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August 1, 2019 11:08 AM
Redskins' Hugh Thornton: Steps out of retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton signed a contract with Washington on Wednesday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Thornton announced his retirement from the NFL during the 2017 offseason but appears to have been convinced to don the cleats once more. He projects to compete for a reserve guard role in Washington.

May 9, 2017 10:08 PM
Hugh Thornton: Hanging up cleats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton announced he will retire from the NFL on Tuesday, Curtis Jackson of the Falcons' official site reports.

Just 25, Thornton walks away from the game after missing all of the 2016 season due to an ankle injury. The guard signed with the Falcons back in March, looking to secure a reserve spot on the offensive line; however, he will now move ahead with the next chapter of his life.

March 21, 2017 02:56 PM
Falcons' Hugh Thornton: Heading to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thornton signed a contract with the Falcons on Tuesday, Alex Marvez of reports.

Thornton spent the entirety of last season on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. Although he's struggled with injuries throughout his professional career, the 25-year-old will look to secure a reserve spot on Atlanta's offensive line.

June 1, 2015 03:12 PM
Colts have 10 former OL starters on roster
by Shawn Krest |

The Colts will have a very deep offensive line for OTAs. Currently, the team's roster features 10 players that have started in the NFL, per

The Colts will have battle for starting spots at center and on the right side of the line. 

Khaled Holmes enters the offseason as the starting center, but he'll be pushed by Jonotthan Harrison, who started 10 games last season. 

At right guard, offseason acquisition Todd Herremans has the inside track, but he'll compete with Hugh Thornton, a veteran of 20 NFL starts. 

Gosder Cherilus, returning from knee and groin injuries that landed him on injured reserve last season, will start OTAs as the right tackle. Joe Reitz and Ulrick John will compete for the job. 

June 1, 2015 04:49 PM
Colts sign RB Michael Hill, put G Hugh Thornton on IR
by Larry Hartstein |

The Colts signed free agent running back Michael Hill and placed guard Hugh Thornton (knee) on injured reserve. Hill was on the team's practice squad in November.

As a rookie with the Buccaneers last season, Hill ran nine times for 23 yards and caught two passes for 23 yards.

June 1, 2015 04:52 PM
Colts announce playoff inactives
by Larry Hartstein |

The Colts declared center A.Q. Shipley (ankle), guard Hugh Thornton (shoulder), cornerbacks Jalil Brown and Sheldon Price, defensive lineman Zach Kerr, offensive lineman Xavier Nixon and linebacker Henoc Muamba inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Bengals.

Shipley had been listed as doubtful, while Thornton had previously been ruled out.

June 1, 2015 04:53 PM
Colts unveil final injury report for playoff game vs. Bengals
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Colts listed the following players as probable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals: Dwayne Allen (knee), Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), Joe Reitz (ankle), Erik Walden (knee), Reggie Wayne (groin) and Bjoern Werner (shoulder).

Running back Trent Richardson (illness) is the only play listed as questionable. While A.Q. Shipley (ankle) is listed as doubtful and Hugh Thornton (shoulder) has been ruled out.

The Colts are 3 1/2-point favorites.

June 2, 2015 04:31 AM
Colts lose guards Hugh Thornton, A.Q. Shipley to leg injuries
by Larry Hartstein |

Colts guards Hugh Thornton and A.Q. Shipley left the game at Tennessee with leg injuries. The severity of the injuries was not immediately known, but they're cause for concern heading into Indy's playoff game next week.

June 2, 2015 04:32 AM
Pass-rushing LB Erik Walden among Colts cleared to face Titans
by Larry Hartstein |

Linebacker Erik Walden, who leads the Colts with six sacks, is active for the game at Tennessee after being listed as probable with a knee injury. Guard Hugh Thornton (knee) and defensive end Cory Redding (knee) also are active after being listed as probable.

June 2, 2015 04:33 AM
Colts unveil Week 17 injury report
by Igor Mello |

The Colts listed tight end Dwayne Allen (knee), tackle Gosder Cherilus (groin) and outside linebacker Bjoern Werner (shoulder) as out for Sunday's contest against Tennessee.

Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) and guard Joe Reitz (ankle) were ruled as questionable.

