According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Indianapolis Colts are trying out former Washington Football Team tight end Jeremy Sprinkle:
The #Colts are trying out former Washington TE Jeremy Sprinkle, per the transaction wire.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 29, 2021
Originally a 2017 5th round pick by Washington, the 26 year old tight end has 34 receptions for 301 receiving yards (8.9 ypr. avg.) and 3 touchdown receptions during 59 career games (33 starts) over the past four seasons.
At 6’5”, 255 pounds with 34 1⁄2 “ arms and 10 3⁄4“ hands, Sprinkle has some impressive physical measurables and tools to work with on the football field:
Jeremy Sprinkle with an impressive diving catch at the start of this 2-min drill.#Redskins pic.twitter.com/sKCsG3nKPI— Chad Ryan (@ChadwikoRCC) December 15, 2019
Spider 3 U Banana for Jeremy Sprinkle's first NFL TD catch pic.twitter.com/gn9k1sE1IZ— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) November 19, 2017
Of course, the Colts could use additional depth at tight end, as while veteran Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox (RFA) will presumably return, it’s looking increasingly likely that free agent tight end Trey Burton won’t re-sign as the team’s primary ‘move’ tight end next season.
Sprinkle would have a chance in Colts training camp to compete for a spot on the team’s 53-man active roster—with a potential opportunity for a much more prominent role (depending on what Indianapolis elects to do at tight end in the upcoming NFL Draft).