Reaction from around the football world on the retirement of NFL quarterback Philip Rivers after a 17-year career.
“Without question, Philip Rivers is one of the greatest, and no...
Jimmy Orr, a sure-handed wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Colts after starring at the University of Georgia, has died. He was 85.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will add career sacks leader Robert Mathis to their Ring of Honor this year.
The team announced Monday the induction ceremony will take...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Teerlinck loved teaching the art of pass rushing. His top students considered him the best instructor in league history.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Curtis, a hard-hitting, no-nonsense linebacker who helped the Colts win a Super Bowl during a 14-year NFL career spent predominantly in Baltimore, has died. He was...
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts starting defensive end Jabaal Sheard missed practice again Saturday with an injured knee and it's not clear when he could return.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A collection of 19 first-edition copies of the founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," will be auctioned off in Los Angeles next...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor later this year.
A date for the ceremony has not yet been chosen....
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An upright piano that John Lennon used to write Beatles' songs has been sold at auction. Just "A Day in the Life" of the owner of the Indianapolis Colts.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," sold at auction Saturday for $2.4 million to billionaire and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.
The auction house Profiles in History announced the sale of the manuscript with handwritten notes from the group's founding fathers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay expects Andrew Luck to be his old self next season.
If trading the third overall pick or adding two of the best offensive linemen in this year's NFL draft wasn't enough to convince doubters, perhaps the acknowledgment that the Colts turned down trade inquiries for Luck will.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Ballard stuck to the basics on draft weekend.
The Indianapolis Colts general manager started up front and worked his way back.
Along the way, Ballard found more protection for injured quarterback Andrew Luck, new and perhaps better pieces to fit the Colts' revamped defense and finally some skill players to lower the burden on Luck.
The question remains — will it be enough to get the Colts back on track?
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As former Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Chris Ballard attended Edwin Jackson's funeral in Atlanta on Monday, team owner Jim Irsay announced he was donating $25,000 to establish the Edwin Jackson Memorial Scholarship in memory of the former linebacker.
Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, were both killed in a traffic accident Feb. 4.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is betting big on Andrew Luck's health.
He's hoping some head coaching candidates follow his lead.
One day after firing Chuck Pagano, Irsay and general manager Chris Ballard laid out their plan to search for a successor and Irsay wasted no time making his strongest selling point — Luck's likely return in 2018.
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Vance Joseph is still the head coach in Denver. Plenty members of his staff, though, are looking for new jobs.
Among those who won't be back in 2018 with the Broncos are special teams coach Brock Olivo, running backs coach Eric Studesville, wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert and O-line coach Jeff Davidson.
Also, outside linebackers coach Fred Pagac's contract isn't being renewed.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First, Chuck Pagano lost Andrew Luck.
Then the Indianapolis Colts started losing games.
And now it has cost him a job.
Six years after convincing Jim Irsay he could lead the Colts to a Super Bowl, and two years after convincing the team owner to give him a surprise contract extension, Pagano was fired Sunday less than two hours after the Colts' beat Houston 22-13 in their season finale.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts intend to stick to the long-term plan.
Even if it means going into the regular season without Andrew Luck.
While they believe their biggest investment will be completely healthy eventually and that Luck provides their best chance to win now and into the future, they're not going to rush Luck back.
And they're not looking for a quick fix after a demoralizing 24-10 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
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OPEN CAMP: July 29, Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, Indianapolis.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have hired former Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson as a senior personnel executive.
Grigson was with Indianapolis from 2012-16, and helped the Colts win two AFC South titles and make the playoffs three times. He was named the NFL's top executive in 2012 by Sporting News.
Colts owner Jim Irsay fired him in January.
With the Browns, Grigson will report to Andrew Berry, the team's vice president of player personnel. Berry worked with Grigson in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last fall, Peyton Manning returned to Indianapolis for a Super Bowl reunion. In October, he's coming back for some personal honors.
Team owner Jim Irsay announced Tuesday that the Colts will unveil a statue of Manning outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 7. One day later, the Colts will honor the biggest star of their Indy era by retiring the familiar No. 18 and inducting Manning into the team's ring of honor during a game against the San Francisco 49ers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Irsay is embarking on a balancing act.
Of course, the Indianapolis Colts team owner expects to win and win now. It's his natural mindset.
