The Indianapolis Colts released defensive end Dwight Freeney and wide receiver Austin Collie on Friday, reports the Indianapolis Star.
Freeney, who will turn 33 next week, has played all 10 of his NFL seasons with the Colts and has 107.5 sacks in that time span.
Ryan Grigson followed a front office legend in Indianapolis.
Bill Polian won Executive of the Year a record six times, twice with the Colts, and now the man who replaced him can hang a plaque above his mantle as well.
According to Clifton Brown of Sporting News, Grigson narrowly edged out John Elway to take home the most prestigious front-office award in football.
The razor-thin 9-8 victory over John Elway of the Denver Broncos marked the second organization to honor Grigson's work. He also won the PFW/PFWA award this year.
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The Indianapolis Colts named Joe Gilbert as the team’s offensive line coach. Gilbert previously served as the team’s assistant offensive line coach last year.
“We are extremely excited about Joe coaching our offensive line,” said Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano. “He did a great job last year. Joe brings great energy and passion to that room, and stresses fundamentals and technique. He expects a lot from his players and will continue to develop that unit into one of the best in the NFL.”
Last season, the offensive line blocked for the Colts to rush for 104.4 rushing yards per game, which was the highest average for the team since 2007. The line also provided time for quarterback Andrew Luck to throw for the most passing yards (4,374), attempts (627) and 300-yard passing games (six) by a rookie in NFL history.