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Gary Brackett

Gary Brackett - #58 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 05/23/1980
Birthplace Glassboro, NJ
College Rutgers
Years played 10

Colts continue to clean house, cut five veterans

Posted March 09, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Colts continue to rid themselves of big salaries, as they released five more veteran players on Friday.

Colts could peg Ravens' free agents to rebuild 'D'

Posted Feb. 06, 2012 @ 2:47 a.m. ET
After raiding Baltimore's coaching staff, Colts coach Chuck Pagano may turn his sights to Ravens free-agent defenders, including OLB Jarret Johnson.

Murphy putting his stamp on Colts 'D'

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
Coinciding with the Colts' two-game winning streak has been a defensive resurgence, thanks in large part to interim coordinator Mike Murphy, who could have the interim tag removed after the season.

Colts place starters Brackett, Bullitt on injured reserve

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
The Colts have placed MLB Gary Brackett and SS Melvin Bullitt on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

Brackett leading Colts' rejuvenated defense

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. ET
Now that he has returned to full health, MLB Gary Brackett is playing a key role in an Indianapolis "D" that has shut down Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden in consecutive weeks.

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Here is a recap of the fines handed out by the NFL on Friday for actions taken in Week 16 games.

Colts' Wayne, Tamme active for Titans game

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
Colts WR Reggie Wayne, TE Jacob Tamme and MLB Gary Brackett, all of whom had been listed as questionable, are active for the Thursday-night game between Indianapolis and Tennessee. For the Titans, DT Tony Brown will play despite having been ...

Colts downgrade five players to 'out'

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 2:56 a.m. ET
The Colts have downgraded five players from questionable to out for Sunday's game at New England, including RBs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart,  LBs Gary Brackett and Clint Session and DB Justin Tryon. However, WR Austin Collie did travel ...

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Here is a recap of the fines handed out by the NFL on Friday for actions taken in Week Nine games.

Four Colts starters miss practice with injuries

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Four Colts starters were out of practice on Wednesday because of injuries. RB Joseph Addai (knee), LB Gary Brackett (back), LB Clint Session (hamstring) and OLT Charlie Johnson (right foot) were among the Colts missing practice.

Addai, Brackett suffer minor injuries

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
RB Joseph Addai and LB Gary Brackett had to leave the Colts' preseason loss to the Packers Thursday night because of injuries, but neither player appears to be seriously hurt.

Brackett signing solidifies low-key Colts

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Colts took care of some significant business early Friday morning, agreeing to a new five-year deal with starting MLB and team leader Gary Brackett.

Colts cut new five-year deal with Brackett

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
The Indianapolis Star has reported that the Colts have agreed to a five-year contract with starting MLB Gary Brackett. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Colts would struggle to replace UFA Brackett

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Historically, the Colts have chosen not to break the bank to retain their free-agent linebackers, but there is strong reason to believe UFA MLB Gary Brackett could be an exception to the Colts’ free-agent rule.

Colts, Brackett discussing new deal

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
A report in Saturday's Indianapolis Star says that the agent for Colts MLB Gary Brackett and Colts president Bill Polian are speaking about a new deal.

Brackett a keeper for Colts — at right price

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Word is the Colts would love to keep team leader and starting MLB Gary Brackett around, all things being equal, and that the feeling is mutual, except that Brackett “wants to be paid,” in the words of one team insider.

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Posted Sept. 28, 2011
The Colts have put linebacker Gary Brackett and safety Melvin Bullitt on injured reserve, ending the season for two of Indianapolis' defensive starters.||||||| Brackett, the defensive captain, hurt his shoulder in the season-opener and missed the last two games. He has already had surgery. Bullitt missed most of last season with a shoulder injury, was re-injured in Week 2 and sat out last week. He is scheduled for surgery this week.
Posted Sept. 18, 2011
Brackett is inactive for Sunday's game against Cleveland.||||||| Brackett is out because of a left shoulder injury.
Posted Jan. 07, 2011
The NFL fined Brackett $35,000 Friday for his hit on Tennessee Titans long snapper Ken Amato in last Sunday's game.||||||| Brackett was called for an illegal blindside block on Amato as the linebacker ran toward the Colts' goal line and hit the long snapper from the side in springing Antoine Bethea for a return off a missed field goal. Brackett has now been fined three times this season for illegal hits.
Posted Jan. 03, 2011
Brackett will almost certainly get fined after making helmet-to-helmet contact with a Tennessee player Sunday.||||||| The Colts are hoping their defensive captain doesn't get suspended. Brackett has been fined twice this season for illegal hits, and some believe a third such penalty could include a suspension. League officials have not yet suspended any players for illegal hits. If Brackett were to be the first, coach Jim Caldwell says the Colts would appeal.
Posted Nov. 14, 2010
The Colts will be without Brackett against San Diego on Sunday night.||||||| Brackett is sidelined with a toe injury.

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