Thursday's Colts Quick Hits

Colts receivers rated the best in the NFL, one former Colt enters the political arena while another has a tryout with an AFC South rival. And Bill Polian weighs in on expansion in today's Colts Quick Hits!

Colts receivers No. 1: Okay, so you already knew that the Colts had the top receiving corps in the NFL. But it's nice to see's Mike Harmon call it to the attention of all NFL Fans in his Fantasy Football column.

"The Colts' talented trio watched their overall totals dip from the prior season, but Indianapolis receivers as a whole trailed only Cincinnati for the NFL lead (31 total touchdowns)," he wrote. Click the link above to see what else he has to say about the Colts receivers and which other teams' group of receivers are the amongst the elite in the NFL.

Former Colt enters political arena:  Tim Baylor, a 10th-round pick in the 1976 draft by the Colts, was selected to be the Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate in Minnesota. Gubernatorial candidate Becky Lourey asked Baylor to join her on the ticket for the upcoming elections even though this will be his first time running for public office. Baylor is a property developer who also owns McDonalds franchises in Minneapolis and Robbinsdale, Minnesota. He played for the Colts from 1976 through the 1978, making 43 game appearances. He finished his career with the Vikings following the 1979 season.

Former Colt tries out for Texans:  Remember during the 2000 training camp how good running back Jamel White looked at times? And many Colts fans were upset when he was released and picked up by the Browns. Well, after four seasons in Cleveland and the past two with the Ravens, White is a free agent searching for a new team. ColtPower has learned from one of our sources that White recently had a tryout with Houston as they continue to look for depth at the running back position for 2006. White has started in just 16 games, but has made 77 game appearances and has a career 3.7 yard-per-carry rushing average.

Polian weighs in on expansion:  Although the league appears to be committed to putting a franchise in Los Angeles within the next few years, many influential general managers aren't interested in seeing the league expand.  That means Los Angeles is most likely looking at inheriting a current team, not starting up an expansion team from scratch. One of those influential voices weighing in on the topic is coming out of Indianapolis. Colts president Bill Polian recently told's John Clayton that in light of each team carrying an 8-man practice squad and backfilling roster gaps throughout the season due to injuries, expansion simply doesn't make sense.

"There are not enough football players now," Polian told Clayton. "To take 64 players out of the current pool would make it even tougher. Look at the New York Giants in the playoffs last year. They had to sign two linebackers off the street and start them in the playoffs."

Roster exemptions: 
Neither offensive lineman Mike Johnson nor linebacker Nick Hannah will count against the Colts' active offseason roster limit of 80 players at this time. Both have been put on the team's NFLE/Injured exemption list.

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