Meanwhile, defensive end Cory Redding (knee), guard Hugh Thornton (knee) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (knee) were labeled probable

June 2, 2015 04:38 AM
Colts declare Week 16 inactives
by Larry Hartstein |

The Colts ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's game at Dallas: wideout T.Y. Hilton (hamstring), defensive back Jalil Brown, defensive back Sheldon Price, guard Hugh Thornton, guard Joe Reitz, guard Gosder Cherilus and nose tackle Montori Hughes.

June 2, 2015 04:40 AM
Colts list T.Y. Hilton, Vontae Davis as questionable for Sunday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Colts revealed wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) and cornerback Vontae Davis (groin) are being listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Dallas.

While Hilton was not able to practice at all this week, Davis was a limited participant in Thursday and Friday’s practice.

The Colts ruled Gosder Cherilus (groin), Joe Reitz (ankle) and Hugh Thornton (knee) as out. While Josh Cribbs , Erik Walden and Reggie Wayne are listed as probable.

The Colts are 3 1/2-point underdogs.

June 2, 2015 04:48 AM
Colts announce Week 15 inactives
by Larry Hartstein |

The Colts designated the following players inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans: defensive back Jalil Brown, defensive tackle Montori Hughes, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, linebacker Henoc Muamba, and guards Joe Reitz, A.Q. Shipley and Hugh Thornton.

June 2, 2015 04:50 AM
Colts' Vontae Davis on track to play Sunday against Texans
by Brandon Wise |

Colts cornerback Vontae Davis is said to be in the final step of the league's concussion protocol and is on track to play Sunday's game against the Texans, coach Chuck Pagano said Friday. 

Davis, who has 32 tackles and three interceptions, missed last week's game with the injury. 

The Colts also declared guards Joe Reitz (ankle) and Hugh Thornton (knee) as out for Sunday's game against the Texans. 

June 2, 2015 04:57 AM
Quintet of Colts injured and out Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |

Five injured Colts will be inactive for the Week 14 clash in Cleveland, including standout cornerback Vontae Davis (concussion), linebackers Erik Walden (knee) and Andy Studebaker (hamstring) and offensive linemen Xavier Nixon (foot) and Hugh Thornton (knee).

The healthy scratches are guard Lance Louis and tackle Andrew McDonald.

June 2, 2015 04:59 AM
Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton among notable probables for Colts
by Igor Mello |

Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) are among the notable probables for Indianapolis heading into their Week 14 clash against Cleveland.

Center Jonotthan Harrison (illness), defensive tackle Arthur Jones (illness), nose tackle Zach Kerr (illness), defensive end Cory Redding (knee) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (knee) were all listed as probable.

Safety Mike Adams (back), cornerback Jalil Brown (ankle) and return specialist Josh Cribbs (knee) were all deemed questionable. Meanwhile, Vontae Davis (concussion), tackle Xavier Nixon (foot), outside linebacker Andy Studebaker (hamstring) and guard Hugh Thornton (knee) were ruled out for Sunday's game.

June 2, 2015 05:05 AM
Colts G Hugh Thornton (knee) remains week to week
by Igor Mello |

Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters during Monday's news conference guard Hugh Thornton remains week to week with an MCL sprain, WFNI-AM in Indianapolis reports. Thornton suffered the injury Week 11 against the New England.

The Colts will square off against the Browns in Week 14.

June 2, 2015 05:07 AM
Colts announce Week 13 inactives
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Colts listed tight end Weslye Saunders, linebacker Andy Studebaker, offensive lineman Lance Louis, offensive lineman Hugh Thornton, offensive lineman Xavier Nixon, tight end Dwayne Allen and defensive lineman Zach Kerr as inactive for Week 13 against the Panthers.

June 2, 2015 05:08 AM
Quartet of Colts red-lighted for Sunday game
by Marty Gitlin |

Several Colts have been red-lighted for the Sunday game against visiting Washington, including tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) and guard Hugh Thornton (knee). Also out are tackle Xavier Nixon (foot) and linebacker Andy Studebaker (hamstring).

June 2, 2015 05:13 AM
Colts RG Hugh Thornton dealing with MCL sprain
by Igor Mello |

Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters that right guard Hugh Thornton has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain, per the team'f official website. Thornton was forced out of Week 12 against the Jaguars in the third quarter with a knee injury. Pagano would not confirm who would replace Thornton moving forward. Thornton is considered day to day.

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