Kevin Bowen of Colts.com considers Chester Rogers a candidate for the team's #3 WR job this season. Rogers posted a 19-273-0 line as an undrafted rookie last year and has impressed this offseason. “He’s slowed down and played a little more under control in that way – not slowed down his speed, but as far as his mind,” OC Rob Chudzinski said. “He’s seeing things better, whereas last year he was running around like crazy. Right now, I think he’s understanding, getting things better and you see the progression you expect to see out of a second-year player.” We're still betting on either Kamar Aiken or Phillip Dorsett emerging as the Colts' #3 WR, but it'll be a situation to monitor when training camp gets underway.
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is expected to be sidelined for this week's minicamp after injuring his hamstring last week. It doesn't sound like anything serious, but hamstrings are always worth monitoring. Hilton has been durable as a pro, missing just 2 games across 5 seasons.
Colts owner Jim Irsay put a sunny spin on QB Andrew Luck's offseason shoulder surgery. "This [surgery] has been a positive thing, not a negative thing or anything like that," Irsay said. "He was really struggling going through the process of being ready to play [each week last season]. This was, quite frankly, not that complicated of a surgery. This was a simple labrum repair. There are a lot of other things that could have been involved with this surgery that weren't." Irsay didn't give a timetable for Luck's return to the field, though. Luck offered only this: "Feeling great. Rehab is going well. It's a long and patient process." His status will be 1 of the biggest storylines of the summer. Luck has come off the board in the early 5th round of recent MFL10 drafts.
Colts QB Andrew Luck still hasn't started throwing again after undergoing surgery on his throwing shoulder back in January, HC Chuck Pagano said on Tuesday. Luck was originally expected to resume throwing sometime in April. The Colts have been tight-lipped about his recovery all offseason, and it remains unclear if he'll be ready for the start of training camp. Luck's status will be 1 of the bigger storylines of the summer.
The Colts selected RB Marlon Mack in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. We’re a bit surprised they didn’t add a back sooner, but they got good value here. Mack flashed big time acceleration and speed at South Florida, where he racked up 3,609 yards on a 6.2 per-carry average over the past 3 years. He ran a mediocre 4.50-second 40 at the Combine but put his explosion on display with an 89th percentile score in the broad jump. Mack needs to add some discipline to his game but certainly has the tools to succeed at the next level. He’ll learn a lot from veteran Frank Gore.
The Colts picked Ohio State S Malik Hooker in the 1st round of the NFL Draft. Hooker should claim a starting job right away, with Mike Adams having left for Carolina. We'd bet on him starting next to Clayton Geathers soon, with Geathers the much better IDP option.
Colts insider Stephen Holder came away from a conference call with new GM Chris Ballard believing the team is "VERY bullish" on TE Erik Swoope. "Wants to see his ceiling," Holder added. A converted basketball player, Swoope didn't hit the stat sheet in either of his first 2 NFL seasons. But he hauled in 15 balls for 297 yards (19.8 YPC) and a score this past year. TE Jack Doyle turned in an efficient 2016 as Indy's lead TE and landed a 3-year, $19 million contract this offseason. But he's not the type of elite talent that is impossible to leap on the depth chart. Swoope will be a name to closely monitor this summer.
WR Kamar Aiken is set to sign with the Colts, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Aiken disappeared in Baltimore last year but tallied a 75-944-5 line in 2015. He turns just 28 in May. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief are locked in as Indy's top 2 WRs, but Aiken could certainly push Phillip Dorsett for the #3 gig. Dorsett has disappointed since being selected in the 1st round of the 2015 draft, totaling just 51 catches, 753 yards and 3 TDs through 2 seasons.
The Colts have re-signed TE Jack Doyle to a 3-year, $19 million contract. It's a hefty sum for a guy who entered this past season with just 35 career catches. Doyle had something of a breakout 2016 campaign, though, hauling in 59 balls for 584 yards and 5 TDs. He's a mediocre talent but seems to have forged a strong rapport with QB Andrew Luck, hauling in an impressive 78.7% of his targets last year. Staying in Indianapolis is good news for Doyle's fantasy value, but he's still unlikely to score as more than a TE2 in 2017.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Colts QB Andrew Luck is looking at 6 months of rehab for a "full return." He's expected to resume throwing in 3 months. The 6-month timeline takes us into mid-July, right around the start of training camp. So barring setbacks, Luck should be ready to roll well ahead of the start of the 2017 season. But this was clearly a significant procedure to his throwing shoulder. It'll be a situation to track all offseason.
Colts owner Jim Irsay revealed via Twitter on Thursday that QB Andrew Luck recently underwent surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder. The issue didn't cost him any games this past year -- he missed 1 with a concussion -- but Luck was a regular on the injury report and often limited in practice early in the week. Irsay says the shoulder injury has "lingered since 2015" -- presumably when he suffered a sprain in Week 3 of that year and missed the following game. Luck is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign, according to Irsay, but we'll be looking for more information on the procedure Luck had and exactly how long he'll be sidelined.
Colts WR Donte Moncrief (hamstring) didn’t practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars. He won’t play. That’s good news for WR T.Y. Hilton, who’s averaged 10 targets in the 8 games Moncrief has missed all or part of this year.
Colts WR Donte Moncrief (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. We're not expecting him to play in this weekend's meaningless finale against the Jaguars, leaving WR T.Y. Hilton as a target monster.
Colts WR Donte Moncrief was knocked out of Saturday's game against the Raiders with a shoulder injury. He's been banged up for much of the season and will probably be held out of the team's meaningless season finale. That'd move Phillip Dorsett back into the #2 WR spot.
Colts WR Donte Moncrief (hamstring) is not listed on the final injury report. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. The hammy shouldn’t be a concern. Moncrief is a TD-dependent fantasy play, but he’s a good bet for a score in what should be a shootout in Oakland.
Colts WR Donte Moncrief (hamstring) returned to practice on Tuesday. That seemingly puts him on track to play against the Raiders this weekend. Moncrief is a TD-dependent fantasy starter but is a strong bet for a score in what should be a shootout in Oakland.
Colts WR Donte Moncrief (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He didn't practice all week and certainly isn't a lock to be back for Week 16. Phillip Dorsett will step into the #2 WR role but failed in that spot earlier this season. He's not a recommended fantasy play vs. the #2 WR defense.
Colts WR Donte Moncrief (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to play against the Vikings this weekend. That'd move Phillip Dorsett into the #2 WR spot. He didn't do much there earlier this season, averaging just 32 yards and .25 TDs in 4 games.
Colts WR Donte Moncrief (hamstring) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice. HC Chuck Pagano labeled him"day to day" earlier this week, but fantasy owners should be planning as if he won't play against the Vikings on Sunday. That'd move WR Phillip Dorsett into the #2 WR role, where he struggled with Moncrief out earlier this season.
The Colts on Monday placed S Clayton Geathers on IR with the neck injury that cost him the past 3 games. Indy signed former Bills S Duke Williams to fill the roster spot. Rookie S T.J. Green has played a minimal role even with Geathers out, as the Colts have started 3 CBs. Mike Adams is the only full-time safety and the only IDP consideration at the position for the team. Geathers was on a roll stat wise before his injury and will carry plenty of fantasy intrigue into next season.
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