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Golden Tate interested in Titans, Colts, Rams

The veteran receiver wants to play in 2021 and has some specific destinations in mind. 

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Colts News: Buckner settling into leadership role in year two

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Kylen Granson, Mike Strachan Made Strong Early Impressions On Colts | 93.5 & 107.5 The Fan
INDIANAPOLIS – In an offseason where the Colts didn’t make any substantial additions at wide receiver or tight end, a pair of Day 3 draft picks are in an interesting position.

Normally, expecting rookies chosen on the final day of the draft to impact right away isn’t smart.

Colts Expected To Hand Out Two, Maybe Three, Contract Extensions | 93.5 &...

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Can Mo Alie-Cox emerge as the Colts’ first-string tight end this season?

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The Colts have been in search for a big-play, explosive tight end since the departure of Eric Ebron a few seasons ago. Many believe rookie fourth-round pick Kylen Granson could be the solution to that problem.

But expecting any rookie — especially one as important as a tight end in Frank Reich’s offense — to come in and make an immediate impact, is a lot to ask of Granson. In my mind, shouldering most of the load on a rookie tight...

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Projecting Colts 2022 Salary Cap post-2021 extensions

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Managing an NFL roster and being responsible with the available salary cap is challenging. Imagine inheriting a franchise with very little capital, one of the oldest rosters in the league, and immediately moving in new directions schematically on both sides of the football. With a desire to cultivate a new locker room culture from the ground up, draft picks become incredibly important. After all, there is intense pressure to field a competitive...

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What can a healthy Parris Campbell bring to the Colts’ offense in 2021?

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Carson Wentz will have a plethora of weapons to work with this season, but one of the guys which many people and fans will have their eyes on is wideout Parris Campbell.

The third-year wide receiver, when healthy, has had a few different instances where his track-like speed and big-play YAC abilities have been on display during games. Now that he’s 100% healthy, what are some realistic expectations for him going into the 2021 season?

Without question, the...

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Why Colts’ running back Nyheim Hines deserves a contract extension

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Colts’ fourth-year running back Nyheim Hine is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Since coming into the league in 2018, the speedy back and former fourth-round pick has played a pivotal role in the offense each season, with his number of carries and catches progressing each year.

Let’s look a few different stats throughout Hines’ career thus far. In three seasons, Hines has a total of 893 rushing while averaging 4.0 YPC, according to...

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Top 3 underrated players on the Colts’ offense

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From an offensive standpoint, the Colts have quite a bit of talent. There are several players who, in my opinion, are vastly underrated given their level of production throughout their time with Indy. They rank as follows:

Zach Pascal, WR

I wrote an entire piece over Pascal’s level of production and what he’s meant to the offense. The numbers don’t lie, as Pascal has been one of the Colts’ most productive and consistent, go-to targets during the...

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Pro Football Focus names Carson Wentz as Colts worst contract

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Since Chris Ballard arrived in Indianapolis in 2017, the Colts have undergone a drastic shift in philosophy on the field, in the locker room, and managing the balance sheet. His predecessor Ryan Grigson came in with a win-now mentality, looking to capitalize on Andrew Luck’s rookie contract and ease the pain of moving on from Peyton Manning — who Colts fans adore to this day. Ballard preached patience and warned that buying culture...

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Colts’ RB Jonathan Taylor Named to PFF’s Top 25 Players Under the Age of 25 Entering 2021

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According to PFF’s Sam Monson, Indianapolis Colts second-year running back Jonathan Taylor is ranked among their top 25 players under the age of 25 years old at opening NFL kickoff (September 9th, 2021)—coming in ‘hot’ at the 22nd overall spot:

22. RB JONATHAN TAYLOR, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Once Jonathan Taylor got going for the Colts last season, it became obvious that he has the same ability at the NFL level as he did during his all-time...

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Colts’ Julian Blackmon rated number eight in USAToday Top 11 safety rankings

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In an article written by Doug Farrar of USAToday, — linked here — he ranked his Top 11 safeties in the league currently. Colts’ safety Julian Blackmon was ranked number eight on that list, putting him just ahead of Vikings’ safety Harrison Smith.

