Apparently, the Colts’ fringe wide receivers aren’t quite making the cut right now, as the Colts are trying out several wide receivers today.
Laurent Robinson, who signed a five-year, $32 million contract with the Jaguars last offseason, is one of those receivers, according to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. Drafted by the Falcons in the third round of the 2007 draft, Robinson was hampered by injuries and bounced around teams from 2007-2011. In 2011 Robinson broke out with the Cowboys, catching 54 passes for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns in just 14 games. In response to his big year, the Jaguars gave him a big contract in the following offseason, but multiple concussions caused them to release him this past March.
Another receiver who will be trying out on Thursday is Maurice Williams who played for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League last year. Williams’ tryout wasn’t officially announced, but his Twitter account has been rife with conversation about the upcoming tryout. Williams attended the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 as a freshman, but was deemed academically ineligible. He transferred to the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, but never became eligible to play.
Four years later, Williams began playing in the Ultimate Indoor Football League (yes, this exists), before playing in the AFL during 2011 and 2012. Williams is incredibly fast and was noted for his kick return ability in the AFL. He reportedly (well, reported by himself) can currently run a 4.3 40.
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