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The Buffalo Bills released veteran wide receiver John Brown on Wednesday, and he already has his sights set on a new team. That includes the Indianapolis Colts.
During an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Brown was asked which teams he would like to play for now that he can choose his destination. The Pittsburgh Steelers were one. The Colts were another.
“The Indianapolis Colts,” Brown said. “The way they use T.Y. Hilton and when we played those guys in the playoffs, I walked off and I’m like, this team, they’re up and coming, they’re going to be a problem in the next few years.”
Brown would be an interesting option for the Colts. His game is certainly a strong fit for Frank Reich’s scheme, especially his ability to make plays downfield and over the middle of the field.
The Colts are expected to let Hilton hit the market and there is a very good chance he receives a stronger offer from a team other than the Colts. That could make Brown an intriguing option for Indy.
Brown appeared in only nine games in 2020 but hasn’t played fewer than 15 games in five of his seven seasons. He’s averaged 14.9 yards per reception throughout his career and has made a living using his speed to make big plays.
The Colts have a need at wide receiver and if they don’t re-sign Hilton, they could have a fallback plan in Brown.