Andrew Luck QB IND 7 days ago

Luck practiced with no limitations Tuesday during the first day of OTAs. "He looks really good," head coach Chuck Pagano told Indianapolis WTTV. "I think he's in a good place. I know he missed a lot of time, but he's doing a great job."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Luck's 2015 season was marked by shoulder and ankle injuries before suffering a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdomen on Nov. 10, which ultimately ended his season. He had already proclaimed himself fully healthy, but it's reassuring to hear him have no problems during spring practices. It looks like he'll be fully ready for training camp this summer.

Andrew Luck QB IND 3 weeks ago

Colts owner Jim Irsay hopes to sign Luck to an extension before the start of training camp, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Even in the wake of a season marred by injuries and mediocre play, Luck has a rock-solid case to become one of the highest-paid players in league history. He recently declared himself healthy upon arriving at voluntary offseason workouts, and there haven't been any real signs of discord between the star quarterback and his employer. Luck will probably sign a mega-deal before the final season of his rookie contract begins, but either way, he'll be one of the top options at quarterback in 2016 drafts.

Andrew Luck QB IND 1 month ago

Luck (shoulder/kidney) proclaimed himself ready to play upon arriving at the Colts' offseason workout program Monday, the Terre Haute Tribune Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Though no longer injured, Luck did seem to suggest that he still needs to work to get back into game shape. Fortunately for the Colts, it shouldn't be much of an issue, as he still has more than three months to prepare for training camp. Even in the wake of a lost 2015 season, Luck will be one of the top quarterbacks to target for 2016, offering a ceiling that's matched by few others.

Andrew Luck QB IND 4 months ago

Luck (abdomen) has fully recovered from the lacerated kidney he suffered against the Broncos, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports. "He's good to go. He's healed," said Colts owner Jim Irsay on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Luck's 2015 season was marked by shoulder and ankle injuries before suffering a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdomen on Nov. 10, which ultimately ended his season. After two months of recovery, Luck is now fully healed and those injuries should no longer be an issue moving forward.

Andrew Luck QB IND 5 months ago4 Comments

With the Colts' season officially over, Luck (abdomen/kidney) finished his 2015 campaign having completed 162-of-293 pass attempts for 15 touchdowns and 1,881 yards to go along with 12 interceptions in seven games.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a successful 2014 season in which he threw for 40 touchdowns and a 61.7 completion percentage, Luck found himself plagued by a lacerated kidney and partial abdominal tear that kept him out of the final seven games of the 2015 season, while his team failed to make the playoffs as he watched from the sideline. The 26-year-old has one year remaining on his current contract with the Colts, worth around $16 million. Coach Chuck Pagano's future in Indianapolis isn't set in stone, so Luck could be dealing with a new coaching staff in 2016, although his receiving corps of T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Andre Johnson, and Phillip Dorsett could all remain viable weapons.

Andrew Luck QB IND 5 months ago

Luck (abdomen/kidney) won't play Sunday against the Titans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While coach Chuck Pagano says that Luck still hasn't been cleared to play at this stage of the week, if the Colts somehow beat the odds and make the playoffs, both Luck and Matt Hasselbeck would be candidates to start at QB for the Colts in the postseason. As for Week 17, Pagano indicated that he doesn't know who the team's starting quarterback will be, while suggesting that a decision on that front might not arrive until Sunday morning. With that in mind, Josh Freeman, Ryan Lindley and Stephen Morris are currently the team's three healthiest quarterbacks.

Andrew Luck QB IND 5 months ago

The Colts' decision to sign quarterback Josh Freeman suggests that Luck (abdomen/kidney) is unlikely to return for Week 17 against the Titans, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Luck already seemed like a long shot to return, as he still hasn't practiced and the Colts have almost no chance of making the playoffs. Still, it's possible the team could roll with its franchise signal-caller if he is cleared to play. With Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) looking doubtful, Stephen Morris is the most likely Week 17 starter.

Andrew Luck QB IND 5 months ago

On Monday, coach Chuck Pagano did not provide an update on the status Luck (abdomen/kidney) for Sunday's game against the Titans, but at present the QB has not been ruled out for the contest, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That said, given how slim the Colts' odds of making the playoffs are, we'd be surprised if the team pushed Luck to play this weekend. Meanwhile, with Charlie Whitehurst on IR and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) doubtful this week, the Colts may be forced to start Stephen Morris at QB on Sunday.

Andrew Luck QB IND 5 months ago

Luck (abdomen/kidney) will remain sidelined this week, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Meanwhile, veteran Matt Hasselbeck is banged up after Sunday's loss to the Texans, which further clouds the Colts' Week 16 QB situation. As far as the team's season finale against the Titans goes, Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star notes that coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that Luck could potentially play in that contest, if he's cleared.

Andrew Luck QB IND 5 months ago

Luck (abdomen/kidney) won't play this week.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Luck has returned to practice, which is clearly a step in the right direction, but the QB has yet to be cleared for full team activity at this stage. With Luck not a candidate to start Sunday's game against the Texans, Matt Hasselbeck appears in line for another start at QB for the Colts, assuming no setbacks at practice later this week. With that in mind, coach Chuck Pagano hopes to have Hasselbeck back at practice on Thursday, while noting Wednesday that he expects the veteran QB to be able to play this weekend.