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 Latest Colts Player Notes
Dec 11 2018 - Adam Vinatieri
  Kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 54-yard field goal on the second quarter's final play to tie Phil Dawson and John Kasey with 42 career field goals of 50 or more yards. Although known more for his clutch game-winning kicks in two Super Bowls for New England, Vinatieri tied Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison for ninth on the Colts list for games played at 190.


Dec 11 2018 - Clayton Geathers
  Safety Clayton Geathers had nine tackles in Sunday's win, including six solos.


Dec 11 2018 - Jabaal Sheard
  Defensive end Jabaal Sheard led the defensive line with six tackles, including four solos and two for losses.


Dec 11 2018 - Eric Ebron
  Eric Ebron set a franchise record for tight ends with his 12th TD reception, breaking the previous mark set by Dallas Clark in 2007. He has 13 scores overall, counting a scoring run. In four previous seasons with Detroit, Ebron had 11 TD receptions and one scoring rush.


Dec 11 2018 - Darius Leonard
  LB Darius Leonard padded his league-leading tackle total with 12 stops against Houston and had his seventh sack of the season as well as an impressive pass defense against Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.


Dec 11 2018 - T.Y. Hilton
  Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton continued his trend of monster games against the Texans with nine receptions for a season-high 199 yards. In 14 career starts against the Texans, Hilton has 76 receptions for 1,445 yards and nine TDs. "Like everybody says, this is my second home," the Floridian said of Houston.


Dec 11 2018 - Andrew Luck
  Quarterback Andrew Luck received the second-highest grade at his position by Pro Football Focus after completing 27 of 41 passes for 399 yards with two TDs and one interception (a tipped pass that should have been caught). The 399 yards are the third most in his seven-year career. He passed for a career-high 464 yards in a September loss to the Texans. Luck has had a passer rating better than 100 in six of his last seven starts.


Dec 11 2018 - Denico Autry
  Defensive tackle Denico Autry, who has had to overcome nagging injuries for more than half of the season, has been the Colts best pass rusher of late with five sacks in the past two games. He had two more on Sunday to boost his team-leading total to eight. Autry had 10.5 sacks in four seasons with Oakland. Signed by the Colts to a three-year, $17.8 million contract as a free agent, he's amassed his eight sacks this season in just nine games.


Dec 10 2018 - DeShawn Williams
  DT DeShawn Williams was signed by the Colts to the practice squad Monday (Dec. 10). He had been released by the Dolphins from the practice squad Dec. 4. Williams, 6-1, 295 pounds, spent time on the practice squads of the Dolphins and Denver Broncos this season. He spent most of the 2017 season on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. In 2016, Williams played in four games for the Bengals and tallied two tackles (one solo) and half a sack. As a rookie in 2015, he spent time on Cincinnati's active roster and practice squad but did not see game action. Williams was originally signed by the Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015.


Dec 9 2018 - Andrew Luck
  QB Andrew Luck threw for 399 yards and two touchdowns, one to Zach Pascal and another to Eric Ebron in the win over Houston. The Colts big plays victimized the Texans defense and were able to produce six pass plays of 20-plus yards and the biggest coming to T.Y. Hilton when he beat Texans safety Justin Reid for a 60-yard completion to get the Colts into scoring position.


Dec 9 2018 - T.Y. Hilton
  WR T.Y. Hilton had nine receptions for 199 yards to help the Colts sneak out a 24-21 win over the Texans ending Houston's nine-game win streak on Sunday at NRG Stadium.


Dec 7 2018 - Daurice Fountain
  WR Daurice Fountain was signed by the Colts from their practice squad Friday (Dec. 7). Fountain, 6-2, 210 pounds, has spent the entire season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in the team's 2018 offseason program and training camp before being waived during cuts to 53 players on Sept. 1. Fountain was selected by Indianapolis in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2018 draft.


Dec 7 2018 - Phillip Walker
  QB Phillip Walker was signed by the Colts to the practice squad Friday (Dec. 7). He had been released by the Colts from the practice squad Wednesday. Walker, 5-11, 216 pounds, has spent a majority of the season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in the team's 2018 offseason program and training camp before being waived on Sept. Walker signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 1. He spent the entire 2017 season on Indianapolis' practice squad. Walker was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017.


Dec 6 2018 - Je'Ron Hamm
  TE Je'Ron Hamm was placed on practice squad/injured by the Colts Thursday (Dec. 6).Hamm, 6-3, 236 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on Nov. 21. He participated in training camp with the Los Angeles Chargers before being waived during cuts to 53 players on Sept. 1. Hamm was claimed by the Chargers off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 13 after spending part of training camp with the Seahawks. In 2016, he spent time on the San Francisco 49ers' active roster and practice squad. Hamm played in five games and caught two passes for 13 yards. He spent time on the Washington Redskins' active roster and practice squad in 2015 but did not see game action. Hamm finished the 2015 season with the 49ers. As a rookie in 2014, he spent time on the Washington Redskins' active roster and practice squad and saw action in one game. Hamm originally signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014.


