CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 16:  Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans reacts after picking up a first down during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Colts and Andre Johnson Make it Official

The Colts have (finally) officially signed former Houston Texan receiver Andre Johnson to a 3-year, 21 million dollar deal. Johnson informed the world wide interwebs of the signing via his Instagram account: Johnson, likely the second best player in Texan history (behind only J.J. Watt if anyone), has amassed 13,597 receiving yards in his 12-year […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 23: Trent Cole #58 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter of the game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Colts Sign OLB Trent Cole to a 2-Year Deal

The Colts have officially reached an agreement with OLB Trent Cole. 2 years, $16 million, $8 million guaranteed. Not bad at all. The Colts have agreed with former Eagles pass rusher Trent Cole on 2-year deal worth $16M — $8M guaranteed. (via

Colts Swing for the Fences to Get Older as Free Agency Approaches

The Colts are in hot pursuit of the over 30 crowd in the free agent market. The Frank Gore story has gone from “he’s gonna be an Eagle” to “Gore has cold feet” to this: Let’s try this again: Frank Gore plans to sign with Indy, per source; deal expected to be similar to Philly […]


Bye, Bye, LaRon

News from the West 56th Street: The Indianapolis Colts today released safety LaRon Landry and waived inside linebacker Andrew Jackson and tackle Xavier Nixon. Wait, what? LARON LANDRY?? This is real, Colts fans. The Indy front office, staunchly supportive of “their” guys – even when watching said player struggle makes your eyes bleed – have […]

The Colts Officially Reach a Deal with Duron Carter

The Colts have officially agreed to a deal with former CFL star receiver Duron Carter. After a…um…difficult college career, Carter went into the Canadian Football League as an undrafted rookie and made the Montreal Alouettes practice roster in 2013.  Not long after, the Alouettes realized they had more than just a scout team receiver, and […]

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A Deeper Look at this week’s Colts News: Duron Carter, Rob Chudzinski, David Walker, &…Trent Richardson

As Colts Authority’s resident “News Guy,” I apologize for not being able to break these in two to three hundred-word snippets this week. Today, however, we’ll go over the four big items of Colts news from these busy last two days and provide some insight into their meanings and ramifications…or just glorified knee-jerk reactions. Either […]

Ball-gate: Patriots Under Investigation for Cheating. Again.

Ah, another chapter in the lore of the New England Patriots’ apparent disregard for rules or sportsmanship: Bill Belichick’s deflated balls. Yes, the pats are under investigation for slightly deflating their footballs for last night’s game to make them easier to handle, throw, and catch. This is significant because each team uses their own set […]

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Colts Flatlined in the AFC Championship 45-7

A little part, perhaps even a big part, of all of us knew it could end this way. The Patriots are a more talented team, playing at home. The Colts had fallen flat against elite teams all year, and there was a lingering feeling that the Denver team they saw last week just didn’t have […]

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Defensive Dominance in the Divisional Round: Colts 24 Broncos 13

The Colts headed into a positively dismal Divisional Round matchup in Denver. On paper, anyway. On the field, there’s Andrew Luck, and T.Y. Hilton, Vontae Davis (Give that man the game ball!), and Trent Richar—-scratch that last one. Healthy scratch, actually. Indy is headed to the AFC Championship game in Bill Belichick’s frozen Death Star […]

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Colts Send Hugh Thornton to IR, Sign RB Michael Hill

Hugh Thornton, battling a sprained MCL in his right knee since November along with a shoulder injury, has been sent to the Injured Reserve heading into the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Interestingly, instead of adding an offensive lineman, the Colts brought running back Michael Hill in from the Washington practice squad (He spent time […]

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Colts Get the Wild Card Win 26-10 over Cincinnati

Great win for the Colts today.  Andrew Luck looked like a playoff-tested quarterback against a very good defense, Boom Herron and Adam Vinatieri earned each game balls, and the team fought their way to a date with Denver next week. As we’ve done since it received surprisingly positive reviews, here are the game notes as […]

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Colts Go to the Bench but Win Anyway, 27-10 over Tennessee

– The Colts won 27-10 while reminding the AFC South they have the division’s top two quarterbacks. Unfortunately, the final tune up before the playoffs included some injuries (prepare for an offensive linemen signing this week). Here are the unabridged, unfiltered game notes, complete with sarcasm, snarky-ness, and sprinkled the occasional scrap of insight:

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Dallas Shell-Shocks Colts 42-7

Well, that didn’t go as planned (Was there any planning?  Did they watch film?).  Sometimes, everything just goes the other guy’s way. It’s happened all too often against the league’s elite this year – an about face from 2013, but certainly nothing quite like this.  Here, because 42-7 doesn’t merit much more, are my semi-entertaining, […]

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Texans Plan to Get Rough with Hilton, Colts Prep for JJ Watt

The Colts are preparing for their home matchup with the Texans and for the Great Golden J.J. Watt to ride into town on his fire breathing unicorn of magnificence, wielding a light saber, and trying to sack-fumble everything in sight, including your grandma’s 87 Buick (watch out Grandma). Yeah, he’s okay, I guess, but we […]

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Stubborn Colts Storm back 25-24 over Cleveland

The Indianapolis Colts flew to pigeon-infested Cleveland and teetered on the edge of disaster for three quarters before seizing a victory from the jaws of…well, you saw it. 25-24. With Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton, you’re (pretty much) never really out of the running. Here are the game notes. Please excuse the typos and verb […]

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Andrew Luck: AFC Offensive Player of the Month

  Andrew Luck has been named the AFC Player of the Month for November, which seems like the obvious choice. Here are Luck’s numbers this month: 26/46 for 354 yards, 4 TDs/0 INTs. 23/39 for 303, 2/1. 21/32 for 253, 1/0. 19/27 for 370, 4/1. That’s 1280 yards, 12 TDs and just 2 picks and […]