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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Colts stay put as expected at the deadline

By Mike Wells

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has proven he’s not shy about pulling the trigger on a trade.

Acquiring cornerback Vontae Davis and running back Trent Richardson, both starters, are just two of the numerous moves Grigson has made.

But the NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday without the Colts pulling off a trade despite the uncertainty surrounding the No. 3 receiver spot now that Reggie Wayne (knee) is out for the season.

That’s not surprising since coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that they planned to “stand pat” and the Colts don’t exactly have much to offer at the moment. They’re up against the salary cap and they have a shortage of draft picks.

As I wrote in an earlier post Tuesday, the Colts will go with David Reed, Griff Whalen and LaVon Brazill at receiver behind Darrius Heyward-Bey and T.Y. Hilton. You may not know who the third receiver will be until the Colts take the field against the Houston Texans on Sunday night because nobody has stepped up and taken ownership at that spot.

“(We) feel like they’ll all step up,” Pagano said Monday. “They have to. They don’t have a choice.”