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Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ballard (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Colts.com reports.
Impact: Ballard tore his Achilles during a late-July practice, forcing him out for a second consecutive season following last year's Week 2 ACL tear. With Ballard out of the fold, Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw will carry the bulk of the Colts' backfield duties.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Havili has been placed on the PUP list with an undisclosed injury, ESPN reports.
Impact: Havili did not practice during the preseason and it's not clear when he'll be able to return. He'll miss at least the first six weeks due to the PUP designation. Mario Harvey will begin the season as Indy's only fullback, although he may not play the position much since the Colts frequently use tight end Dwayne Allen in the fullback role.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sims was released by the Colts.
Impact: It's somewhat surprising he was cut given the lack of depth in Indy's secondary.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hilton had one reception for five yards in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Impact: Hilton missed the last preseason game as a healthy scratch. He's had some minor nicks in training camp, but looks set for the regular season.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Herron had eight carries for 68 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Impact: Herron has had a strong preseason (104 yards rushing on 18 carries in three games, plus 53 yards receiving) and should begin the season as the No. 3 running back. With Trent Richardson struggling in the preseason and Ahmad Bradshaw returning from a neck injury, it's possible Herron could be a factor at some point this season.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tipton had eight carries for 33 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Impact: Tipton has put himself in position to win a roster spot as a fourth running back if the Colts keep that many. If he stays on the roster, he's a name to remember with Ahmad Bradshaw returning from a neck injury.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kerr had five total tackles and a sack in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Impact: The undrafted free agent from Delaware has made a strong impression in training camp and looks set to win a roster spot as a reserve defensive lineman.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fleener had two receptions for 31 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown, in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Impact: It was encouraging to see Fleener involved in a big play as his speed and ability to stretch the field can be a weapon for the Colts. However, it's not clear if he'll get as many balls thrown his way as last year with the return of Dwayne Allen and Reggie Wayne from injury and both looking sharp in Saturday's game as well.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freeman (thumb) missed Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: It's likely a minor injury as Freeman was held out of the first preseason game as a healthy scratch.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Allen had three receptions for 15 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Impact: Allen looks healthy and was involved in the offense early, which are positive signs that he'll be a good part of the game plan in the offense. However, he'll likely split targets at tight end with Coby Fleener, plus the Colts begin the season with a glut of wideouts.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Luck was 10-of-18 passing for 103 yards with a touchdown and interception in Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans.
Impact: It wasn't a great outing from Luck as he had several overthrows and a surprising interception on a poorly thrown ball. Most of Luck's errors were unforced, so there's no reason to read too much into his performance. He'll likely skip the final preseason game and be ready for Week 1.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Toler left Saturday's preseason loss to New Orleans due to a sore knee, the team's offical web site reports.
Impact: His injury was described as minor, but any injury is a worry with Toler as he missed nine games last season due to a groin injury and has never played 16 games in his career. His health is a key to a defense that is short on depth after the departure of Antoine Bethea and Cassius Vaughn in free agency.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Butler injured his ankle Saturday against the Saints, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.
Impact: Coach Chuck Pagano stated that Butler will be examined after the game, but because there's apparently no need for an X-ray, the ailment likely isn't too severe. Nevertheless, consider Butler day-to-day, as he fights for cornerback reps in the Colts' defensive backfield.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Making his 2014 preseason debut, Bradshaw (neck) had three carries for two yards and one reception for 11 yards in Saturday's exhibition contest against the Saints.
Impact: Trent Richardson handled most of the first-team work, but Bradshaw was also mixed in. Neither player had much success on the ground, which could be a theme this season for a team with major questions on the offensive line. While he can't be counted on to stay healthy, Bradshaw is the clear No. 2 running back behind a starter with plenty to prove.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richardson had 17 yards on six carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Saints. He was not targeted as a receiver.
Impact: Richardson's first two carries went for a combined 13 yards, but he didn't do much the rest of the game. Ahmad Bradshaw also got a bit of work with the first-team offense, finishing with two yards on three carries and 11 yards on one reception. Though the Colts kept their first-team offense in through the beginning of the third quarter, there weren't many touches to go around in a game that saw the Saints dominate possession in the first half. Despite his continued struggles, Richardson seems to be secure in his starting role, and may even have a decent leash to work with. However, if Bradshaw looks like the better player once the games count, the Colts may have to re-evaluate.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wayne (knee) had no catches on one target in Saturday's preseason game against the Saints. He had two receptions that were overturned by penalties.
