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.