As the Indianapolis Colts prepare to open up training camp, they worked out several free agent receivers that could be invited to camp.
The Indianapolis Colts are gearing up to start the 2022 season with a loaded roster. While everyone has praised the star power and competence of Indy’s roster, there has been one constant critique: the wide receiver unit. There’s a belief that Indianapolis needs to add another receiver before the season starts and apparently the Colts think so too.
They made that clear by working out four free agent receivers on Monday. With Indy’s veterans reporting on Tuesday, July 26, and the first open practice taking place Wednesday, the workouts were likely used to see what wideouts would get an invite to camp.
While fans have been urging Indianapolis to add one more receiver before camp starts, the fans have had different names in mind than the four names that Indy actually worked out. Fans have been asking for TY Hilton, Julio Jones, or Odell Beckham Jr., but that’s not who the Colts worked out.
The four receivers that Indy did actually look at on Monday were Isaiah Ford, John Hurst, Ishmael Hyman, and Tyson Morris.
Colts workout four receivers before training camp
Of these four, Isaiah Ford has the most NFL experience, playing 32 games over four seasons with the Miami Dolphins. In those games, Ford has 63 receptions, 681 yards, and two touchdowns.
John Hurst, Ishmael Hyman, and Tyson Morris, on the other hand, have a combined two games played in the NFL, and both were by Hyman in 2019. Hurst and Hyman have mostly been offseason/practice squad players and Morris is an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas.
If any of them are signed by the Colts, it’s unlikely that they are signed to actually make the team and become impact players. They’ll have a chance, but if Indy was looking for players that can come in and impact right now, they’ll likely be looking in a different direction.
That could mean that Indy is actually comfortable with their top group of receivers and is just looking for more players to help fill out the practice roster. However, if Indy has its sight set on any bigger-name receivers, the coming days will tell if the Colts want to add them.