Blackmon started 14 games for Indy after former starting safety Malik Hooker went down early on in the season. The rising star, who was coming off an ACL injury, made his presence known...

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Colts News: Colts see shades of DeForest Buckner in rookie Kwity Paye

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Carson Wentz is enjoying his transition to Indianapolis on and off the field - Sports Illustrated
The Colts' new quarterback is learning a familiar (though not identical) offense, for a coach who is stressing just being himself. Plus, how Jim Nagy is helping more ex-players break into scouting, top...

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Carson Wentz sees 'something special brewing' with Colts

Wentz was traded to the Colts this offseason after a disastrous 2020 campaign with the Eagles. The 28-year-old was one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL last year, but that's not making him any less confident.

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Five possible trade scenarios for three-time Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz

With Ertz away from the team and no one expecting him to be on the roster Week 1, a deal is going to happen.

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Safety Malik Hooker hoping to take more visits as training camp approaches

Free agent safety Malik Hooker has taken visits with the Cowboys, Dolphins, and Steelers this offseason, but he is still looking for a new home.

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Colts News: Tyquan Lewis needs a big year as an important piece of the defense

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Roster Reset: Blankenship faces another kicking competition | Sports | heraldbulletin.com
Rodrigo Blankenship had big shoes to fill last season.

Roster Reset: Hilton will be asked to lead young receiver corps | Sports | heraldbulletin.com
There’s a lot of promise with the Indianapolis Colts wide receiver corps entering the 2021 season. There’s not a lot of production.

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Top 3 underrated players on the Colts’ defense

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The Colts’ defense is one of the youngest in the entire NFL. Even though the defense is one of the NFL’s best, there are still some underrated players that don’t get the national recognition they so rightfully deserve.

Here are, in my opinion, the three most underrated players given their importance to the defenses success not just this season, but for seasons to come.

1. Kenny Moore, CB

I couldn’t make this kind of list and not include one of the...

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Frank Reich’s confidence in Carson Wentz speaks volumes towards QBs capabilities for 2021 season

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The Colts and head coach Frank Reich are hoping to help Carson Wentz turn his career around in Indy. But how much pressure is on the quarterback, and how much is on Reich as the team’s play-caller?

In an interview with 1070 The Fan’s Kevin Bowen (linked here), Reich talked about his reactions to the big-armed quarterback being available after the end of the 2020 season.

“I just remember the discussion, at one point, me saying, ‘Hey, Chris,...

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AFC South Skill Position Rankings: Wide Receiver

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The drought is upon us. We have reached the point in the year when the NFL news cycle grinds to a painfully dull trickle and we are left in the pitiable situation in which we wait excitedly for training camp. It will get so bad that we’ll long for a preseason game before it is all said and done.

So, in the interest of feeding my appetite for football, I decided to take a look at the skill positions around the AFC South heading into the 2021 NFL...

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Report: Colts “making progress” towards contract extensions for Darius Leonard and Braden Smith

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Per The Athletic’s Zak Keefer, “Colts continue to make progress on extensions for two players, Darius Leonard and Braden Smith.” Keefer also added that Colts owner Jim Irsay said to him Wednesday that, “finding that sweet spot that’s fair to both sides,” and that the goal is to have both deals done before Week 1.

Colts continue to make progress on extensions for two key players, Darius Leonard and Braden Smith, but still details to work...

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Colts News: Safety duo Khari Willis and Julian Blackmon primed for big season

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Colts think Khari Willis, Julian Blackmon might be special at safety
With back-to-back mid-round picks, the Colts might have set themselves up with a perfect complementary tandem at safety.

Rock Ya-Sin Will Have To Earn Playing Time In Colts Nickel Package | 93.5 & 107.5 The Fan
INDIANAPOLIS – It’s a far cry from Rock Ya-Sin’s rookie season, when he played the most snaps of any Colts defender.

Colts Love Safety Duo Julian Blackmon, Khari Willis |...

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