The Indianapolis Colts‘ situation at wide receiver appears to be a bit shaky heading into the upcoming season. Despite the lack of depth, the Colts don’t seem interested in bringing in a veteran talent to the roster.
The Indianapolis Colts apparently are not looking to add a veteran wide receiver to their roster before the start of the 2016 season, per Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.
While this is merely opinion from Holder, it could be almost certain that General Manger Ryan Grigson won’t look to get fooled again after missing terribly on veteran receiver signings in prior years.
Last season, the Colts signed veteran Andre Johnson with hopes of making the Super Bowl. Johnson started training camp and the season towards the top of the wide receiver depth chart, only to make is way towards the bottom after a disappointing 2015 campaign.
Johnson, who signed a three-year deal with the Colts in the 2015 offseason, was eventually released from the Colts this past offseason.
Heyward-Bey was projected to be one of the Colts’ top receivers at the start of 2013, but couldn’t seem to catch a pass to save his life despite having elite receiver speed. He eventually found himself towards the bottom of the depth chart — only appearing on special teams. The Colts would later choose to not re-sign him after his one-year deal had expired.
Like Johnson, Hakeem Nicks was one of the marquee receivers on the free agent market before the 2014 season. He would sign a one-year deal with the Colts, tallying 405 receiving yards with four touchdowns in his lone season with the Colts.
Despite having multiple touchdowns, Nicks was never the premier receiver with the Colts that he had been in previous seasons with the New York Giants.
These are three veteran wide receiver signings that only help to fuel the belief that the Colts are done looking for a ‘quick fix’ in the receiving core.
They do have T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett as the top-three receivers on the depth chart, but don’t have much else outside of that — leading to concerns regarding a lack of depth at the position.
With over a week of training camp activities and five pre-season games this year, the Colts have plenty of time to get their receiving situation figured out and attempt to find a gem or two before the season’s start. It will be interesting to see how things play out for the group.
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