Many of the Colts’ key veteran players were rumored to be on the trading block, but the trade deadline came and went on Tuesday afternoon without a move.
The Pro Bowl wide receiver was the most prominent name among Colts trade rumors this week, but he will remain with the team that drafted him for the rest of 2017.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that the Colts received several calls from teams interested in Hilton, but the asking price proved to be too high.
Hilton is off to a slow start this season without Andrew Luck, but he has gained over 1,000 yards receiving in each of the past four seasons including a league-leading 1,448 yards last year.
He’s still under contract through 2020, but the current front office did not draft him or sign him to this extension. Hilton survives this trade deadline, but his days in Indianapolis may be numbered.
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The Indianapolis Star reported that the Eagles showed some interest in trading for Frank Gore, but they ended up swinging a move for Jay Ajayi instead to improve their running back situation.
Frank Gore has earned the right to be dealt to a contender to compete for his first Super Bowl ring, but a fair trade didn’t show up by Tuesday’s deadline. Gore had his best game of the year on Sunday, and he’ll continue to share the workload with Marlon Mack moving forward.
The Colts facilitated talks for a Vontae Davis trade, and Adam Schefter even expected him to be moved on Tuesday.
Davis will remain with the Colts for the rest of this season, but he likely won’t be re-signed after his contract runs out this season.
Moncrief won our Most Disappointing Player of the Year Award through the first eight games this season, which caused his name to come up in trade talks this week.
At the end of the day, all of these players are still in Colts uniforms and the roster didn’t undergo any major shakeups through the trade deadline.