently," Luck said.
FANTASY PLAYS: Potential waiver pickups for Week 7
The Steelers, Packers, Seahawks and Raiders have byes this week, and the real roster management challenge begins.
Hilton headlines list of 5 Colts sidelined vs. Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Receiver T.Y. Hilton is one of five Colts starters sidelined Thursday night against the Patriots.
Hilton is sitting with chest and hamstring injuries. Tight end Jack Doyle is also out with a hip issue, along with running back Marlon Mack (hamstring), tackle Denzelle Good (personal matter) and cornerback Kenny Moore II (concussion).
Indianapolis rules out 7 players for game at New England
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts right tackle Denzelle Good will be one of seven players who will not play Thursday at New England.
Good's brother, Overton, was killed in an alleged drive-by shooting in South Carolina earlier this week.
Also out will be Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle (hip) and four-time Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring).
FANTASY PLAYS: Turbin, Davis, Kroft and other Week 5 adds
More notable injuries, plus the Buccaneers and Bears on byes this week will create a greater sense of urgency when heading to the waiver wire.
Be prepared to spend aggressively if you use a Free Agency Acquisition Budget (FAAB), or have contingent/alternative options ready in case you don't land your preferred player on waivers because an opponent has priority.
Colts lose Haeg for multiple weeks with ankle injury
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich says right tackle Joe Haeg will miss a couple of weeks with an injured ankle.
Haeg was hurt during the first half of Sunday's loss at Philadelphia.
He started the season opener at left tackle in place of the injured Anthony Castonzo before moving to right tackle for the last two games.
Colts make moves to fill holes in injury-plagued backfield
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts re-signed running back Tion Green after putting Josh Ferguson on the waived-injured list.
It's the latest move by the Colts to reinforce a backfield plagued by injuries.
Green joined the roster last week after injuries to Marlon Mack and Robert Turbin left the Colts with only three healthy backs on the roster. He was waived Friday after Ferguson returned from an injury.
Colts lose rookie Cain with season-ending knee injury
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck came out of the preseason opener unscathed.
Some of his teammates weren't as fortunate.
Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich announced Friday that promising rookie receiver Deon Cain suffered a season-ending knee injury and running backs Marlon Mack and Robert Turbin will be listed week to week after sustaining other injuries.
Andrew Luck makes return as Colts beat Seahawks 19-17
SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew Luck could feel the pressure building as he prepared for his first game action with Indianapolis since the final week of the 2016 season.
When he let go of trying to contain his excitement, the pressure was released.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Marlon Mack spent his rookie season serving as the understudy to one of pro football's greatest rushers.
This year, he's playing the lead in Indianapolis.
The 22-year-old running back got his big break when the Colts let 35-year-old Frank Gore walk away in free agency, handed Mack the starting job and offered him the chance to become a star on football's biggest stage. It's up to Mack to prove he can live up to the billing.
Colts fire Pagano after beating Texans 22-13 in finale
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano never asked his team to win Sunday's season finale for him.
They did it anyway — and he lost his job anyway.
With a dismal season drawing to a close and Pagano's fate seemingly decided, Jacoby Brissett threw for one touchdown, Marlon Mack ran for another and Adam Vinatieri made two field goals to send their coach out with one last victory celebration, 22-13 over Houston.
Gore, Mack team up to give Colts ground game change of pace
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano has a new recipe for the Indianapolis Colts offense.
And he plans on giving opposing defenses a full helping.
As the Colts deal with the likelihood that short-yardage specialist Robert Turbin will be lost for the season with an injured elbow and quarterback Andrew Luck's recovery from shoulder surgery may take longer than was even expected a week ago, Pagano wants to start feeding the ball more steadily to veteran running back Frank Gore and rookie Marlon Mack.
Colts celebrate Manning’s return with 26-23 win over 49ers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After blowing a 14-point lead in the final eight minutes of regulation and surviving an interception in scoring position in overtime, Marlon Mack's 35-yard run set up Adam Vinatieri for a 51-yard field goal as the Indianapolis Colts beat the San Francisco 49ers 26-23 on Sunday.
