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Luck's Option Picked Up by Colts

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts picked up Andrew Luck's fifth-year option meaning the quarterback is officially under contract through the 2016 season.

The 25-year-old will make $16.15 million in 2016.

As for signing Luck to a new deal, Colts owner Jim Irsay said at the NFL owner's meetings last month that likely won't happen until after the 2015 season.

“Andrew still has two years left, and whatever our talks are between Andrew and his people will remain confidential," Irsay said. "It's not like we don't have conversations about a possibility, so to speak, of something. But I really think most likely the scenario is going to be going into the offseason next year is when that second contract will come up. That's the vision I have right now."

In Luck's three NFL seasons, he's thrown for 12,957 yards, 86 touchdowns, and 43 interceptions.

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Cris Carter's Son Agrees to Contract with Colts

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms with former Canadian Football League receiver Duron Carter, the club announced Monday.

Carter is the son of Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter.

The younger Carter played college football at Ohio State, Coffeyville Community College (Kan.), Alabama, and Florida Atlantic before landing with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

During his two seasons with Montreal, Carter caught 124 balls for 1,939 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers, and Minnesota Vikings were also interested in signing Carter.

Carter joins a Colts receiving corps that includes T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief, as well as tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener.

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Colts Might Not Bring RB Richardson Back

Al Bello/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Running back Trent Richardson's time in Indianapolis may be over.

"Where's he fit? Where's he going? Is his arrow up, down, sideways, 45-degree angle?" Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said during his end-of-season interview with the media. "And we have to figure all these things out with guys in all different types of situations on this roster. There are guys across the board that are in a lot of different situations. But, again, when the coaches come back, when we seeing what's actually out there -- we have an idea, draft, juniors that have declared and things like that -- once that evolves we'll have a much better feel for what we need to do."

Richardson's season ended on a bad note when he was suspended for two games after missing the team's walk through on Jan. 17.

Before that, the third overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft was having a poor season. Richardson played in 15 games, running for 519 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 3.3 yards per carry.

Richardson was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a first-round draft pick, in September 2013.

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Andrew Luck Not Feeling Any Added Pressure

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Colts quarterback Andrew Luck isn't feeling any added pressure on Sunday as they prepare for the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

Luck will be playing in his first AFC title game and said on Friday that he isn't feeling the heat.

"No I don't think so," Luck said of the pressure.  "It's football, same size field, still have to do your job."

"If you make mistakes, you'll be punished," Luck continued.  "Obviously win or go home, I don't think any of the guys in the locker room feel any added pressure."

The Patriots are playing in their third straight championship game and 10th overall.

"Everybody's got to come to play," Luck said of being the underdog.  "It could be any one of those players making a play, it takes a whole team to win these types of games, and that's what we're going in there trying to do."

This is the first AFC Championship game for the Colts since 2009.

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Bill Belichick: Andrew Luck Has 'No Weakness' in His Game

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass) -- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick knows it won't be easy on Sunday against the Colts in the AFC Championship game.

Belichick is getting his defense ready for one of the best quarterbacks in the league -- Andrew Luck, who has tossed three touchdowns and thrown for 641 yards in the postseason so far.

"He's got a lot of strengths, no weaknesses," Belichick said Wednesday.

"He's got a great future in front of him," Belichick continued. "He's already done a lot in the time that he's been in the league, and I'm sure by the time he gets done he can pass a lot of guys by."

"Luck's hard to bring down," Belichick added. "He runs very well. He's athletic. He can get outside and make yards with his legs. They also use him on some keep-type plays, you know, the one he scored on for example in the Denver game last week."

Luck and the Colts are coming off beating the Broncos in Denver last weekend.

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Luck Bests Manning, Colts Headed to AFC Championship

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Andrew Luck got the best of Peyton Manning for the second time in his career and punched the Colts ticket to the AFC title game next Sunday in New England.

