T.Y. Hilton was seconds away from signing with Ravens

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Though it came down to the wire, the Indianapolis Colts were able to strike a one-year deal to keep wide receiver T.Y Hilton in the horseshoe for at least a little while longer.

Despite a bigger offer from the Baltimore Ravens, Hilton opted to stay home and sign with the Colts. That said, it wasn’t all that easy. Hilton told Pat McAfee on the Pat McAfee show that he was five seconds away from signing with the Ravens before Jim Irsay ultimately stepped in to close the deal.

Hilton sent out this cryptic tweet that alluded to some news dropping just before he signed.

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“That was the (tweet) that I was almost gone,” Hilton told his former teammate in McAfee. “Five seconds away, man. That was it. I’ve been talking to (Baltimore) the whole time. They (Indianapolis) came in and made a great push at the end and they wanted to get it done.”

With a need for some stability in the wide receiver room, it’s best that Irsay stepped in and got the job done where it seemed Chris Ballard was sticking to his guns at his offer with Hilton.

As Carson Wentz looks to prove he’s still a starter in the league, Hilton should be a reliable target for him. Even if Hilton isn’t the deep burner he used to be, he’s still a very nuanced route runner who understands leverage and attacking soft spots in the zone.

Hilton will be back for one more season but it almost went into a completely different direction.

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