The Indianapolis Colts signed tight end Brandon Williams on Monday, but they might not be done addressing the position yet.
According to FOX Sports’ Peter Schrager, tight end Mychal Rivera will visit with the Colts. Rivera had been meeting with the Jets but left without signing.
Rivera was drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders and spent four seasons with the team, playing in 61 games and starting 15 of them while catching 146 passes for 1,413 yards and ten touchdowns, averaging 9.7 yards per catch. His best career season came in 2014, when he started ten games (playing in all 16) and caught 58 passes for 534 yards and four touchdowns, building off of an impressive rookie season in which he had caught 38 passes for 407 yards and four scores.
It seems clear that the Colts are interested in adding depth at tight end, which is much-needed. They have Jack Doyle as their clear-cut starter and Erik Swoope as the number two, but after that all they have is Brandon Williams - who was just signed on Monday. So we should expect the Colts to add another tight end of two this offseason (and keep in mind it’s a deep tight end draft class), and Rivera would be a very interesting guy to add who would probably have a stronger chance at making the 53-man roster as the third tight end than Williams would. Either way, we should expect the Colts to add more competition for the third tight end spot this offseason.