The NFL has been mostly quiet over the past couple weeks, and the Indianapolis Colts are no exception. Ever since the arrest of Jim Irsay we haven’t had much real football news over the past few weeks.
The biggest story, and one that has been talked to death, has circled around DeSean Jackson‘s release from the Eagles and subsequent signing by the Redskins. There was some talk of him coming to Indianapolis, but that was largely speculation.
Jackson was cut due to not fitting in with Chip Kelly’s system and being a headache in the locker room. That’s not something the Colts need and they already have TY Hilton to do Jackson’s job.
The biggest story was the plethora of profiles on Carlie Irsay-Gordon who will be taking over for her father while he seeks treatment. By all accounts she has the same high expectations for the organization as everyone else and is more than capable of running the team. It has been long expected that she would take over whenever Jim decided to retire.
In somewhat amusing news, the Steelers signed Darrius Heyward-Bey. For what purpose, I have no idea. It certainly can’t be to catch the football, right? The Steelers are a traditionally run heavy team and DHB is an above average blocker.
In league news, there will be a new replay system where officials will call into a central hub to get advice on calls. The new system would have prevented the late botched call in the Bengals game.
- Indy Star beat writer Stephen Holder put together his profile of Irsay-Gordon just a few days ago. While she declined an interview, general manager Ryan Grigson spoke very highly of her and feels that the team is in good hands.
- Mike Wells at ESPN also profiled Irsay-Gordon. Based on the people he interviews, it sounds like she is just like her father and there won’t be any change at the Colts Complex.
- Wells has been busy lately, he spoke about the importance of Irsay getting clean. By doing so, Irsay would be an inspiration to some and help restore some respect to the franchise.
- Wells also had a quick look at where the Colts stand salary cap wise. Indy has about $13.4 remaining in cap space, good enough for 10th in the league.
- Mike Chappell of the Indy Star took a look at where Chad Spann is today. Spann went to North Central High School and was on the Colts roster in 2011 but was granted an injury release before the pre-season ended. He has since bounced from team to team and been unable to stick with a roster.
- Philip B Wilson outlined the Colts move from Baltimore to Indianapolis last week. It has been 30 years since the move, and Baltimore still sort of carries a grudge. I have no idea why they are still mad though as they’ve won two Super Bowls with the Ravens in the past 15 years.
- Kyle Rodriguez of Bleacher/Report breaks down five players who will see expanded rolls next season.