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Preseason Week 1 Indianapolis Colts (0-0) vs. St. Louis Rams (0-0) 1:30 p.m. (EST), Sunday, August 12, 2012, Lucas Oil Stadium The Indianapolis Colts kickoff its 2012 campaign with a home pre- season contest against the St. Louis Rams. The game will mark the start of a new era in Colts foot- ball led by General Manager Ryan Grigson and Head Coach Chuck Pagano, who were hired in Janu- ary of 2012 to lead the franchise. The Colts roster features a wealth of talented new faces, including a 10-man draft class headlined by the first overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, quarterback An- drew Luck. Others joining the team in their first season include wide receiver Donnie Avery, offensive lineman Mike McGlynn, nose tackle Brandon McKinney, defensive end Cory Redding, cen- ter Samson Satele and safety Tom Zbikowski. The trio of McKin- ney, Redding and Zbikowski all played for Pagano when he served as the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens in 2011. In- dianapolis is stacked with tenured veteran leadership as well as safety Antoine Bethea (2006), outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (2002), outside linebacker Robert Mathis (2003), long snapper Justin Snow (2000), kicker Adam Vinatieri (2006) and wide re- ceiver Reggie Wayne (2001) have all been with the Colts for six- plus years. Following Sunday’s preseason contest against the Rams, Indi- anapolis will return to Anderson University to continue its 2012 training camp. Practices will resume on Tuesday, August 14. COLTS HOST ST. LOUIS RAMS IN PRESEASON OPENER Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano Avis Roper - Senior Director of Communications [email protected] Matt Conti - Football Communications Manager [email protected] THIS WEEK’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Monday, August 6 - Walk-Through: 9:30 a.m. - Players Available 10:50 a.m. - Practice 1:50 p.m. -Coordinators: After Practice Tuesday, August 7 - Walk-Through: 9:30 a.m. - Players Available 10:50 a.m. - Practice 6:30 p.m. -Coach Pagano: After Practice Wednesday, August 8 - Players’ Day Off No Availability Thursday, August 9 - Walk-Through: 9:30 a.m. - Players Available 10:50 a.m. - Practice 1:50 p.m. -Coach Pagano: After Practice Friday, August 10 - Walk-Through: 9:30 a.m. - Players Available 10:50 a.m. - Practice 1:50 p.m. -Coach Pagano: After Practice Saturday, August 11 - No availability Sunday, August 12 - Colts vs. Rams, 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 13 - Coach Pagano Conference Call Pam Humphrey - Public Relations Coordinator [email protected] The Colts will open the 2012 preseason with a home con- test against the St. Louis Rams. The game will mark the second consecutive year the teams have met in the first week of the preseason. Colts fans will have a chance to see their team in action for the first time with Head Coach Chuck Pagano at the helm and quarterback Andrew Luck under center. The matchup features a pair of No. 1 overall draft selections as Luck will face his counterpart, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, who was chosen first overall in 2010. Sunday’s game will also feature the first competition for the rest of the Colts’ 10-man 2012 NFL Draft class, in- cluding second and third round draft selections, tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen. Coverage Provided By WNDY Play-by-Play: Don Fischer Color Analyst: Jim Sorgi Sideline: Jeffrey Gorman On Radio: WFNI & WLHK Play-by-Play: Bob Lamey Color Analyst: Will Wolford Sideline: Kevin Lee BROADCAST INFORMATION COLTS PRESEASON WEEK 1 GAMEDAY STORYLINE

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  • Preseason Week 1Indianapolis Colts (0-0)

    vs.St. Louis Rams (0-0)

    1:30 p.m. (EST), Sunday, August 12, 2012, Lucas Oil Stadium

    The Indianapolis Colts kickoff its2012 campaign with a home pre-season contest against the St.Louis Rams. The game will markthe start of a new era in Colts foot-ball led by General Manager RyanGrigson and Head Coach ChuckPagano, who were hired in Janu-ary of 2012 to lead the franchise.The Colts roster features a wealthof talented new faces, including a10-man draft class headlined bythe first overall selection in the2012 NFL Draft, quarterback An-

    drew Luck. Others joining the team in their first season includewide receiver Donnie Avery, offensive lineman Mike McGlynn,nose tackle Brandon McKinney, defensive end Cory Redding, cen-ter Samson Satele and safety Tom Zbikowski. The trio of McKin-ney, Redding and Zbikowski all played for Pagano when he servedas the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens in 2011. In-dianapolis is stacked with tenured veteran leadership as well assafety Antoine Bethea (2006), outside linebacker Dwight Freeney(2002), outside linebacker Robert Mathis (2003), long snapperJustin Snow (2000), kicker Adam Vinatieri (2006) and wide re-ceiver Reggie Wayne (2001) have all been with the Colts for six-plus years.Following Sunday’s preseason contest against the Rams, Indi-anapolis will return to Anderson University to continue its 2012training camp. Practices will resume on Tuesday, August 14.

    COLTS HOST ST. LOUIS RAMS IN PRESEASON OPENER

    Indianapolis Colts Head CoachChuck Pagano

    Avis Roper - Senior Director of [email protected] Matt Conti - Football Communications [email protected]

    THIS WEEK’S MEDIA AVAILABILITY (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)Monday, August 6

    - Walk-Through: 9:30 a.m.- Players Available10:50 a.m.- Practice 1:50 p.m.-Coordinators: AfterPractice

    Tuesday, August 7- Walk-Through: 9:30 a.m.- Players Available 10:50 a.m.- Practice 6:30 p.m.-Coach Pagano: AfterPractice

    Wednesday, August 8- Players’ Day OffNo Availability

    Thursday, August 9- Walk-Through: 9:30 a.m.- Players Available10:50 a.m.- Practice 1:50 p.m.-Coach Pagano: AfterPractice

    Friday, August 10- Walk-Through: 9:30 a.m.- Players Available10:50 a.m.- Practice 1:50 p.m.-Coach Pagano: AfterPractice

    Saturday, August 11- No availability

    Sunday, August 12- Colts vs. Rams, 1:30 p.m.Monday, August 13- Coach Pagano Conference Call

    Pam Humphrey - Public Relations [email protected]

    The Colts will open the 2012 preseason with a home con-test against the St. Louis Rams. The game will mark thesecond consecutive year the teams have met in the firstweek of the preseason. Colts fans will have a chance tosee their team in action for the first time with Head CoachChuck Pagano at the helm and quarterback Andrew Luckunder center. The matchup features a pair of No. 1 overalldraft selections as Luck will face his counterpart, Ramsquarterback Sam Bradford, who was chosen first overall in2010. Sunday’s game will also feature the first competitionfor the rest of the Colts’ 10-man 2012 NFL Draft class, in-cluding second and third round draft selections, tight endsCoby Fleener and Dwayne Allen.

    Coverage ProvidedBy WNDY

    Play-by-Play: Don FischerColor Analyst: Jim SorgiSideline: Jeffrey Gorman

    On Radio: WFNI & WLHKPlay-by-Play: Bob LameyColor Analyst: Will WolfordSideline: Kevin Lee

    BROADCAST INFORMATION

    COLTS PRESEASON WEEK 1GAMEDAY STORYLINE

  • Leading Passers: Comp. Att. Yards TDs INTs RatingCurtis Painter 132 243 1,541 6 9 66.6Sam Bradford 191 357 2,164 6 6 70.5Leading Rushers: Att. Yards Avg. Long TDsDonald Brown 134 645 4.8 80t 5Steven Jackson 260 1,145 4.4 47t 5Leading Receivers: Rec. Yards Avg. Long TDsReggie Wayne 75 960 12.8 56t 4Brandon Lloyd 51 683 13.4 37 5

    THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: THE ST. LOUIS RAMS

    2011 Final Regular Season StatisticsColts (rank) Rams (rank)15.2 (28T) Points Per Game 12.1 (32)286.8 (30) Total Offense Per Game 283.6 (31)99.6 (26) Net Rushing Yards Per Game 104.2 (23)187.2 (27) Net Passing Yards Per Game 179.4 (30)26:13 Possession Average 28:0726.9 (28) Opponent Points Per Game 25.4 (26)370.9 (25) Opponent Total Offense Per Game 358.4 (22)143.9 (29) Opponent Net Rushing Yards Per Game 151.7 (31)227.0 (15) Opponent Net Passing Yards Per Game 206.7 (7)-12 (26T) Turnover Differential -5 (23)

    TALE OF THE TAPEVS. ST. LOUIS

    2011 REGULAR SEASONTEAM LEADERS

    All-time preseason results: Rams lead, 2-0Colts preseason home results: No meetingsColts preseason road results: Rams lead, 2-0Last preseason meeting: 2011, Rams 33 vs. Colts 10All-time regular season record: Colts lead, 23-17-2Last regular season meeting: 2009, Colts 42 at Rams 6

    Preseason ResultsRams lead series, 2-0

    Year Result Location2006 Rams 19 Colts 17 St. Louis2011 Rams 33 Colts 10 St. Louis

    Running back Donald Brown totaled four carries for 21 yards againstthe Rams in the 2011 preseason opener.

    ALL-TIME PRESEASON RESULTSVS. ST. LOUIS

    “On the spirit of the team during training camp:“Love the energy, love the enthusiasm. We’re here tocompete. We’re here to get better. We’re here to makeeach other better. During two-a-days, it’s hot; the temper-atures are on the rise so to speak, tempers are going toflare. I love the spirit and enthusiasm and the way they’reworking and the way they’re competing.”QUOTING HEAD COACHCHUCK PAGANOColts 42 - Rams 6October 25, 2009

    Edward Jones Dome - St. Louis, MORecap:The Colts jumped out to a 14-3 first quarter lead and never lookedback, claiming a 42-6 victory and a 6-0 start to the 2009 campaign.Quarterback Peyton Manning completed 23-of-34 passes for 235yards with three touchdowns while wide receiver Reggie Waynecontributed with 83 receiving yards and one TD. On the ground,the Colts totaled 156 yards while finding the endzone twice. TheIndianapolis defense intercepted Rams quarterback Marc Bulgertwice while limiting the veteran to 140 passing yards.

    THE LAST TIME OUT...(REGULAR SEASON)

    Preseason (0-0)Date Opponent Time Result/Network8/12 ST. LOUIS 1:30 p.m. WNDY8/19 at Pittsburgh 8 p.m. NBC8/25 at Washington 4 p.m. WNDY8/30 CINCINNATI 7 p.m. WNDYRegular Season (0-0)Date Opponent Time Result/Network9/9 at Chicago 1 p.m. CBS9/16 MINNESOTA 1 p.m. FOX9/23 JACKSONVILLE 1 p.m. CBS9/30 BYE10/7 GREEN BAY 1 p.m. FOX10/14 at New York Jets 1 p.m. CBS10/21 CLEVELAND 1 p.m. CBS10/28 at Tennessee 1 p.m. CBS11/4 MIAMI 1 p.m. CBS11/8 at Jacksonville 8:20 p.m. NFL Network11/18 at New England 1 p.m. CBS*11/25 BUFFALO 1 p.m. CBS*12/2 at Detroit 1 p.m. CBS*12/9 TENNESSEE 1 p.m. CBS*12/16 at Houston 1 p.m. CBS*12/23 at Kansas City 1 p.m. CBS*12/30 HOUSTON 1 p.m. CBS** Denotes Flexible Scheduling

    2012 INDIANAPOLIS COLTSSCHEDULE

  • Former Rams:•Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson was a national combine scout and area scout for the Rams from 1999-2003.•Colts WR-Donnie Avery was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft. Avery spent three seasons with the Rams. •Colts CB-Justin King was selected by the Rams in the 2008 NFL draft. King spent three years on the Rams roster. Former Colts:•Rams TE-Brody Eldridge was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. Eldridge spent two seasons with the team.•Rams G-Quinn Ojinaka spent the 2011 season with the Colts. Indiana/Missouri Connections: •Colts OLB-Jerry Brown is a native of St. Louis, Missouri.•Colts DT-Chigbo Anunoby is a Jefferson City, Missouri native. NFL Connections:•Colts T-Winston Justice competed with Rams WR-Steve Smith and S-Quintin Mikell for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2008-2010.•Colts WR-Quan Cosby and CB-Cassius Vaughn were teammates with Rams LB-Mario Haggan on the Denver Broncos.•Colts WR-Donnie Avery and NT-Antonio Johnson were teammates with Rams CB-Cortland Finnegan and DT-William Hayes on the Tennessee Titans. •Colts C-Samson Satele was teammates with Rams DT-Kendall Langford on the Miami Dolphins. College Connections:•Colts DT-Drake Nevis and Rams DT-Michael Brockers competed at LSU together.•Colts LB-Pat Angerer and G-Seth Olsen were teammates with Rams CB-Bradley Fletcher and G-Bryan Mattison at the University of Iowa. •Colts T-Winston Justice and DE-Fili Moala were teammates with Rams WR-Steve Smith at USC.•Colts WR-Jarred Fayson and Rams TE-Michael Hoomanawanui competed at the University of Illinois together.Coaching Connections: •Colts defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer spent five consecutive seasons coaching together,first with the Washington Redskins and then with the San Diego Chargers. •Colts linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald was the linebackers coach under Rams assistant head coach Dave McGinnis, when McGinnis was the headcoach for the Arizona Cardinals from 2001-2003. •Colts safeties coach Roy Anderson and Rams special teams coordinator John Fassel spent two seasons together as assistant coaches for the Balti-more Ravens (2005-07).•Colts tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts and Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau were both coaches for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-05.

