The six-time Pro Bowl receiver was at Colts camp today working out for the team, as were a few other players of note.
The Colts are looking to add as much depth as they can on their team. They want competition at every position on the roster and want to have the strongest roster. That is the only reason I can think of for working out the guys that they worked out today.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall, running back Mike Gillislee, and running back Akeem Hunt all were working out for the Colts. Marshall is the biggest name of them all. Marshall last made the Pro Bowl in 2015 and played in seven games with the Seahawks last season.
Marshall is 35. He might be big at 6’5 232 lbs, but he can’t move nearly as well. This seems to be an odd move to have him work out for the team when they already shored up their depth at the position with the drafting of Parris Campbell and the signing of Devin Funchess.
Hunt and Gillislee are working out as well. Having two running backs in could signal a couple of things. It could signal that Spencer Ware‘s injury is worse than the team is letting on. It could also mean that they don’t have too much faith in Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins.
All of these workouts seem sort of odd. None of these players are at positions of need. Even if they were, they are all old and seem to be washed up. Hunt is only 26, but is at best a third down back. Gillislee is a career backup and has bounced around the league.
None of these players have been signed. We will let you know if anything changes in that regard as soon as it happens.