Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 2/16/13
On Friday, the Indianapolis Colts announced that free agents Dwight Freeney and Austin Collie will not be re-signed this offseason.  Because both players have connections to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, speculation as to where the two players would land started with Denver. Yesterday, Big Pete touched on the subject of going after Freeney, and has also brought up the possibilities of other big-name players including safety Charles Woodson and cornerback Darrelle Revis.  Another name that has been tossed around is veteran free agent Ed Reed. All of those players have a few things in common: they are experienced defensive veterans that want to go out on top with a contender to finish their respective careers.  But how about the offensive side of the ball? In 2014, wide receiver Eric Decker will be a free agent and one year later, Demaryius Thomas will be seeking big money.  The 36-year-old Brandon Stokley is currently a free agent and behind him, the Broncos’ receiving corps lacks talent beyond Decker and Thomas (click their names for video highlights from last season). Will Collie, now a free agent, come into play? Collie was drafted by the Colts in the fourth round out of Brigham Young College in 2009 and went on to play with Manning for two seasons.  From 2009-10, Collie caught 118 catches for 1,325 yards and 15 touchdowns in 25 games with Peyton, proving that Manning can quickly turn mid-round selections into notable starters. In Denver, Collie could become the team’s third receiver behind Thomas and Decker, giving Manning another reliable receiver that he has experience with. Last offseason, Manning asked for Stokley, and he got him. If Manning wants Collie in Denver, he’ll probably end up a Bronco.
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