    CHUCK PAGANOCoaching Years in NFL: 11th YearColts Head Coach: 1st YearRegular Season: 0-0 (.000)Postseason: 0-0 (.000)

    The Indianapolis Colts ushered in a newera with the hiring of Chuck Pagano to

    serve as the team’s new head coach on January 25, 2012.Pagano brings a wealth of experience, totaling 28 years inthe professional and collegiate ranks. Prior to joining theColts, Pagano spent four successful seasons with Balti-more, including the 2011 campaign as the team’s defensivecoordinator. From 2008-11, the Ravens ranked third in theNFL in passing yards allowed (202.0), second in points pergame allowed (16.3), second in total net yards allowed(292.3) and first in opponent passer rating (69.6). In 2011,Baltimore ranked third inthe league in total de-fense en route to an AFCChampionship game ap-pearance. He guided thedefensive backfields forthe Oakland Raiders(2005-06) and ClevelandBrowns (2001-04) priorto a one-year stint as thedefensive coordinator forNorth Carolina in 2007.Pagano also coachedcollegiately at Miami,East Carolina, UNLV,Boise State and USC.

    Coaching Background1984-85 USC Grad. Assist.1986 Univ. of Miami Grad. Assist.1987-88 Boise State OLBs1989 East Carolina Secondary1990-91 UNLV Def. Coord./

    Secondary1992-94 East Carolina Secondary/

    OLBs1995-2000 Univ. of Miami Secondary/

    Special Teams2001-04 Browns Secondary2005-06 Raiders DBs2007 North Carolina Def. Coord.2008-10 Ravens Secondary2011 Ravens Def. Coord.2012 Colts Head Coach

    JEFF FISHERCoaching Years in NFL: 26th YearRams Head Coach: 1st Year

    Regular Season: 142-120 (.542)Postseason: 5-6 (.455)

    Jeff Fisher was named the 26th headcoach in franchise history on January 17,

    2012. Fisher ranks 21st on the NFL’s career wins list (147)and fourth among active coaches. He spent 16 full seasonsas head coach of the Tennessee Titans, 11 of which in-cluded the title of executive vice president. Fisher guidedthe Titans to six playoff appearances, three division titles,two AFC Championship games (1999, 2002) and oneSuper Bowl appearance (XXXIV). He joined the Oilers/Ti-tans coaching staff in 1994 and was elevated to head coachin November of 1994, replacing Jack Pardee, for the sea-son’s final six games. Previously, Fisher coached with thePhiladelphia Eagles (defensive backs, 1986-88), Los An-geles Rams (youngest defensive coordinator in NFL (30),1989-1991), and San Francisco 49ers (defensive backs,1992-93). He played with the Chicago Bears (1981-85) asa defensive back and return specialist and earned a Super

    Bowl ring followingChicago’s Super BowlXX victory (1985), de-spite spending the yearon injured reserve withan ankle injury that pre-maturely ended hisplaying career.

    Coaching Background1986-88 Eagles DBs1988-90 Eagles Def. Coord.1991 Rams Def. Coord.1992-93 49ers DBs1994 Oilers Def. Coord.1994-2010 Oilers/Titans Head Coach2012 Rams Head Coach

    THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: THE ST. LOUIS RAMSNOTABLE CONNECTIONS

  • OFFENSEWR Reggie Wayne - Has totaled 862 receptions for 11,708 yardsand 73 touchdowns, ranking second in all categories in franchisehistory. Leads all NFL active wide receivers with 145 consecutivestarts and 166 games played.LT Anthony Castonzo - The Colts’ 2011 first round draft pick re-turns for his second season after starting all 12 games he partic-ipated in last year.LG Jeff Linkenbach - Started all 16 games for the first time in hiscareer in 2011 and in two seasons, has started 20-of-32 regularseason contests.C Samson Satele - Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted freeagent this offseason and has started 74-of-78 games over thecourse of his career with the Raiders and Dolphins. RG Mike McGlynn - Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted freeagent this offseason and has started 18-of-26 games in his NFLcareer with the Eagles and Bengals.RT Winston Justice - Joins the Colts for his first season and hasstarted 31-of-47 career games, all with the Eagles. In 2009, wasnamed to the USA Today All-Joe Team. TE Coby Fleener - Indianapolis’ second round pick in the 2012NFL Draft, Fleener appeared in 51 games (16 starts) with Stanfordand amassed 1,543 yards and 18 touchdowns on 96 receptions. WR Austin Collie - Has totaled 172 receptions for 1,839 yardsand 16 touchdowns in 41 career games with the Colts. Wasnamed to multiple all-rookie teams in 2009.QB Andrew Luck - The two-time Heisman Trophy finalist setschool career records for touchdown passes (82) and pass com-pletion percentage (67.0) at Stanford while logging 713 comple-tions for 9,430 yards.F Dwayne Allen - Winner of the John Mackey Award as a seniorat Clemson. In his collegiate career, started 33-of-41 games andrecorded 93 receptions for 1,079 yards and 12 touchdowns.RB Donald Brown - In 40 career games, has tallied 341 carriesfor 1,423 yards and 10 touchdowns. Set a career-high with 645rushing yards and five touchdowns in 2011.

    DEFENSEDE Cory Redding - Joins the Colts for his first season and in 131career games (101 starts), has totaled 407 tackles (279 solo), 25.5sacks, one interception, nine fumble recoveries, four forced fum-bles and 12 passes defensed. NT Antonio Johnson - The sixth-year veteran has compiled 134tackles, 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and two passes defensedin 53 career games (33 starts).DT Fili Moala - In three seasons with the Colts has recorded 65tackles, 2.0 sacks and one pass defensed. In 2011, posted 22stops and both of his career sacks. SLB Robert Mathis - A four-time Pro Bowl selection who rankssecond all-time in franchise history with 83.5 sacks. Has four ca-reer 10.0-plus sack seasons and has compiled 19 multiple-sackcontests and two career three-plus sack games.MIKE Kavell Conner - In two seasons with the Colts, has regis-tered 151 tackles, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries andtwo passes defensed.WILL Pat Angerer - Has started 27-of-32 contests and notched221 tackles (126 solo), 2.0 sacks, one interception, three forcedfumbles, one fumble recovery and five passes defensed. Led theColts and ranked fourth in the NFL in stops with 146 in 2011.RUSH Dwight Freeney - A seven-time Pro Bowl selection andthe all-time franchise leader in sacks with 102.5. Became the 26thplayer to top 100.0 career sacks in 2011. Is the only Colts playerwith seven double-digit sack seasons.LCB Cassius Vaughn - Acquired by the Colts in a trade this off-season from Denver. Has returned an interception and a kickoffreturn for touchdowns. In 22 games has tallied 22 tackles.SS Tom Zbikowski - Has competed in 53 career games andrecorded 49 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, five passes de-fensed and 58 special teams stops.FS Antoine Bethea - A two-time Pro Bowl choice who has led theColts in interceptions over the last six seasons with 12. Hastopped the 100-tackle mark in each of the last four seasons.RCB Jerraud Powers - Has started all 34 contests he has partic-ipated in and has posted 175 tackles, five interceptions, oneforced fumble, one fumble recovery and 25 passes defensed.

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

    DE - James Aiono (Eye-oh-no)DT - Chigbo Anunoby (Ann-u-noby)DB - Antoine Bethea (buh-THAY)RB - Delone Carter (deh-LON)CB - Antonio Fenelus (fuh-NELL-us)ILB - Moise Fokou (Moses) (FOE-koo)OLB - Tim Fugger (FEW-ger)RB - Deji Karim (DAY-jhee) (kuh-REEM)DB - Joe Lefeged (lah-FEJ)DT - Fili Moala (FEE-lee) (Muh-wa-luh)

    RB - Mewelde Moore (Muh-WELL-dee)OT - Ty Nsekhe (N-sec-ee)DT - Drake Nevis (NEVV-iss)DB - Jerraud Powers (juh-ROD)OT - Joe Reitz (Rights)C - Samson Satele (saw-tell-EE)P - Brian Stahovich (stuh-HOV-itch)K - Adam Vinatieri (vin-uh-TARE-ee)S - Tom Zbikowski (Zi-buh-kow-ski)

    COLTS PROBABLE STARTERS

    THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: THE ST. LOUIS RAMSCOLTS PROBABLE STARTERS

  • COLTS NOTES

    Tuesday, August 79:30-10:50 a.m. – Walk-Through (CLOSED TO PUBLIC)10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Player Interviews6:30-9:10 p.m. – PracticeAfter Practice – Chuck Pagano available Wednesday, August 8Players’ Day OffNo AvailabilityThursday, August 99:30-10:50 a.m. – Walk-Through (CLOSED TO PUBLIC)10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Player Interviews1:50-4:30 p.m. – PracticeAfter Practice – Chuck Pagano available Friday, August 109:30-10:50 a.m. – Walk-Through (CLOSED TO PUBLIC)10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Player Interviews1:50-4:30 p.m. – PracticeAfter Practice – Chuck Pagano available Saturday, August 11No AvailabilitySunday, August 12Indianapolis Colts vs. St. Louis Rams (1:30 p.m.)Monday, August 13Players’ Day OffConference Call with Coach PaganoTuesday, August 149:30-10:50 a.m. – Walk-Through (CLOSED TO PUBLIC)10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Player Interviews1:50-4:30 p.m. – PracticeAfter Practice – Chuck Pagano available Wednesday, August 159:30-10:50 a.m. – Walk-Through (CLOSED TO PUBLIC)10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Player Interviews1:50-4:30 p.m. – PracticeAfter Practice – Chuck Pagano available Thursday, August 166:30-9:10 p.m. – PracticeAfter Practice – Chuck Pagano available 9:10-10:00 p.m. – Player InterviewsFriday, August 17BREAK CAMP9:45 a.m.-12:35 p.m. – PracticeAfter Practice – Chuck Pagano available 12:35-1:35 p.m. – Player Interviews

    UPCOMING COLTS TRAINING CAMPSCHEDULE

    The Colts have made roster moves heading into the pre-season opener with the St. Louis Rams. The team placedlinebacker A.J. Edds and offensive guard Ben Ijalana onthe Injured Reserve list and signed offensive tackle TyNsekhe as a free agent. On August 2, Indianapolis then ac-quired linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd in a tradewith the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for cornerbackKevin Thomas and a conditional seventh round selection inthe 2013 NFL Draft.

    Fokou, 6-1, 236 pounds, is a four-year NFLveteran who has totaled 98 tackles (66 solo),one sack, four passes defensed, one forcedfumble and two fumble recoveries in 43 ca-reer games (22 starts). In 2011, he totaled 27tackles and two passes defensed and in

    2009, he tied for first on the team in special teams tackles(20) and also recovered two fumbles. Fokou was originallya seventh round (230th overall) draft selection by the Ea-gles in 2009 after his collegiate career at Maryland.

    Lloyd, 6-1, 247 pounds, was a seventh rounddraft selection by Philadelphia in 2011. Hespent the first 12 weeks of the season on thepractice squad and was then elevated to the53-man roster in November where he was in-active for the last five games. At UConn,

    Lloyd registered 177 tackles, 3.0 sacks and one intercep-tion. He is the son of Rhonda Nelson and former Steelerslinebacker Greg Lloyd.

    RECENT ROSTER MOVES

    The Colts and Rams will meet in the preseasonopener for the second consecutive year. Thematchup is the third between the teams in the pre-

    season as St. Louis currently holds a 2-0 advantage.Indianapolis will travel to Pittsburgh for its road pre-season opener on a Sunday night nationally tele-vised broadcast (NBC) in Week 2. The Steelers

    hold an 11-9 preseason mark against the Colts.The Colts will travel to Washington in Week 3 tobattle the Redskins in the preseason for the secondconsecutive year. Indianapolis has faced Washing-

    ton the most in its preseason history (28 games) as theRedskins lead 15-12-1.

