Rookie rusher among Colts who could replace Mathis
Jonathan Newsome was so far ahead of the football, he almost intercepted it. The Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker leapt near the line of scrimmage during Saturday's roookie mini-camp practice and got both hands on a pass attempt before knocking it to the ground. As he walked back to the huddle, Newsome quickly slapped hands with inside linebacker Andrew Jackson. Then he went back to work.
Physical Mewhort could be a good fit for Colts
Jack Mewhort's new general manager already has compared him to a six-time Pro Bowler. His coach at Ohio State, Urban Meyer, calls him one of the "top four or five" players he's been around in a 27-year coaching career. That's some high praise for the Indianapolis Colts' second-round draft pick. But the versatile offensive lineman is keeping things simple.
- Colts Notebook: Purifoy sets out to make mom, young son proud Last Saturday was difficult for Loucheiz Purifoy. As his mother — Estella Floyd — celebrated her birthday, the one gift he most wanted to present to her kept slipping through his grasp. Projected as a first-round draft pick before the start of his junior season at Florida, the cornerback watched the last four rounds of the NFL draft conclude without his name being called.
- Mathis says fertility drug to blame for suspension The Indianapolis Colts will open the 2014 season without the NFL's returning sack champion. Outside linebacker Robert Mathis was suspended Friday for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy and will miss the first four games of the regular season.
- George Bremer: Colts embrace underdog stories The list reads like a casting call for Hollywood's next underdog football team flick.
- Former Miami hoops player among 19 signed by Colts For the second consecutive year, the Indianapolis Colts have signed a free agent who has never played a down of organized football.
- Ball State rusher headlines Colts' final draft day Jonathan Newsome was open and candid during a conference call with local media Saturday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. About the only thing the Ball State defensive end was hesitant to share was the noise he made when his name was called with the 166th overall pick in the NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
- Irsay returns as Colts finally take part in NFL draft Jim Irsay returned to the Indianapolis Colts for Friday night's NFL draft, and general manager Ryan Grigson made no attempt to hide his joy. The owner was shown working in the team's war room during a live shot on NFL Network, and a wide smile broke across Grigson's face when he was asked about Irsay's input.
Colts tab OSU's Mewhort in Round 2
Ryan Grigson values versatility in his offensive lineman. And they don't come much more versatile than Jack Mewhort.
- AFC South in rush to get after Luck Earlier this week, Jadeveon Clowney warned that Andrew Luck "better have his head on a swivel." The truth is the Indianapolis Colts' third-year quarterback likely already had been heeding that advice.
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