Colts Rumors: Indy reportedly has its eyes on another veteran wide receiver

Dec 5, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA;  New Orleans Saints wide receiver Jarvis Landry (5) runs with the
Dec 5, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Jarvis Landry (5) runs with the / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

As free agency continues for the NFL, the Indianapolis Colts reportedly have plans to keep building the wide receiver room with veteran wideouts.

The Indianapolis Colts recently re-signed Ashton Dulin and signed Isaiah McKenzie to make up a wide receiver room that already has Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce. Indy entered the offseason needing to strengthen the wide receiver room, and when Parris Campbell left in free agency, that need became even more urgent for Indianapolis.

However, after retaining Dulin and adding McKenzie, the Colts are reportedly still being active on the wide receiver market. In a recent article, Kenneth Teape revealed that “a former NFL executive that spoke to NFL Analysis Network” told them that Indy has an eye on veteran receiver Jarvis Landry.

Colts reportedly interested in Jarvis Landry

Landry, once one of the most consistent receivers in the NFL, is now 30 years old and coming off the worst season of his career. However, it was a season filled with injury as he tried to produce during his first year with the New Orleans Saints. Landry ultimately played just nine games for the Saints, and caught 25 passes for 272 yards and one touchdown.

That was his ninth season in the NFL. Prior to that, Jarvis Landry spent four years with the Cleveland Browns and the Miami Dolphins, and had a five-year stretch where he made the Pro Bowl every season from 2015 to 2019. That included a 2017 season when he led the league in receptions with 112. Now, Landry is out to prove that he can still be a productive receiver in this league.

If healthy, Jarvis Landry could be a nice addition for the Colts but he won’t be the star receiver for Indy that fans were clamoring for years ago. He’d likely play in a reduced role and defer to Michael Pittman Jr. and Alec Pierce. However, this seems like an unlikely signing.

If Chris Ballard and the Colts plan on adding anymore receivers, they are probably going to target younger free agents, and bring in any other additions through the NFL Draft.

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