Colts trying to fix sputtering offense before facing Browns
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts' offense needs a jump start.
Indy's defense has largely held the upper hand in practice and in Thursday's preseason loss the Colts produced only...
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 center expects to play in postseason opener at Houston
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly expects to play in Saturday's wild-card round game at Houston.
Kelly practiced Wednesday after sitting out Sunday's regular-season finale with a stinger. He also missed three games earlier this season with a sprained medical collateral ligament and now wears a brace to protect his left knee.
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."
Injuries leave Colts short-handed for possible playoff push
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck might be playing the best football of his career.
He's still going to need help reaching the playoffs with mounting injuries threatening to derail the Indianapolis Colts' late postseason push.
Dolphins QB Tannehill back under center in trip to Indy
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is expected to make his first start in six games because of an injured throwing shoulder when Miami visits the Indianapolis Colts.
Tannehill will be without tight end A.J. Derby, who will miss his sixth game since Sept. 23 with foot and knee injuries. Nick O'Leary is starting in his place.
Colts center Ryan Kelly is out with a sprained ligament in his left knee.
Kelly’s injury could force change on Colts’ offensive line
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are trying to figure out how much time, if any, center Ryan Kelly will miss after injuring his knee in Sunday's victory over Tennessee.
Kelly left early in the fourth quarter of a 38-10 win and limped to the bench.
Coach Frank Reich told reporters during a conference call Monday that the team is still evaluating the injury. Reich said Kelly could "miss a little time."
Castonzo eager to make season debut on Colts offensive line
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo hopes to make his season debut Sunday against the New York Jets.
Castonzo was a full participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday and all indications are he will start on a short-handed offensive line.
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).
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.
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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 adds 2 more starters to injured reserve list
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts put center Ryan Kelly and inside linebacker Jon Bostic on injured reserve Monday, ending their seasons.
Kelly missed the last three games with a concussion after sitting out the Colts' first four games with a broken foot. He was Indy's first-round draft pick in 2016 and started all 16 games.
Kelly, Lynch among inactives for Broncos-Colts game
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly and Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch were inactive for Thursday night's game.
Kelly sat out the third straight week with a concussion and was replaced in the lineup by Mike Person.
Lynch was out with an injured ankle as Trevor Siemian made his 10th start of the season.
Colts face big challenge in holding line against Jags
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts center Ryan Kelly understands this week's challenge.
Make the right pass protection calls, and perhaps the Colts can add another chapter to their home mastery over Jacksonville. Make a mistake, and the Jaguars pass rushers could be off and running.
It's the kind of challenge the 2016 first-round pick embraces every week, though this one could prove especially difficult.
AP source: Colts center Bond lost for season with torn quad
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Indianapolis Colts center Deyshawn Bond will miss the rest of the season with a torn quad in his leg.
The source requested anonymity because the Colts had not announced the prognosis. Indy's normal Monday news conference was not held because of the team's late arrival following Sunday night's 46-18 loss at Seattle.
Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin will play against Colts
SEATTLE (AP) — Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was active for Sunday night's game against Indianapolis despite being listed as questionable because of a groin injury.
Baldwin looked to be moving without issue during early pregame warmups. Baldwin suffered the groin strain late in Seattle's loss at Tennessee last week.
Baldwin is Seattle's leading receiver with 20 catches for 212 yards and one touchdown. No other Seattle wide receiver has more than nine receptions.
Way We Hear It: Indianapolis Colts send clear, firm message with roster moves
The Indianapolis Colts have pared down their roster to the league-mandated 53 players, per NFL rules. But you might want to print off a hard copy and save it — we expect the roster to continue to change, perhaps even dramatically, as this season goes on.
That would fall in line with what new general manager Chris Ballard appears to be indicating with some of the moves that helped get the team to 53 in the first place. In short: Few are safe.
Injuries continue to cloud Colts’ make-or-break season
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano kept hoping all those offseason workouts, a full training camp and four preseason games would give him a clearer picture for 2017.
Instead, with Sunday's season opener looming, things look even murkier.
Andrew Luck was finally activated from the physically unable to perform list Saturday, but didn't take a snap and hadn't thrown to a teammate in nine months as he rehabbed from offseason surgery on his throwing shoulder.
Schwenke’s return gives Colts’ offensive line a boost
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts spent three weeks trying to plug holes on the offensive line.
