MONDAY, June 18th, 12:20 p.m.
Former Colts defensive end Chukie Nwokorie, who spent four years in Indianapolis, is entering his second season in the Arena Football League. But he looks back on his years as a Colt with great pride and appreciation. "It was a great honor, and I will forever love them for giving me a chance," Nwokorie said in this feature article at jconline.com. "Coach (Jim) Mora saw something in me that even I didn't know. To think back to when I was in high school and college, to think I would play in the NFL was not something I planned on doing."
Former Colts running back Dominic Rhodes says the Raiders offense fits him "perfectly" in this courierpress.com feature article.
Mike Doss, who headed to Minnesota via free agency during the offseason, says his knee feels strong and recently intercepted a pass in a practice. But he really enjoyed his return to Indy to be with his old teammates when they received their Super Bowl rings. "The way they brought them out was nice," Doss said in this article at cantonrep.com. "They brought these platters out with boxes on them, and every player's name was on a box. You knew what was inside the box, but it was like opening a Christmas or birthday present. You already knew what it was, but the anticipation of seeing it was building."
Remember former Colts offensive lineman Zefross Moss? He'll be joining a number of other former NFL players, including Colts defensive back Chris Goode, for The Leather Helmet Football Camp on June 23rd in Hazlewood, Alabama. For more details, click this link to decaturdaily.com and look under the football section of the page.
FRIDAY, June 15th, 12:16 p.m.
Former Colts Jason David, Mike Doss and Dominic Rhodes will be joined by Colts safety Bob Sanders and defensive tackle Daryl Reid in southern California for a two-day football camp that David has organized. Read more about it here.
WEDNESDAY, June 13th, 5:30 p.m.
Tonight the Colts will attend a ceremony during which they will finally receive their Super Bowl rings. Click here to read more.
The Associated Press reported that a grand jury will decide today whether or not to indict former Colts safety Dexter Reid on drug charges. For a full report and background on his offense click here.
According to the Indianapolis Star the Colts have taken a new interest in veteran running back James Mungro. Mungro missed the 2006 season due to a torn ACL and then became an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He reportedly went through a full workout on Tuesday at the Colts' facilities.
Former Colts QB Jack Trudeau pleaded innocent on Tuesday to the felony charges of obstruction of justice. For a full update check out this AP article.
MONDAY, June 11th, 9:03 p.m.
Rookie Tackle Tony Ugoh came into minicamp not sure of how veteran Tarik Glenn would react to his presence, but Glenn is looking to pass on the Colts Way. Read more about it here.
First round draft pick Anthony Gonzalez finally has the opportunity to work with his new teammates. Find out how he's found himself back in school and his new teammates' reactions to him in this article from the Tribune Star.
SUNDAY, June 10th, 10:50 p.m.
RB Joseph Addia answers the questions
surrounding the loss of Dominic Rhodes and what that means for the Colts' running game next season.
On September 6th, Indianapolis will be the center of the footabll nation as the Colts and Saints open up the 2007 football season. Read about the NFL's plans for the big day in this article.
Charlie Johnson succeeded in doing what many thought impossible...he flew so far under the radar that even his star QB Peyton Manning didn't realize he was in the game. Read all about it and why the IndyStar's Bob Kravitz believes Johnson should be listed as a "Colts Hero".
THURSDAY, June 7th, 8:00 p.m.
QB Peyton Manning broke his normal routine at the Colts' minicamp to work with some new faces. Read more about it in this AP article.
Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star examines the ever-present revolving door at the linebacker position for the Indianapolis Colts in his article at IndyStar.com.
MONDAY, June 4th, 10:32 p.m.
Former Colts QB Jack Trudeau has now been charged with a felony charge of obstructing justice. Read more about it in this AP article.
Randy Hill at FOXSPorts.com lists the Colts as one of the teams he thinks had a pretty smooth offseason. "All they lost was running back Dominic Rhodes and a measure of manly cred when Peyton Manning checked in as co-host of Saturday Night Live," he says. Check out his article here.
A group of Colts visited Randolph Air Force Base on June 1st as part of an ongoing effort to support the Air Force's recruiting and community awareness programs. "It's just an honor to be affiliated with such a great organization like the Indianapolis Colts but also with the Air Force and what they do for our country," said Colts long snapper Justin Snow. Read more about there visit here.
Peter King at SI.com says the Colts and the Saints are his favorites to play in the next Super Bowl. "The first game of the 2007 campaign shall also be the last game. Five months after they open the season in the RCA Dome, Indianapolis and New Orleans will play the highest-scoring game in the history of the Super Bowl." Read more here. Oh, and before you get too excited, he picked Dallas and New England to play in the big game last year.
FRIDAY, June 1st, 7:45 p.m.
It has been a slow news week, but we finally have some interesting information to share.
Michael Harmon at FoxSports puts the Colts' Adam Vinatieri at the top of the list of NFL kickers in this fantasy football feature. "Vinatieri registered his 11th consecutive 100-point season in 2006 in his first year with the Colts, and naturally added another Super Bowl ring," Harmon says. "He successfully converted 25-of-28 field goals (89.3 percent) and piled up the PATs."
