BOCA RATON, Fla. – NFL headquarters calls the resort town of Boca Raton, Fla. home this week for the league's Annual Meetings.
Owners, head coaches and general mangers are all present for the meetings that span through Wednesday.
Chuck Pagano, and all AFC coaches, will meet the media for an hour on Tuesday morning.
Jim Irsay and Ryan Grigson are also expected to talk to the media on Tuesday.
That should be the headline from a Colts' perspective on this year's meetings.
Here are updates from Day One at the 2016 Annual Meetings:
There's no denying the special bond that Marvin Harrison has with the Colts Owner. It sounds like Irsay will be Harrison's presenter on Saturday, Aug. 6 in Canton. Irsay is expected to meet the media on Tuesday, when there should be more on this story.
After some rumblings of Andre Johnson possibly wanting to play another season, this comes from the Texans Owner. The Colts released Johnson earlier this month after just one season in Indianapolis. In the Texans' brief history, few players can compare to the resume that Johnson has put together. Johnson will garner some Hall of Fame candidacy with the lack of postseason success likely holding him back from induction.
Such a move was expected after the game was again really lacking in competitiveness during the latter stages this past season. I'm very interested to see what ideas, outside of incentives, could come in trying to improve the Pro Bowl.
This year's NFL picture of head coaches had 28 bodies in it. Chuck Pagano is there in the second row as he enters his fifth NFL season as a head coach. Pagano is now working under a four-year contract extension after compiling 41 wins in his first four seasons.
The Colts are going to London in October for a Week Four meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct. 2). China isn't London though. The NBA's global brand is something the NFL would love to reach. Such games in China would be a major jump in that desire. Travelling to China to play a game would be quite the story.
"Case Keenum is going to be our starter at the beginning of the season."
The Rams are on the 2016 slate for the Colts. Indianapolis hosts Los Angeles (that's still weird for me to type) next season. Like they have been in recent years, the Rams were once again rumored to be a spot for several free agent quarterbacks. However, it looks like they will go with a quarterback in Keenum, a former Houston Texan and someone Colts fans know.
The NFL's Competition Committee is scheduled to meet the media just after lunchtime on Monday. That is a chance to hear more clarification on the 19 rule proposals that will be voted on this week. There's one rule on this year's list that directly impacts how the Colts operate their offensive play calling with Rob Chudzinski now sending in the shots.
March in the NFL means Annual Meeting time for the league's ownership. This is the largest gathering for the owners with head coaches and general managers also descending upon Florida for the next few days. Colts.com will have coverage all week with Chuck Pagano meeting the media for an hour on Tuesday morning at the AFC coaches breakfast.