Impact: The stats are unimportant, as the goal was merely for Wayne to make his 2014 preseason debut. He appears to have made it through the game without aggravating his knee injury, and thus remains on track to play in Week 1. While his recovery from a torn ACL has gone well, the 35-year-old Wayne will return to an offense that offers far more competition for Andrew Luck's attention than the one he played in last season. Hakeem Nicks was signed in the offseason, and TE Dwayne Allen is back from a major hip injury. .
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Wayne will make his preseason debut Saturday night against New Orleans.
Impact: The six-time Pro Bowler has not played since tearing the ACL in his right knee in mid-October against Denver. He had made it clear he wanted to see some action before the season-opener Sept. 7 against the Broncos. Wayne is still likely to see very limited action against New Orleans, his hometown team.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howell's neck injury is not career ending, but it's not clear when he may be able to play, ESPN reports.
Impact: Howell aggravated a neck injury last week that prematurely ended his season last year. He's visiting with a specialist and a next course of action is being decided. With Howell's injury, the starting strong safety job is now in flux, with Sergio Brown, Mike Adams and Colt Anderson in competition for the assignment.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fluellen has been acquired by the Colts, the Eagles' official site reports.
Impact: Previous reports indicated that Fluellen was waived by the Eagles, but evidently he was sent to the Colts in deal for kicker Cody Parkey. Fluellen will thus try to stick with the Colts as a depth running back.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mathis (suspension) is unlikely to play in the preseason, ESPN reports.
Impact: The Colts had left the door open for him to play in the preseason earlier, but decided it wasn't worth the injury risk. Mathis will miss the first four games of the season due to a NFL suspension for taking a performance-enhancing substance. He is eligible to play in the preseason, however.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Adams may be the leading candidate to start at strong safety with Delano Howell's status for the regular season in doubt due to neck injury, ESPN reports.
Impact: Adams is competing with Sergio Brown and Colt Anderson for the starting job, but Adams has the most experience with 73 career starts at safety. It's also possible the Colts could acquire a veteran late in training camp to add to the mix.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fluellen has been released by the Eagles, csnphilly.com reports.
Impact: Fluellen is the odd man out after the Eagles acquired fellow running back Kenjon Barner from the Panthers on Tuesday to join a the team's depth running back mix along with Chris Polk, Matthew Tucker and Henry Josey.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Howell is seeing another specialist to determine the extent of his neck injury, and general manager Ryan Grigson says he hopes to know more before the end of this week.
Impact: Howell entered training camp as the front runner to start opposite LaRon Landry in the secondary. But Howell has missed almost two weeks of practice.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wayne (knee) is considered a game-time decision to play in Saturday's third preseason game, Colts.com reports.
Impact: Wayne has sat out Indianapolis' first pair of preseason games to rest his surgically-repaired knee. However, with Tuesday marking the veteran's first practice in full pads, he could feature Saturday to gain game experience before the regular season. Expect Wayne's status to be updated as kickoff approaches Saturday.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howell is visiting a specialist to determine the severity of his neck injury, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: Howell aggravated a neck injury last week that prematurely ended his season last year. His visit to a specialist appears ominous and his status for the start of the regular season is likely in doubt.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradshaw (neck) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Saints, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: Bradshaw has missed the Colts' opening two exhibition outings following last year's neck surgery. Given the running back's injury history, he's thus far had mixed practice days with rest periods throughout the preseason. However, with Saturday marking the typically most important third tuneup contest, he's expected to suit up and play second-string to starter Trent Richardson.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Colts have signed Karim, The Sports Xchange reports.
Impact: With Karim, who recorded 12 carries for 51 yards in seven games with the Texans last season, now joining the team's depth RB/return mix, the team waived fellow running back Davin Megget.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton sitting out Saturday's preseason game, Moncrief started opposite Hakeem Nicks and had one reception for nine yards.
Impact: Although he didn't do much in the game, Moncrief still appears ahead of Griff Whalen and Da'Rick Rogers for the fourth receiver role given he got the start and has been said to have had an outstanding training camp so far.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rogers had one reception for a 14-yard touchdown in Saturday's preseason loss to the Giants.