Luck threw two touchdown passes and Daniel Herron ran one in for a touchdown to hand Denver a 24-13 loss.

Luck finished 27 of 43 with 265 yards, two interceptions, and two touchdown passes.

Manning threw one early touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas two minutes into the game, but that would be the only one of the game.  

The Colts defense held Manning to 211 yards on the day and sacked him twice.

This is the first AFC championship appearance for Indianapolis since 2009. It's the first of Luck's career.

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Andrew Luck: Broncos Present 'a lot of Challenges'

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts' trip to the AFC Championship game will have to go through Denver on Sunday in the divisional round.

It's the third showdown between Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and former Colt, now Bronco, Peyton Manning.

Luck said this week that the game isn't about their matchup, but rather him facing their defense.

In speaking about the defense he'll be facing, Luck said there's "a lot of challenges, [it's] hard to say the biggest one. I think obviously [Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware] stand out and their d-line is very good."

"I think our offensive line is up for that challenge," Luck continued. "[There's a] bunch of good players all over the field."

Manning and the Broncos lost to Luck in their first game 39-33 last season and bounced back this year with a 31-24 win on Sept. 7.

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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Confident Headed into Denver

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay believes his team has what it takes to win a Super Bowl this year.

The Colts are preparing for a showdown with the Broncos in Denver on Sunday and Irsay told reporters in a rare media appearance on Tuesday that this could be a special run to the Super Bowl.

"I definitely feel that," Irsay said. "The expectation is again that we haven't played our best game, and that we have to play it [Sunday at Denver]."

"I like the fact that we've already won a playoff game and we're on a roll," he continued. "[Former Colts coach] Tony Dungy always said that the first one's the hardest to get. Coming out of the [Cincinnati] game healthy with the confidence of a 16-point win, that goes a long way."

The Colts were in a similar position last season after beating the Chiefs 45-44 in the wild card round, but fell to the Patriots 43-22 in New England.

"Peyton [Manning] is still playing at such a high level," Irsay said of the Colts former quarterback. "I thought that he would. It was, again, great that he was able to go to a team and get surrounded with great players like they've surrounded him with."

Still, Irsay has faith that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will deliver on Sunday.

"To be in the playoffs three straight years, win 33 games over three years, to have already won two playoff games, that's something that you don't take for granted," Irsay said of Luck's run. "This is really exciting, obviously, to have this context, but again, both teams want to advance. Our goal is to win the game."

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Colts Stifle Bengals, 26-10, Headed to Denver

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts are headed to Denver for a matchup with the Broncos after taking care of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, 26-10 in the wild card round.

Colts running back Daniel Herron got them started with a two-yard touchdown run on their first possession of the game and quarterback Andrew Luck tossed a 36-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief to give them a 19-10 lead with 7:48 left in the third quarter.

"I think you appreciate every win and you don't take it for granted," Luck said of the win.  "We're onto next week, the playoffs it's a different feel, you got to move on and you've got to keep that journey alive."

The Bengals have now dropped their last seven playoff games in a row and quarterback Andy Dalton joined the company of Y.A. Tittle to drop his first four playoff starts.

"I felt like we were ready to go," Dalton said.  "You know all the hard work that's been put in, you feel like you're prepared going into a game, again it falls by the waste side, it is tough from that standpoint."

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is now 0-6 in the playoffs.


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Andrew Luck: 'A lot of Respect' for the Bengals

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Colts will host the Bengals on Sunday in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

Indianapolis is 6-2 this year at home and quarterback Andrew Luck is looking forward to seeing the Bengals again.

"We have a lot of respect for what they do," Luck said this week.  "Great secondary, [they] make plays, solid defensive line, they do a lot, and they do it well."

The Bengals are 5-3 on the road this year and fell to the Steelers last weekend, which made them go from having a first-round home playoff game to being in the road.

"These guys do everything," Luck said of the Bengals defense. "Present a lot of challenging looks. It's a fun team to play."

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