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2015 Indianapolis Colts season

2015 Indianapolis Colts season
Head coach Chuck Pagano
General manager Ryan Grigson
Owner Jim Irsay
Home field Lucas Oil Stadium
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The 2015 Indianapolis Colts season will be the franchise's upcoming 63rd season in the National Football League and the 32nd in Indianapolis. It will also be the fourth season under head coach Chuck Pagano, general manager Ryan Grigson and quarterback Andrew Luck. The Colts will enter the 2015 season as the defending AFC South champions after compiling an 11–5 record before falling to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

2015 draft class

Main article: 2015 NFL draft

Source: [1]

2015 Indianapolis Colts Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 29 Phillip Dorsett Wide receiver Miami
3 65 D'Joun Smith Cornerback Florida Atlantic
3 93 Henry Anderson Defensive end Stanford
4 109 Clayton Geathers Safety Central Florida
5 151 David Parry Nose tackle Stanford
6 205 Josh Robinson Running back Mississippi State
207 Amarlo Herrera Inside linebacker Georgia
7* 255 Denzelle Good[1] Tackle Mars Hill
* Compensatory selection[2]
Draft trades
  • Indianapolis traded their second and fourth-round selections (No. 61 and 128, respectively) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Tampa's third and fourth-round selections (No. 65 and 109, respectively).
  • Indianapolis traded their fifth and seventh-round selections (No. 165 and 244, respectively) to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for San Francisco's fifth-round selection (No. 151).
  • Indianapolis acquired an additional sixth-round selection (No. 207 overall) in a trade that sent cornerback Marcus Burley to the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Indianapolis traded their original seventh-round selection (No. 246 overall) to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for linebacker Cam Johnson.
  • Indianapolis acquired an additional seventh-round selection (No. 244 overall) in a trade that sent defensive end Caesar Rayford to the Dallas Cowboys.

Undrafted free agents

Source: [2]

Position Player College Notes
QB Bryan Bennett Southeastern Louisiana University
RB Abou Toure University of Tennessee at Martin [3]
RB Tyler Varga Yale University
TE Jean Sifrin University of Massachusetts Amherst
TE Justin Sinz Purdue University
C Brandon Vitabile Northwestern University
WR Ezell Ruffin San Diego State University
WR Quan Bray Auburn University
WR Tyler Rutenbeck University of Dubuque [4]
CB Al-Hajj Shabazz West Chester University of Pennsylvania
CB Josh Mitchell University of Nebraska
CB Donald Celiscar Western Michigan University
ILB Junior Sylvestre University of Toledo
OLB Cody Galea San Diego State University
OLB Terrell Hartsfield Cincinnati University Waived on May 10[3]
OLB Zack Hodges Harvard University
S Robert Smith Clemson University
K Taylor Ponitus University of North Alabama [5]

Roster moves

Free agents

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed/released 2015 team Notes
S Mike Adams UFA March 10, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [6]
LB Daniel Adongo ERFA March 10, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [7]
S Colt Anderson UFA March 10, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [8]
RB Ahmad Bradshaw UFA
S Sergio Brown UFA March 11, 2015 Jacksonville Jaguars [9]
CB Darius Butler UFA March 8, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [10]
LB Jerrell Freeman RFA April 27, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [11]
CB Josh Gordy UFA April 15, 2015 New York Giants [12]
QB Matt Hasselbeck UFA February 26, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [13]
RB Daniel Herron ERFA April 1, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [14]
S Delano Howell RFA
LB Cam Johnson ERFA March 10, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [15]
LB Josh McNary ERFA
LS Matt Overton RFA March 3, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [16]
DE Fili Moala UFA
G Joe Reitz UFA March 10, 2015 Indianapolis Colts [17]
WR Hakeem Nicks UFA April 24, 2015 Tennessee Titans [18]
DT Jeris Pendleton ERFA
DE Cory Redding UFA March 11, 2015 Arizona Cardinals [19]
C A. Q. Shipley RFA March 11, 2015 Arizona Cardinals [19]
LB Andy Studebaker UFA
WR Reggie Wayne UFA
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise tag

Additions

Position Player Tag 2014 Team Notes
WR Duron Carter UFA Montreal Alouettes Signed on February 3, 2015.[20]
OL Ben Heenan UFA Saskatchewan Roughriders Signed on February 3, 2015.[21]
DE Earl Okine UFA Brooklyn Bolts Signed on March 3, 2015.[22]
G Todd Herremans UFA Philadelphia Eagles Signed on March 8, 2015.[23]
RB Frank Gore UFA San Francisco 49ers Signed on March 10, 2015.[24]
LB Trent Cole UFA Philadelphia Eagles Signed on March 10, 2015.[25]
DE Kendall Langford UFA St. Louis Rams Signed on March 10, 2015.[26]
WR Andre Johnson UFA Houston Texans Signed on March 11, 2015.[27]
LB Nate Irving UFA Denver Broncos Signed on March 20, 2015.[28]
WR Vincent Brown UFA Oakland Raiders Signed on March 31, 2015.[29]
S Dwight Lowery UFA Atlanta Falcons Signed on April 3, 2015.[30]

Departures

Position Player Tag 2015 Team Notes
S LaRon Landry UFA -- Released on February 11, 2015.[31]
LB Andrew Jackson UFA -- Released on February 11, 2015.[32]
T Xavier Nixon UFA Washington Redskins Released on February 11, 2015.[33]
LB Shaun Phillips UFA -- Released on February 16, 2015.[34]
DE Ricky Jean-Francois UFA Washington Redskins Released on February 23, 2015.[35]
RB Michael Hill UFA Washington Redskins Released on March 12, 2015.[36]
RB Trent Richardson UFA Oakland Raiders Released on March 12, 2015.[37]

Staff

Indianapolis Colts staff
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Defensive Coaches


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Current roster

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Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 August 16 1:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field WXIN
2 August 22 7:30 p.m. EDT Chicago Bears Lucas Oil Stadium WXIN
3 August 29 8:00 p.m. EDT at St. Louis Rams Edward Jones Dome WXIN
4 September 3 7:00 p.m. EDT Cincinnati Bengals Lucas Oil Stadium WXIN

Regular season

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 13 1:00 p.m. EDT at Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS
2 September 21 8:30 p.m. EDT New York Jets Lucas Oil Stadium ESPN
3 September 27 1:00 p.m. EDT at Tennessee Titans LP Field CBS
4 October 4 1:00 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Jaguars Lucas Oil Stadium CBS
5 October 8 8:25 p.m. EDT at Houston Texans NRG Stadium CBS/NFLN
6 October 18 8:30 p.m. EDT New England Patriots Lucas Oil Stadium NBC
7 October 25 1:00 p.m. EDT New Orleans Saints Lucas Oil Stadium Fox
8 November 2 1:00 p.m. EST at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium ESPN
9 November 8 4:25 p.m. EST Denver Broncos Lucas Oil Stadium CBS
10 Bye
11 November 22 1:00 p.m. EST at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome CBS
12 November 29 1:00 p.m. EST Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lucas Oil Stadium Fox
13 December 6 8:30 p.m. EST at Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field NBC
14 December 13 1:00 p.m. EST at Jacksonville Jaguars EverBank Field CBS
15 December 20 1:00 p.m. EST Houston Texans Lucas Oil Stadium CBS
16 December 27 1:00 p.m. EST at Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium CBS
17 January 3 1:00 p.m. EST Tennessee Titans Lucas Oil Stadium CBS
Notes
  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Notes

References

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