Colts add a veteran wideout to the wide receiver room

Dec 12, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (16)
Dec 12, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (16) / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, the Indianapolis Colts added another wide receiver to the team, signing veteran wideout Breshad Perriman.

On Friday, the Indianapolis Colts worked out veteran wide receiver Breshad Perriman and it was reported that there were discussions about a signing. On Monday, the Colts made it official and signed Perriman, while also waiving undrafted rookie receiver Tyler Adams.

Perriman was selected in the first round of the 2015 Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. After playing three seasons with Baltimore, Perriman went on to play with Washington, the Cleveland Browns, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New York Jets, the Detroit Lions, and the Chicago Bears.

Although Perriman hasn’t had the kind of dominance you hope to see from a first-round receiver, he has found a way to be productive throughout his seven-year NFL career. In 80 career games, Breshad Perriman has caught 145 passes for 2,343 yards and 16 touchdowns.

His best season came in 2019 with the Buccaneers, when he caught 36 passes for 645 yards and six touchdowns, all career highs. Most recently, Perriman caught just nine passes for 110 yards and one touchdown in 11 games for Tampa Bay last season. Now, he’ll try to be productive on the Colts.

Colts sign Breshad Perriman

It’ll be interesting to see where exactly Perriman fits in with Indy’s wide receiver room. Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce are pretty much a lock for the team’s top two receiver spots, and Indy also has Isaiah McKenzie and Josh Downs competing for the slot spot. After those four, there are guys like Ashton Dulin, Mike Strachan, and now Perriman, who’ll be fighting to make the roster.

Competition is certainly needed as the Colts try to get things turned around, especially offensively. With Shane Steichen bringing a new offense, and rookie QB Anthony Richardson under center, it doesn’t hurt to make sure the team is solid at receiver.