Dec 6 2018 - Billy Brown
  TE Billy Brown was signed by the Colts to the practice squad Thursday (Dec. 6). He had been released by the Eagles from the practice squad Nov. 13. Brown, 6-4, 255 pounds, participated in the Eagles' 2018 offseason program and training camp before being waived during cuts to 53 players Sept. 1. Brown spent the entire 2017 regular season and postseason on Philadelphia's practice squad. He originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2017.


Dec 5 2018 - Phillip Walker
  QB Phillip Walker was released from the practice squad by the Colts Wednesday (Dec. 5). Walker, 5-11, 216 pounds, has spent a majority of the season on the Colts practice squad. He participated in the team's 2018 offseason program and training camp before being waived on Sept. 1. Walker signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 1, 2018. He spent the entire 2017 season on Indianapolis' practice squad. Walker was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017.


Dec 5 2018 - De'Ondre Wesley
  T De'Ondre Wesley was signed by the Colts to the practice squad Wednesday (Dec. 5). He had been released by the Colts from the practice squad Nov. 13. Wesley, 6-6, 331 pounds, has spent time on the Colts and Buffalo Bills practice squads this season. He participated in the Bills' 2018 offseason program and training camp before being waived during cuts to 53 players. Wesley spent the entire 2017 season on Buffalo's practice squad. He spent the entire 2016 season on the Baltimore Ravens' reserve/injured list. As a rookie in 2015, Wesley spent time on the Ravens' active roster and practice squad. He saw action in seven games. Wesley originally signed with Baltimore as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2015.


Dec 4 2018 - DeShawn Williams
  DT DeShawn Williams was released from the practice squad by the Dolphins Tuesday (Dec. 4).


Dec 3 2018 - Andrew Luck
  QB Andrew Luck's 82-game, regular-season streak of not getting shut out ended. The last time the Colts were blanked was just last season, 27-0 at home by the Jaguars, while Luck missed the year due to shoulder surgery.


Dec 3 2018 - Darius Leonard
  LB Darius Leonard's 122 total tackles are 16 more than the league's next player. The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate also has six sacks, 10 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.


Dec 3 2018 - Denico Autry
  DT Denico Autry, one of the team's key offseason free-agent signings, had a career-high three sacks, four quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles. The fifth-year pro finished with seven total tackles, including three for losses. "We did a good job of stopping them," Autry said. Autry's three-sack game was the first for a Colts defender since Robert Mathis had three in 2013.


Dec 2 2018 - Andrew Luck
  QB Andre Luck finished with 248 passing yards but was intercepted once and sacked three times. He had a streak of 34 consecutive games in which he had thrown a touchdown pass come to an end along with his eight-game mark of three TDs or more.


Dec 1 2018 - Phillip Walker
  QB Phillip Walker continued his roller-coaster ride on the Colts practice squad. Walker was signed to the practice squad Saturday (Dec. 1) for the seventh time this season after being released from the squad Friday.


Dec 1 2018 - Joe Haeg
  T/G Joe Haeg was activated from reserve/injured; designated for return by the Colts Saturday (Dec. 1). Haeg, 6-6, 305 pounds, was placed on the team's reserve/injured list on Sept. 28. He has competed in 34 career games (32 starts) since he was selected by Indianapolis in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2016 draft. Haeg played in all 16 games (15 starts) for the first time in his career in 2017 and saw action in 15 games (14 starts) during his rookie season in 2016. This year, he started three games (one at left tackle and two at right tackle) and assisted the Colts in a Week 2 win against the Washington Redskins. Haeg was injured in a Week 3 meeting at Philadelphia.


Nov 27 2018 - Jack Doyle
  TE Jack Doyle (kidney) was placed on reserve/injured by the Colts Tuesday (Nov. 27). While he would normally eligible to be designated for return and begin practicing after missing at least six weeks and playing in eight weeks, the first game he would be available would be the Super Bowl. Doyle was injured Sunday and had surgery that night. Coach Frank Reich said Monday, "He was admitted to the hospital last night and had a procedure to control the injury. He is doing well. The prognosis is good, but we are going to have to place him on injured reserve." Doyle, 6-6, 262 pounds, has played in 84 career games (42 starts) in six seasons (2013-18) with the Colts and has compiled 200 receptions for 1,728 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has seen action in five postseason contests (one start) and has caught seven passes for 30 yards. The Indianapolis native was originally claimed by the Colts off waivers (from Tennessee) on Sept. 1, 2013. In 2018, Doyle started all six games he appeared in and caught 26 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns. He was selected to his first career Pro Bowl following the 2017 season after registering career highs in receptions (80) and receiving yards (690) while adding four touchdowns.


