Colts vs Bears: 5 Players to Watch on Saturday
By Evan Reller
Aug 5, 2015; Anderson, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Duron Carter (9) catches a pass during training camp at Anderson University. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Carter was a standout in camp, but didn’t get too many opportunities last Sunday. He was targeted four times but only had one catch for 16 yards. One pass was a drop, the other two weren’t exactly catchable. Most of his snaps (34 of them) were in the second half with Bryan Bennett struggling to throw the ball down field.
Carter had a number of multiple touchdown practices over the past two weeks, especially when the team was in red zone work. The Colts only managed to get the ball into the red zone twice, and Carter was out there for just one of those series.
With Phillip Dorsett already looking like a multi-year veteran in limited time with Andrew Luck, it is even more clear that Carter has an uphill battle. He’s clearly the most talented of the receivers fighting for a roster spot but needs his hard work to translate to production on the field.
We could also put Quan Bray in this spot as someone who has been great in camp but struggled on Sunday, although there is a good chance he misses this week’s game with a sore hamstring. It is also tough to evaluate these receivers with Bennett throwing passes their way. The rookie QB isn’t very good and even they have Matt Hasselbeck throwing the ball it can still be an issue.