Austin Collie | WR | Indianapolis Colts
Posted: 3/7/2013 1:15pm et
Free-agent WR Austin Collie (knee, concussions) is doing plenty of pool work, leg weight work, and some light running in his rehab from knee surgery. His goal is to be 100 percent ready by the time he reports to training camp for his new team, although it might take until October or so until he is full speed again.
Huddle Up: A no-risk, incentive-heavy 1-year deal from some team is likely the best hope for Collie, who caught 118 passes, including 15 scores, over this first NFL seasons in 2009 and '10.
Posted: 2/16/2013 8:08am et
The Indianapolis Colts have released WR Austin Collie.
Huddle Up: The talented Collie has struggled to stay healthy, with his most recent issue being a spate of concussions. If he's cleared to return to action, the Broncos could be interested in him as a slot receiver for Peyton Manning.
Posted: 9/24/2012 4:54pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (knee) ruptured his patella tendon and will require surgery. Collie will be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Collie was a huge injury risk entering the season with his history of concussions. But in the end it was his knee that did him in. This bumps up Donny Avery and may cause some to cast a speculative eye toward TY Hilton who had a coming out party in Collie's absence.
Posted: 9/23/2012 6:32pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie left Sunday's game after suffering a right knee sprain and will not return.
Huddle Up: Maybe it's just not meant to be for Collie, who was making his 2012 debut after dealing with a preseason concussion. He finished with one catch for 6 yards.
Posted: 9/19/2012 6:20pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: This could be the week Collie makes his 2012 debut after missing the first 2 games. In his absence, though, the Colts' WRs have done just fine with veteran Reggie Wayne and newcomer Donnie Avery both off to strong fantasy starts. If he does play, Collie's snaps will likely be limited.
Posted: 9/14/2012 11:44pm et
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Friday, Sept. 14, that WR Austin Collie (concussion) suffered a setback after working out Wednesday, Sept. 12. He has not played since suffering a concussion in a preseason game Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Just when things start looking brighter for Collie, the health issues resurface. Even if he does beat the odds and somehow plays this week, he doesn't belong in a fantasy lineup until he re-establishes some sort of pattern of production.
Posted: 9/14/2012 1:25pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) is doubtful to play in Week 2.
Huddle Up: There is some conflicting information out there on Collie. Some reports indicate the Colts expect him to play, but he is currently listed as doubtful. Concussion issues are tricky, so it's probably best to assume he will be held out one more week. If things change and he's good to go, Collie could be a sneaky flex play, particularly in PPR leagues.
Posted: 9/12/2012 7:19pm et
Indianapolis Colts WRs Austin Collie (head) and T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Neither wideout played in Week 1, and as a result, the Colts had to lean heavily on WR Reggie Wayne (league-high 18 targets) and rookie TE Coby Fleener (10 targets) in the opener. Their return will give QB Andrew Luck more options and allow the Colts to open up the game plan.
Posted: 9/12/2012 12:44pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion) has been cleared to return to action following a concussion he suffered during the preseason. He is ready to go for Week 2.
Huddle Up: This could burst Reggie Wayne's bubble a bit, but Collie's return is a good thing for Luck and anyone willing to take a gamble on Collie. He will have plenty of opportunity to contribute provided he can stay healthy.
Posted: 9/7/2012 4:16pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: He had been a full participant earlier this week, so perhaps this is just precautionary—Collie was not cleared to play a game as of yesterday. If he is cleared and healthy, Collie is a strong fantasy play, particularly in PPR formats. Of course, that comes with a built-in risk that he will get knocked out of the game again.
Posted: 9/5/2012 6:47pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (head) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Collie, who's expected to start Sunday, has sort of become the forgotten man in Indy with his history of concussions scaring a lot of fantasy owners away. Still, he had 54 catches last season with the Colts' motley crew of QBs, and could easily add 20 or so with Andrew Luck throwing him the ball. The big provisio here, of course, is that the wideout doesn't take another blow to the head and suffer another concussion.
Posted: 9/3/2012 7:45pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said WR Austin Collie (concussion) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 3, and looks like he is on track to play Week 1.
Huddle Up: Collie and longtime Colt Reggie Wayne are listed as Indy's starting wideouts, but the depth trails off sharply after that with ex-Ram Donnie Avery and rookie T.Y. Hilton serving as the primary backups. If healthy, Collie could put up some decent numbers with Andrew Luck throwing him the ball.
Posted: 8/27/2012 2:13pm et
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said WR Austin Collie (concussion) should be able to play Week 1 after suffering a concussion earlier in the preseason.
Huddle Up: A rookie quarterback, replacement officials, and a concussion-prone wide receiver. Week one looks to be an ambulance chaser's dream.
Posted: 8/27/2012 12:01am et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion) said Sunday, Aug. 26, that he plans to continue to play football despite four concussions suffered in the past 21 months. 'I love football and I'll play until I can't play anymore,' Collie said.
Huddle Up: You have to admire Collie after what he's went through, but roster him with wariness as the next hard hit he absorbs could KO his season -- or his pro career.
Posted: 8/20/2012 11:03pm et
Updating a previous report, Don Yee, the agent for Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion), said it is incorrect to assume that his client had a concussion during the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 'He's going through the normal protocol,' Yee said. 'We just don't know yet (whether he has a concussion).'
Huddle Up: Concussion or no concussion? The debate is in full swing, but the bottom line is that Collie simply carries too much risk to gamble anything higher than a late-round pick on.
Posted: 8/20/2012 6:31pm et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Collie said he is feeling fine but is listed as day-to-day.
Huddle Up: Collie was gaining steam as a sleeper pick, but this should serve notice as to why he is an extremely risky fantasy play.
Posted: 8/20/2012 11:47am et
If Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie suffered a concussion in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19, it would be his fourth in the past 21 months.
Huddle Up: Collie took a forearm to the head after making a catch against the Steelers in Sunday night's preseason game and did not return to the game. He has missed significant time due to concussions, and one more might be enough for him to call it a career. If it's not a concussion and Collie returns to action, he provides Andrew Luck with another reliable target and is a sneaky late-round fantasy add with a proven track record of productivity.
Posted: 8/20/2012 12:27am et
Indianapolis Colts WR Austin Collie left the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 19, against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a possible concussion. He is being evaluated for concussion symptoms.
Huddle Up: This is a potentially devastating development for Collie, who missed seven games in 2010 due to concussions. The wideout was off to strong preseason start catching passes from new QB Andrew Luck, but that all could be put on the back burner if he's suffered another concussion.
Posted: 8/11/2012 7:46pm et
The Indianapolis Colts have been using WR Austin Collie on the outside, rather than his customary slot spot, during training camp. The new coaching staff led by head coach Chuck Pagano sees Collie as more of an asset outside, even in three wide receiver sets.
Huddle Up: Change might be good for Collie, who hit three-year career lows in receptions (54), receiving yards (514) and touchdowns (1) last season despite playing all 16 games. It's a new era and new offense in Indy with rookie Andrew Luck taking the reins at QB, and a healthy Collie could quickly establish himself as one of the top overall pick's favorite targets. Keep him in mind as a late-round sleeper in drafts.