The Buzz: Colts Bring Back WR for Tryout

ColtPower has learned that the Indianapolis Colts gave one of their former wide receivers a tryout on Tuesday in a surprise move. And a pair of former Colts worked out for two different NFC teams. ColtPower Insiders can get the scoop in today's edition of "The Buzz."

Teams often take full advantage of the more relaxed pace of the bye week by evaluating numerous players that they could call on later in the season to fill gaps as injuries take their toll. But the only player to have a formal tryout with the Colts so far this week is a player they are very familiar with -- wide receiver and returns specialist Roscoe Crosby.

Meanwhile, a pair of former Colts got a look from potential new employers as defensive back Donald Strickland worked out for Detroit and kicker Jose Cortez was one of three kickers who worked out for the Washington Redskins.

Crosby had signed a three-year deal with the Colts back in 2005 following the NFL Supplemental Draft, but failed to make the roster. After working out for a couple of teams, Crosby returned to the Colts late in the season as a member of their practice squad.

The team planned to have him develop his skills in NFL Europe, but Crosby asked to remain behind for personal family reasons and the Colts agreed. But then they relased him in early June prior to training camp. Crosby didn't catch on anywhere else in the interim.

Crosby's return for a tryout is a bit puzzling since the Colts have two strong returns specialists with veteran Terrence Wilkins and rookie T.J. Rushing. Unless they see Crosby as a future slot receiver candidate due to Brandon Stokley's rough start with injuries, his visit may have been little more than a chance to update his progress and touch base with the team as a potential NFL Europe candidate for next spring.


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