Colts sign Donnie Avery

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Much of the focus for the Colts this offseason has been on the players leaving the team, but Friday has been about additions.

The team traded for Drew Stanton earlier in the day and now they’ve got someone to catch his passes. During certain practice periods, anyway.

Donnie Avery, who played eight games with the Titans after missing the entire 2010 season with a torn ACL, has signed with the team as a free agent. Owner Jim Irsay announced the move, without any contract terms, via Twitter on Friday afternoon.

Avery was the first wide receiver selected in the 2008 Draft, 33rd pick overall, and caught 100 passes across his first two seasons with the Rams. He got hurt in the 2010 preseason, though, and didn’t survive final cuts in 2011. He signed with the Titans but only caught three passes in the final week of the season. Speed is his major weapon, some would say his only weapon, although no one saw enough of him last season to know if he’s still got the same jets he did before the injury.

As of now, Avery would be the Colts’ third receiver behind Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie. We’d expect more competition for that job to be added to the roster before the start of next season.