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Colts Daily Headlines: January 16th Edition

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Intro: Each morning Colts.com will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe.



INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts added another Pro Bowler on Wednesday morning. Other news centers around an interesting offseason storyline in Trent Richardson.

Take a look below at the top pieces from Thursday, January 16th.

Overton excited to take 'amazing' Pro Bowl stage


By: George Bremer, The Herald Bulletin


The Colts added another Pro Bowler late Tuesday night.

On Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Colts long snapper got a welcome shock of his own. His second season in the NFL will end at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii on Jan. 26.

"It's pretty amazing," Overton said during a cellphone interview after the news was made official Wednesday. "I got the surprise last night. It's quite an honor, man."

Overton was selected to play in the game by the Carolina Panthers coaching staff, which will handle one of the two rosters this year. For the first time, the Pro Bowl will not be split into teams representing the AFC and the NFC. Instead, players will be drafted by honorary captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders during a pair of television specials next Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. on NFL Network.

The Colts' coaching staff, led by Chuck Pagano, and Indianapolis outside linebacker Robert Mathis also will take part in the annual NFL all-star game. Quarterback Andrew Luck is a first alternate and could be added following the results of Sunday's conference championship games.

Colts' Richardson vows to be better in 2014


By: Reggie Hayes, The News-Sentinel


As the Colts head into the 2014 offseason, one of the interesting storylines will be seeing the progression of Trent Richardson.

“You never get to learn, once you get put in the middle of the season,” Richardson said. “You never get to learn it. You just get to memorize stuff. That's week-by-week.

“A lot of people don't realize how hard our job is. Our job is just as hard as the quarterback. People don't realize that. You've got to know what a Cover-2 or a Cover-1 is. You've got to know what double teams you're getting. There's a lot of stuff you've got to know, just as the quarterback and the offensive linemen (do).”

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he expects Richardson to benefit and improve from spending the entire 2014 season with the Colts.

“He wants to be great,” Pagano said. “He's got all the talent. He's got all the ability. We would never have done what we did if we didn't believe that deep down in our core. So we look for him to have a great offseason and to have a great 2014 campaign.”

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