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First, let us be clear. This is not the "whopper,” Jim Irsay spoke of. At least, we don’t believe it is. A little over a week ago, the owner had Colts fans all speculating, and dreaming about whom the team was trying to sign as they worked on a mega deal to land a “whopper” at wide receiver. It was not unlike Christmas Eve, except Santa never came. The whopper deal never happened, and Irsay shifted gears to sign a backup quarterback instead (which he followed with the ‘soft pillow’ tweet). Thus, a vacancy remains at wide receiver.
This is the time in free agency to find players looking to sign one-year contracts and rebuild their careers or take one more shot at their dream. It’s the dollar menu of free agency, where teams can find decent players at a low cost. Enter, the Whopper Jr., better known as Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey, of course, would be the replacement for the departed Donnie Avery, who was, himself, a player looking to rebuild his career.no comments no comments