2018 Colts Free Agent Decisions: Wide Receiver Kamar Aiken


Kamar Aiken had a disappointing first season in Indianapolis, but did he do enough to earn a contract extension this offseason?

The Colts needed some more depth in their receiving corps in 2017, so general manager Chris Ballard signed Kamar Aiken to a one-year $2.6 million deal this offseason to be a possible third option in this offense behind T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.

Ballard traded away former first round pick Phillip Dorsett, which opened up an opportunity for Chester Rogers and Aiken to battle for that third wide receiver spot on the depth chart. Rogers battled a hamstring injury through the first month-and-a-half this season, so Aiken had his chance to establish himself early on.

One thing that didn’t help Aiken was the inexperience at the quarterback position, which undermined the passing offense all year long.

Aiken had 14 receptions on 43 targets this season gaining only 131 yards with no touchdowns. He failed to have a game with over 35 yards receiving, and he had a problem dropping passes all year long.

Once Chester Rogers got healthy, Kamar Aiken basically disappeared from the offense. He hasn’t had a single reception since Week 8 even though he’s been targeted 7 times during that span.

Kamar Aiken didn’t look anything like the receiver that gained nearly 1,000 yards receiving with the Ravens in 2015.

It’d be surprising to see Aiken on the roster in 2018. The Colts would probably be better off taking a chance on a couple of rookies to take Aiken’s place this offseason, unless they could re-sign him on a minimum deal.

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