Colts add Brandon Williams to tight end mix

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It’s been a busy offseason at tight end for the Colts.

They re-signed Jack Doyle and traded Dwayne Allen to the Patriots in a pair of early moves. Monday brought a new arrival to the group with the team’s announcement that they’ve signed Brandon Williams.

Williams served as the third tight end with the Seahawks last season and caught two passes for 36 yards. He had four catches for 44 yards in his first three NFL seasons, all of which came while he was with the Panthers in 2014, and has been a regular on special teams units.

Erik Swoope rounds out the Colts tight ends currently under contract. This year’s draft is thought to be strong at the position, so the Colts may make further additions to the group before the offseason is out.

4 responses to “Colts add Brandon Williams to tight end mix

  1. They’ll need to find another TE somewhere after duping the Pat’s out of a draft pick for a guy who will be joining Gronk in the trainers rehab room all season.

  2. They got fleeced in the Allen trade. Whomever they use that sixth round pick is not going to give them what they got from Allen in all likelihood, injured or not. Since they chose to retain Allen (who can block) over Fleener (who can not), you’d think they’d want to get a little more than a sixth rounder if they traded him away. I mean, I like Jack Doyle, and I guess they’re transitioning to more 3WR sets than they had when Hamilton was there, but still. What they got doesn’t seem worth what they had.

    Brandon Williams is a good backup though. He can block and catch a pass for you here and there. And he’s cheap, so signing him to shore up some depth is a good move.

  3. We traded him (and a 6th) for a 4th rounder.

    Given that Allen was a third round draft pick before the injuries, replacing him isn’t going to be the monumental task you’re making it out to be.
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    ak185 says:
    Mar 20, 2017 9:00 PM
    They got fleeced in the Allen trade. Whomever they use that sixth round pick is not going to give them what they got from Allen in all likelihood, injured or not. Since they chose to retain Allen (who can block) over Fleener (who can not), you’d think they’d want to get a little more than a sixth rounder if they traded him away. I mean, I like Jack Doyle, and I guess they’re transitioning to more 3WR sets than they had when Hamilton was there, but still. What they got doesn’t seem worth what they had.

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