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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Gets second chance in Indy

    Kelly signed a contract with the Colts on Monday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.

    A 2017 seventh-round pick of the Broncos, Kelly looked like an intriguing developmental option after claiming Denver's backup job heading into last season on the heels of a strong training camp and preseason. The 25-year-old suddenly found himself out of work by late October, when the Broncos waived him shortly after he was arrested on a trespassing charge. Kelly, who had a history of off-field transgressions during his time in college, went unsigned the rest of last season, but he'll now get a second chance in Indianapolis after apparently impressing the coaching staff during his tryout earlier this month. Assuming he can meet the Colts' expectations both on and off the field, Kelly could have a legitimate chance to unseat Jacoby Brissett as the understudy to Andrew Luck.

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  • Colts' Isaiah Johnson: Back in Indianapolis

    Johnson signed a contract with the Colts on Friday.

    Just a few weeks after being waived by the Colts, Johnson is back with the team following the release of cornerback D.J. Killings. Johnson has appeared in just 12 career games since joining the league back in 2015.

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  • Colts' Malik Hooker: Recovered from foot injury

    Hooker (foot) has been a full participant in the offseason program, Andrew Walker of reports.

    Hooker injured his foot during the opening round of the playoffs and wasn't able to suit up when the Colts were eliminated by Kansas City the next week. The 2017 first-round pick is locked in as a starter, sitting on 65 tackles (45 solo), eight passes defensed and five interceptions in 21 career games. His role as a traditional free safety isn't conductive to steady IDP production, but Hooker's strong work in deep coverage makes him quite valuable to the Colts.

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  • Colts' Deon Cain: Not looking good for Week 1

    General manager Chris Ballard believes Cain (knee) won't return to full strength until midway through the 2019 season, Andrew Walker of reports.

    Cain also hinted at a cautious timeline back in January when he said he didn't expect to begin practicing until August. The team is hoping for some level of participation during training camp, but a Week 1 appearance may be too much to ask. The 2018 sixth-round pick made a bid for a significant role before he suffered a torn ACL on Aug. 9, and the conservative timeline nine months later suggests he suffered additional damage in his knee. The team Cain rejoins likely will have better pass-catching depth, though injuries to teammates may take a toll by the time he's actually ready to play in a game.

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  • Colts' Jack Doyle: Still on track for camp

    Doyle (hip) remains on track for the start of training camp, Andrew Walker of reports.

    Although he doesn't have much shot at participating in the offseason program, Doyle at least seems to have avoided setbacks while rehabbing from November surgery to address a lacerated kidney and subsequent offseason surgery for a hip injury. Even if he comes back at full strength, his everydown role from 2017 and early 2018 may be gone after fellow tight end Eric Ebron exploded for 14 touchdowns last season. The Colts hope to find enough targets to keep both players happy, but it might get tricky if T.Y. Hilton stays healthy and Devin Funchess lives up to his one-year, $10 million contract. It's a problem any team would love to have.

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  • Colts' Eric Ebron: Not expected to miss much time

    Ebron (groin) may be limited during offseason practices, but he isn't expected to miss significant time, Andrew Walker of reports.

    Ebron seems to be on track for full participation at the start of training camp, as he had surgery the first week of April and has already progressed to a point that could allow for some level of activity during OTAs and mandatory minicamp. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Jack Doyle (hip) is also expected to be ready for the start of training camp, creating more competition for snaps and targets than Ebron faced throughout much of his breakout 2018 campaign. Andrew Luck has long shown a preference for his tight ends in the red zone, but he could look toward other positions a bit more often in 2019 after the team signed 6-foot-4 wideout Devin Funchess to a one-year, $10 million contract.

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  • Colts' Dadi Nicolas: Signs on with Indianapolis

    Nicolas signed an undisclosed contract with the Colts on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

    Nicolas was originally drafted in the sixth round in 2016 by the Chiefs and hasn't played in regular-season action since. In 11 games during the 2016 season, the only stat Nicolas was able to record was a pass defended. The 26-year-old will hope to earn a depth role for the Colts, showing versatility at linebacker and defensive line.

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  • Colts' Darius Leonard: Facing six-week recovery

    Leonard will require six weeks of recovery time after undergoing surgery for a left ankle injury that plagued him in 2018, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

    Leonard certainly didn't show the effects of a bum ankle during his rookie campaign, racking up 163 tackles (111 solo), seven sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions to turn in one of the better rookie seasons by a defensive player in recent history. He reportedly shed some weight this offseason and expects to play below 225 pounds for all of the 2019 campaign, which should take some more pressure off of the fixed ankle. The Colts expect Leonard will be ready for the start of training camp.

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  • Colts' Eric Ebron: Recovering after groin surgery

    Ebron underwent surgery for a groin injury and remains on the mend, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

    There hasn't been any indication that Ebron is expected to miss regular-season action because of the issue. He broke out in 2018 in his first season with the Colts, posting career-high marks in all of the major receiving categories, and should be in line for a big follow-up campaign in 2019, though Jack Doyle's (hip) return could lessen Ebron's outlook.

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  • Colts' Tre Thomas: Heading to Indianapolis

    Thomas inked an undislcosed contract with the Colts on Sunday.

    Thomas was able to earn the contract following his tryout at rookie minicamp over the weekend. The Colorado State product made 101 tackles (42 solo) to go along with two sacks in 2018. He is expected to be in consideration for one of the final 53-man roster spots throughout the summer.

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  • Colts' Shakial Taylor: Joining Indianapolis

    Taylor and the Colts agreed to an undisclosed contract Sunday.

    Taylor was able to earn a contract with the team following a solid performance in his rookie minicamp tryout. The Kansas product made 33 tackles (28 solo) and had one interception in 2018. Taylor should be in the running to secure one of the final spots on the 53-man roster come training camp.

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  • Colts' Sterling Shippy: Earns deal with Colts

    Shippy signed an undisclosed contract with the Colts on Sunday.

    Shippy nailed down a deal following his tryout during rookie minicamp. The Alcorn State product started 12 of 13 games in 2018, recording 38 tackles (19 solo) and eight sacks. Shippy will likely compete for one of the final roster spots in training camp.

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  • Colts' Cole Hedlund: Signs with Colts

    Hedlund agreed to contract with the Colts on Sunday.

    Hedlund was able to earn a contract after a stellar showing at rookie minicamp over the weekend. The North Texas product was a first-team All-Sun Belt selection and made 19 of 22 field goals in 2018. The team cut fellow kicker Clayton Hatfield to make room for Hedlund.

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  • Colts' Clayton Hatfield: Joining Indianapolis

    Hatfield signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent Friday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

    Hatfield handled kicking duties for Texas Tech and made 50 of 59 field-goal attempts for his career, along with 97 percent of PATs. He's unlikely to supplant veteran Adam Vinatieri for the starting job, but he could earn a place on the practice squad or garner a look elsewhere if he performs well.

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  • Colts' Jamal Peters: Inks UDFA deal with Colts

    Peters signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent Friday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

    Peters had 33 tackles (one for loss) and four passes defensed in 10 games at Mississippi State in 2018. The 22-year-old figures to battle for a depth role in the secondary for the Colts.

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