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If football fans in Indianapolis were starting to wonder if there team was going to have anyone on it next year (besides Reggie Wayne and Andrew Luck), they can assured that it will at least two other players.
For weeks the Colts have made the news for the players it was losing, but on Friday they actually added a couple, quarterback Drew Stanton and wide receiver Donnie Avery.
Stanton came over in a trade with the New York Jets. He had lost the desire to be in the Big Apple after being told he was going to be the back-up only to watch the Jets bring in Tim Tebow. Since being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2007 he has appeared in 13 games, completed 55.6 percent of his passes, and thrown nine interceptions to only five touchdowns.
Donnie Avery was a second round pick for the St. Louis Rams in 2008. In two seasons he pulled in 100 catches for 1263 yards and eight touchdowns. He lost the entire 2010 season to injury, and only recorded three catches in eight games for the Tennessee Titans last season.
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Drew Stanton signed with the Jets to be the backup, but once they got Tim Tebow, he wanted out. And his agent let them hear it.
The Colts added some additional depth at quarterback by trading the the sixth round pick they got in the Winston Justice trade for Drew Stanton and a seventh round pick:
The Colts sent the 17th pick in the sixth round, acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last week, to the New York Jets. In return, they got four-year veteran QB Drew Stanton and the seventh pick in the...
Drew Stanton made $500k from the New York Jets this week, and never had to show up to practice. That’s how long his tenure with the team lasted, as he is taking his roster bonus with him to the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets will receive a late-round pick in exchange for the backup QB.
Stanton, formerly a 2nd round pick of the Detroit Lions, signed a deal just one week ago to...
One of the strongest positions in the 2012 draft is WR, fortunate for the Colts with their deficiencies at the position. Currently, the top three receivers on the Colts roster are Reggie Wayne, Austin Collie, and Blair White. The Colts lack a true #1 receiver, with Wayne on his downside, Collie having a secure spot in the slot, and White being, well, Blair White. So, the Colts will...
According to Larry Lage of the Associated Press, the New York Jets are trying to trade back up quarterback Drew Stanton.
The Jets had told Stanton when they signed him this offseason, that he’d be their back up quarterback for this season. Now that they traded for Tim Tebow, that won’t be the case and they’ll try to grant his wishes of being a back up somewhere else.
Wide receiver Donnie Avery has agreed to a deal with the Indianapolis Colts, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network. Contract terms were not disclosed, but it is likely a one or two-year pact.
Avery was a rising star before tearing his ACL in August of 2010, and the 28-year-old former speed demon is getting another shot with the Colts after making just three...
Quarterback Drew Stanton wants out of New York after his backup job was promised to Tim Tebow.
The Jets signed Stanton last week to a one-year, $1.25 million contract to be Mark Sanchez's backup, but on Wednesday the team traded for Tebow and announced he would serve as the No. 2 signal caller.
A source told the New York Post that Stanton is extremely upset and will probably...
Usually quarterback controversies refer to the starting position, but the New York Jets' recent addition of Tim Tebow has created a dilemma at the backup QB spot as well. After signing a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Jets a week ago, Drew Stanton asked the team to either trade or release him, ESPN.com reports. Stanton was reportedly promised the backup job when he...
Less than a week after being signed as a free agent, QB Drew Stanton received his wish on Friday, being traded from the New York Jets. Stanton had been a member of the Detr0it Lions before becoming a free agent in March this year. Stanton was brought into to New York in order to backup QB Mark Sanchez. However, once the Jets traded for Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow, Stanton...
The main focus of the Jets’ acquisition of Tim Tebow is what it means for current starter Mark Sanchez. This move has a large impact on another quarterback as well, and these dominos might just stir up some qb competition in other spots around the league. That quarterback, who arguably is most impacted by Tebow’s cross country move, is Drew Stanton.
Just six days ago, Stanton...
The New York Jets have committed to Tim Tebow being their backup quarterback, ending the 4 days of the Drew Stanton era, who is already requesting a trade or release. Let’s examine the football aspects of Tebow being the backup. We know the media/locker room issues which are apparent to anybody with eyes or ears but how does having Tebow as your backup quarterback affect the development...
Jets trade Drew Stanton to Colts