I posted this in the comments, but I really think it is important to understand that the do NOT consider wide receiver a priority in 2013. The fans might, but the Colts do not. At least, that is what the current evidence suggests.
When the Colts told Collie they were not going to bring him back, they told him why. This is a direct quote from the Indy Star: "Grigson and Pagano told Collie, the team’s 2009 fourth-round draft pick, they had completed their plan for next season’s wide receivers, and that plan didn’t include him." Here is the article (Mike Chappell, Feb. 16).
Now, the most important words in the article are "they had completed their plan for next season's wide receivers." The front office cannot PLAN for free agents, since they do not know what will happen between now and March 12. They likewise cannot PLAN for the draft, since one never knows what will happen in the draft. That sentence shows the Colts will go into the season with the receivers now under contract. Pep's continued mention of Avery shows that he is in the completed plans as well. They CAN plan for him, since there is likely an understanding with the player that they will bring him back.
I will consider other opinions if there is evidence from the front office, but until then this is all we know. I would hate to think Grigson and Pagano would lie to Austin's face by telling him the plans are completed then sign or draft another receiver.They would have said: "We don't think you are healthy enough to play." I find the only explanation to be this: the Colts do NOT see receiver as a priority in 2013, and are happy with those currently on the roster.