As if Colts QB Peyton Manning doesn’t have enough weapons at his disposal, Indianapolis Star beat writer Mike Chappell writes this year’s receiving corps could be the deepest the team has had.
Obviously, they’ve got Reggie Wayne (100 catches, 1,264 yards, 10 TDs last year) and Pierre Garcon (47 catches, 765 yards, four TDs) on the outside. Then, they’ve got Austin Collie – who had an outstanding rookie year with 60 catches, 676 yards and seven TDs – in the slot.
Plus, you can’t forget about the 100-reception performance of TE Dallas Clark.
But what potentially could make this WR corps extraordinary is the return of Anthony Gonzalez. He played only one game last season before injuring his knee and losing the rest of the year, but in his first two seasons in the NFL, he showed he’s a solid receiver with good ability to make yards after a catch. Although he’s been dealing with a “muscular” injury this offseason – an injury that is unrelated to his knee problems, the team says – he told the newspaper that he’s been assured he will have the chance to compete for Garcon’s job as the No. 2 WR.
Most likely, he’ll have a chance to take Collie’s starting job.
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