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Colts news that has gone unreported here


In the midst of the "who might they draft" fanposts and occasional official posts, some legitimate Colts news has gone unreported. For example:

Hakeem Nicks wanted to wear #88, but the Colts said no. Source:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/18/colts-havent-retired-no-88-but-they-wont-let-nicks-wear-it/

He's crazy if he thought for one moment that a receiver on a one year "prove it" deal was going to wear the number of the greatest Colt WR in history (and arguably the 2nd-greatest WR ever), Marvin Harrison.

Joe Reitz signed his 1-year tender. Source:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/17/joe-reitz-signs-rfa-tender-with-colts/

Reitz signs so that he can participate in the off-season program with the team, and will earn 1.43 million this season.

The Colts are mentioned as one of the teams that has shown serious ongoing interest in openly homosexual linebacker, Michael Sam. Source:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-sources-ravens-patriots-falcons-colts-browns-jets-have-displayed-the-most-interest-in-michael-sam-20140415,0,6202694.story

Other teams that have shown significant interest are the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, and New York Jets.

Ricardo Matthews, a Colt for the past 4 years, signed with the Texans. Source:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/15/texans-add-some-defensive-line-depth-with-ricardo-mathews/

The Colts have had several draft prospects in for visits and workouts, including:
Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams, Kent State running back Dri Archer. Washington State safety Deone Bucannon. Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller. Ball State cornerback Jeff Garrett. Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman. Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat. Fresno State tight end Marcel Jensen. Oregon cornerback Terrance Mitchell. Middle Tennessee State offensive lineman Josh Walker.

Source: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/17/2014-nfl-draft-visits-workouts/

The Colts have worked out several local draft hopefuls. Source:

http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Colts-Work-Out-Local-Draft-Hopefuls/f2d6c3e2-14b9-4cf2-b20d-2b1023a612b4

Quote from the article:

Wednesday’s session had players from 10 different local high schools, plus University of Indianapolis quarterback Chris Mills, who prepped in Lafayette.

Offensive players participating in addition to Mills were RB-Shakir Bell, Indiana State; OL-Andrew Cureton, Cincinnati; TE-Zane Fakes, Ball State; FB-Kurt Freytag, Purdue; OG-Aaron Green, Alabama-Birmingham; OT-Ed Hazelett, Western Kentucky; WR-Kofi Hughes, Indiana; OT-James Hurst, North Carolina; WR-Anthony McClung, Cincinnati; OG-Alex Pierce, Eastern Illinois; RB-Nick Turner, Indiana.

Defensive players working were S-Vince Coach, Adams State; CB-Jeffrey Garrett, Ball State; S-Isaiah Lewis, Michigan State; LB-James Manuel, Minnesota; LB-Blake Riley, Central State; DE-Shawn Shupperd, Eastern Kentucky; LB-Jeremy Stephens, Butler; DT-Jordan Stepp, Cincinnati.

There is no excuse for the lack of stories posted here when there is actual Colts news to report...

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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