February 24, 1998 |
John Elway, one month removed from his first Super Bowl victory, had minor surgery on his right shoulder yesterday and should recover within six weeks. "It was routine, and it was successful," Broncos spokesman Paul Kirk said. Elway, who has not said whether he will return for his 16th NFL season, reportedly had said he would not have the surgery if he planned to retire. He will have better range of motion and less pain when he throws, Denver trainer Steve Antonopulos said.
March 6, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end Wednesday, according to a report. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN reported Tuesday that the Colts plan to hold a news conference to announce the long-expected decision. Manning is expected to attend. Team owner Jim Irsay and Manning's agent, Tom Condon, did not immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press. Manning turns 36 later this month, and missed the entire 2011 season after a third neck surgery.
November 11, 1991 |
It figured that once they suspended running back Eric Dickerson for conduct detrimental to the team, the Colts would finally win one. On the road, against a team with a shot at the playoffs. Indianapolis - which scored 24 points, all on field goals, in its previous five games - defeated the New York Jets, 28-27, in East Rutherford, N.J., where it was rainy, windy and cold. The Colts are 1-9. New York, which now must play four of its final six games on the road, is 5-5. Then again, Indy has beaten the Jets in five of the last six meetings, and three straight at the Meadowlands.
December 23, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Reggie Wayne will always remember last night's catch. The man with the expiring contract caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds left, giving the Colts their only lead of the game in a 19-16 victory over AFC South champion Houston. It's the second straight win for the Colts (2-13), who will have to fight off St. Louis and Minnesota for the No. 1 overall draft pick. Orlovsky, who played the last two seasons with Houston, also won his second straight game after losing his first nine NFL starts.
November 3, 1988 |
Rumors, innuendo and all that sort of rigamarole aside, the Eagles sternly maintain that they were in no way deceived by the Colts into believing that guard Ron Solt was more healthy than he has turned out to be. Solt, acquired in a trade with the Colts, has been forced to miss all but two practices and one quarter of a game in 2 1/2 weeks because of the tendinitis he suffers in both knees after offseason surgery. He will not practice at all this week, and will be examined by knee specialist Dr. Robert Kerlan, the Rams' team physician, when Los Angeles comes to town for Sunday's game.
December 4, 1996 |
The Colts are bruised and battered. "I've never been around a team that has had to deal with more injuries," coach Lindy Infante said. "And that includes at the high school level. " They're dinged and depleted. "We haven't been able to field the same 11 players any two weeks in a row," director of football operations Bill Tobin said. "That has hurt our continuity. " They're hurtin' for certain. "We seem to get a few guys back, then we lose a couple more," Infante said.
August 27, 1990 |
A lot of local football fans would have a hard time telling you who plays center for the Eagles. And, they'd have an even harder time telling you who snaps the ball for Indianapolis, which takes on the Birds in front of a national TV audience tonight. But he's none other than Ray Donaldson, who, at 31, is entering his 11th season with the Colts. Donaldson, who has been a Pro Bowl starter for the last three years, has never missed a game due to injury. In fact, the only starts he's missed came in 1987 during the players strike.
December 13, 1993 |
The Colts have won four games this season. Three of them were by the same score - 9-6. If there's one thing Indianapolis does well, it is kick field goals. Or more precisely, settle for them. Dean Biasucci kicked two more yesterday against the Giants, both in the second quarter, from 21 and 26 yards. Last week, he kicked three, including the game-winner in overtime, against the Jets. But this time, also in Giants Stadium, it wasn't enough. The Giants (10-3) clinched a playoff spot with a 20-6 victory.
January 3, 2012 |
CLEANING out the Colts front office may be only the start of the changes in Indianapolis. Team owner Jim Irsay fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the Colts' general manager yesterday. He said there was a good chance coach Jim Caldwell will be back next season, but his evaluation was not over. He also said he must decide whether a healthy Peyton Manning and a new quarterback can coexist in the same locker room, and which veteran free agents come back next year.
November 8, 2002 |
The Indianapolis Colts have lost their Edge, opening the way for a little-known back who just happens to hold the Pennsylvania high school record for career rushing yards. It will be James Mungro and not Edgerrin James behind Peyton Manning when the Eagles play the Colts at Veterans Stadium on Sunday. James and his No. 1 backup, Ricky Williams, are injured and will not play. "I think they're still going to try to run the ball a little bit," Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson said yesterday.