    Indianapolis closes the preseason with a homecontest against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Coltswon last year’s preseason finale at Paul Brown

    Stadium, but trail in the all-time series as Cincinnati holdsa 13-7 advantage.

    2012 PRESEASON OPPONENTS

  • COLTS NOTES

    Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson and the organizationwere busy this offseason upgrading the roster and welcom-ing many new faces. Among those joining the Colts for theirfirst year are six unrestricted free agents:

    Wide Receiver Donnie AveryAvery has seen action in 39 games (28starts) in his NFL career with the St. LouisRams (2008-10) and Tennessee Titans(2011). He has compiled 103 career recep-tions for 1,308 yards (12.7 avg.) and ninetouchdowns and has contributed with 14rushes for 99 yards and one touchdown.Guard/Center Mike McGlynnMcGlynn will enter his fifth NFL seasonafter spending previous years with thePhiladelphia Eagles (2008-10) and Cincin-nati Bengals (2011). He has competed in26 career games with 18 starts.

    Nose Tackle Brandon McKinneyMcKinney enters his seventh NFL season.In 61 career games (six starts) with the SanDiego Chargers (2006-08) and BaltimoreRavens (2008-11), he has totaled 82 tack-les (42 solo), one forced fumble, one fum-ble recovery and two passes defensed.Defensive End Cory ReddingRedding enters his 10th NFL season hav-ing spent time with the Detroit Lions (2003-08), Seattle Seahawks (2009) andBaltimore Ravens (2010-11). In 131 careergames (101 starts), he has totaled 407tackles (279 solo), 25.5 sacks, one inter-ception, nine fumble recoveries, four forced

    fumbles and 12 passes defensed.Center Samson SateleSatele will enter his sixth NFL season. Heplayed two years (2007-08) with the Dol-phins before being traded to the OaklandRaiders (2009-11). Satele has competed in78 career games (74 starts) and was a full-time starter the last two years with theRaiders.Safety Tom ZbikowskiZbikowski enters his fifth NFL season afterspending the last four years with the Balti-more Ravens (2008-11). He has competedin 53 career games (14 starts) and has to-taled 49 tackles (41 solo), two intercep-tions, one sack, five passes defensed and58 special teams stops. Zbikowski has also

    contributed with 14 kickoff returns for a 21.8 average and16 punt returns for a 6.3 average.

    UFAS IN THE FOLDAndrew Luck, Quarterback (First Round, 1st Overall)A two-time Heisman Trophy finalist in 2010 and 2011 atStanford. Started all 38 games he played in at Stanford andcompleted 713-of-1,064 passes (67.0) for 9,430 yards, 82touchdowns and 22 INTs. Set school records for touchdownpasses and pass completion percentage.Coby Fleener, Tight End (Second Round, 34th Overall)Appeared in 51 games and totaled 1,543 yards and 18touchdowns on 96 receptions. Earned first-team All-Amer-ica honors as a senior. Finished his collegiate career tiedfor fifth on the school record list with 18 touchdown catches.Dwayne Allen, Tight End (Third Round, 64th Overall)Recorded 93 receptions for 1,079 yards and 12 touch-downs at Clemson and was the school’s first recipient ofthe John Mackey Award in 2011. Earned first-team All-America honors from numerous media outlets.T.Y. Hilton, Wide Receiver (Third Round, 92nd Overall)Holds Florida International records for receptions (229), re-ceiving yards (3,351) and touchdowns (24). Also con-tributed with 498 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on69 carries.Josh Chapman, Nose Tackle (Fifth Round, 136th Overall)Produced 88 tackles (44 solo), 2.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles forloss and four passes defensed during his 54-game colle-giate career at Alabama. Was part of two national champi-onship teams in 2009 and 2011.Vick Ballard, Running Back (Fifth Round, 170th Overall)Totaled 379 rushes for 2,157 yards and 29 touchdownswhile adding 30 catches for 293 yards and two touchdownsat Mississippi State. Registered 2,450 all-purpose yardswith an average of 98.0 yards per game.LaVon Brazill, Wide Receiver (Sixth Round, 206th Overall)Appeared in 41 games at Ohio and finished his career with187 receptions for 2,515 yards and 18 touchdowns and 31carries for 239 yards and one touchdown. Earned All-Macsecond-team honors in 2011.Justin Anderson, Guard (Seventh Round, 208th Overall)Started 26-of-40 games at Georgia and was named to theFreshman All-SEC team. Received one of the team’s MostImproved Player Awards on offense in 2011.Tim Fugger, Linebacker (Seventh Round, 214th Overall)Started 31-of-47 games at Vanderbilt and totaled 90 tackles(53 solo), 14.0 sacks, eight forced fumbles, two fumble re-coveries, five passes defensed and one interception.Chandler Harnish, Quarterback (Seventh Round, 253rd Overall)At Northern Illinois, threw for 8,944 yards and 68 touch-downs while adding 538 carries for 2,983 yards and 24TDs. Was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year in2011.

    MEET THE DRAFT PICKS

  • Former Colts coach Tony Dungy made a rare appearance at practice on Sunday, July 29 as some members of his family joined him.

    Dungy came to Anderson on Saturday evening and met with coach Chuck Pagano before watching practice and addressing the teamon Sunday.

    “This was actually the first practice I’ve seen of anybody since I left. It was fun to see the start of a new era,” Dungy said.

    During the special teams part of practice, quarterback Andrew Luck made his way over to the Super Bowl winning coach and the twoshared a few words before the rookie went to work in his first day of an NFL training camp.

    “I got a chance to meet Andrew (Luck), watch him, see the decisions he’s making and justthe command of the huddle and command of the field. They’re going to be in good hands.They’re going to be in good hands for a long time,” Dungy said.

    After practice ended on Sunday afternoon, Pagano held his players a little longer at midfieldand it didn’t take long for everyone to figure out who was in the middle of that huddle.

    Even though their coaching careers did not cross paths on the same team, Pagano’s respectfor Dungy is endless.

    “He’s got so much and he’s done so many great things,” Pagano said. “What I told the team(was he’s the) all-time winningist coach in Colts history, every one of his teams here went tothe playoffs, 92 wins, won a Super Bowl and more importantly than that it’s what he’s doneoff the field, and how he is as a man and how he is as a father, and all the lives that he’s im-pacted.”

    COLTS NOTES

    COLTS ONLINE

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    Colts veterans Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis havelogged 173.0 sacks between the two dating back to 2003,Mathis’ first year in the NFL. The sack total ranks first in theleague among any other pair of teammates dating back to2003.Freeney, who entered the NFL as a rookie with the Colts in2002, holds the franchise record and currently ranks tiedfor 23rd in the league with 102.5 quarterback takedowns inhis 10 seasons. Mathis enters the 2012 campaign with 83.5sacks, which ranks second in franchise history.The duo became the first defensive end tandem since 1970from the same team to be named to three consecutive ProBowls. Freeney and Mathis have also recorded 10.0-plussacks each in 2004,2005, 2008 and 2010,which surpassed Reg-gie White and ClydeSimmons for the mostseasons (four) of 10.0-plus sacks each byteammates in the NFL.

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTSSTAT OF THE WEEK

    FORMER COLTS COACH TONY DUNGYVISITS TRAINING CAMP

    Former Colts Coach Tony Dungy addressesthe team following training camp practice.

    Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis

    CURRENT COLTS’ STREAKS ENTERING THE 2012 SEASON

    96 Consecutive regular season games in which wide receiver Reggie Wayne has caught at least one pass.

    5 Consecutive seasons wide receiver Reggie Wayne has led the team in receiving (2007-11).

    42.5 The number of sacks defensive end Dwight Freeney has registered in his last 61 regular season games.

    41.5 The number of sacks defensive end Robert Mathis has registered in his last 61 regular season games.

    130 Consecutive regular season games in which kicker Adam Vinatieri has scored at least one point.

  • TRAINING CAMP FEATURE: REDDING AND ZBIKOWSKI SEE THE SAME COACH IN PAGANOBy Kevin Bowen, Colts.com

    The relationship goes both ways, coaches getting to know players and playersgetting to know coaches.That has been the theme of the offseason for the Indianapolis Colts as a newcoaching staff has been paired with a ton of new faces in the locker room.Over the course of the offseason, the Colts brought in three former BaltimoreRavens who are some of the few Colts players that had previous ties to ChuckPagano.Safety Tom Zbikowski had Pagano as a position coach from 2008-2010, and adefensive coordinator in 2011.He says although Pagano is in a different role this season and has more to dealwith, he still sees the same guy. “He’s still just as personable as he was as a defensive backs coach, as a defen-sive coordinator. He’s a players’ coach,” Zbikowski said.

    “It’s still going to be intense. It’s all about fundamentals, soundfootball and playing hard. It’s personal to him and that’s theway it should be.”Building off that ‘players’ coach’ mentality, it doesn’t matterwhether you’re at the top or bottom of the depth chart, Paganois determined to get to know each and every one of his play-ers.“(Coach) really gets to know all of his players,” Zbikowski saidof Pagano. “From the guys that came from other teams, thatwas one thing that was brought up on that (other players) mightnot have had conversations with their other head coach.”Former Ravens Brandon McKinney and Cory Redding havejoined Zbikowski as new Colts.For the 10-year veteran in Redding, taking a role as a leaderin helping his new teammates get to know their new coach isnothing new to him. Redding spent last season playing under Pagano’s defenseand hasn’t seen a bit of change from his new head coach.“Same guy, same mentality. The approach he’s having with usas a head coach is the exact same approach he took the yearhe was a defensive coordinator with the Ravens. Straight up,tell it like it is,” Redding said.The three new defenders are helping their teammates learn anew hybrid 3-4 system that at times might seem a bit foreign.Helping their new teammates with the X’s and O’s part of thescheme is one thing, but Redding wants to make it clear he ishere for all teammates in helping them get to know their coachon a personal level.“The guys can react in a certain way, but to have all threevoices in the locker room to let the guys know why Chuck saidwhat he said, why Chuck is doing some of the things that he’sdoing that kind of eases the guys’ minds,” Redding said. “Then they’re like ‘OK, we’ll trust the system, we’ll trust youguys, because you have been there, you understand and youall know him, so we’re going to go ahead and trust him.’ Andthat’s a credit to the guys in the locker room who have beenthere before us. They’re willing to accept change. Change isgreat and this one will be great. So as long as everybody getson board it will be fine.”

    The Indianapolis Colts hold four players on its roster from thestate of Indiana. Running back Darren Evans (Warren Central)hails from Indianapolis while offensive guard Joe Reitz grew upjust north of the city in Fishers. Inside linebacker A.J. Edds (re-cently placed on IR), who competed at Greenwood Community,resides 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. The Colts also selectedBluffton, Indiana native, Chandler Harnish in the seventh roundof the 2012 NFL Draft.

    HOMEGROWN TALENT

    Inside LinebackerA.J. Edds

    Greenwood, IN

    Running BackDarren Evans

    Indianapolis, IN

    Offensive GuardJoe ReitzFishers, IN

    QuarterbackChandler Harnish

    Bluffton, IN

    COLTS NOTES

    Defensive end Cory Redding who was signed by the Colts asan unrestricted free agent in the offseason played for CoachPagano in Baltimore for two seasons (2010-11).

