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Colts to sign Kamar Aiken

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The Indianapolis Colts will sign wide receiver Kamar Aiken to a one-year deal later today, Aiken’s agent confirmed this morning.

Aiken was originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011 by the Buffalo Bills and has been with the Bills, Bears, Patriots, and Ravens during his five-year career. He spent the last three in Baltimore, and that’s where his career really took off. He’s played in 51 games overall and started 20 of them, catching 128 passes for 1,539 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 12 yards per catch. In 2014, he started 14 games for the Ravens (while playing in all 16) and caught 75 passes for 944 yards and five scores, averaging 12.6 yards per reception. Last season with the Ravens, he played in 16 games and started six, catching 29 passes for 328 yards and one score.

This is an underrated but very good for the Colts. Aiken is a talented receiver who has produced in the NFL, and now he’ll be catching passes from Andrew Luck. He figures to seriously push Phillip Dorsett for the number three receiver job, and either way he should be a good number three or four wideout for the Colts. T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief once again figure to be the starters, but Aiken figures to get snaps too - especially if there’s an injury, but even if everyone is fully healthy. Aiken, who will turn 28 this offseason, will be among the Colts’ taller receivers, as at 6-2 he’s the same height as Donte Moncrief and Tevaun Smith and an inch shorter than Devin Street. He’s still relatively young, has good size, has good hands, has experience, and should fit in nicely to the Colts’ offense.