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Stampede Blue Aug 13, 2016

Andrew Luck, Frank Gore, and Robert Mathis among 13 players not in uniform for Colts tonight vs. Bills

The Indianapolis Colts will make their preseason debut tonight against the Buffalo Bills at 7:00 p.m., but 13 players won’t be participating. The inactive list doesn’t exist for preseason games, but there are 13 Colts players who are not in uniform for tonight’s game: Marcus Leak, WR Andrew Luck, QB Frank Gore, RB Clayton Geathers, S Winston Guy, S D’Joun Smith, CB Jalil Brown, CB Tevin Mitchel, CB Hugh Thornton, OL Kendall Langford, DL Henry Anderson, DL Art Jones, DL Robert Mathis, OLB There aren’t too many surprises on this list, as eight of these players were ruled out by...
Stampede Blue Aug 13, 2016

Andrew Luck will not play tonight in Colts’ preseason opener vs. Bills

It was expected that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck would make his first start for the team since November 2015, but instead we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. Though Luck was expected to play all along, Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted this afternoon that Colts fans should expect Luck to make his first start when the team returns home next week instead of tonight against the Buffalo Bills on the road. Colts Fans; it's a long Pre-Season and 2 Home Games are coming in the next 2 Weeks..Look for #12 to make 1st Start then instead of tonight.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 13,...
Cardinals Gab Aug 4, 2016

Cardinals Come to Terms with Free Agent CB Alan Ball

The Cardinals added some cornerback depth on Thursday, as the team came to terms with 31-year-old free agent Alan Ball on a deal following a workout with the team. Ball recorded 20 tackles and five pass breakups for the Chicago Bears in 2015 after he played his first five seasons in the NFL (2007-2011) with […]
Stampede Blue Jul 28, 2016

Colts’ Robert Mathis feeling “a whole lot better” this year

This year’s training camp is quite different for Robert Mathis than last year’s. A year ago, Mathis was recovering from a torn Achilles that caused him to miss camp and preseason. This year, he’s a full go and he’s healthy as he prepares for the 2016 season. “[I feel] a whole lot better. A whole lot better,” Mathis said today. “2013 this year, if you know what I’m saying.” We know what Mathis is saying. In 2013, Mathis had the best year of his career as led the NFL with 19.5 sacks, setting a new Colts single-season record while doing so. In addition, he added eight...
Stampede Blue Jul 28, 2016

NFL Network analysts think the Colts will be terrible in 2016

There’s a different feeling in the air at Anderson University this year than there was last year at this time. Last year at this time, the Colts were one of the most-talked about teams in football throughout training camp as a Super Bowl favorite. This year, however, the media attention has shifted to the other extreme as many people are picking them to finish third in the AFC South. The media hype is long gone for the Colts. That was evident on NFL Network yesterday, as Elliott Harrison and Heath Evans did a game-by-game prediction of the Colts 2016 schedule and had them finishing...
Stampede Blue Jul 28, 2016

Colts safety T.J. Green suffers strained calf, considered day-to-day

Yesterday, Colts rookie safety T.J. Green went out with an apparent injury, though after practice the team said it was just cramps. It turns out that wasn’t the case, however, as head coach Chuck Pagano said that Green had a “slight, mild” strained calf and is day-to-day. “Hopefully [he’ll] just miss a couple of days,” Pagano said. Also, inside linebacker Sio Moore had someone step on his toe yesterday and he is doubtful for practice today but should be back tomorrow. It seemed clear at practice yesterday that Green had more than just cramping. Very early in practice he was...
Stampede Blue Jul 28, 2016

Tyler Varga on decision to retire: “It wasn’t worth the risk”

When the Colts players reported to Anderson University for training camp on Tuesday, there was one player missing. Running back Tyler Varga didn’t show up for camp, and we soon found out that it was because he had decided to retire. Yesterday, he spoke with WTHR’s Bob Kravitz about that decision and how the serious concussion he suffered last year ultimately prompted his decision to hang it up. As he said, it wasn’t worth the risk for him. "In the end, you just have to weigh the risk versus reward, do a cost/benefit analysis, and I ultimately decided it wasn’t worth the risk," Varga...
Stampede Blue Jul 26, 2016

Colts 2016 player preview: Outside linebacker Robert Mathis

The Indianapolis Colts will report to training camp on July 26 (TODAY!) with their 90-man roster, which will be cut down to 53 players by the end of the preseason. To pass the time until camp, we’re taking a look at every player on the Colts’ 90-man roster. Today, we’re looking at outside linebacker Robert Mathis. Who is he? I think every Colts fan knows who Robert Mathis is, as he’s the longest-tenured player with the franchise, as well as their all-time leader in sacks with 118. Mathis is entering his 14th season in the NFL (all with the Colts) and has been very productive,...