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Colts reportedly interested in trading T.Y. Hilton, Vontae Davis

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The Indianapolis Colts appear to be willing to trade one of their best players.

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According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk the Indianapolis Colts are willing to trade T.Y. Hilton if the price is right. Per report: "As one league source with knowledge of the Hilton-Colts relationship suggested, 'Where there's smoke, there's fire.' But it's believed that it will take plenty of fuel to make it burn."

It must be noted that Hilton scoffed at potential trade rumors when Zak Keefer directly asked him:

The 27 year-old receiver is coming off one of his best seasons in 2016. He was the NFL leader in receiving yards, and currently has brought in 27 passes for 512 yards and 1 touchdown this season. Hilton is currently under contract through the 2020 season, and is reportedly not inclined to renegotiate his contract at this point.

The speedster is not alone on potential Colts veterans that could be traded. Vontae Davis has been “subject of trade talks with multiple teams.” Davis’ contract expires at the end of this season, and he is having an underwhelming season thus far. Whether he is still injured, or father time has caught up to him, it’s hard to see a scenario where the team will bring him back unless he is willing to take substantially less in the off-season.

As of now, it appears unrealistic that the Colts would trade away one of their best players, barring a trading partner who is willing to overpay. However, as the Colts continue to plunge in the standings, fans can only expect to hear more surrounding the team in a season that can be properly described as a dumpster fire.