Ryan Grigson made his 13th trade as general manager with the Colts today.
Grigson is a non-stop shopper for any way to improve his football team.
He sent running back Delone Carter to Baltimore for wide receiver/kick returner David Reed.
A fourth-year pro, Reed made a rookie splash with a 103-yard scoring kickoff return in 2010. In 2011, he zipped 77 yards with another return effort.
In 29 career games, Reed owns a healthy 29.5 average on 39 kickoff returns.
The return game is an area on which Grigson and the Colts coaches want to improve.
The value of explosion was underscored last year when Deji Karim bolted 101 yards for a score against Houston in the finale.
Karim’s coast-to-coast effort took 12 seconds, and that was the only clock time the Colts trailed all game.
It was the club’s first scoring return on a deep kickoff since 2009.
“This trade gives us a chance to improve in key areas moving forward,” said Grigson. “David is a very competitive football player, and we welcome his style of play and energy.”
Grigson kids that one of the things he has learned about himself during his tenure with the Colts is just how much coffee he can drink. The man never stops working.
What Colts fans have learned about him is that Grigson’s eyes are always peeled for ways to improve his team.
Tags: david reed, Deji Karim, Delone Carter, indianapolis colts, ryan grigson
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