Nov 26 2018 - Eric Ebron
  TE Eric Ebron's two scoring receptions on Sunday means he's now caught as many touchdown passes (11) with the Colts in 11 games this season as he had in four years with Detroit. He's also had a touchdown run. He's tied with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill for the league lead in reception scores. Ebron's 11 TD receptions tie Dallas Clark for most by a tight end in a season in franchise history. Hall of Fame wide receiver Marvin Harrison has the overall franchise record with 15 TD catches, accomplished in 2001 and 2004.


Nov 26 2018 - Andrew Luck
  QB Andrew Luck tied Peyton Manning for the second-longest streak in NFL history with at least three touchdown passes in eight consecutive games. New England's Tom Brady owns the record with 10 in 2007. Luck led the Colts back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit with his 20th career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime. Luck's 343 passing yards moved him into second place in league history with his 31st 300-yard passing game in seven seasons, breaking a tie with Manning, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford and Kurt Warner.


Nov 26 2018 - Darius Leonard
  LB Darius Leonard has now had at least five games with 10 total tackles, the first Colts rookie to do so since Mike Peterson in 1994.


Nov 26 2018 - T.Y. Hilton
  WR T.Y. Hilton led the Colts in receiving for the second consecutive game with seven catches for 125 yards. The sixth catch enabled Hilton to surpass 7,500 career receiving yards, which just four other players have accomplished since entering the league in 2012.


Nov 26 2018 - Adam Vinatieri
  PK Adam Vinatieri's deciding 32-yard field goal on Sunday's final play marked the 28th time in his legendary career that he's kicked a game-winning field goal, including the postseason.


Nov 26 2018 - Jack Doyle
  TE Jack Doyle's fourth and final catch of the game and season was the 200th of his career. He was placed on injured reserve after suffering a kidney injury that required a hospital procedure on Sunday night. Colts head coach Frank Reich said Doyle is recuperating well and the prognosis is positive.


Nov 26 2018 - Jack Doyle
  TE Jack Doyle was placed on injured reserve with a kidney injury, the team announced on Monday. Doyle suffered the injury during Sunday's win over the Miami Dolphins when he took a big hit in the fourth quarter. He was hospitalized as a result of the injury. Colts head coach Frank Reich said he received a text Sunday night that Doyle was having a procedure performed on his kidney. The Colts are 5-1 with Doyle in the lineup this season and 1-4 without him. In his six games this season, Doyle has recorded 26 receptions for 245 yards and two touchdowns. He had four receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 comeback win over the Dolphins.


Nov 25 2018 - Andrew Luck
  QB Andrew Luck completed 30 of 37 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions in Sunday's 27-24 victory over Miami. The reigning AFC Offensive Player of the Week has thrown at least three TD passes in eight consecutive games to tie Peyton Manning for the second-longest streak in NFL history.


Nov 25 2018 - Adam Vinatieri
  K Adam Vinatieri made a 32-yard field goal as time expired in Sunday's 27-24 victory over Miami. It was Vinatieri's 28th career game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter or overtime. He is the NFL's all-time leader in field goals (576), points (2,570) and regular-season wins (211).


Nov 25 2018 - Eric Ebron
  TE Eric Ebron caught two touchdown passes in Sunday's 27-24 victory over Miami. Ebron shares the NFL lead in TD receptions 911) with Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown and Kansas City's Tyreek Hill.


Nov 23 2018 - Phillip Walker
  CB Phillip Walker was released from the practice squad by the Colts Wednesday (Nov. 21) and then re-signed to the sauad on Friday. Walker, 5-11, 216 pounds, has had multiple stints on Indianapolis' practice squad this season. He participated in the team's 2018 offseason program and training camp before being waived during cuts to 53 players on Sept. 1. Walker signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 1. He spent the entire 2017 season on Indianapolis' practice squad. Walker was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017.


Nov 23 2018 - Je'Ron Hamm
  TE Je'Ron Hamm was signed by the Colts to their practice squad Wednesday (Nov. 21). He had been waived by the Chargers Sept. 1. Hamm, 6-3, 236 pounds, participated in training camp with the Los Angeles Chargers before being waived. He was claimed by the Chargers off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 13 after spending part of training camp with the Seahawks. In 2016, Hamm spent time on the San Francisco 49ers' active roster and practice squad. He played in five games and caught two passes for 13 yards. Hamm spent time on the Washington Redskins' active roster and practice squad in 2015 but did not see game action. He finished the 2015 season with the 49ers. As a rookie in 2014, Hamm spent time on the Washington Redskins' active roster and practice squad and saw action in one game. He originally signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2014.