  • Underlined = Rookie in 2012

    WR 87 Reggie Wayne 15 LaVon Brazill 84 Griff Whalen

    10 Jeremy Ross

    14 Quan Cosby

    LT 74 Anthony Castonzo 66 George Foster 65 Ty Nsekhe

    LG 72 Jeff Linkenbach 76 Joe Reitz 68 Jason Foster

    C 64 Samson Satele 62 A.Q. Shipley 60 Zane Taylor

    RG 75 Mike McGlynn 73 Seth Olsen 61 Hayworth Hicks

    RT 69 Winston Justice 67 Mike Tepper 78 Steven Baker

    79 Justin Anderson

    TE 80 Coby Fleener 86 Kyle Miller 81 Andre Smith

    WR 17 Austin Collie 11 Donnie Avery 13 T.Y. Hilton

    85 Jabin Sambrano

    7 Kris Adams

    16 Jarred Fayson

    QB 12 Andrew Luck 5 Drew Stanton 8 Chandler Harnish

    F 83 Dwayne Allen 80 Dominique Jones

    RB 31 Donald Brown 26 Mewelde Moore 33 Vick Ballard

    34 Delone Carter

    32 Darren Evans

    39 Deji Karim

    DE 90 Cory Redding 91 Ricardo Mathews 68 James Aiono

    NT 99 Antonio Johnson 96 Brandon McKinney 78 Chigbo Anunoby

    61 Josh Chapman

    DT 95 Fili Moala 94 Drake Nevis 65 Jason Shirley

    SLB 98 Robert Mathis 92 Jerry Hughes 58 Tim Fugger

    45 Moise Fokou

    Mike 53 Kavell Conner 54 Mario Harvey 56 Scott Lutrus

    49 Greg Lloyd

    Will 51 Pat Angerer 50 Jerrell Freeman 59 Larry Lumpkin

    Rush 93 Dwight Freeney 55 Justin Hickman 97 Mario Addison

    57 Jerry Brown

    LCB 20 Cassius Vaughn 21 Justin King 37 Brandon King

    39 Camerson Chism

    40 Buddy Jackson

    SS 26 Tom Zibkowski 26 Jermale Hines 30 David Caldwell

    47 Latarrius Thomas

    FS 41 Antoine Bethea 35 Joe Lefeged 38 Mike Newton

    27 Matt Merletti

    RCB 25 Jerraud Powers 42 Korey Lindsey 23 Terrence Johnson

    43 D.J. Johnson

    29 Antonio Fenelus

    36 Chris Rucker

    P 1 Pat McAfee 3 Brian Stahovich

    PK 4 Adam Vinatieri 1 Pat McAfee

    H 1 Pat McAfee

    LS 48 Justin Snow 45 Matt Overton

    KR 15 LaVon Brazill 13 T.Y. Hilton 39 Deji Karim

    35 Joe Lefeged 26 Mewelde Moore

    20 Cassius Vaughn 26 Tom Zibkowski

    PR 15 LaVon Brazill 13 T.Y. Hilton 84 Griff Whalen

    26 Tom Zibkowski

    * Indicates PUP

    Colts Pronunciations

    James Aiono (Eye-oh-no) Fili Moala (Muh-wa-luh)

    Chigbo Anunoby (Ann-u-noby) Mewelde Moore (Muh-WELL-dee)

    Antoine Bethea (buh-THAY) Ty Nsekhe (N-sec-ee)

    Delone Carter (deh-LON) Drake Nevis (NEVV-iss)

    Anontio Fenelus (fuh-NELL-us) Jerraud Powers (juh-ROD)

    Moise Fokou (Moses) (FOE-koo) Joe Reitz (Rights)

    Tim Fugger (FEW-ger) Samson Satele (saw-tell-EE)

    2012 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS UNOFFICIAL DEPTH CHART

    BASE OFFENSE

    BASE DEFENSE

    SPECIALISTS

  • 8/6/2012

    QUARTERBACKS (3) DEFENSIVE LINE (10)

    No Name Pos HT WT Exp College No Name Pos HT WT Exp College

    8 Chandler Harnish QB 6-2 220 R Northern Illinois 68 James Aiono DE 6-3 305 R Utah

    12 Andrew Luck QB 6-4 234 R Stanford 78 Chigbo Anunoby DT 6-4 324 R Morehouse

    5 Drew Stanton QB 6-3 243 6 Michigan State 61 Josh Chapman NT 6-0 316 R Alabama

    99 Antonio Johnson NT 6-3 310 6 Mississippi State

    RUNNING BACKS (6) 91 Ricardo Mathews DT 6-3 310 3 Cincinnati

    No Name Pos HT WT Exp College 96 Brandon McKinney NT 6-2 345 7 Michigan State

    33 Vick Ballard RB 5-10 217 R Mississippi State 95 Fili Moala DE 6-4 310 4 USC

    31 Donald Brown RB 5-10 210 4 Connecticut 94 Drake Nevis DT 6-1 310 2 LSU

    34 Delone Carter RB 5-9 238 2 Syracuse 90 Cory Redding DE 6-4 315 10 Texas

    32 Darren Evans RB 6-0 232 1 Virginia Tech 65 Jason Shirley DT 6-5 329 3 Fresno State

    39 Deji Karim RB 5-8 209 3 Southern Illinois

    26 Mewelde Moore RB 5-11 209 9 Tulane LINEBACKERS (15)

    No Name Pos HT WT Exp College

    WIDE RECEIVERS (11) 97 Mario Addison OLB 6-3 257 2 Troy

    No Name Pos HT WT Exp College 51 Pat Angerer ILB 6-0 236 3 Iowa

    7 Kris Adams WR 6-3 194 1 UTEP 57 Jerry Brown OLB 6-4 265 R Illinois

    11 Donnie Avery WR 5-11 200 5 Houston 53 Kavell Conner ILB 6-0 243 3 Clemson

    15 LaVon Brazill WR 5-11 191 R Ohio 45 Moise Fokou ILB 6-1 236 4 Maryland

    17 Austin Collie WR 6-0 204 4 Brigham Young 50 Jerrell Freeman ILB 6-0 234 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor

    14 Quan Cosby WR 5-9 195 4 Texas 93 Dwight Freeney OLB 6-1 268 11 Syracuse

    16 Jarred Fayson WR 6-0 213 1 Illinois 58 Tim Fugger OLB 6-4 250 R Vanderbilt

    13 T.Y. Hilton WR 5-9 183 R Florida International 54 Mario Harvey ILB 6-0 264 1 Marshall

    10 Jeremy Ross WR 6-0 215 1 California 55 Justin Hickman OLB 6-2 258 1 UCLA

    85 Jabin Sambrano WR 5-11 175 R Montana 92 Jerry Hughes OLB 6-2 254 3 TCU

    87 Reggie Wayne WR 6-0 198 12 Miami 49 Greg Lloyd ILB 6-1 247 1 Connecticut

    84 Griff Whalen WR 5-11 185 R Stanford 59 Larry Lumpkin ILB 6-0 234 R Carson-Newman

    56 Scott Lutrus ILB 6-3 247 1 Connecticut

    TIGHT ENDS (5) 98 Robert Mathis OLB 6-2 245 10 Alabama A&M

    No Name Pos HT WT Exp College

    83 Dwayne Allen TE 6-3 255 R Clemson DEFENSIVE BACKS (19)

    80 Coby Fleener TE 6-6 252 R Stanford No Name Pos HT WT Exp College

    46 Dominique Jones TE 6-3 255 R Shepherd 41 Antoine Bethea S 5-11 196 7 Howard

    86 Kyle Miller TE 6-5 260 1 Mount Union 30 David Caldwell S 5-11 212 3 William & Mary

    81 Andre Smith TE 6-5 267 2 Virginia Tech 39 Camerson Chism CB 5-10 190 R Maryland

    29 Antonio Fenelus CB 5-9 190 R Wisconsin

    OFFENSIVE LINE (16) 26 Jermale Hines S 6-1 222 2 Ohio State

    No Name Pos HT WT Exp College 40 Buddy Jackson CB 6-1 180 R Pittsburgh

    79 Justin Anderson G 6-5 342 R Georgia 43 D.J. Johnson CB 6-1 191 3 Jackson State

    78 Steven Baker T 6-8 310 R East Carolina 23 Terrence Johnson CB 5-9 195 2 California (PA)

    74 Anthony Castonzo T 6-7 315 2 Boston College 37 Brandon King CB 5-10 185 2 Purdue

    66 George Foster T 6-5 338 7 Georgia 21 Justin King CB 5-11 197 5 Penn State

    68 Jason Foster G 6-5 305 R Rhode Island 35 Joe Lefeged S 6-0 205 2 Rutgers

    61 Hayworth Hicks G 6-3 336 R Iowa State 42 Korey Lindsey CB 5-10 194 1 Southern Illinois

    69 Winston Justice T 6-6 317 7 USC 27 Matt Merletti S 5-11 205 R North Carolina

    72 Jeff Linkenbach T 6-6 323 3 Cincinnati 38 Mike Newton S 5-10 207 2 Buffalo

    75 Mike McGlynn G 6-4 327 5 Pittsburgh 25 Jerraud Powers CB 5-10 187 4 Auburn

    65 Ty Nsekhe T 6-8 325 R Texas State 36 Chris Rucker CB 6-1 209 2 Michigan State

    73 Seth Olsen G 6-5 305 3 Iowa 47 Latarrius Thomas S 6-1 210 R Eastern Michigan

    76 Joe Reitz G 6-7 322 2 W. Michigan 20 Cassius Vaughn CB 5-11 195 3 Mississippi

    64 Samson Satele C 6-3 299 6 Hawaii 28 Tom Zbikowski S 5-11 200 5 Notre Dame

    62 A.Q. Shipley C 6-1 309 1 Penn State

    60 Zane Taylor C 6-2 309 1 Utah

    67 Mike Tepper T 6-6 354 2 California

    2012 COLTS PLAYERS BY POSITION

  • SPECIALISTS (5)

    No Name Pos HT WT Exp College

    1 Pat McAfee P 6-1 220 4 West Virginia

    45 Matt Overton LS 6-1 254 1 Western Michigan

    48 Justin Snow LS 6-3 245 13 Baylor

    3 Brian Stahovich P 6-0 190 R San Diego State

    4 Adam Vinatieri K 6-0 206 17 S. Dakota State

    COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH: Chuck PaganoBruce Arians (Offensive Coordinator), Greg Manusky (Defensive Coordinator), Marwan Maalouf (Special Teams Coordinator),Roy Anderson (Safeties Coach), (James Bettcher (Special Assistant to Head Coach), Brant Boyer (Assistant Special Teams Coach),Clyde Christensen (Quarterbacks Coach), Gary Emanuel (Defensive Line Coach), Jeff FitzGerald (Linebackers Coach),

    Joe Gilbert (Assistant Offensive Line Coach), Mike Gillhamer (Secondary Coach), Frank Giufre (Offensive Quality Control Coach),

    Harold Goodwin (Offensive Line Coach), Richard Howell (Assistant Strength & Conditioning), Roger Marandino (Strength & Conditioning),

    Alfredo Roberts (Tight Ends Coach), David Walker (Running Backs Coach), Brad White (Defensive Quality Control Coach),

    Charlie Williams (Wide Receivers Coach).

  • 8/6/2012

    DATE POS. PLAYER TRANSACTION

    1/2 Vice Chairman Bill Polian Relieved of duties as Vice Chairman

    VP/GM Chris Polian Relieved of duties as Vice President and General Manager

    1/4 OT Mike Tepper Signed a reserve/futures contract

    DT Ollie Ogbu Signed a reserve/futures contract

    OG Matt Murphy Signed a reserve/futures contract

    1/5 WR Jeremy Ross Signed a reserve/futures contract

    1/7 WR Jarred Fayson Signed a reserve/futures contract

    1/11 GM Ryan Grigson Named General Manager

    1/17 Jim Caldwell Relieved of duties as Head Coach

    RB Darren Evans Signed a reserve/futures contract

    1/19 LB Jerrell Freeman Signed a reserve/futures contract

    Mike Murphy Retired

    Devin Fitzsimmons Relieved of durites as Coaching Assistant

    Pete Metzelaars Relieved of duties as Offensive Line Coach

    Rod Perry Relieved of durtes as Special Assistant to the Defense

    Frank Reich Relieved of duties as Wide Receivers Coach

    Bill Teerlinck Relieved of duties as Defensive Assistant

    John Teerlinck Relieved of duties as Defensive Line Coach

    Jon Torine Relieved of duties as Strength and Conditioning Coach

    Ron Turner Relieved of durties as Quarterbacks Coach

    1/20 LB Mario Harvey Signed a reserve/futures contract

    1/26 Chuck Pagano Named Head Coach

    1/28 C A.Q. Shipley Signed a reserve/futures contract

    1/31 Bruce Arians Named Offensive Coordinator

    Harold Goodwin Named Offensive Line Coach

    Ricky Thomas Relieved of duties as Tight Ends Coach

    Ron Prince Relieved of dutires as Assistant Offensive Line Coach

    2/2 Greg Manusky Named Defensive Coordinator

    Marwan Maalouf Named Special Teams Coordinator

    Roy Anderson Named Safeties Coach

    Roger Marandino Named Strength & Conditioning Coach

    2/7 LB Zac Diles Waived

    OG Jaimie Thomas Waived

    OT James Williams Waived

    2/9 CB Mike Newton Signed a reserve/futures contract

    DE Justin Hickman Signed a reserve/futures contract

    2/13 DE Brandon Peguese Signed a reserve/futures contract

    2/14 Brant Boyer Named Assistant Special Teams Coach

    Gary Emanuel Named Defensive Line Coach

    Jeff FitzGerald Named Linebackers Coach

    Joe Gilbert Named Assistant Offensive Line Coach

    Mike Gillhamer Named Secondary Coach

    Frank Giufre Named Offensive Quality Control Coach

    Alfredo Roberts Named Tight Ends Coach

    Brad White Named Defensive Quality Control Coach

    Charlie Williams Named Wide Receivers Coach

    3/5 DE Robert Mathis Signed a contract extension

    3/7 QB Peyton Manning Released

    3/8 OL Jake Kirkpatrick Signed a reserve/futures contract

    QB Trevor Vittatoe Signed a reserve/futures contract

    3/9 RB Joseph Addai Released

    LB Gary Brackett Released

    DB Melvin Bullitt Released

    TE Dallas Clark Released

    QB Curtis Painter Released

    3/14 OT Winston Justice Traded along with a sixth round pick (187 overall) from the Philadelphia

