Should the Indianapolis Colts Make a Move Before the NFL Trade Deadline?


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The Indianapolis Colts may still need some helping hands.

The NFL trade deadline comes around at 4pm est on Tuesday afternoon, so the clock is ticking, if the Indianapolis Colts do indeed want to make a move. The Colts, who are coming off of a bye in week eight, are yet to make any serious additions, since losing top wide receiver Reggie Wayne. The Colts’ hands may be tied, since they already traded away their 1st round 2014 NFL Draft pick to the Cleveland Browns, in order to pick up running back Trent Richardson. Richardson was a necessary addition for Indianapolis, after injuries to running backs Vick Ballard and Ahamd Bradshaw.

With the loss of Wayne, the trade target for the Colts would be squarely set on a wide receiver. Players like Josh Gordon from the Browns, and Kenny Britt from the Tennessee Titans have been rumored to be on the trade block, as well as New York Giants receiver, Hakeem Nix. The most prized possibility for a receiver could be Larry Fitzgerald, from the Arizona Cardinals. Fitzgerald’s contract is up at the end of this year, and is making $18 million. Once again, the Colt have little to trade, unless offering up a 2015 NFL Draft pick.

Indianapolis has already brought up wide receiver Griff Whalen from the practice squad. This move may be a sign that the Colts plan to stay put with the players they currently have. With their biggest divisional games yet to come, the Colts cannot suffer another major injury, if they have any hopes of regaining the AFC South title.