Nov 23 2018 - Jonathan Williams
  RB Jonathan Williams was signed by the Colts from their practice squad Wednesday (Nov. 21). Williams, 6-0, 223 pounds, was signed to the Colts practice squad on Oct. 2. He has played in 14 career games with the New Orleans Saints (2017-18), Denver Broncos (2017) and Buffalo Bills (2016). Williams has totaled 30 carries for 94 yards and one touchdown in addition to two receptions. He was originally selected by the Bills in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2016 draft. In 2018, Williams played in three games for the Saints and registered three rushes and one reception. He spent the majority of the 2017 campaign on the Denver Broncos practice squad before being signed to the New Orleans active roster on Nov. 14. As a rookie in 2016, Williams registered 27 carries for 94 yards and one touchdown with Buffalo.


Nov 21 2018 - Andrew Luck
  QB Andrew Luck was tabbed as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 297 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 38-10 romp over the Tennessee Titans. Luck has tossed at least three scoring strikes in seven straight games.


Nov 20 2018 - Josh Andrews
  C Josh Andrews was signed by the Colts from the Eagles practice squad Tuesday (Nov. 20).


Nov 19 2018 - Adam Vinatieri
  K Adam Vinatieri passed George Blanda (209) for most regular-season wins in NFL history. The ageless specialist has already set NFL career records this season in field goals (574) and points (2,561).


Nov 19 2018 - Kenny Moore
  CB Kenny Moore II had a team-high 10 tackles (nine solo) as well as a half sack.


Nov 19 2018 - T.Y. Hilton
  WR T.Y. Hilton caught all nine passes in which he was targeted for 155 yards and two scores, including a 68-yard TD reception. It's the ninth multi-touchdown game of his career. Hilton is tied with Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison for the franchise record with 11 games of 150 or more receiving yards.


Nov 19 2018 - Andrew Luck
  QB Andrew Luck is 10-0 against the Titans, which ties Hall of Famer John Elway (10-0 vs. Patriots) as the only quarterbacks to have a 10-0 record against a team. Luck bumped his career TD pass total to 161, which makes him just the third quarterback in league history to surpass 160 in his first 80 regular-season starts. Marino (182) and Rodgers (160) are the others. Luck's 79.3 pass completion percentage (23 of 29) is the second-highest number of his career, just behind his 79.5 against Jacksonville in 2014.


Nov 19 2018 - Darius Leonard
  LB Darius Leonard's 104 total tackles are now 15 more than any other player in the league. The second-round selection also had his first pro interception against the Titans as well as his fifth sack. Leonard is the first rookie to have more than 100 total tackles in his first nine games since 1994.


Nov 19 2018 - Margus Hunt
  DE Margus Hunt might not miss any time after aggravating a knee injury that he's been dealing with for several weeks. "We will wait and see how he responds in the next couple of days," Reich said, "but we are a little bit more optimistic with Margus." Hunt, starting full-time for the first time in six seasons, has had his best year with a career-high four sacks and 11 tackles for loss.


Nov 18 2018 - T.Y. Hilton
  WR T.Y. Hilton caught all nine of the passes thrown his way for 155 yards and two scores Sunday against Tennessee.


Nov 18 2018 - Andrew Luck
  QB Andrew Luck hasn't been sacked in five consecutive games, a streak of a career-best 214 pass attempts, and he's thrown at least three TD passes in seven consecutive games, tying Dan Marino for the third-longest streak in NFL history.


Nov 16 2018 - Phillip Walker
  QB Phillip Walker was re-signed to the Colts' practice squad on Friday. The 5-11, 216-pound Walker has had four previous stints on the Colts' practice squad this season. Walker went through the team's 2018 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts before the season opener on Sept. 1. Walker signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on Jan. 1, 2018 after spending the entire season 2017 on Indianapolis' practice squad. Walker was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Temple on May 4, 2017.


Nov 16 2018 - Phillip Walker
  QB Phillip Walker was released from the practice squad by the Colts Thursday (Nov. 15). Walker, 5-11, 216 pounds, has had four stints on Indianapolis' practice squad this season. He participated in the team's 2018 offseason program and training camp before being waived cuts to 53 on Sept. 1. Walker signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 1, 2018. He spent the entire 2017 season on Indianapolis' practice squad. Walker was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017.



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