Impact: Rogers remains in the mix for the fourth wide receiver role with Donte Moncrief and Griff Whalen. He's looked good in two preseason games despite some reports he's had a mediocre training camp, so the fourth receiver battle may not play out until late in training camp.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Whalen have five receptions for 32 yards, including a five-yard touchdown, in Saturday's preseason loss to the Giants.
Impact: Whalen is battling Donte Moncrief and Da'Rick Rogers four the fourth receiver role. He was seen behind those two, but looked good Saturday and got time with the first-team offense, including when he made his touchdown catch. It looks like the fourth receiver role may not be settled until late in camp.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howell (neck) did not play in Saturday's preseason game, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: With Howell aggravating a neck injury that prematurely ended his season last year, starting strong safety job is now flux with Sergio Brown, Mike Adams and Colt Anderson also in competition for the assignment.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Freeman was a healthy scratch in Saturday's preseason game, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: He may play sparingly in the preseason, but there are no injury worries.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mewhort missed Saturday's preseason game due to a right knee injury, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: It's not thought to be a serious injury and the move was seen as precautionary, but any injury to Mewhort could be a severe blow to a weak interior offensive line.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hilton did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, Paul Schwartz of the NY Post reports.
Impact: There's no indication that Hilton is injured, as he's believed to just be a healthy scratch. Hakeem Nicks turned in a huge game with both Hilton and Reggie Wayne (knee) sidelined, adding to the questions about how the playing time will be divided at wide receiver. All three figure to have significant roles in the offense, with Hilton and Wayne currently expected to draw most of the snaps in two-wide formations. Nicks has the talent to be an every-down player, but the same can be said of both Hilton and Wayne. It's entirely possible that the Colts will use a rotation, and like most teams, they figure to use plenty of three-wide sets.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nicks caught five passes for 53 yards on five targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Impact: Nicks had extra motivation facing his former team, and there wasn't a ton of competition for targets with both T.Y. Hilton and Reggie Wayne (knee) resting. It was still an encouraging performance, as Nicks also had a 36-yard gain wiped out by a taunting penalty. His minor injury doesn't look like a major concern, but he'll still have plenty of competition for Andrew Luck's attention once the regular-season begins. If he continues to impress, Nicks may have a shot to usurp Hilton as the starting receiver opposite Wayne in two-wide formations.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bradshaw (neck) did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, Newsday's Tom Rock reports.
Impact: Bradshaw seems to be on track to play before the end of the preseason, as he's expected to open the year as Trent Richardson's top backup. Given Richardson's track record and continued struggles this preseason, Bradshaw may have the chance to seize a major role in the offense.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richardson gained 21 yards on nine carries and four yards on one reception in Saturday's preseason game against the GIants.
Impact: A recent report indicated that Richardson has looked good in training camp, but it's just been more of the same through two preseason games. While part of the blame lies with the offensive line, Richardson still needs to make more happen on his own. Despite his continued struggles, Richardson appears safe in his role as the starter. Ahmad Bradshaw seems to be on track to play before the end of the preseason, but he didn't suit up for Saturday's game.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Howell re-aggravated the neck injury he suffered last season, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: It's thought he'll be ready for the regular season, but the starting strong safety job is now flux with Sergio Brown, Mike Adams and Colt Anderson also in competition for the assignment.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richardson has made a strong impression in training camp by showing more decisiveness than he did last season, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: This report is largely just the opinion of one beat writer, but generally the Colts have been happy with Richardson's performance in practice. However, we'll need to see how that translates into games. With Vick Ballard out for the season with a knee injury and Ahmad Bradshaw returning from neck surgery, the Colts need Richardson to emerge as a workhorse back and it looks like he'll initially get a chance to show that he can be a big part of the offense.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Toler, who had offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia, was seen as having a strong training camp and looked fully healthy, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: Toler will start opposite Vontae Davis. He missed nine games last season due to the groin injury and has never played 16 games in his career, so he's a big injury risk in Indy's secondary.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Thomas was placed on injured reserve after tearing his right quadriceps again.
Impact: Thomas will miss the entire season after being limited to two games last year after initially tearing the quad. He started seven games in 2012 for New England and has made 23 starts in 45 career games.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Holmes went down on the first series with an apparent ankle injury
Impact: He was scheduled for an MRI on Friday, but there was no immediate update from the team.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | STATS
News: John left Thursday's game with a lower right leg injury.
Impact: He was scheduled for an MRI on Friday, but there was no immediate update from the team.