NFL 2019: Injury rash has Colts searching for answers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck's most recent snap with the starting offense came in January.
Adam Vinatieri, the NFL's career scoring leader, missed Indy's first two preseason games with an...
Leonard, Nelson prepare to build off All-Pro rookie seasons
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Last season, Darius Leonard led the league in tackles, earned the Defensive Rookie of the Year award and was an All-Pro.
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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (11-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 24, Westfield, Indiana
LAST YEAR: Colts became one of league's top surprises in coach Frank Reich's first season. Andrew Luck proved right...
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26. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (11-7)
LAST SEASON: Andrew Luck returned from shoulder surgery and produced best season of seven-year career. He led Colts to 9-1 regular-season finish, ending...
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.
AP All-Pro team has Kansas City accent: Mahomes, 3 teammates
NEW YORK (AP) — From a breakthrough quarterback to a unanimous choice. From two brothers to four rookies for the first time — two from the same club, no less. The Associated Press 2018 All-Pro Team has something for everyone.
Colts’ rookie duo makes historic appearance on All-Pro team
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Darius Leonard and Quenton Nelson made a quick impression on their veteran teammates.
The first time the Indianapolis Colts wore pads at training camp, longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo watched Nelson, the new left guard, stop defensive linemen cold on successive plays. Andrew Luck got a glimpse of Leonard's skills when the new linebacker leapt in the air, twisted his body and picked off his pass.
The veterans knew instantly this rookie class would be different.
Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7 players
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers placed seven players in the Pro Bowl, including safety Derwin James, one of six rookies across the league to make the game.
Offensive line’s backup plan getting rave reviews from Colts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts started training camp with Anthony Castonzo and Denzelle Good pegged as their starting offensive tackles.
Two weeks into the season neither has taken a snap.
Somehow, though, the backup plan has worked out better than anyone anticipated.
No. 14 Michigan, No. 12 Notre Dame revive rivalry in opener
No. 14 Michigan (8-5 last season) at No. 12 Notre Dame (10-3), 7:30 p.m. ET, (NBC)
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.
No-holds Bars when No. 14 Michigan visits No. 12 Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Blake Bars walks every day to law school past the house that Rockne built, where on Saturday night his former team, No. 14 Michigan, will visit No. 12 Notre Dame to kick off their seasons.
At night, he heads to his off-campus apartment where his roommate is younger brother, Alex — the starting left guard for the Fighting Irish.
New assistant reshapes Irish offensive line, running game
CULVER, Ind. (AP) — This small town in northern Indiana annually produces two things when the calendar turns to August: Corn and Notre Dame offensive linemen.
Where sports icons Roger Penske and George Steinbrenner once marched as students, the Culver Academies are where Irish coach Brian Kelly witnessed assistant coach Harry Hiestand seed, nurture and harvest future NFL first-round linemen.
Andrew Luck’s protector: a big man with bulldog tenacity
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The first thing Andrew Luck noticed about rookie guard Quenton Nelson was his back.
He calls it the biggest he's ever seen. And he's not the only guy doing double-takes of his new, massive personal protector.
Veteran guard Matt Slauson talks about Nelson's expansive shoulders and enormous chest. Longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo dubbed Nelson an immovable refrigerator on reporting day.
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.
Chanhassen’s Frank Ragnow is first-round NFL draft pick of Detroit Lions
As Victoria native Frank Ragnow sat with friends and family on Thursday, the now-former Arkansas offensive lineman heard his name called as the 20th pick in the draft, going to the Detroit Lions.
Ragnow was a three-year starter at center for the Razorbacks, but suffered a high ankle sprain versus Auburn in his senior year. He started the first seven games last season before missing the rest due to the injury.
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Colts give Luck protection by taking Irish G Quenton Nelson
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quenton Nelson made quite a first impression on the Indianapolis Colts.
He's hoping to have the same impact on Andrew Luck.
The Colts finally gave their franchise quarterback some extra protection by taking the Notre Dame guard, the highest-rated offensive linemen in the NFL draft, with the sixth overall pick on Thursday night. He is the first guard selected in the first round by Indy since Ron Solt in 1984.
Cupboard isn’t bare on Notre Dame offensive line
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An NFL talent evaluator turned to two rivals Thursday at Notre Dame's Pro Day and stated the obvious to knowing nods.
"I guess we don't need to check their times in the 40," he joked after watching the impressive workouts by All-America offensive linemen Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey, who are expected to be first-round NFL draft picks.
Notre Dame faces LSU in matchup of running teams
Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame (9-3) vs. LSU (9-3) at Orlando, Fla., Monday, 1 p.m. ET (ABC)
No. 9 Notre Dame turns attention to Navy after loss to Miami
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Suddenly, Notre Dame's "33Trucking.com" is in need of repairs.
The "33 Trucking" campaign was intended to tout a Heisman Trophy candidacy for Fighting Irish running back Josh Adams and postseason honors for standout offensive linemen Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson, among others? The campaign has been muted now that ninth-ranked Notre Dame (8-2) is coming off a 41-8 loss at Miami.
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Notre Dame needs offense to be dependable, clutch
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's offense, when not playing in a hurricane, has been plenty explosive, although not at all dependable.
"We haven't done a good job of going out and keeping our pedal to the floor the whole game," quarterback DeShone Kizer said. "We hit lapses, and that's the truth. That's the reality of how this season has started and those lapses have come back and ended up with four losses," he said.
Left tackle Mike McGlinchey says the Irish are better than their 2-4 record.