According to the Indianapolis Star, Donnie Avery has been “one of the bright spots” for the Colts in practice this offseason. The Colts took a flier on Avery, who was solid in 2008 and 2009 for the Rams before essentially missing the last 2 seasons with injuries. The Colts have a very thin receiving corps, with Reggie Wayne, who is heading towards that age where wide receivers fall off a cliff statistically, Austin Collie, who has never produced without Peyton Manning, and 3rd round rookie TY Hilton.
Avery can easily win the #3 receiver job if he continues to impress in practice. He made the ridiculous claim that he can run a 4.2 40 earlier this offseason, but even if that’s not true, he could still contribute in some way to the Colts this season. The fact that he’s impressing in practice is even more impressive when you remember that Andrew Luck has not been able to attend voluntary workouts yet as he’s been finishing up classes at Stanford.