The Colts have talent at their skill positions, but they also have depth concerns.
“We have three guys at wide receiver [who] we know about and then we have a bunch of guys [who] have talent, can run, have height, weight and speed and can catch and do all those things, but they have to go do it now,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “Those guys are all going to compete for that spot, and that’s what training camp is all about. We’ve got talent, we’ve got guys that are capable, they are just unproven.”
There's no clear-cut favorite on who Frank Gore's backup is even though the team is high on undrafted free agent Josh Ferguson out of Illinois. Gore had 227 more carries than his next closest teammate last season.
The Colts are just fine with their starting skill spots, but any kind of injury the team will need to sort out who is up next. Whomever wins the jobs could certainly have fantasy potential if there is an injury at some point. The story also mentioned TE, where it's just Jack Doyle and Chase Coffman behind Dwayne Allen.
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Aug 25, 2015 · 8:25 AM EDT
The Patriots aren’t making any promises when it comes to wide receiver Reggie Wayne’s role on the team or even that he’ll have a role on the team come the regular season, but the list of players standing between him and a roster spot got shorter on the day he agreed to join the team.
Brandon Gibson was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury and Brian Tyms will join him as long as a team doesn’t pluck him off waivers. The Patriots waived Tyms with the injury designation on Monday because of a foot injury suffered during last week’s practices with the Saints.
Tyms made the team off a strong preseason last year and played 11 regular season games and one playoff game after serving a four-game PED suspension to start the year. He caught five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown and also played on special teams.
Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne is visiting with the New England Patriots and will take a physical Sunday with the reigning Super Bowl champions, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Wayne, who parted ways with the Colts earlier this year after spending 14 seasons with Indianapolis, arrived in New England on Saturday night, sources told Schefter.
The Patriots are currently dealing with injuries to several members of their receiving corps:
• Top receiver Julian Edelman has been out since Aug. 2 with what is believed to be a leg/ankle injury.
• No. 2 receiver Brandon LaFell, who was spotted in the offseason with a boot on his left foot, has been on the physically unable to perform list since camp opened.
• Brian Tyms, a candidate for a spot as the fourth or fifth receiver, sustained a foot injury Wednesday that could threaten his season.
• Aaron Dobson, a 2013 second-round pick, has reportedly been slowed by a hamstring injury.
It would be an interesting add to the Pats WR group which has been banged up most of camp as the story said. We haven't really got a good grasp of the injuries because the Pats are pretty hush, but this could be an indication they are worried about one or two of their current wideouts. Wayne seems like a WR who could end up having a good connection with Tom Brady, when he returns from suspension.
WR Julian Edelman was present at the beginning of the New England Patriots' fifth training camp practice, but the receiver walked off early in practice, before any drills, and did not return.
Brian Tyms went down in the endzone during a contact drill midway through practice, suffering what appeared to be an upper-body injury. Tyms remained on the field for several minutes while teammates Jonas Gray, Aaron Dobson and Brandon Gibson took a knee next to him. He was later carted off the field.
There was no other information on Edelman. The Tyms situation obviously seems more serious and we'll keep you updated.