The Indianapolis Colts have picked up the 2016 option on quarterback Andrew Luck's rookie contract. Owner Jim Irsay says significant talks about a new contract will likely come during the offseason next year. The Colts on Thursday also announced their 2015 preseason opponents.

April 9, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Andrew Luck is now officially under contract through the 2016 season.

On Thursday afternoon, the Colts announced they have picked up the fifth-year option on Luck's rookie contract.

Luck's rookie deal now places him under contract with the Colts through the 2016 season.

At last month's Annual League Meetings, Colts Owner Jim Irsay had this to say regarding Luck's second contract.

“I think that'll be a focus of next offseason (2016) that we'll address,” Irsay said.

“Andrew still has two years left, and whatever our talks are between Andrew and his people will remain confidential. 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.”

Source: Indianapolis Colts

April 9, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — The Colts know who they will be playing in the 2015 preseason, but they will have to wait for the dates and times to be announced.

The 2015 preseason slate for the Colts is as followed:

Week 1: @ Philadelphia (August 13-16)

-There will be several connections between the Colts and Eagles when they kick off the 2015 preseason schedule in Week One. New Colts Trent Cole and Todd Herremans will be back at the place they called home for 10 seasons. The last time the Colts played in Philadelphia was during the 2010 regular season.

Week 2: vs. Chicago (August 20-23)

-The Colts will see new Bears head coach, and former Broncos lead man, John Fox in Week Two of the preseason. The last time the Colts hosted the Bears was in the inaugural game at Lucas Oil Stadium, back in 2008.

Week 3: @ St. Louis (August 27-30)

-The 2009 season was the last time the Colts played in St. Louis. Week Three is typically the closest game to resembling a regular season contest in terms of preseason playing time for the starters.

Week 4: vs. Cincinnati (Thursday, September 3)

-The Colts will once again conclude their preseason schedule with the Bengals. For the first time since 2012 though, the Colts will host their rivals from the AFC North to end the preseason. I’d expect this game to fall on the final Thursday of the preseason schedule, the week before the regular season begins on September 10.

Source: Indianapolis Colts

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