    Eagles for a sixth round pick (172 overall)

    DE Cory Redding Signed as an unrestricted free agent

    WR Reggie Wayne Re-signed

    3/16 DB Tom Zbikowski Signed as an unrestricted free agent

    3/19 OL Mike McGlynn Signed as an unrestricted free agent

    3/21 C Samson Satele Signed as an unrestricted free agent

    3/23 OG Ryan Diem Retired

    WR Donnie Avery Signed as an unrestricted free agent

    QB Drew Stanton Traded along with a seventh round pick (214 overall) from the

    New York Jets for a sixth round pick (187 overall)

    2012 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS TRANSACTIONS

  • 4/3 LS Matt Overton Signed as a free agent

    David Thorton Named Player Development Coordinator

    TE Kyle Miller Signed as a free agent

    4/5 DT Brandon McKinney Signed as an unrestricted free agent

    4/13 WR Blair White Waived

    5/3 DE James Aniono Signed as a college free agent

    DT Chigbo Anunoby Signed as a college free agent

    T Steven Baker Signed as a college free agent

    CB Cameron Chism Signed as a college free agent

    OLB Kevin Eagan Signed as a college free agent

    CB Antonio Fenelus Signed as a college free agent

    G Jason Foster Signed as a college free agent

    ILB Chris Galippo Signed as a college free agent

    G Hayworth Hicks Signed as a college free agent

    CB Buddy Jackson Signed as a college free agent

    S Matt Merletti Signed as a college free agent

    S Micah Pellerin Signed as a college free agent

    WR Jabin Sambrano Signed as a college free agent

    P Brian Stahovich Signed as a college free agent

    WR Griff Whalen Signed as a college free agent

    S Latarrius Thomas Signed as a college free agent

    TE Dominique Jones Signed as a free agent

    RB Deji Karim Claimed off waivers (JAX)

    Ahmad Russell Named Area Scout

    Dave Razzon Named Area Scout

    T.J. McCreight Named Director of College Scouting

    Todd Vasvari Promoted to Assistant Director of College Scouting

    Andrew Berry Promoted to Pro Scouting Coordinator

    5/4 Jon Shaw Promoted to Pro Scout

    5/15 TE Andre Smith Claimed off waivers (CHI)

    CB Mike Holmes Waived

    5/16 RB Vick Ballard Signed with the Colts

    WR LaVon Brazill Signed with the Colts

    LB Tim Fugger Signed with the Colts

    QB Chandler Harnish Signed with the Colts

    5/17 TE Brody Eldridge Waived

    QB David Legree Signed with the Colts

    G Justin Anderson Signed with the Colts

    5/18 C Zane Taylor Claimed off waivers (PHI)

    G Matt Murphy Waived

    5/22 NT Josh Chapman Signed with the Colts

    5/23 OLB Brandon Peguese Waived

    OLB Jerry Brown Signed as a college free agent

    CB Cassius Vaughn Traded from the Denver Broncos for FB Chris Gronkowski

    5/29 FB Ryan Mahaffey Waived

    T George Foster Signed as a free agent

    5/31 S Micah Pellerin Waived

    CB Korey Lindsey Claimed off waivers (ARZ)

    6/1 WR T.Y. Hilton Signed with the Colts

    6/5 OLB Kevin Eagan Waived

    WR Kris Adams Signed with the Colts

    6/6 C Jake Kirkpatrick Waived

    6/8 CB Justin King Signed as an unrestricted free agent

    6/19 QB David Legree Released

    RB Mewelde Moore Signed as an unrestricted free agent

    6/20 QB Trevor Vittatoe Waived

    7/10 LB Chris Galippo Waived

    7/13 LB Larry Lumpkin Signed as a college free agent

    7/19 DT Jason Shirley Signed as a free agent

    QB Andrew Luck Signed contract

    7/22 CB D.J. Johnson Traded from the Philadelphia Eagles for DT Ollige Ogbu

    7/25 TE Dwayne Allen Signed contract

    7/27 TE Coby Fleener Signed contract

    8/1 G Ben Ijalana Waived/Injured

    T Ty Nsekhe Signed as a free agent

    8/3 ILB A.J. Edds Waived/Injured

    ILB Moise Fokou/Greg Lloyd Traded from the Philadelphia Eagles for CB Kevin Thomas and a

    conditional 7th round draft pick

    8/3 G Ben Ijalana Placed on Injured Reserve

    8/4 ILB A.J. Edds Placed on Injured Reserve

  • 8/6/2012

    YEAR DRAFTEES FREE AGENTS TRADES/WAIVERS

    2000 Justin Snow

    2001 Reggie Wayne (1)

    2002 Dwight Freeney (1)

    2003 Robert Mathis (5)

    2006 Antoine Bethea (6) Adam Vinatieri (UFA-NE)

    2008 Antonio Johnson

    2009 Donald Brown (1)

    Fili Moala (2)

    Jerraud Powers (3)

    Austin Collie (4)

    Pat McAfee (7)

    2010 Jerry Hughes (1) David Caldwell

    Pat Angerer (2) Jeff Linkenbach

    Ricardo Mathews (7) Joe Reitz

    Kavell Conner (7)

    2011 Anthony Castonzo (1) A.J. Edds* Mario Addison (W-CHI)

    Ben Ijalana (2)* Darren Evans Quan Cosby (W_DEN)

    Drake Nevis (3) Jarred Fayson Seth Olsen (W-MIN)

    Delone Carter (4) Jermale Hines

    Chris Rucker (6) Terrence Johnson

    Brandon King

    Joe Lefeged

    Scott Lutrus

    Jeremy Ross

    Mike Tepper

    2012 Andrew Luck (1) Kris Adams Moise Fokou (T-PHI)

    Coby Fleener (2) James Aiono D.J. Johnson (T-PHI)

    Dwayne Allen (3) Chigbo Anunoby Winston Justice (T-PHI)

    T.Y. Hilton (3 Donnie Avery (UFA-TEN) Deji Karim (W-JAX)

    Josh Chapman (5) Steven Baker Kory Lindsey (W-ARZ)

    Vick Ballard (5) Jerry Brown Greg Lloyd (T-PHI)

    LaVon Brazill (6) Cameron Chism Andre Smith (W-CHI)

    Justin Anderson (7) Antonio Fenelus Drew Stanton (T-NYJ)

    Tim Fugger (7) George Foster Zane Taylor (W-PHI)

    Chandler Harnish (7) Jason Foster Cassius Vaughn (T-DEN)

    Jerrell Freeman

    Mario Harvey

    Justin Hickman

    Hayworth Hicks

    Buddy Jackson

    Dominique Jones

    Justin King

    Larry Lumpkin

    Mike McGlynn (UFA-CIN)

    Brandon McKinney (UFA-BAL)

    Matt Merletti

    Kyle Miller

    Mewelde Moore

    Mike Newton

    Ty Nsekhe

    Matt Overton

    Cory Redding (UFA-BAL)

    Jabin Sambrano

    Samson Satele (UFA-OAK)

