There truly is no offseason in the NFL anymore. The Super Bowl was less than two weeks ago, and it seems like every day since then, we have already seen casualties from nearly every team in the league. The Indianapolis Colts have been no different, cutting ties with future Hall-of-Famers and fan favorites alike.
Not only have the Colts decided to not re-sign Dwight Freeney, on Friday afternoon, the Colts also announced that they would not be re-signing wider receiver Austin Collie. These cuts from the Colts are not as massive as the major house-cleaning that Indianapolis did last season, but they seem to be equally as dramatic.
Collie, a four-year veteran, was drafted by the Colts in 2009. Collie scored 15 touchdowns, and racked up over 1,300 receiving yards in his first two seasons as a pro, but has scored only one touchdown and caught for less-than 550 yards in the last two seasons. Collie only played in three games this season.
Austin Collie has suffered three concussions in the last three seasons. He went down early during this season, after suffering a severe knee injury in week three. Despite his talents, Collie cannot be considered a viable option at wide receiver for the Colts any longer. Unlike Dwight Freeney, it may be hard for Collie to find a team to take a risk on him at this point.