3 free agent receivers that make sense for Colts amid camp struggles

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - OCTOBER 17: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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With inconsistency from the wide receivers in camp, should the Indianapolis Colts be thinking of options to bring in to help this group?

Outside of Michael Pittman Jr., there is no other receiver on this Indianapolis Colts team that has much experience. Maybe Keke Coutee, but he isn’t going to have a massive role on this Indianapolis team. Guys like Parris Campbell and Ashton Dulin have shown flashes and will have a role on this team, but injuries and inconsistency have been a problem with these guys as well. There is also rookie Alec Pierce, who is going to be a starter for the Colts. He has unfortunately been a victim to several drops in team camp.

Now, enough with all the doom and gloom, there have been some good plays that this group has made that have put fans on their feet in Westfield. Check out this video of Ashton Dulin rising up over the defense to make an acrobatic grab in traffic.


There is a good amount of optimism however with this group. Wide receivers coach, Reggie Wayne, has been very vocal at practices and is really shaping this young group to be a solid core going into the season. But, there are some questions still, so let’s dive in and see a few guys that Indy should keep an eye on in case the team is finally ready to add another receiver for help.

Target No. 1 – Will Fuller

One player that I would be taking a hard look at if I were the Colts is Will Fuller. In his career, he has 3,136 yards and 24 touchdowns. He played most of his career in Houston and played Indianapolis twice a year, so they are very familiar with him. He is a speedster that gets most of his production on deep shots down the field.

Fuller would bring a dangerous weapon on the outside to pair with Pittman and play alongside Alec Pierce and Parris Campbell. Fuller is going into his age 28 season and still has something in the tank. He did not play many games last season due to a past suspension that was taken into effect.

Fuller has also been targeted by some teams, but if he is wanting to step in and have a role on a team that is ready to compete, the Colts are the destination for him. The Matt Ryan effect is obviously something to take into account as well. If Fuller were to come to Indy this coming season, he will play with the smartest and most accurate quarterback of his career.