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Colts LB Darius Leonard calls Week 8 showdown with Titans 'a must-win game'
The Colts prevailed over the Titans in Week 3 despite a big day from Derrick Henry. Heading into the rematch, linebacker Darius Leonard stressed the importance of Indy making it 2-0 against its division rival.
NFL Week 7 bold predictions: Jameis Winston drops 5 TDs on Seattle; Derrick Henry extends wild streak
Will Jameis Winston take full advantage of Seattle's ghastly defense? Do the Eagles finally find their run game? Can the Bengals stop Lamar Jackson? NFL Network analysts make bold predictions for Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season.
Lamar Jackson: 'It was dope' to get a roughing the passer call after nearly two years
After a week spent talking about how he doesn't get them, Lamar Jackson received his first roughing the passer call of the season Monday night In Baltimore's win over Indianapolis. He appreciated the protection.
Darius Leonard on Colts' 0-3 start: 'This (expletive) sucks ... This is a sick taste in my mouth'
With Sunday's 25-16 loss to the Titans dropping the Colts to 0-3 for the first time since the Peyton Manning-less 2011 season, star linebacker Darius Leonard dropped nukes on his own squad.
Indianapolis Colts to be featured on new in-season version of 'Hard Knocks'
The Indianapolis Colts' 2021 season will be featured in a new in-season version of HBO's "Hard Knocks." The series will premiere Nov. 17.
Top 100 Players of 2021, Nos. 40-31: Kyler Murray, Darren Waller surge up list
It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season.
NFL's top nine defenses in 2021: Rams and Bucs reign supreme, but Broncos have immense upside
Stopping today's high-octane offenses is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Adam Schein projects the top nine NFL defenses in 2021. Who claims the No. 1 spot? Which stout units just missed the cut?
Top 10 off-ball linebackers entering 2021 NFL season
Fred Warner and Darius Leonard just signed massive contract extensions, but neither player is No. 1 on Willie McGinest's list of top 10 off-ball linebackers. See who gets that honor.
NFL roundup: Latest training camp news from Tuesday, Aug. 10
Colts star LB Darius Leonard made his training camp debut on Tuesday after fully recovering from an ankle procedure he underwent in June.
Colts, All-Pro LB Darius Leonard agree to terms on five-year, $99.25M extension
Darius Leonard is officially the NFL's highest-paid inside linebacker, agreeing to terms on a monster extension with the Indianapolis Colts.
Colts' defense could be NFL's best; Packers should pay up for Davante Adams
Do the Colts have the NFL's best defense? Should the Packers make Davante Adams the league's highest-paid wide receiver? Bucky Brooks explores those topics and more in this edition of the Scout's Notebook.
Roundup: Saints signing veteran WR Chris Hogan with Michael Thomas placed on PUP list
With Michael Thomas on the mend for at least the next three months, New Orleans is on the lookout for help at the wide receiver position and is signing veteran Chris Hogan.
Three reasons why Cowboys could be legit Super Bowl contenders; top five off-ball linebackers
There's never a shortage of offseason hype in Dallas, but Bucky Brooks provides three reasons why the Cowboys can indeed be Super Bowl contenders this season. Plus, the NFL's top five off-ball linebackers and the Rams' outlook following Cam Akers' injury.
AFC South training camp preview: Will Julio Jones, Carson Wentz lift new teams? Trevor Lawrence hype!
Will Carson Wentz or Julio Jones tilt the race in their new division? Can Trevor Lawrence live up to the hype? Tom Blair eyes the players and position battles to watch in his AFC South camp preview.
Colts' Darius Leonard expected to pass Fred Warner as highest-paid inside LB in 'near future'
The 49ers made Fred Warner the NFL's highest-paid inside linebacker on Wednesday, but Colts defender Darius Leonard is expected to top Warner's deal in the "near future," per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
State of the 2021 Indianapolis Colts: Success weighs on Carson Wentz's shoulders
Can Frank Reich help Carson Wentz regain his MVP-caliber form? And will the Colts find postseason success? Adam Rank explores the state of the franchise ahead of the 2021 season.
2021 NFL season: 12 players on rookie deals whose teams should never let them go
Will Josh Allen be a Bill for life? Is Nick Chubb going to stick with the Browns? How much does Lamar Jackson mean to the Ravens? Gil Brandt lists 12 young players whose teams should never let them go.
The best NFL team money can buy! Building the ultimate 53-man roster under the 2021 salary cap
What is the best possible team money could buy in 2021? NFL Media researcher Anthony Holzman-Escareno builds the ultimate 53-man roster while remaining under this year's $182.5 million salary cap.
Debrief: What matters -- and what doesn't -- from this week's OTAs, minicamps
Gregg Rosenthal sorts out what matters -- like Dak Prescott's health -- from what doesn't -- like Jordan Love's performance -- in the news stemming from this week's OTAs and minicamps.