    HOW THE 2012 COLTS WERE BUILT

  • FREE AGENTS CONT…

    A.Q. Shipley

    Jason Shirley

    Brian Stahovich

    Latarrius Thomas

    Griff Whalen

    Tom Zbikowski

    ^practice squad, *injured reserve, & reserve non-football injury

  • 8/6/2012

    NO NAME POS HT WT DOB AGE EXP COLLEGE HOMETOWN HOW ACQ. GP/GS/DNP/IA

    7 Adams, Kris WR 6-3 194 9/4/1987 24 1 UTEP Fort Worth, TX FA-1297 Addison, Mario OLB 6-3 257 9/6/1987 24 2 Troy Birmingham, AL W-11 (CHI)68D Aiono, James DE 6-3 305 1/23/1989 23 R Utah West Valley, UT FA-1283 Allen, Dwayne TE 6-3 255 2/24/1990 22 R Clemson Fayettville, NC D3-1251 Angerer, Pat ILB 6-0 236 1/31/1987 25 3 Iowa Bettendorf, IA D2-1078D Anunoby, Chigbo DT 6-4 324 1/4/1989 23 R Morehouse Jefferson City, MO FA-1211 Avery, Donnie WR 5-11 200 6/12/1984 28 5 Houston Houston, TX UFA-12 (TEN)78O Baker, Steven T 6-8 310 11/24/1988 23 R East Carolina Rocky Mount, NC FA-1233O Ballard, Vick RB 5-10 217 7/16/1990 22 R Mississippi State Pascagoula, MS D5-1241 Bethea, Antoine S 5-11 196 7/27/1984 28 7 Howard Newport News, VA D6-0615 Brazill, LaVon WR 5-11 191 3/15/1989 23 R Ohio Lantana, FL D6-1231 Brown, Donald RB 5-10 210 4/11/1987 25 4 Connecticut Atlantic Highlands, NJ D1-0957 Brown, Jerry OLB 6-4 265 10/20/1987 24 R Illinois St. Louis, MO FA-1230 Caldwell, David S 5-11 212 5/19/1987 25 3 William & Mary Montclair, NJ FA-1034 Carter, Delone RB 5-9 238 6/22/1987 25 2 Syracuse Copley, OH D4-1174 Castonzo, Anthony T 6-7 315 8/9/1988 24 2 Boston College Hawthorn Woods, IL D1-1139D Chism, Cameron CB 5-10 190 12/25/1990 21 R Maryland Washington, DC FA-1217 Collie, Austin WR 6-0 204 11/11/1985 26 4 Brigham Young El Dorado Hills, CA D4-0953 Conner, Kavell ILB 6-0 243 2/23/1987 25 3 Clemson Richmond, VA D7-1014 Cosby, Quan WR 5-9 195 12/23/1982 29 4 Texas Waco, TX W-11 (DEN)32 Evans, Darren RB 6-0 232 11/9/1988 23 1 Virginia Tech Indianapolis, IN FA-1116 Fayson, Jarred WR 6-0 213 10/13/1987 24 1 Illinois Tampa, FL FA-1129D Fenelus, Antonio CB 5-9 190 1/19/1990 22 R Wisconsin Boca Raton, FL FA-1280 Fleener, Coby TE 6-6 252 9/20/1988 23 R Stanford Lemont, IL D2-1245D Fokou, Moise ILB 6-1 236 8/28/1985 26 4 Maryland Cameroon, Africa T-12 (PHI)66 Foster, George T 6-5 338 6/9/1980 32 7 Georgia Macon, GA FA-1268O Foster, Jason G 6-5 305 10/21/1988 23 R Rhode Island East Pittsford, VT FA-1250 Freeman, Jerrell ILB 6-0 234 5/1/1986 26 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor Waco, TX FA-1293 Freeney, Dwight OLB 6-1 268 2/19/1980 32 11 Syracuse Hartford, CT D1-028 Harnish, Chandler QB 6-2 220 7/28/1988 24 R Northern Illinois Bluffton, IN D7-1254 Harvey, Mario ILB 6-0 264 8/10/1987 25 1 Marshall Chatham, VA FA-1255 Hickman, Justin OLB 6-2 258 7/20/1985 27 1 UCLA El Paso, TX FA-1261O Hicks, Hayworth G 6-3 336 10/3/1988 23 R Iowa State Palmdale, CA FA-1213 Hilton, T.Y. WR 5-9 183 11/14/1989 22 R Florida International Miami, FL D3-1226D Hines, Jermale S 6-1 222 11/11/1987 24 2 Ohio State Cleveland, OH FA-1192 Hughes, Jerry OLB 6-2 254 8/13/1988 23 3 TCU Sugar Land, TX D1-1040D Jackson, Buddy CB 6-1 180 3/3/1989 23 R Pittsburgh Plantation, FL FA-1299 Johnson, Antonio NT 6-3 310 12/8/1984 27 6 Mississippi State Leland, MS FA-0843 Johnson, D.J. CB 6-1 191 11/7/1985 26 3 Jackson State Texas City, TX T-12 (PHI)23 Johnson, Terrence CB 5-9 195 7/5/1986 26 2 California (PA) Braddock, PA FA-11460 Jones, Dominique TE 6-3 255 8/15/1987 24 R Shepherd San Diego, CA FA-1269 Justice, Winston T 6-6 317 9/14/1984 27 7 USC Long Beach, CA T-12 (PHI)39O Karim, Deji RB 5-8 209 11/18/1986 25 3 Southern Illinois Oklahoma City, OK W-12 (JAX)37 King, Brandon CB 5-10 185 1/28/1987 25 2 Purdue Warner Robins, GA FA-1121 King, Justin CB 5-11 197 5/11/1987 25 5 Penn State Pittsburgh, PA FA-1235 Lefeged, Joe S 6-0 205 6/2/1988 24 2 Rutgers Germantown, MD FA-1142D Lindsey, Korey CB 5-10 194 2/3/1989 23 1 Southern Illinois Baton Rouge, LA W-12 (ARZ)72 Linkenbach, Jeff T 6-6 323 6/9/1987 25 3 Cincinnati Sandusky, OH FA-1049 Lloyd,Greg ILB 6-1 247 2/10/1989 23 1 Connecticut Clermont, FL T-12 (PHI)12 Luck, Andrew QB 6-4 234 9/12/1989 22 R Stanford Houston, TX D1-1259 Lumpkin, Larry ILB 6-0 234 5/16/1991 21 R Carson-Newman Irvington, AL FA-1256 Lutrus, Scott ILB 6-3 247 4/23/1988 24 1 Connecticut Brookfield, CT FA-1191 Mathews, Ricardo DT 6-3 310 7/30/1987 25 3 Cincinnati Jacksonville, FL D7-1098 Mathis, Robert OLB 6-2 245 2/26/1981 31 10 Alabama A&M Atlanta, GA D5-031 McAfee, Pat P 6-1 220 5/2/1987 25 4 West Virginia Plum, PA D7-0975 McGlynn, Mike G/C 6-4 327 3/8/1985 27 5 Pittsburgh Austintown, OH UFA-12 (CIN)96 McKinney, Brandon NT 6-2 345 8/24/1983 28 7 Michigan State Dayton, OH UFA-12 (BAL)27D Merletti, Matt S 5-11 205 7/18/1988 24 R North Carolina Cleveland, OH FA-1286 Miller, Kyle TE 6-5 260 4/18/1988 24 1 Mount Union Elida, OH FA-1295 Moala, Fili DE 6-4 310 6/23/1985 27 4 USC Buena Park, CA D2-0926O Moore, Mewelde RB 5-11 209 7/24/1982 30 9 Tulane Hammond, LA FA-1294 Nevis, Drake DT 6-1 310 5/8/1989 23 2 LSU Harvey, LA D3-1138 Newton, Mike S 5-10 207 11/11/1987 24 2 Buffalo Pasadena, MD FA-1265 Nsekhe, Ty T 6-8 325 10/27/1985 26 R Texas State Arlington, TX FA-1273 Olsen, Seth G 6-5 305 12/17/1985 26 3 Iowa Omaha, NE W-11 (MIN)45O Overton, Matt LS 6-1 254 7/6/1985 27 1 Western Washington Tracy, CA FA-1225 Powers, Jerraud CB 5-10 187 7/19/1987 25 4 Auburn Decatur, AL D3-0990 Redding, Cory DE 6-4 315 11/15/1980 31 10 Texas Houston, TX UFA-12 (BAL)76 Reitz, Joe G 6-7 322 8/24/1985 26 2 W. Michigan Fishers, IN FA-1010 Ross, Jeremy WR 6-0 215 3/16/1988 24 1 California Sacramento, CA FA-1136 Rucker, Chris CB 6-1 209 10/12/1988 23 2 Michigan State Warren, OH D6-1185 Sambrano, Jabin WR 5-11 175 3/12/1990 22 R Montana Temecula, CA FA-1264 Satele, Samson C 6-3 299 11/29/1984 27 6 Hawaii Kailua, HI UFA-12 (OAK)62 Shipley, A.Q. C 6-1 309 5/22/1986 26 1 Penn State Beaver County, PA FA-1265D Shirley, Jason DT 6-5 329 9/30/1985 26 3 Fresno State Fontana, CA FA-1281 Smith, Andre TE 6-5 267 9/26/1988 23 2 Virginia Tech Germantown, MD W-12 (CHI)48 Snow, Justin LS 6-3 245 12/21/1976 35 13 Baylor Abilene, TX FA-003 Stahovich, Brian P 6-0 190 4/14/1990 22 R San Diego State Solana Beach, CA FA-125 Stanton, Drew QB 6-3 243 5/7/1984 28 6 Michigan State Okemos, MI T-12 (NYJ)60 Taylor, Zane C 6-2 309 4/23/1988 24 1 Utah Moab, UT W-12 (PHI)67 Tepper, Mike T 6-6 354 12/11/1985 26 2 California Cypress, CA FA-1147D Thomas, Latarrius S 6-1 210 3/22/1988 24 R Eastern Michigan New Smyma Beach, FL FA-1220 Vaughn, Cassius CB 5-11 195 11/3/1987 24 3 Mississippi Memphis, TN T-12 (DEN)4 Vinatieri, Adam K 6-0 206 12/28/1972 39 17 S. Dakota State Rapid City, SD UFA-06 (NE)87 Wayne, Reggie WR 6-0 198 11/17/1978 33 12 Miami (FL) New Orleans, LA D1-0184 Whalen, Griff WR 5-11 185 3/1/1990 22 R Stanford Sylvania, OH FA-1228 Zbikowski, Tom S 5-11 200 5/22/1985 27 5 Notre Dame Park Ridge, IL UFA-12 (BAL)

    52 Edds, A.J. ILB 6-4 256 9/18/1987 24 3 Iowa Greenwood, IN FA-1171 Ijalana, Ben G 6-4 337 8/6/1989 22 2 Villanova Hainesport, NJ D2-11

    79O Anderson, Justin G 6-5 342 4/15/1988 24 R Georgia Ocilla, GA D7-1258D Fugger, Tim OLB 6-4 250 7/1/1989 23 R Vanderbilt Oak Brook, IL D7-12

    61D Chapman, Josh NT 6-0 316 6/10/1990 22 R Alabama Hoover, AL D5-12

    COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH: Chuck PaganoBruce Arians (Offensive Coordinator), Greg Manusky (Defensive Coordinator), Marwan Maalouf (Special Teams Coordinator), Roy Anderson (Safeties Coach),

    James Bettcher (Special Assistant to Head Coach), Brant Boyer (Assistant Special Teams Coach), Clyde Christensen (Quarterbacks Coach),

    Gary Emanuel (Defensive Line Coach), Jeff FitzGerald (Linebackers Coach), Joe Gilbert (Assistant Offensive Line Coach); Mike Gillhamer (Secondary Coach),

    Frank Giufre (Offensive Quality Control Coach), Harold Goodwin (Offensive Line Coach), Richard Howell (Assistant Strength & Conditioning), Roger Marandino (Strength & Conditioning), Alfredo Roberts (Tight Ends Coach), David Walker (Running Backs Coach), Brad White (Defensive Quality Control Coach), Charlie Williams (Wide Receivers Coach).

    2012 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

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    NO NAME POS HT WT DOB AGE EXP COLLEGE HOMETOWN HOW ACQ. GP/GS/DNP/IA

    1 Pat McAfee P 6-1 220 5/2/1987 25 4 West Virginia Plum, PA D7-093 Brian Stahovich P 6-0 190 4/14/1990 22 R San Diego State Solana Beach, CA FA-124 Adam Vinatieri K 6-0 206 12/28/1972 39 17 South Dakota State Rapid City, SD UFA-06 (NE)5 Drew Stanton QB 6-3 243 5/7/1984 28 6 Michigan State Okemos, MI T-12 (NYJ)7 Kris Adams WR 6-3 194 9/4/1987 24 1 UTEP Fort Worth, TX FA-128 Chandler Harnish QB 6-2 220 7/28/1988 24 R Northern Illinois Bluffton, IN D7-1210 Jeremy Ross WR 6-0 215 3/16/1988 24 1 California Sacramento, CA FA-1111 Donnie Avery WR 5-11 200 6/12/1984 28 5 Houston Houston, TX UFA-12 (TEN)12 Andrew Luck QB 6-4 234 9/12/1989 22 R Stanford Houston, TX D1-1213 T.Y. Hilton WR 5-9 183 11/14/1989 22 R Florida International Miami, FL D3-1214 Quan Cosby WR 5-9 195 12/23/1982 29 4 Texas Waco, TX W-11 (DEN)15 LaVon Brazill WR 5-11 191 3/15/1989 23 R Ohio Lantana, FL D6-1216 Jarred Fayson WR 6-0 213 10/13/1987 24 1 Illinois Tampa, FL FA-1117 Austin Collie WR 6-0 204 11/11/1985 26 4 Brigham Young El Dorado Hills, CA D4-0920 Cassius Vaughn CB 5-11 195 11/3/1987 24 3 Mississippi Memphis, TN T-12 (DEN)21 Justin King CB 5-11 197 5/11/1987 25 5 Penn State Pittsburgh, PA FA-1223 Terrence Johnson CB 5-9 195 7/5/1986 26 2 California (PA) Braddock, PA FA-1125 Jerraud Powers CB 5-10 187 7/19/1987 25 4 Auburn Decatur, AL D3-0926D Jermale Hines S 6-1 222 11/11/1987 24 2 Ohio State Cleveland, OH FA-1126O Mewelde Moore RB 5-11 209 7/24/1982 30 9 Tulane Hammond, LA FA-1227D Matt Merletti S 5-11 205 7/18/1988 24 R North Carolina Cleveland, OH FA-1228 Tom Zbikowski S 5-11 200 5/22/1985 27 5 Notre Dame Park Ridge, IL UFA-12 (BAL)29D Antonio Fenelus CB 5-9 190 1/19/1990 22 R Wisconsin Boca Raton, FL FA-1230 David Caldwell S 5-11 212 5/19/1987 25 3 William & Mary Montclair, NJ FA-1031 Donald Brown RB 5-10 210 4/11/1987 25 4 Connecticut Atlantic Highlands, NJ D1-0932 Darren Evans RB 6-0 232 11/9/1988 23 1 Virginia Tech Indianapolis, IN FA-1133O Vick Ballard RB 5-10 217 7/16/1990 22 R Mississippi State Pascagoula, MS D5-1234 Delone Carter RB 5-9 238 6/22/1987 25 2 Syracuse Copley, OH D4-1135 Joe Lefeged S 6-0 205 6/2/1988 24 2 Rutgers Germantown, MD FA-1136 Chris Rucker CB 6-1 209 10/12/1988 23 2 Michigan State Warren, OH D6-1137 Brandon King CB 5-10 185 1/28/1987 25 2 Purdue Warner Robins, GA FA-1138 Mike Newton S 5-10 207 11/11/1987 24 2 Buffalo Pasadena, MD FA-1239D Cameron Chism CB 5-10 190 12/25/1990 21 R Maryland Washington, DC FA-1239O Deji Karim RB 5-8 209 11/18/1986 25 3 Southern Illinois Oklahoma City, OK W-12 (JAX)40D Buddy Jackson CB 6-1 180 3/3/1989 23 R Pittsburgh Plantation, FL FA-1241 Antoine Bethea S 5-11 196 7/27/1984 28 7 Howard Newport News, VA D6-0642D Korey Lindsey CB 5-10 194 2/3/1989 23 1 Southern Illinois Baton Rouge, LA W-12 (ARZ)43 D.J. Johnson CB 6-1 191 11/7/1985 26 3 Jackson State Texas City, TX T-12 (PHI)45D Moise Fokou ILB 6-1 236 8/28/1985 26 4 Maryland Cameroon, Africa T-12 (PHI)45O Matt Overton LS 6-1 254 7/6/1985 27 1 Western Washington Tracy, CA FA-12460 Dominique Jones TE 6-3 255 8/15/1987 24 R Shepherd San Diego, CA FA-1247D Latarrius Thomas S 6-1 210 3/22/1988 24 R Eastern Michigan New Smyma Beach, FL FA-1248 Justin Snow LS 6-3 245 12/21/1976 35 13 Baylor Abilene, TX FA-0049 Greg Lloyd ILB 6-1 247 2/10/1989 23 1 Connecticut Clermont, FL T-12 (PHI)50 Jerrell Freeman ILB 6-0 234 5/1/1986 26 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor Waco, TX FA-1251 Pat Angerer ILB 6-0 236 1/31/1987 25 3 Iowa Bettendorf, IA D2-1053 Kavell Conner ILB 6-0 243 2/23/1987 25 3 Clemson Richmond, VA D7-1054 Mario Harvey ILB 6-0 264 8/10/1987 25 1 Marshall Chatham, VA FA-1255 Justin Hickman OLB 6-2 258 7/20/1985 27 1 UCLA El Paso, TX FA-1256 Scott Lutrus ILB 6-3 247 4/23/1988 24 1 Connecticut Brookfield, CT FA-1157 Jerry Brown OLB 6-4 265 10/20/1987 24 R Illinois St. Louis, MO FA-1259 Larry Lumpkin ILB 6-0 234 5/16/1991 21 R Carson-Newman Irvington, AL FA-1260 Zane Taylor C 6-2 309 4/23/1988 24 1 Utah Moab, UT W-12 (PHI)61O Hayworth Hicks G 6-3 336 10/3/1988 23 R Iowa State Palmdale, CA FA-1262 A.Q. Shipley C 6-1 309 5/22/1986 26 1 Penn State Beaver County, PA FA-1264 Samson Satele C 6-3 299 11/29/1984 27 6 Hawaii Kailua, HI UFA-12 (OAK)65O Ty Nsekhe T 6-8 325 10/27/1985 26 R Texas State Arlington, TX FA-1265D Jason Shirley DT 6-5 329 9/30/1985 26 3 Fresno State Fontana, CA FA-1266 George Foster T 6-5 338 6/9/1980 32 7 Georgia Macon, GA FA-1267 Mike Tepper T 6-6 354 12/11/1985 26 2 California Cypress, CA FA-1168D James Aiono DE 6-3 305 1/23/1989 23 R Utah West Valley, UT FA-1268O Jason Foster G 6-5 305 10/21/1988 23 R Rhode Island East Pittsford, VT FA-1269 Winston Justice T 6-6 317 9/14/1984 27 7 USC Long Beach, CA T-12 (PHI)72 Jeff Linkenbach T 6-6 323 6/9/1987 25 3 Cincinnati Sandusky, OH FA-1073 Seth Olsen G 6-5 305 12/17/1985 26 3 Iowa Omaha, NE W-11 (MIN)74 Anthony Castonzo T 6-7 315 8/9/1988 24 2 Boston College Hawthorn Woods, IL D1-1175 Mike McGlynn G/C 6-4 327 3/8/1985 27 5 Pittsburgh Austintown, OH UFA-12 (CIN)76 Joe Reitz G 6-7 322 8/24/1985 26 2 Western Michigan Fishers, IN FA-1078D Chigbo Anunoby DT 6-4 324 1/4/1989 23 R Morehouse Jefferson City, MO FA-1278O Steven Baker T 6-8 310 11/24/1988 23 R East Carolina Rocky Mount, NC FA-1280 Coby Fleener TE 6-6 252 9/20/1988 23 R Stanford Lemont, IL D2-1281 Andre Smith TE 6-5 267 9/26/1988 23 2 Virginia Tech Germantown, MD W-12 (CHI)83 Dwayne Allen TE 6-3 255 2/24/1990 22 R Clemson Fayettville, NC D3-1284 Griff Whalen WR 5-11 185 3/1/1990 22 R Stanford Sylvania, OH FA-1285 Jabin Sambrano WR 5-11 175 3/12/1990 22 R Montana Temecula, CA FA-1286 Kyle Miller TE 6-5 260 4/18/1988 24 1 Mount Union Elida, OH FA-1287 Reggie Wayne WR 6-0 198 11/17/1978 33 12 Miami (FL) New Orleans, LA D1-0190 Cory Redding DE 6-4 315 11/15/1980 31 10 Texas Houston, TX UFA-12 (BAL)91 Ricardo Mathews DT 6-3 310 7/30/1987 25 3 Cincinnati Jacksonville, FL D7-1092 Jerry Hughes OLB 6-2 254 8/13/1988 23 3 TCU Sugar Land, TX D1-1093 Dwight Freeney OLB 6-1 268 2/19/1980 32 11 Syracuse Hartford, CT D1-0294 Drake Nevis DT 6-1 310 5/8/1989 23 2 LSU Harvey, LA D3-1195 Fili Moala DE 6-4 310 6/23/1985 27 4 USC Buena Park, CA D2-0996 Brandon McKinney NT 6-2 345 8/24/1983 28 7 Michigan State Dayton, OH UFA-12 (BAL)97 Mario Addison OLB 6-3 257 9/6/1987 24 2 Troy Birmingham, AL W-11 (CHI)98 Robert Mathis OLB 6-2 245 2/26/1981 31 10 Alabama A&M Atlanta, GA D5-0399 Antonio Johnson NT 6-3 310 12/8/1984 27 6 Mississippi State Leland, MS FA-08

