In a Sunday blog post, Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star reveals that Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez is again idle at offseason workouts.
The Colts are currently conducting a mandatory minicamp. Gonzalez participated in the team’s last round of OTAs. Jim Caldwell’s coaching staff is not commenting on injuries, so the reason for Gonzalez’s lack of participation is unclear.
Gonzalez, a first-round pick in 2007, caught 57 passes for 664 yards and four touchdowns as Indianapolis’ third receiver in 2008. Seemingly primed for a breakout last year with Marvin Harrison gone, Gonzalez suffered an injury in Week One and never returned.
Flanker Pierre Garcon and slot receiver Austin Collie flourished with increased opportunity.
The Colts have built up enough depth at receiver to withstand Gonzalez’s loss, but another knee injury would be of concern for his future. Gonzalez was already in danger of entering the season as no better than a fourth receiver.