It’s looking less likely each day that Danny Amendola will be unable to suit-up this week for the New England Patriots, and the team has decided to bring-in some veteran wide receiver depth to compliment their your receiving corps, as Austin Collie is reportedly signing with them:
The Patriots have signed veteran WR Austin Collie, according to a league source.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 3, 2013
Collie spent three productive years with the Indianapolis Colts, averaging 58 catches from 2009 through 2011. But a series of concussions helped limit Collie’s ability to stay on the field for Indianapolis. During the third game of the 2012 season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Collie suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee, causing him to miss the rest of the 2012 season.
He was cut by San Francisco at the end of training camp this year.
It’s unclear at he moment as to whether Collie will play this week in Cincinnati against he Bengals. It’s odd the Pats would look to add insurance at WR considering Collie has been arguably the most injury-prone receiver over the past four seasons.