Fourth Wide Receiver Spot
After releasing veteran receiver Andre Johnson, the Colts chose not to fill the spot with noticeable free agent signing or a draft pick. Instead, the Colts took flyers on some lesser known receivers.
Boyce is a two-year pro, who spent those season with the New England Patriots. He only played in 10 games, but started in three of them. He has nine receptions and 121 receiving yard in his career.
Meanwhile, Tyms is a three-year pro, and the Colts will be his fourth NFL team. Tyms has played in 18 games in his career and started in two last season for the Patriots. He has only accumulated seven receptions, 94 receiving yards and one touchdown.
The Colts also have Quan Bray, an undrafted rookie from 2015. While Bray currently serves as the Colts’ primary returner, the Colts could give Bray limited role on offense. He is a fast receiver and displayed pretty good hands at Auburn University.
One of these guys needs to emerge as a reliable receiving option to give the Colts some depth. Another reliable receiver also gives the Colts some insurance if one of their main three receivers gets hurt. Remember, Dorsett missed multiple games last season due to injury.
Although the fourth receiver spot does not seem very important, the Colts need depth at receiver. Quality depth keeps guys fresh and provides temporary insurance if someone gets hurt.
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