Chuck Pagano says Colts aren’t trading for WR help

AP

There might be teams looking for help at wide receiver today, but the Colts don’t appear to be one of them.

After losing Reggie Wayne to a torn ACL, there was speculation about a deal, but Colts coach Chuck Pagano effectively put a stop to it yesterday.

We decided to stand pat,” Pagano said of his receiving options, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.

That puts a lot of pressure on offseason acquisition Darrius Heyward-Bey (or more accurately, on quarterback Andrew Luck), and the Colts are sorting through options such as LaVon Brazill and Griff Whalen to be the third behind T.Y. Hilton.

While that would have seemingly made them buyers, they’ve already given up at least three of next year’s picks in trade. The first-rounder went to Cleveland for running back Trent Richardson. Their fourth-rounder was sent to the Browns in a draft day trade so they could take defensive tackle Montori Hughes. Their seventh-rounder was sent to San Francisco for outside linebacker Cam Johnson.

That lack of ammunition might render moot their desire to add, or at least make it impractical.

12 responses to “Chuck Pagano says Colts aren’t trading for WR help

  1. Wow. So they’re looking at 2,3,5,6 next year. For a team with some aging stars that would appear to be bad news.

  2. I could still see a low key move like sending LB Kelvin Sheppard to Cincinnati for WR Ryan Whalen. Neither player sees the field for their respective teams but both have significant depth issues at these respective positions.

  3. Huge mistake. You can always trade picks beyond 2014, the Richardson trade was horrible, and you need to surround your franchise QB with real weapons. DHB will drop every other pass, Hilton lacks consistency, and Fleener has lost confidence. One and done in the playoffs.

  4. looking at their schedule (remember they are 5-2)-
    Texans
    Rams
    Titans
    Cardinals
    Titans
    Bengals
    Texans
    Chiefs
    Jaguars

    Assuming losses to the Bengals & the Chiefs, I expect them to win 6 out of the other 7 games. Wayne’s absence will be really felt during the playoffs.

  5. BIG mistake if they don’t get some WR help; they could win it all this year. They’ve already beaten some big dogs. They should get better as the season goes on, and bringing in a veteran WR now could have him all coached up by playoff time.

  6. “touchdownroddywhite says:

    Oct 29, 2013 8:20 AM

    Wow. So they’re looking at 2,3,5,6 next year. For a team with some aging stars that would appear to be bad news.”

    —————————————————-

    They have 6 players over 30 and two of them are the kicker and the backup QB.

    I think they’ll manage.

  7. So far I will admit to being COMPLETELY wrong about the Richardson trade. I really thought he just needed to get out of the Factory of Sadness. So far the only difference between him and Marc Ingram is that the Saints wasted a lower pick. You have my apology Browns fans.

Leave a Reply