Colts’ QB situation uncertain after mistake-filled opener
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are Andrew Luck's team.
With an uncertain timeline for when their star quarterback might return from shoulder surgery, however, there were signs in a dismal 46-9 season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Rams that job could soon pass to newly acquired Jacoby Brissett on an interim basis.
Brissett replaced Scott Tolzien in the fourth quarter, and the former New England third-stringer was on the field for three series.
Colts Preview Capsule
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-8)
New faces: QB Jacoby Brissett, DT Johnathan Hankins, S Malik Hooker, RB Marlon Mack, OLB Jabaal Sheard, OLB John Simon, CB Quincy Wilson, NT Al Woods.
Key losses: S Mike Adams, TE Dwayne Allen, ILB D'Qwell Jackson, DT Kendall Langford, OLB Robert Mathis, P Pat McAfee, OLB Erik Walden.
Colts look to go on offensive after dismal preseason start
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano expects more out of the Indianapolis Colts' dreadful offense.
So Indy's coach is changing it up.
Quarterback Stephen Morris is expected to reclaim the No. 2 job behind Scott Tolzien on Saturday at Pittsburgh. Rookie running back Marlon Mack should get more chances on third down and in two-minute drills. And Pagano may tinker again with the banged up offensive line.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed fourth-round draft pick Marlon Mack.
The Colts announced the move Wednesday.
The former South Florida running back finished his career as the school's career rushing leader. He ran for 3,609 yards and 32 touchdowns in his college career and earned first-team all-American Athletic Conference honors each of his last three seasons.
Birmingham Bowl: South Carolina vs. South Florida Head to Head Matchups
In many ways Jake Bentley saved South Carolina’s season, providing an accurate downfield threat that opened things up for the running game. Without him, USC is likely home for the holidays. But South Florida is singularly dependent upon Quinton Flowers, a dual-threat dynamo who is responsible for 42 percent of USF’s points and 63 percent of its yards. He plays well, they win. That simple.
Flowers shines, South Florida beats No. 22 Navy 52-45
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quinton Flowers ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns to help South Florida get back on track in the American Athletic Conference with a 52-45 victory over No. 22 Navy on Friday night.
Armstead, Temple run over USF 46-30 to take 1st in AAC East
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryquell Armstead ran for a career-high 210 yards, including touchdowns of 76 and 42 yards, and Temple moved into first place in the AAC East with a 46-30 victory against South Florida on Friday night.
The Owls (5-3, 3-1) repaid a 44-23 loss to the Bulls (6-2, 3-1) last season and ran for 319 yards.
USF quarterback Quinton Flowers threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, but he was shaken up late in the fourth quarter trying to dive for a first down. He did not return.
Mack, Flower lead USF over ECU 38-22
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marlon Mack rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, Quinton Flowers threw for three more and South Florida defeated East Carolina 38-22 on Saturday.
East Carolina (2-4, 0-2 American) scored 16 straight points to close within 24-22 with 6:58 remaining before Flowers connected with Rodney Adams on a 62-yard touchdown pass and Mack added a 9-yard scoring run following an interception by Nigel Harris.
Flowers, Mack help USF pull away, beat Cincinnati 45-20
CINCINNATI (AP) — Quentin Flowers and Marlon Mack ran for two touchdowns apiece and Mack became South Florida's career rushing leader as the Bulls scored the final 28 points to beat Cincinnati 45-20 on Saturday night.
Mack finished 118 yards on 20 carries, including a 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that moved him past Andre Hall into first on South Florida's career rushing list. Mack, a junior, has 2,755 yards rushing in 28 career games.
Flowers shines, South Florida routs Northern Illinois
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quinton Flowers threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns to lead South Florida to a 48-17 rout of Northern Illinois on Saturday night.
With two-time American Athletic Conference rushing leader Marlon Mack sitting out after spending the past week in the concussion protocol, Flowers accounted for 403 of his team's 658 yards total offense while tossing TD passes of 73 yards to Ryeshene Bronson, 26 yards to Rodney Adams, 13 yards to D'Ernest Johnson and 6 yards to Chris Barr.