Still no Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, and his replacements look bad
INDIANAPOLIS — The bad news for the Indianapolis Colts in their first day of joint practices with the Detroit Lions: There still was no sign of quarterback Andrew Luck, who remains on physically unable to perform (PUP) list, which is not shocking. The worse news: The options the Colts have other than Luck did not look good either, and starting center Ryan Kelly — one of the mainstays up front — was seen using crutches after practice.
Colts hope continuity plays key role on offensive line
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Center Ryan Kelly looks around the Indianapolis Colts' huddle and knows all the names and numbers.
Sure, guards Jack Mewhort and Joe Haeg have switched spots, for now, but everyone else is back in their old, familiar places.
Left tackle Anthony Castonzo is still protecting the quarterback's blind side. Second-year tackle Le'Raven Clark seems to have found a home on the right side of the offensive line. And Kelly continues to call out the signals at center.
Hawks sell power forward Ryan Kelly to Rockets
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have traded power forward Ryan Kelly to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations.
Kelly averaged 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 16 games in two stints with the Hawks last season.
The 6-foot-11, 230-pound Kelly was a second-round pick from Duke by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2013. He started 59 games with the Lakers from 2013-16 and averaged a career-high 8 points as a rookie.
Hawks sign Ryan Kelly, Lamar Patterson to multiyear deals
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Ryan Kelly and guard Lamar Patterson to multiyear contracts.
Patterson provides depth across the perimeter, including at point guard. He previously signed two 10-day contracts with the team, most recently on Feb. 8. He has averaged 2.3 points in four games.
The 6-foot-11 Kelly has played in nine games with the Hawks after signing Oct. 31.
Colts’ offensive line starting to show signs of improvement
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The stats still look bad for the Indianapolis Colts' offensive line.
The game tape is finally starting to become more palatable.
After allowing a league-high 25 sacks and seeing franchise quarterback Andrew Luck get knocked around dozens more times in the first seven games, this young group is fighting back.
"We're not where we started at, but I think all five guys are starting to put it together," rookie center Ryan Kelly said earlier this week after another solid performance.
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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-8)
New faces: S T.J. Green, C Ryan Kelly, CB Patrick Robinson, QB Scott Tolzien, RB Robert Turbin, defensive coordinator Ted Monachino.
Key losses: TE Coby Fleener, QB Matt Hasselbeck, LB Jerrell Freeman, S Dwight Lowery, LB Jonathan Newsome, CB Greg Toler.
Irsay says Colts’ Mewhort expected to miss 2-4 weeks
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts left guard Jack Mewhort is expected to miss two to four weeks with a knee injury.
That's good news for a team that feared Mewhort sustained a season-ending torn ACL in Saturday night's 33-23 loss to Philadelphia.
Team owner Jim Irsay confirmed the news in a Twitter post Sunday afternoon.
Mewhort started each of the past two seasons and is expected to play a key role in Indy's revamped offensive line.
Colts rookies get mixed reviews after 1st preseason game
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Center Ryan Kelly needed one play to get in sync last weekend. Safety T.J. Green wasted no time making a big splash in his NFL debut.
Two days after winning their preseason opener, the Colts pored through videotape and gave their rookie class solid grades.
Colts lose starting defensive end with knee injury
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will be without starting defensive end Kendall Langford for three to four weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee.
Coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement when the team returned to Anderson University on Tuesday.
Pagano said Langford hurt his knee in practice last week, was sent back to Indianapolis for an MRI and doctors found a chondral defect. Pagano did not say which knee was injured, but Pagano...
Colts’ top draft pick leaves practice early with injury
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts rookie center Ryan Kelly missed the end of practice Sunday because of a left shoulder injury.
The first-round pick from Alabama sat out roughly the final half of the nearly three-hour long workout at Anderson University.
Coach Chuck Pagano did not speak with reporters after practice but a team spokesman said the injury is not believed to be serious and that Pagano would address the injury Monday morning.
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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Anderson, Indiana
LAST YEAR: Andrew Luck never looked right and neither did Colts. Luck missed nine games because of injuries, forcing coach Chuck Pagano to survive worst season of four-year tenure with five quarterbacks. Instead of contending for Super Bowl trip, as widely expected, Indy missed playoffs for only second time since 2002.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: C Ryan Kelly, CB Patrick Robinson, RB Robert Turbin, QB...