Terry McCormick at NashvilleCityPaper.com put together a nice feature on former Colts TE Ben Hartsock who speculated on why things didn't work out for him in Indy. "I guess they just decided that the type of player that I was wasn't going to suit the type of system that they were," Hartsock said. :They tend to use a smaller tight end, and obviously they're sending a lot of guys down the field, and that's not the thing that I do best. ...I think their heaviest guy is only about 240 pounds and I'm about 270."
Just in case you missed it, Mike Chappell at the IndyStar.com pointed out this week that only 11 players remain from his original Colts team in 2002. And linebacker Rob Morris is the only defensive player that predates Dungy's arrival in Indy.
SUNDAY, May 27th, 2:55 p.m.
A report at boston.com says that Bob Sanders has the option to void the final two years of his contract after this season and become an unrestricted free agent. Sanders will earn a salary of $510,000 this year, and is scheduled to earn $545,000 in the final two years of his contract. If he can stay healthy this year, he should command a huge contract on the open market.
SATURDAY, May 26th, 6:46 p.m.
Tyjuan Hagler was presented with the key to the city of Kankakee, Illinois--his hometown--as the town honored their local hero. You can read about it through this link to cincypost.com along with some of his thoughts on the Super Bowl and competing for a starting job this year.
If you haven't read the feature on running back DeDe Dorsey yet, be sure to take a look at it over at Colts.com.
FRIDAY, May 25th, 2:38 p.m.
Tom James at TribStar.com has a feature article up on new Colts QB John Navarre and more details on rookie WR Anthony Gonzalez' Thursday summer school workout. In the article, Navarre references why the Colts were such a good fit. "I talked to a few teams, but Indianapolis asked me to come for a workout. They liked me a lot and I liked the situation here. Obviously coming off the Super Bowl, they've got a great program. A winning program. They know what they're doing. And it's a system that I really think I can do well in," he said.
Former Colts safety Mike Doss is bouncing back quickly from his 2006 season ACL tear. "He's moving around very, very well, and I'm optimistic that he'll be 100 percent by the time we get to training camp," says Vikings defensive coordinator and former Colts assistant Leslie Frazier. Read more about Doss at TwinCities.com.
Did you know? Colts WR Marvin Harrison was selected 18 picks after the Jets selected Keyshawn Johnson in the 1996 NFL Draft. Do you think the Jets have kicked themselves a few times for that decision?
FRIDAY, May 25th, 1:04 p.m.
Sunday, May 27th will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of former Colts running back Craig "Ironhead" Heyward. He passed away at the young age of 39 after a very tough battle with a chordoma tumor at the base of his brain. A first-round pick by the Saints in the 1988 NFL Draft, Heyward also played for the Bears, Falcons and Rams prior to the discovery of the tumor during his first season in Indy back in 1998. Heyward played in 149 pro games, scored 30 TDs and averaged 4.2-yards per run during his career.
Rookie WR Anthony Gonzalez took part in his first summer school workout on Thursday according to Mike Chappell at IndyStar.com. Mike also takes a look at the Colts' big decision that is looming regarding who could step in to give Joseph Addai maybe 10-12 less carries a game to keep him fresh at the end of the year.
Matt Schauf over at ProFantasySports.com points out that the loss of Jason David and Nick Harper might not be all that big of a deal. Click this link and go to the bottom of his article under the subtitle "In Position" where he mentions that last year the Colts allowed the third-highest completion rate in the league. And the year before that they allowed the third-highest rate. That might be just as much a matter of the style of defense Indy plays where they strive to keep the receivers in front of them, but he offers up some interesting points.
THURSDAY, May 24th, 7:02 p.m.
Gary Brackett will have his No. 32 jersey retired at a ceremony at Glassboro High School and he'll tour the locker room facility that was upgraded in part by a donation that he made and that was matched by the NFL to contribute $5,000 to the effort.
Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune pointed out in a column on WR Keyshawn Johnson that "Johnson earned three Pro Bowl berths and averaged 13 yards per reception, but he registered only 10 catches of at least 40 yards in 167 games. In contrast, Marvin Harrison of the Colts has turned in 40 catches of 40 yards or more during the same period."
THURSDAY, May 24th, 7:58 a.m.
Former defensive back Jason David says the playbook in New Orleans is a lot different from what Indianapolis ran, so he is trying to get up to speed on the terminology the Saints use. You can read the article at SunHerald.com through this link.
Another former Colt, punter Chris Gardocki, has been released by the Steelers. Gardocki holds the NFL record of 1,177 career punts without having one blocked. But the Steelers used their fourth-round draft pick this year to pick up Daniel Sepulveda out of Baylor after Gardocki's average dropped to 41.3 yards per punt last year, one of the lowest in the league.
THURSDAY, May 24th, 7:48 a.m.
According to published reports, New Colts RB Kenton Keith has been ordered by a judge to stand trial for an aggravated assault charge in Canada. The former Saskatchewan Roughriders player is accused of assaulting a bouncer at a nightclub last July. His trial date has not yet been set.
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