Colts assistants return

Updated: July 31, 2009, 7:15 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Longtime Colts assistant coaches Tom Moore and Howard Mudd are returning from retirement.

Coach Jim Caldwell announced on Friday that Moore, the offensive coordinator, and Mudd, the offensive line coach, would be back with the team after saying they would retire because of changes to the NFL pension plan.

Both feared they would lose money if they did not retire under the old rules, and were still worried, even after owner Jim Irsay promised not to shortchange them.

Quarterback Peyton Manning publicly voiced unhappiness with the uncertainty and Irsay eventually convinced the veteran coaches to return. They will have "senior" added to their titles.

Pete Metzelaars and Clyde Christensen replaced them during the team's minicamp.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

ALSO SEE