He also understands Andrew Luck needs time to recover from offseason shoulder surgery; new general manager Chris Ballard needs time to build a supporting cast capable of turning the Colts into an annual Super Bowl contender; and that this grand plan will require time to implement.
DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee says he and team owner Jim Irsay are nearly doubling the reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing of two northern Indiana girls.
McAfee and Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter appear in a video posted on McAfee's Twitter account Wednesday in which they appealed to the public for tips and said the reward fund was being raised by $97,000, to $200,000.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee says he is retiring.
The 29-year-old two-time Pro Bowl pick made the announcement in a statement on Twitter, thanking fans for their support over the last seven seasons.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Ballard understands his next mission.
Eight-win seasons won't satisfy Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, and fans won't put up with more excuses for missing the playoffs.
So less than 24 hours after being hired as the Colts general manager, Ballard arrived in town Monday with a vision for how he intends to move forward.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is turning to another first-time general manager to get his franchise back on track.
Eight days after firing Ryan Grigson and conducting a week of interviews, Irsay hired former Kansas City Chiefs executive Chris Ballard.
The announcement came Sunday on the team's website.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Grigson spent everything he could to bring another Super Bowl title to Indianapolis.
He paid a heavy price for coming up short.
On Saturday, Colts owner Jim Irsay fired his general manager after five up-and-down years that ended with Indy missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1997-98.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has undergone surgery on the right shoulder that's bothered him the past two seasons.
Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Thursday on Twitter that Luck was recovering from successful outpatient surgery. Irsay says Luck will be ready for the 2017 season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Pagano insists he's still right the coach for the Indianapolis Colts.
All he can do is wait to see if team owner Jim Irsay agrees.
Less than 24 hours after barely avoiding his first losing season as Indy's coach, Pagano met with his team and reporters before taking his case directly to Irsay.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't saying whether he's optimistic that San Diego and Oakland can keep their teams, while Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay considers both franchises all but gone.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Terricka Cromartie believes the Indianapolis Colts cut her husband, Antonio, because of his national anthem protest.
On Thursday, she took her claims public on Instagram and noted earlier comments from team owner Jim Irsay as confirming it. Irsay called the protests not "a positive thing."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Chicago Bears sure know how to put a destroy Indianapolis' big days.
Eight years ago, they dominated the Colts on Lucas Oil Stadium's opening night. Four years ago, they ruined Andrew Luck's NFL debut. Another win Sunday at Indianapolis could produce an even more devastating blow to the Colts' plan — and they know it.
"We are going to keep working to try to dig ourselves out of this hole, that's all you can do," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said.
DENVER (AP) — Von Miller has been chasing Andrew Luck around since the summer. He gets the chance to catch him on Sunday.
The stars are playing under new, standard-setting deals that were as jaw dropping as they were bar raising.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Andrew Luck didn't need to see the film of Cam Newton getting clobbered to realize Denver's defense can put a serious hurt on the quarterback.
Luck led the Colts to a big win over the Broncos last year but ended up in the hospital afterward with a lacerated kidney and torn abdominal muscle that sidelined him for the final two months of the season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay mapped out his expectations for the 2016 season Tuesday.
He believes the offense will have to hold its own until the defense gets healthy. He expects franchise quarterback Andrew Luck to take fewer hits. And, of course, he thinks Indy should still be playing after Jan. 1.
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.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will have to wait at least another week before making his preseason debut.
Team owner Jim Irsay announced on Twitter that Luck will not play against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night. Irsay called it a long preseason and said to expect Luck to start when the Colts play their following two preseason games at home.
Indianapolis hosts Baltimore on Aug. 20 and Philadelphia the following week.
Jim Irsay spent 11 months trying to keep the Indianapolis Colts' offensive cornerstones in place.
Last summer, the team owner rewarded left tackle Anthony Castonzo and receiver T.Y. Hilton with lucrative contract extensions. Just before the start of free agency, he made an irresistible offer to tight end Dwayne Allen. Then last month, he made Andrew Luck the NFL's highest-paid player.
Now comes hard part — making sure the offensive line holds up.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame coaches John Madden and Marv Levy are among the presenters chosen to welcome the eight-person Class of 2016 at the induction ceremonies on Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio.
Madden will speak on behalf of the late quarterback Ken Stabler, who played for Madden with the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s. The quarterback died in 2015 at the age of 69.
Levy will be the presenter for offensive lineman Dick Stanfel, who died last year at...