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Every year in the NFL one or two so-called journeymen seem to find their way into the spotlight. A couple of years ago it was Brandon Lloyd. Last year Laurent Robinson had the honor. These are the kinds of guys that have struggled through some sort of adversity, whether it be an injury or just not living up to expectations. This week we will look at two such players that can help your team win some games.
Passing Play – Donnie Avery
What would it take to convince you that this guy is worth owning? I mean of all the players I might have suggested to help your team, Avery might be the least sexy.
In his first two years in St. Louis, he averaged 50 receptions for 631 yards and 4 TD’s, 7 rushes for 50 and a half a touchdown. He produced these numbers with Marc Bulger and Kyle Boller under center. And also with different coaching regimes in each of those seasons.
But now he is fully recovered from a serious knee injury suffered in 2010 (which would have been his third year). He w...
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Austin Collie feels great but will be a game-time decision according to Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star:
Collie was cleared to practice last week and on Monday did so but when concussion-related symptoms returned at mid-week, he was shut down again until this week, when he was a full practice participant Wednesday through today.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Collie will...
Colts receiver Austin Collie has left the Jacksonville game with what a right knee injury early in the third quarter.
Collie was injured as he caught Andrew Luck's pass over the middle for a 6-yard again. He appeared to get hit in the head, raising immediate fears of yet another concussion. The crowd gasped when Collie stayed on the ground.
The Brigham Young alum has had at...
Austin Collie suffered a concussion this preseason, his 4th in the last 21 months, but it was a minor one and it looked like he would be back for week 1. He practiced before week 1, but was not cleared and the same thing happened week 2. It’s very likely he just did not get clearance from a doctor. This week, he went through the same routine at the beginning of the week, but it...
A terminally ill Indianapolis Colts fan will get a final wish Sunday when he attends the team's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Seventy-four-year-old Danny Webber is battling prostate cancer that has spread to his lungs and spleen. He will attend the game through a program started by Heritage House, the Greensburg, Ind., senior community where he lives.
Adam Schefter reports Colts wideout Austin Collie will be active for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. Collie missed the first two games of the year because of a concussion.Fantasy Spin:Collie has never recorded more than 676 receiving yards in a season so we're not overly excited about his fantasy potential. His presence will likely reduce Donnie Avery's fantasy value going forward.
Andrew Luck was billed as the most NFL-ready quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning — some even said John Elway.
It seems fitting, then, that the 23-year-old rookie was drafted first overall by the Indianapolis Colts, the franchise that drafted both Manning and Elway (the latter forced a trade from the franchise when it was in Baltimore) with the top pick.
While the expectations...
Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert will start Sunday, while Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney and Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings are both inactive.
Freeney (ankle) will be replaced by Jerry Hughes at outside linebacker. Jennings (ankle) had been listed as doubtful.
Indy's Seth Olsen will replace the injured Joe Reitz (knee) at left guard. Reitz hasn't played...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Donnie Avery spent the past two seasons waiting for a chance to prove himself.
He's not sitting around any longer.
The five-year veteran tied his career-high with nine receptions in Indianapolis' 23-20 victory, and for the first time in three years, he's starting to look like his old speedy self.
Unless the hat you’re wearing has a horseshoe on it, or your favorite colors are teal and black, I can count only two other reasons you might tune in to the Colts and Jaguars game Sunday afternoon. One: to find out if Andrew Luck is really that good. Two: to find out if Jacksonville is really that bad.Spoiler alert: the answers are “Yes” and “Yes”.Did I ruin it for you...