Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines (21) catches a pass during the day's Colts camp practice at Grand Park in Westfield on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.

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Colts RB Nyheim Hines signs 3-year, $18.6M extension

The Indianapolis Colts and running back Nyheim Hines agreed to a three-year, $18.6 million extension Friday, the player’s agent told ESPN.

The extension keeps the 2018 fourth-round pick from North Carolina State in Indianapolis through the 2024 season.

Hines, 24, and the Colts open the season Sunday against the visiting Seattle Seahawks.

Hines rushed for 380 yards and three touchdowns and caught a team-high 63 passes for 482 yards and four scores in 16 games last season.

He has rushed for 893 yards and seven touchdowns and added 170 receptions for 1,227 yards and six TDs while playing in all 48 regular season games (eight starts). Hines has also averaged 14.9 yards on 39 career punt returns with two touchdowns.

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) pulls in a pass during practice Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Reports: Colts WR T.Y. Hilton to miss start of season

Injured Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton is expected to miss the start of the regular season, multiple outlets reported Sunday.

ESPN reported that the 31-year-old veteran is being treated for an “upper back/neck injury.” The Athletic said Hilton got hurt in practice on Wednesday and will miss “multiple weeks,” but it is not considered a season-ending injury.

Indianapolis opens the season at home against the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 12.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Hilton is entering his 10th season with the Colts. He signed a one-year deal for $8 million in March.

Hilton caught 56 passes for 762 yards and five touchdowns in 15 starts last season.

For his career, the 2012 third-round pick has 608 catches for 9,360 yards and 50 touchdowns in 133 games (112 starts), all with the Colts.

Hilton was a Pro Bowl performer every year from 2014 to 2017, missing just one game in that span while averaging 75 catches for 1,221 yards and 5.5 touchdowns. He led the NFL with 1,448 receiving yards in 2016.

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Jan 5, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus against the Houston Texans during the AFC Wild Card at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Colts DC Matt Eberflus out Sunday for COVID-19 protocol

Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus missed Sunday’s preseason game against the visiting Carolina Panthers for COVID-19 related reasons.

The team did not specify whether Eberflus had tested positive or come in close contact with an infected person.

The Colts said safeties coach Alan Williams would handle his duties on Sunday.

Eberflus, 51, has been Indy’s defensive coordinator since 2018. Before that, he was an assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys (2011-17) and Cleveland Browns (2009-10).

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Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72) kneels on field before the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Colts sign LT Eric Fisher to 1-year, $9.4M deal

The Indianapolis Colts are signing Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher to a one-year, $9.4 million deal, ESPN and NFL Network reported Monday.

Fisher, 30, started 113 of his 117 games over the last eight seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, who drafted him No. 1 overall in 2013.

Fisher made 15 starts during the 2020 regular season. He caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes in the fourth quarter of a 34-20 win at the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3.

He made the Pro Bowl in 2018 and 2020 and helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV. He missed Super Bowl LV after tearing his Achilles tendon in the AFC Championship Game win against the Buffalo Bills.

The Chiefs released Fisher in a cost-cutting move in March.

His job in Indianapolis will be protecting new quarterback Carson Wentz’s blind side. The Colts acquired Wentz in a February trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Dec 13, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback T.J. Carrie (38) against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Colts re-sign veteran CB T.J. Carrie

The Indianapolis Colts announced the re-signing of veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie on Sunday.

Terms were not disclosed, but multiple outlets reported it was a one-year deal.

“Blessed and highly favored for the opportunity,” Carrie posted on Twitter.

Carrie, 30, visited with the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints before opting to return to Indianapolis.

He played in 15 games (two starts) and registered 32 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery in 2020. He returned an interception 47 yards for a touchdown in a Week 3 win against the New York Jets, and returned a blocked punt 6 yards for a TD in a Week 10 win over the Tennessee Titans.

A seventh-round pick by Oakland in 2014, he has 363 tackles, seven interceptions and two sacks in 107 games (53 starts) with the Raiders (2014-17), Cleveland Browns (2018-19) and Colts.

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Nov 29, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell (98) following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Colts sign DE Isaac Rochell to one-year deal

Nov 19, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Riley Reiff (71) carries the US flag before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts are signing defensive end Isaac Rochell to a one-year deal, according to his agent.

The contract is for $2.5 million and Rochell can earn up to $3 million with incentives, agent Brian McLaughlin told ESPN on Friday.

Rochell, who turns 26 next month, was a seventh-round pick of the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017 and has played in 51 games with nine starts over the last four seasons.

He appeared in all 16 games for the third straight season in 2020, making six starts and posting 29 tackles and 2.5 sacks. His career totals include 74 tackles, 9.5 sacks and one interception.

–Field Level Media