Bold predictions for 2021 NFL season: Aaron Rodgers lifts Broncos, Julio Jones fuels Titans
Fulfilling an annual offseason duty, Adam Schein makes bold predictions for the coming NFL campaign -- and this time around, he's feeling EXTRA frisky. Ready for Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones to sport new uniforms? How about Myles Garrett making history?
Colts LB Darius Leonard hopeful he can strike long-term deal
Colts LB Darius Leonard is a two-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro. Seems like the kind of player whose services Indianapolis would like to secure for the foreseeable future, right? Leonard believes so, even if a deal hasn't yet been struck.
All-Paid Team of Tomorrow: Projecting next big NFL contracts
Will Davante Adams get a major raise? Is T.J. Watt about to make bank? Anthony Holzman-Escareno projects the All-Paid Team of Tomorrow.
2021 NFL Draft: What to expect with five pivotal first-round picks
What will New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman do with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft? Chris McNeill takes a closer look at five selections that figure to be pivotal in Round 1.
Colts' initiative aims to help end stigma around mental health issues
Darius Leonard says he had to learn "it's OK to not be OK." The Colts linebacker and members of the Irsay family talk to Judy Battista about the team's campaign to end the stigma around mental health issues.
NFL players react to Eagles trading Carson Wentz to Colts
Carson Wentz is headed to Indianapolis, Jalen Hurts is likely starting in Philadelphia, and the NFL world can't get enough. Colts players, former teammates of Wentz and others took to the internet to offer their thoughts on Thursday's big trade.
Darius Leonard peanut punches FIFTH forced fumble of the season
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard forces a fumble and gives the Colts' defense its 26th takeaway of the season so far.
Darius Leonard reveals what Colts fans can expect from 'Hard Knocks' premiere
Linebacker Darius Leonard reveals what Indianapolis Colts fans can expect from 'Hard Knocks' premiere.
'Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts' Ep. 1 sneak peek with Darius Leonard
Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, the man known as "The Maniac" on the field is a little different off of it. "Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts" premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET on HBO and streaming on HBO Max.
Darius Leonard's picture-perfect 'Peanut Punch' forces fumble, turnover
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard's picture-perfect 'Peanut Punch' forces fumble and turnover.
Darius Leonard and Ray Lewis | Next Generations
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis | Next Generations
'Stronger Than One': Darius Leonard on what attending an HBCU meant to him
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard on what attending an HBCU meant to him.
Darius Leonard deflects Garoppolo's two-point throw to preserve Colts' lead
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard deflects San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's two-point throw to preserve the Colts' lead.
Darius Leonard forces third fumble of 2021 with perfect Peanut Punch
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard forces his third fumble of the 2021 NFL regular season with a perfect Peanut Punch.
PFF 90 Club: Highest-graded players | Week 6
See the highest graded players according to Pro Football Focus from Week 6 of the NFL season.
Darius Leonard's heads-up play ends in Texans' fumble
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard's heads-up play ends in Houston Texans' fumble.
Davis Mills' pass goes directly to Darius Leonard for interception
Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills' pass goes directly to Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard for interception.
Colts' top plays through 5 weeks of 2021 season
Watch the Indianapolis Colts best plays through the first five weeks of the 2021 season.
Darius Leonard reacts to Colts' first 0-3 start since 2011 season
Colts linebacker Darius Leonard reacts to Indianapolis' first 0-3 start since the 2011 season.
Ryan Tannehill throws pass directly to Darius Leonard on INT over the middle
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard intercepts a pass from Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Darius Leonard's perfect peanut punch leads to Colts takeaway
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard's perfect peanut punch leads to Colts takeaway.
2021 all-analytics team defense | Game Theory
NFL Media's Cynthia Frelund reveals her All-Analytics Team defense entering the 2021 season, based on projected Win Shares.
'Top 100 Players of 2021': Darius Leonard | No. 37
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard has been voted as the No. 37 player in the NFL on the "Top 100 Players of 2021" rankings.
Darius Leonard on new deal: I must reward Colts
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard says he must reward Colts after new contract.
Rapoport details guarantees in Darius Leonard's new Colts contract
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport details guarantees in linebacker Darius Leonard's new Indianapolis Colts contract.
Rapoport: Darius Leonard expected to top Fred Warner's highest-paid ILB deal
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the latest on 49ers linebacker Fred Warner's contract extension with San Francisco and what it means for the inside LB market.
Terrell Davis' Top 5 LBs entering 2021 | 'NFL Total Access'
NFL Network's Terrell Davis shares his top five linebackers entering the 2021 NFL season.
Rapoport: Darius Leonard eyeing $18M per year on new contract
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard eyeing $18M per year on new contract.
Darius Leonard discusses his prospects for new Colts contract
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard discusses his prospects for new Colts contract.
Kalen Jackson, Darius Leonard discuss importance of 'Kicking The Stigma' initiative
Indianapolis Colts Vice Chair and Owner Kalen Jackson and LB Darius Leonard discuss importance of the Irsay Family initiative "Kicking The Stigma" raising money for mental health awareness.