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Posted by Brett Mock in [...] | 34 views
Born: December 15, 1986
Hometown: Greenville, NC
College: North Carolina State University
Draft: 4th round, 129th overall – 2009 (New York Giants)
Height: 6 feet 0 inches
Weight: 224 lbs.
Andre Brown was acquired on waivers from the Denver Broncos on Monday, October 18. The Training Room takes a look at the investment from a medical perspective.
Brown’s injury history begins in October 2006 when, as a member of the North Carolina State Wolfpack, he fractured his left foot in the game against Florida State. He underwent surgery and – defying all expectations – returned to the field less than a month later to complete the season. During spring drills preceding the 2008-09 season, he fractured the foot again. He underwent surgery, rehab, and went on to start all 13 games.
Colts Claim Second-Year Running Back Andre Brown Off Waivers
Mike Chappell of the Indy Star is reporting that the Colts have signed second-year running back Andre Brown off of waivers from the Denver Broncos. Brown entered the league as a fourth round draft pick in 2009 (New York Giants), and received attention from a lot of Colts fans who considered him a solid option as a bruising change-of-pace to Joseph Addai. Unfortunately, his rookie season ended when he tore his Achilles tendon, and that he has not been able to stick in a Broncos backfield that has struggled to get anything going this season is not a shining endorsement.
Still, as he entered the 2009 draft I compiled a full scouting report on Brown, comparing him to fellow 2009 rookie Rashad Jennings who is now the primary backup to Maurice Jones-Drew for the division rival Jacksonville Jaguars. To this point, who will be released to make room for Brown is unknown. His signing is not good news for Joseph Addai’s injury. Read more about Andre Brown after the break.
*NOTE – Brown does have some NFL return experience, which makes it possible that his signing has less to do with Addai and more to do with Colts returner Kenny Moore. More >
At no time could it be more relevant to write a story about the role of safeties in the Colts defense than during a year which has seen five, FIVE!, strong safeties go out for the year or for a significant portion of the season. This rash of injuries puts the Colts in a position to put a player into a starting role for the first time in a meaningful regular season game not named Bullitt, Bethea, or Sanders for quite a few years. Don’t get me wrong, there have been occasional one game fill-ins in the past, but never a player who was expected to play somewhere between one-quarter, one-half of the season, or longer.
Undrafted rookies Mike Newton and Brandon King will be competing against journeyman veterans DaJuan Morgan and Aaron Francicso for the responsibility. This story will discuss what these players will be asked to do, the role safeties play in the Colts defense, and how it is possible that so many players could get injured at one position in one season. More >
Colts Quarter-Season Review
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 1,170 views
With four games in the books, the team that hails from the state known as “The Crossroads of America” finds itself at a crossroads of its own. The Colts entered their Week 4 game against the Jaguars at 2-1, seemingly poised to enter another one of their patented runs to another ho-hum 12-win season. They left the game with a 2-2 record, humbled, and with more questions than answers.
Just who are these Indianapolis Colts? Are they the team that lost games against Houston and Jacksonville because of defensive breakdowns, mental errors, and uncharacteristic mistakes? Or are they the team that dominated the New York Giants and won by two scores on the road against a good Denver team?
Colts Safety Melvin Bullitt Out for Season
that Melvin Bullitt broke a bone in his right shoulder and will miss the remainder of the 2010 season. It goes without saying that the Colts started the year with the strongest and deepest safety group in the NFL only to have two major injuries leaving the unit depleted. Back-up veteran safety DaJuan Morgan and rookie cornerback conversion Brandon King, who has missed time to a hamstring injury, are the only safeties currently on the roster behind Pro Bowl free safety Antoine Bethea.
Look for the Colts to sign a veteran to replace Bullitt sometime very soon. While Colts fans entered the season hopeful that the Indy injury curse would end, the opposite has happened. To this point in the young season a grand total of eight starting caliber players have missed time, with numerous key backups having their seasons end prematurely. Will provide more information as it is available.
The Colts are in a situation that has become all too familiar for fans each year. They have suffered a rash of season-ending injuries, starting in rookie mini-camp, with third-round cornerback Kevin Thomas. The Colts added four more defensive backs to that list: including veteran safety Jamie Silva, safety David Caldwell, safety Donye’ McCleskey, and cornerback Jordan Hemby — each were lost during training camp and preseason.
Tight end Tom Santi and kicker Brett Swenson also failed to make it to the regular season. Since the season’s start, linebacker Ramon Humber has been waived due to injury and starters Bob Sanders, Clint Session, Pierre Garçon, Charlie Johnson, and Anthony Gonzalez have all suffered injuries that have kept them out of games. Starting linebacker Clint Session’s replacement, rookie Kavell Conner, suffered a broken bone in his left foot in Denver that will keep him out for weeks as well. Even 2007 second-round pick Tony Ugoh suffered a toe injury that led to his release from the club. More >
Each week, Coltzilla brings you highlights from local sports coverage of the Colts with an emphasis on player interviews. Pre-game interviews go up Sunday mornings. Post-game interviews are posted shortly after the game. Hope you enjoy!
Dwight Freeney, Jacob Lacey, and Kelvin Hayden talk about stopping teams in the red zone. On five trips into the red zone on Sunday, the Colts held the Denver Broncos to two field goals.