Colts “optimistic” about Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Allen for training camp

AP

The Colts advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs last season despite missing a couple of key members of the passing game.

Wide receiver Reggie Wayne missed nine games with a torn ACL and tight end Dwayne Allen had just one catch in the one game he played before a groin injury knocked him out for the season, leaving Andrew Luck to rely on others after completing 151 passes to the duo in 2012. Speaking from the combine this week, Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said that Luck shouldn’t have to improvise that way again next season.

“From all the reports that I’ve been getting from our trainers and from the doctors in the meetings we’ve had, everyone’s going in the right direction. We’re optimistic about everyone,” Grigson said, via the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.

The Colts got a strong performance from T.Y. Hilton with Wayne out of the lineup and Da’Rick Rogers showed a lot of promise at the close of the season. Matching them with healthy returns from Wayne and Allen would make for a pretty good foundation for the offense in 2014.

5 responses to “Colts “optimistic” about Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Allen for training camp

  1. Considering they are also optimistic about the lousy trade they made for Trent Richardson the title of this could have been:

    “Colts optimistic about everyone and everything OR Grigson unsure if this is heaven or real life”

  2. Darn it, Buffalo…Keeping Da’Rick Rogers would have eliminated, or at the very least lessened, the need for a WR in the draft.

    The kid will be special if he keeps his head screwed on straight. Thanks, Ike Hilliard!

    Ugh.

  3. Da’Rick wouldve been awful in Buffalo. No one wants to play there!! Hes in a great situation now, and can thrive if he keeps up the hard work

  4. Colts should be keeping a CLOSE eye on Wayne.

    36 year old with a knee is not the way to consider the receiving corps one of the best.

    Young guys are good but the draft may be our best friend if a top flight prospect is there.

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