    52 A.J. Edds ILB 6-4 256 9/18/1987 24 3 Iowa Greenwood, IN FA-1171 Ben Ijalana G 6-4 337 8/6/1989 22 2 Villanova Hainesport, NJ D2-11

    58D Tim Fugger OLB 6-4 250 7/1/1989 23 R Vanderbilt Oak Brook, IL D7-1279O Justin Anderson G 6-5 342 4/15/1988 24 R Georgia Ocilla, GA D7-12

    61D Josh Chapman NT 6-0 316 6/10/1990 22 R Alabama Hoover, AL D5-12

    COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH: Chuck PaganoBruce Arians (Offensive Coordinator), Greg Manusky (Defensive Coordinator), Marwan Maalouf (Special Teams Coordinator), Roy Anderson (Safeties Coach),

    James Bettcher (Special Assistant to Head Coach), Brant Boyer (Assistant Special Teams Coach), Clyde Christensen (Quarterbacks Coach),

    Gary Emanuel (Defensive Line Coach), Jeff FitzGerald (Linebackers Coach), Joe Gilbert (Assistant Offensive Line Coach); Mike Gillhamer (Secondary Coach),

    Frank Giufre (Offensive Quality Control Coach), Harold Goodwin (Offensive Line Coach), Richard Howell (Assistant Strength & Conditioning), Roger Marandino (Strength & Conditioning), Alfredo Roberts (Tight Ends Coach), David Walker (Running Backs Coach), Brad White (Defensive Quality Control Coach), Charlie Williams (Wide Receivers Coach).

    2012 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS NUMERICAL ROSTER

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    Moise Fokou #45 Inside Linebacker 6-1, 236 pounds Maryland TR – 2012 (Philadelphia) 1st Year with Colts/4th Year in NFL Born: August 28, 1985

    Career Transactions:

    • Acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles along with linebacker Greg Lloyd in exchange for cornerback Kevin Thomas and a conditional seventh round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

    • Originally selected by Philadelphia in the seventh round (230th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft.

    2011 (EAGLES):

    • Competed in 11 games (seven starts) and totaled 27 tackles (15 solo) and one pass defensed.

    • Ranked second on the team with 10 special teams tackles before being placed on Injured Reserve on November 29.

    • Set a season-high seven tackles in the season opener at St. Louis (9/11).

    2010 (EAGLES):

    • Saw action in all 16 contests (11 starts) and posted 41 tackles (33 solo), one sack, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles.

    • Led the team with 19 special teams tackles.

    • Started at linebacker and notched his first career forced fumble at San Francisco (10/10).

    • Registered his first career sack at the New York Giants (12/19) and contributed with a season-best seven tackles and a team-leading four special teams stops.

    • Finished with six tackles in the team’s Wild Card Playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers (1/9). 2009 (EAGLES):

    • In his rookie season, played in all 16 games (four starts) and contributed with 30 tackles (18 solo) and one pass defensed.

    • Tied for first on the team in special teams tackles (20) and recovered two fumbles on special teams.

    • Recovered a fumble on a kickoff return by Domenik Hixon against the New York Giants (11/1), which led to a field goal.

    • Started his first NFL game against Dallas (11/8) and recorded four tackles.

    • Set a career-high with nine tackles at San Diego (11/15).

    • Finished with three tackles in the team’s Wild Card Playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys (1/9). College:

    • Registered 182 tackles in 39 career games at Maryland.

    • Was an All-ACC selection as a senior SAM linebacker in 2008 and totaled 77 tackles, a career-best 12 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks.

    • His 5.0 sacks in 2008 were the most by a Maryland linebacker since Shawne Merriman had a team-best 8.5 in 2004.

    • Was the only player in the ACC in 2008 to finish with 75 or more tackles and at least 5.0 sacks.

    • Tallied 84 tackles, three forced fumbles and a team-high 17 special teams stops in 2007.

    • Was selected to play in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl.

    • Started his collegiate career at Division III Frostburg State and registered 70 tackles in 10 games.

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    • Graduated Maryland with a degree in criminology and criminal justice.

    Personal:

    • Attended Bullis (Maryland) High School in Potomac, Md.

    • Was an All-IAC and second-team All-Met selection as a senior running back and linebacker. Also garnered team MVP honors that year.

    • Founded The Root 53 Foundation, which assists urban youth.

    • Pronounced: Moses (FOE-koo).

    • Immigrated to the United States in 1990 from Cameroon in central Africa. Career Statistics Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total Sacks PD FF FR INT Yards Avg. LG TD 2011 PHI 11/7 15 12 27 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2010 PHI 16/11 33 8 41 1.0 1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2009 PHI 16/4 18 12 30 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Total 43/22 66 32 98 1.0 4 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Career Playoff Statistics Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total Sacks PD FF FR INT Yards Avg. LG TD 2010 PHI 1/1 3 3 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2009 PHI 1/1 2 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Total 2/2 5 4 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Special Teams Tackles: 49 (2011 – 10, 2010 – 19, 2009 - 20) Additional Statistics: Special teams fumble recoveries: 2 (1 at NYG (12/13/09), 1 vs. NYG (11/1/09))

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    Greg Lloyd #49 Inside Linebacker 6-1, 247 pounds Connecticut TR – 2012 (Philadelphia) 1st Year with Colts/1st Year in NFL Born: February 10, 1989

    Career Transactions:

    • Acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles along with linebacker Moise Fokou in exchange for cornerback Kevin Thomas and a conditional seventh round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

    • Originally selected by Philadelphia in the seventh round (237th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft.

    2011 (EAGLES):

    • Spent the first 12 weeks of the season on the Philadelphia practice squad.

    • Was elevated to the 53-man roster on November 29 and was inactive for the last five contests of the season.

    College:

    • Over his four-year career at UConn, started 23-of-34 games at middle linebacker and registered 177 tackles, 3.0 sacks and one interception.

    • Earned All-Big East Conference second-team honors following the 2009 season after starting 10 games and finishing second on the squad with a career-high 91 tackles and one sack.

    Personal:

    • Attended East Ridge (Florida) High School.

    • Earned All-Central Florida honors from The Orlando Sentinel.

    • Also played center on the basketball team in high school.

    • Son of Rhonda Nelson and former Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd.

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    Larry Lumpkin #59 Inside Linebacker 6-0, 234 pounds Carson-Newman Free Agent - 2012 1st Year with Colts/1st Year in NFL Born: May 16, 1991

    Career Transactions:

    • Signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on July 13, 2012. College:

    • Transferred to Carson-Newman in 2011 and led the team with 94 tackles (62 solo) and added 10.0 tackles for loss.

    • Earned All-South Atlantic Conference first-team honors.

    • Competed at Alabama A&M prior to transferring to Carson-Newman and compiled 82 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

    Personal:

    • Attended Alma Bryant High School in Irvington, Ala.

    • In his junior season (2007), broke the school record for tackles with 105 while contributing with four fumbles and two interceptions.

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    D.J. Johnson #43 Cornerback 6-1, 191 pounds Jackson State Free Agent – TR – 2012 (Philadelphia) 1st Year with Colts/1st Year in NFL Born: May 16, 1991

    Career Transactions:

    • Acquired by the Colts in a trade with Philadelphia in exchange for defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu on July 22, 2012.

    • Re-signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on January 2, 2012.

    • Signed to the Eagles practice squad on December 2, 2011.

    • Released by the Washington Redskins on November 29, 2011.

    • Signed by the Redskins off the Minnesota Vikings practice squad on November 8, 2011.

    • Signed to the Vikings practice squad on September 7, 2011.

    • Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 5, 2011.

    • Signed to the Buccaneers practice squad on November 24, 2010 prior to being elevated to the active roster on December 8, 2010.

    • Released by the New York Giants on November 20, 2010.

    • Re-signed by the Giants on April 16, 2010.

    • Signed by the Giants off the Denver Broncos practice squad on November 11, 2009.

    • Released by the Broncos and signed to the practice squad on September 6, 2009.

    • Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos on April 27, 2009. 2011 (VIKINGS/REDSKINS/EAGLES):

    • Began the season on the Vikings practice squad before being signed to the Redskins active roster on November 8, 2011.

    • Released by the Redskins and was signed to the Eagles practice squad on December 2, 2011 where he remained for the rest of the regular season.

    2010 (GIANTS/BUCCANEERS):

    • Saw action in seven games with the Giants and contributed on special teams.

    • Was signed to the Buccaneers practice squad on November 24, 2010 prior to being elevated to the active roster on December 8, 2010 where he remained for the rest of the regular season.

    2009 (BRONCOS/GIANTS):

    • Started the season on the Broncos practice squad before being signed to the Giants active roster on November 11, 2009.

    • Competed in three games with the Giants at cornerback and on special teams and totaled three tackles.

    • Made his NFL debut at Washington (12/21). College:

    • Played in 24 career games in two seasons at Jackson State after beginning his collegiate career at the University of Missouri.

    • Totaled 66 tackles and 10 interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

    • Added 27 passes defensed, one forced fumble, one blocked kick and returned five kickoffs for 120 yards.

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    • Was named a second-team All-America selection by The Associated Press and was a first-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference choice as a senior.

    • Was selected as the defensive MVP of the 2007 SWAC Championship Game during his junior season in which he started 12 games and had a team-high five interceptions.

    Personal:

    • Attended LaMarque (Texas) High School and competed in football, basketball and track.

    • A native of Texas City, Texas. Career Statistics Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total Sacks PD FF FR INT Yards Avg. LG TD 2010 NYG/TB 7/0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2009 NYG 3/0 2 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Total 10/0 2 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

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    Ty Nsekhe #65 Offensive Tackle 6-8, 325 pounds Texas State Free Agent - 2012 1st Year with Colts/1st Year in NFL Born: October 25, 1985

    Career Transactions:

    • Selected by the Colts as a free agent on August 1, 2012.

    • Signed by the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League on April 26, 2012.

    • Signed by the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League on March 1, 2011.

    • Signed by the Dallas Vigilantes of the Arena Football League in 2010.

    • Signed by the Corpus Christi Sharks of the af2 in 2009. 2012:

    • Was signed by the San Antonio Talons of the AFL and competed in three games.

    • Contributed with three receptions for 24 yards (8.0 avg.). 2011:

    • Saw action in eight games with the Philadelphia Soul of the AFL.

    • Totaled eight receptions for 91 yards (11.4 avg.) and three touchdowns. 2010:

    • Competed in one game for the Dallas Vigilantes of the AFL. 2009:

    • Started his post college football career with the Corpus Christi Sharks of the af2. College:

    • Attended college at Texas State.

    Personal:

    • Attended Arlington (Texas) Bowie high school.

    • Pronounced: N-sec-ee

    • A native of Arlington, Texas.

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    Jason Shirley #65 Defensive Tackle 6-5, 329 pounds Fresno State Free Agent - 2012 1st Year with Colts/3rd Year in NFL Born: September 30, 1985

    Career Transactions:

    • Signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 19, 2012.

    • Released by the Carolina Panthers on May 21, 2012.

    • Signed to the Panthers active roster on December 6, 2011.

    • Signed to the Carolina practice squad on November 8, 2011.

    • Released by the Seattle Seahawks on October 22, 2011.

    • Signed as a free agent by Seattle on October 17, 2011.

    • Released from the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on October 7, 2011.

    • Released by Cincinnati on September 3, 2011 and signed to the practice squad the following day.

    • Placed on the reserve/non football injury list on July 21, 2010.

    • Signed to a reserve/future contract by the Bengals on January 11, 2010.

    • Released by Cincinnati on September 5, 2009 and signed to the Bengals practice squad the following day.

    • Originally selected by Cincinnati in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

    2011 (BENGALS/SEAHAWKS/PANTHERS):

    • Spent time on the practice squads of the Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers.

    • Was signed to the Panthers active roster on December 6, 2011 and competed in four games while totaling four tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

    • Totaled his first career sack and forced fumble against Atlanta (12/11).

    • Added one sack at Houston (12/18) and contributed with a half sack versus Tampa Bay (12/24). 2010 (BENGALS):

    • Was placed on the reserve/non football injury list on July 21, 2010. 2009 (BENGALS):

    • Spent the entire season on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. 2008 (BENGALS):

    • Saw action in three games during his rookie campaign and compiled four tackles.

    • Made his NFL debut against Baltimore (11/30) and recorded three stops. College:

    • Competed in 35 games (13 starts) at Fresno State.

    • Produced 57 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and three blocked kicks during his collegiate career.

    Personal:

    • Attended Kaiser (Calif.) High School and helped his team produce a 13-0-1 record and the Division III state title.

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    Career Statistics Year GP/GS Solo Asst. Total Sacks PD FF FR INT Yards Avg. LG TD 2011 CAR 4/0 2 2 4 2.5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2008 CIN 3/0 2 2 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 Total 7/0 4 4 8 2.5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

  • INDIANAPOLIS COLTS FEATURE CLIPS

  • Indianapolis coach getting accustomed to new job

    Associated Press

    Mlive.com

    August 4, 2012

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano is just trying to be himself.

    He's resisting the urge to flip his baseball hat backward and sneak over to the defensive position drills as he's done for more than two decades.

    This year he's handing off duties to assistant coaches, spending more time with the offense and the media, less at positional drills and tugging at the bill of his cap over his forehead. It's a big change for the 51-year-old who is finally running his own team.

    "The hardest part is administrative. You're delegating, you're trying to get guys in practice in the right spots, make sure everything is working from an organizational standpoint," Pagano said. "At the same time, you want to get hands on. That's the biggest thing is you got to stay involved, and you want to stay close to coaching and teaching as best you can."

    Of course, there will be times Pagano can get back to those basics.

    On Friday, when safeties coach Roy Anderson left training camp at Anderson University because of a death in the family, it was Pagano who filled in as the position coach.

    The Colorado native knows that cannot be the norm if he's going to make a successful transition from longtime assistant to first-time head coach. Some have made the jump seamlessly, and others excelled when given enough time. But the league is littered with assistants who have failed to make that jump, especially on their first attempt.

    Pagano may wind up being one of the lucky ones.

    Team owner Jim Irsay has spent much of the offseason pleading with fans for patience after presiding over the franchise's biggest housecleaning project in more than a decade. Besides hiring Pagano, Irsay brought in a first-time general manager (Ryan Grigson), oversaw the release of Peyton Manning, the hiring of new offensive and defensive coordinators, adding a new franchise quarterback and changing at least seven offensive starters.

    That's the predicament Pagano walked into in Indy.

    The longtime defensive guru is already attempting to put his stamp on the Colts (No. 32 in the AP Pro32) by bringing more balance to the offense and more aggressiveness to the defense.

    Tony Dungy, who turned Tampa Bay from one of the league's worst franchises into a Super Bowl contender, believes Pagano is on the right path because he's sticking to his principles.

    "(The key) really is probably just being resolute more than anything else," Dungy said after visiting Colts camp last weekend at Irsay's invitation. "You think it's going to go well, you believe you've got the answers, you really believe in what you're doing. I thought that too, and we started out 1-8 (at Tampa Bay). So whether you start out 8-1, or 1-8, you know what you want to get done. I just sense that from Coach Pagano; that he has a plan and he's not going to deviate from it."

    Pagano understands.

    His father, Sam, won 164 career games and three state titles as the head football coach at Fairview High School in Colorado. His brother, John, is now the San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator.

    And growing up in a coaching family came with some hard lessons.

    "It was a special deal, kind of like me when I was growing up watching him run the show for so long and all the things you learned along the way," Pagano said after his father watched Saturday's afternoon practice. "I had an opportunity, growing up, around what I think is the greatest team sport in the world."

    Dad's advice: "Don't mess it up."

  • By all accounts, Chuck Pagano is a player's coach.

    Defensive lineman Cory Redding said when he and Pagano were in Baltimore, Pagano listened to the players' concerns and addressed any of them. It was one of the reasons Redding, defensive tackle Brandon McKinney and safety Tom Zbikowski left one of the league's top defenses to help rebuild the Colts.

    So far, they've seen the same, old guy.

    "I've seen him step back and let the coaches do their jobs," Redding said. "Every once in a while, you'll see him grab a ball, roll up his sleeves, put his hat on backwards and run some drills."

    Those with longer ties to Pagano have detected a difference.

    When receiver Reggie Wayne arrived at the University of Miami in the late 1990s, Pagano, the secondary and special teams coach, was loud, direct and demanding. While those traits still exist, Wayne said Pagano has a found a way to send messages a little less vocally to pro players.

    "He's toned down totally. This is a different Chuck Pagano than the college days. At the same time he's still fun, he still loves the game, still loves to teach, still gets a kick out of guys improving and getting better each day," Wayne said. "That's always good. As long as he keeps that edge I'll take any Chuck Pagano any day."

    Pagano's unassuming personality and folksy comments seem to be a perfect fit in Indy, too.

    Irsay likes something else — player reaction.

    Defensive players have embraced Pagano's motivational techniques and earthy approach to the game. Offensive players like seeing all those defensive looks, which is giving rookies such as Andrew Luck an opportunity to learn the ropes of NFL defenses before next weekend's preseason opener.

    Irsay knows it's a combination that can work.

    "I think that our players were always with Tony. Their great respect for him automatically gave him a lot of capital and a lot of credibility when he addressed things with them," Irsay said. "It's the same thing with Chuck. You talk to those guys in Baltimore, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and those guys, the trust and the admiration that they have in Chuck was tremendous. That's something that they both have and bring into the room when they get with the players because a leader is followed a lot of the times from the heart and from the deep belief."

    Pagano insists that part and his desire to win won't change.

    What will? How he runs the team.

    "I try to get around and show my presence, have my presence at all the individual drills," he said. "I'm going to gravitate to the defensive side just naturally. I've got to watch myself in that regard because that's my background, that's what I've done my whole life, my whole coaching career."

  • Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri takes ‘big game’ literally

    By Mike Chappell

    Indianapolis Star Tribune

    August 4, 2012

    In the den of his home in Carmel, Adam Vinatieri is surrounded by antelope, a musk ox and a menacing grizzly bear on its haunches.

    A warthog's head pokes out of a wall. The rugs? They came from a black bear and zebra.

    To the Indianapolis Colts kicker, "big game" isn't just what happens on a football field. It relates to his passion: hunting, often in exotic global destinations, always with family and friends.

    Vinatieri has hunted in Alaska, Africa, Argentina, Costa Rica, Canada's Northwest Territory and the Arctic tundra, not to mention prime sites in this country.

    The animals that fill his den are taxidermal trophies, sure. But they're also memories, snapshots of a family tradition instilled in him as a child in South Dakota.

    Most came from hunting trips Vinatieri took with his father Paul, brothers Chad and Beau, and brother-in-law Tony Erickson.

    "Every one of them has a story or an experience behind it,'' Vinatieri said. "I remember who I was with, where I was. ... Each one of them has a special memory. It's kind of cool."

    Vinatieri, 39, is entering his 17th NFL season, his seventh with the Colts. To football fans, he's known for his Super Bowl-winning field goals with the New England Patriots and as an instrumental part of the Colts' 2006 Super Bowl championship season.

    But seeing Vinatieri in his den, it's clear how much he values his non-football trophies -- the African gazelle, the bison, the animals with less unfamiliar names: klipspringer, springbok, nilgai. One animal in particular carries special significance. It is a bushbuck, an African antelope, and Vinatieri can't even count it as one of his own kills. His cousin, Tony, bagged it along with four others several years ago.

    But before the five animals arrived in the United States, Tony Vinatieri and his wife died in a plane crash. He and his family took one bushbuck each.

    "When I look at mine," Vinatieri said, "I'm reminded of (Tony)."

    Nilgai steaks

    Vinatieri understands there are those who turn an angry eye at his collection and attraction to big-game hunting.

    "I know there are people that think it's rude or crude or whatever,'' he said, slowly nodding his head. "But anything I can bring back, we eat."

    Whenever the Vinatieris cook on the grill, including when neighbors visit, it's not your normal backyard menu.

    "We've learned to like venison a lot -- one of our favorites,'' said Valerie, Adam's wife. "He just brought home nilgai."

    That's an antelope indigenous to India that also can be found in Texas.

    "We grilled up four nice nilgai steaks the other night,'' Adam said. "They were awesome."

    Valerie agreed, but has her limits.

    "I'll try anything once,'' she said, "but I'm a little skeptical of some of the stuff."

    When it's not possible for Vinatieri to bring the meat home, it's given to the local base camps in southern Africa, Argentina or wherever that offseason's hunting took him.