Darius Butler exits preseason game with ankle injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/24/14) Colts defensive back Darius Butlerwas forced out of Saturday's preseason game against the Saints with an ankle injury, the team announced. Butler sustained the injury in the first half and was unable to return.
Mathis will be suspended four games for a violation of the league's PED policy. He is coming off a career-best season, in which he recorded 19 1/2 sacks in 16 games.
Colt Anderson signs with Colts
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/21/14) Former Eagles safety Colt Anderson signed a contract with the Colts on Monday. The team did not reveal the terms of the deal.
Anderson is expected to fill the void for Antoine Bethea, who signed with San Francisco in the offseason. Anderson had 11 tackles and two forced fumbles in 14 games played last season for the Eagles. He has one career interception.
Colts nearing deal with Vontae Davis
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (3/10/14) The Colts are close to re-signing cornerback Vontae Davis, and there's "every expectation it will get done Monday," reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Indy made keeping Davis a priority after he broke up 12 passes and made one interception while starting every game last season.
Vontae Davis is Colts' top priority
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/19/14) Cornerback Vontae Davis has said he wants to stay with the Colts, and re-signing the impending free agent is the team's top priority, reports ESPN.com. Davis, 25, started every game last season, making 46 tackles and an interception and defending 12 passes.
The website notes corner Greg Toler was plagued by injuries last season, increasing the urgency for Indy to retain Davis.
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This could be the year Chuck Pagano's vision comes into focus in Indianapolis. The DST stunningly finished as a Top 10 unit last season thanks to a very strong finish against the Texans, Chiefs and Jaguars. They ranked 13th against the pass but a disappointing 26th against the run. So when the Colts had the chance to add run-stuffer D'Qwell Jackson after the Browns cut him, they didn't hesitate. If Jackson can do for the Colts what he did for the Browns then the unit has a chance to be really good. It would be even more interesting if they could improve on their special-teams play -- the Colts didn't score a single touchdown on their kick or punt return squads. It will be hard to pull the trigger on the Colts as a start-worthy DST this summer, so don't do it. Expect them to be a consideration off waivers either when you need a one-week replacement or when you get fed up with the DST you drafted.