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Gonzalez in danger of being a Colts cut

Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:01 am
 
GonzalezPosted by Josh Katzowitz

In his first two seasons in the NFL, Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez caught a combined 94 passes for 1,240 yards and seven touchdowns, and while he didn’t seem like he necessarily was on his way to stardom, he was certainly en route to a solid pro career catching passes from Peyton Manning.

But since the 2008 season, he’s suffered back-to-back season-ending knee injuries, and in the past two years, he’s totaled five catches for 68 yards. Now, he’s dealing with a hamstring issue, but he’s also dealing with an even scarier reality.

Gonzalez is in danger of not making the team at all.

"I understand it's a realistic possibility, probably more so this year than ever before," Gonzalez told the Indianapolis Star. “It's just that I've got this little hamstring injury and they tend to linger for receiver.”

The Colts are at 80 players, but they have to get to 53 by Saturday. Gonzalez doesn’t make much money -- he’ll earn $1.1 million in base salary this season if he makes the team -- but if the Colts can’t expect any production from him, there’s not much point continuing to keep him around.

"My No. 1 goal coming into camp was not missing practice or a game,” Gonzalez said. “Obviously, that hasn't happened. That's been pretty disappointing."

It also might cost him a roster spot.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:51 pm
 

Gonzalez in danger of being a Colts cut



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Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Gonzalez in danger of being a Colts cut

Bye. 



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Gonzalez in danger of being a Colts cut

He's done.



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:28 am
 

Gonzalez in danger of being a Colts cut

Maybe you should keep him. Austin Collie ought to be a vegetable by the third game of the season. The Colts just keep running him down the seam and letting the safeties knock the heck out of him. It was very responsible of the Colts to just keep putting him out there with concussion after concussion last year. A job being shot out of a cannon at the circus is a safer job than being the slot receiver for the Colts. I love Peyton Manning, but he does hang those boys out quite often.




Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2011 9:21 am
 

Gonzalez in danger of being a Colts cut

I remember when Gonzalez was being called the next Stokley for Manning, an excellent slot option outside of Dallas Clark.  Basically, you could run them both in tandem and have, in effect, a four WR set with a base three WR, TE, RB look.  Granted, he is asked to handle those tough crossing routes that have proven dangerous to some (Clark and Austin Collie, to name some), but Gonzalez hasn't been much more effective than Collie or even Blair White in that roll.  He doesn't have the downfield speed to be a 1 or 2.  Really, cutting Gonzalez would not be a bad move whatsoever, and may free up some cash for some waiver wire pickups after final cuts.

Too bad the Colts didn't pick up Mason.  I think if any system would have suited him, that one would have.  He's lost three steps, but he is an excellent possession receiver, even at 37.  He would have made a perfect slot. 



Since: Jan 29, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2011 8:26 am
 

Gonzalez in danger of being a Colts cut

I'm sure lots of teams would take him


Why would a lot of teams have any interest at all in this man? He has been repeatedly hurt, and completelty unable to show any ability to remain on the football field for any length of time. Point blank: if you cant succeed as an NFL WR as a member of the colts you dont have much chance of succeeding anywhere. They take average to slightly above average WR'S and make them look great in that system and with Peyton Manning. But guess what? If you are hurt the majority of your career and unable to play, it does'nt matter where you play or who is throwing you the ball, you cant be a success. If the Colts cut Anthony, his career is almost certainly over.


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Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:23 am
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