he Indianapolis Colts have released long snapper Matt Overton and safety Duke Williams while putting eight other players on waivers.
Of the eight selections by the Colts in the NFL Draft, six were on the defensive side of the ball as first year GM Chris Ballard looks to solidify that unit.
The Indianapolis Colts continued their defensive remap Thursday by taking Ohio State safety Malik Hooker with the 15th overall pick in the NFL draft.
The former Colts and Packers center Jeff Saturday spoke at the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce annual banquet about the Colts and the possibility of one day being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
The Colts have the easiest strength of schedule and a trio of primetime games as the NFL unveils the matchups for all 17 weeks of the season.
The 25-year old Hankins was a second round pick by the Giants out of Ohio State in 2013.
Indianapolis opens preseason slate at home against Lions August 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Will host Lions and Bengals, play at Cowboys and Steelers. Dates and times still to be determined.
Among the changes: “Leapers” trying to block field goals or extra points have been outlawed, and crackback blocks by a backfield player who goes in motion no longer are legal.
A six-year veteran, Jones was scheduled to cost the team $7.35 million next season. Indianapolis will save $5 million under the salary cap with the move.
Aiken, 6-2, 215 pounds, joins the Colts following his tenure with the Baltimore Ravens (2013-16), Chicago Bears (2012), New England Patriots (2012) and Buffalo Bills (2011).
Spence joins a free agent class that includes outside linebackers Jabaal Sheard, John Simon and Barkevious Mingo, nose tackle Al Woods and defensive end Margus Hunt.
Defensive back Darius Butler is returning to the Colts for another season as the veteran signed a one-year, $3 million deal on Friday.
Hunt was Cincinnati’s second-round pick in 2013 and played in 44 games, with 26 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and three passes defensed.
Robinson played in seven games last season and totaled 26 tackles (20 solo), five passes defensed and one forced fumble.
Mingo’s deal is worth $2.5 million, his agent confirmed.
NFL.com reported the Colts will send Allen and a sixth-round draft choice in exchange for the Patriots’ fourth-round pick.
He finished with 59 receptions for 584 yards and five touchdowns in 2016. He has 94 catches, 793 yards and eight TDs in his career.
The 31-year-old Reitz played nine seasons in the NFL, the last six with his hometown team.
Investigators have been trying to find who killed 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams since their bodies were found Feb. 14 in a wooded area near Delphi.