3 Tight Ends the Colts Can Target to Pair With Philip Rivers

David Kaestle
Top free agent tight ends available include Ricky Seals-Jones.
Top free agent tight ends available include Ricky Seals-Jones. / Kirk Irwin/Getty Images
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The Indianapolis Colts have a new starting quarterback for 2020 in Philip Rivers. Over the majority of his career, Rivers has utilized a big-time pass-catching tight end, from Antonio Gates to Hunter Henry, he has always seemed to get the tight end involved in the passing game when he can.

Even though Indy has Jack Doyle in place, he can be inconsistent as a pass-catcher, especially when it comes to big plays. Let's take a look at three tight ends the Colts could add in free agency to give Philip Rivers another weapon at the position now that Eric Ebron is gone.

1. Delanie Walker

Delanie Walker is the most talented TE available on the open market.
Delanie Walker is the most talented TE available on the open market. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Walker is a do-it-all tight end. While he has struggled with injuries recently and isn't getting any younger, he's proven himself to be one of the best receiving tight ends in football when healthy. In his last four healthy seasons from 2014-2017 he had over 800 receiving yards in each, scoring a combined 20 touchdowns. As long as he can stay on the field, you won't find a better option available right now than Walker.

2. Charles Clay

Charles Clay could be a great veteran Option at TE for the Colts.
Charles Clay could be a great veteran Option at TE for the Colts. / Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Charles Clay's receiving numbers have dipped the past few seasons, as he only started a combined 22 games in 2018 and 2019, but he can still be a viable receiving threat. Clay had at least 500 receiver yards in each season from 2013 to 2017, playing with the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills. He might not put up those numbers anymore, but when you pair him alongside Doyle, he could still be an effective option.

3. Ricky Seals-Jones

Ricky Seals-Jones during a game against the Baltimore Ravens last season.
Ricky Seals-Jones during a game against the Baltimore Ravens last season. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Ricky Seals-Jones is still only 25 years old. While he's showed some promise, he hasn't really been given a shot in a huge role yet. He only started a combined nine games in his three-year-career with Arizona and Cleveland. This would be the riskiest pick of the bunch, but he has age and athleticism on his side compared to the other two options. He might be worth taking a flyer on and seeing what he can do in an expanded role with Indianapolis.


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