Chuck Pagano: No Trade, Colts Standing Pat

Andy Lyons

Chuck Pagano says Colts will "stand pat" at receiver and not make a trade before 4:00 p.m. EST.

Indianapolis Star reporter Stephen holder tweeted this out earlier Tuesday morning:

And just like that, all the trade talk and speculation should end. Unless, of course, Chuck Pagano is tossing up a smoke screen, but I don't think that's his style.

As it is right now, we shouldn't expect a trade. Not unless there is a major development behind the scenes.

What we can say with confidence is that the Colts did attempt to make one. For well over a week, they've had only 52 active players on their roster. On Monday, they promoted receiver Griff Whalen from the practice squad, filling out their 53-man roster. Later in the day, they released tackle Xavier Nixon, dropping back down to 52 and suggesting that, yes, a trade was still in the works.

Pagano's on the record comment to Holder seems to suggest that whatever might have been in the works is now dead. Unless the other side comes back at Indy with more favorable terms, no trade.

At least, that's how I read it.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker