In a potential move to bolster their receiving corps, the Indianapolis Colts recently worked out speedy wide receiver Breshad Perriman, a former first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Colts are currently in discussions with Perriman about signing him, indicating their interest in adding him to their roster.
Perriman, who spent the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has faced challenges due to various injuries, limiting his playing time to just 17 appearances over the two-year span.
As a journeyman receiver, Perriman has gained experience playing for multiple teams since entering the NFL as a first-round pick in 2015, including the Jets and Browns.
If the Colts sign him, he is expected to provide depth to their young receiving room. While Perriman may not hold much fantasy value, he could assume a leadership role in the locker room, leveraging his experience to guide his teammates.
The workout with the Colts represents a potential opportunity for Perriman to contribute to another NFL team. The Buccaneers utilized him as a depth piece during the final two seasons of the legendary Tom Brady era, where Perriman did not make significant statistical impacts.
However, Perriman did manage to catch a 58-yard touchdown pass in overtime from Brady against the Buffalo Bills during the 2021 season, which was also Tom Brady’s 700th career touchdown.
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Prior to his time with the Buccaneers, Perriman had productive seasons with the Jets in 2020, recording over 500 receiving yards. His most productive year came in 2019 with the Bucs prior to the Brady era, when he amassed a career-high 645 receiving yards.
It is worth noting that the Colts’ new offensive coordinator, Jim Bob Cooter, was with the Jets as the running backs coach during Perriman’s tenure with the team. This connection may have played a role in the Colts’ interest in the veteran receiver.
Additionally, the Colts added talent to their receiving corps in recent years, including second-round pick Alec Pierce in 2022, as well as free agent Isaiah McKenzie and third-round pick Josh Downs this offseason offseason, providing additional competition and options for the team.