The Indianapolis Colts aren’t slowing down any when it comes to free agency, as today they’re hosting wide receiver Kamar Aiken on a visit, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Aiken will then visit the Seahawks on Monday.
Signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2011, Aiken has spent time with the Bills, Bears, Patriots, and Ravens in his NFL career. He has played in 51 career games and has started 20 of them, catching 128 passes for 1,539 yards and nine touchdowns while averaging 12 yards per catch. His best season came in 2014 with the Ravens, when he started 14 games (and played in all 16) while catching 75 passes for 944 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 12.6 yards per catch. Last year, he again played in all 16 games and started six of them, catching 29 passes for 328 yards and a touchdown.
So far this offseason, we have seen the majority of Chris Ballard’s emphasis come on the defensive side of the football, but this would be a move to add a depth receiver. Aiken is a guy who could come in and push for playing time and who has shown he can produce at the NFL level. The Colts’ receiving corps could stand to add more depth to it, and Aiken would be a low-key good addition. He’ll turn 28 this offseason, has produced, and would provide the Colts with a depth wideout who is perfectly capable of stepping in and catching passes as a number three or four wideout. The Colts would be wise to add a receiver this offseason, and Aiken wouldn’t be a bad one to sign.
Typically the Colts have been quite good at signing free agents they’re truly interested in when the player is visiting, so we’ll see what happens with the Kamar Aiken situation. But he’s visiting the team today, so that’s something to monitor.