Colts WR Austin Collie Emerging As No. 3 Receiver

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    One of the Indianapolis Colts' questions going into training camp was who would be the third wide receiver, with rookie Austin Collie and second-year pro Pierre Garcon the leading contenders. After two preseason games, Collie has emerged as a player who makes clutch catches. While the fourth-round pick out of Brigham Young usually is positioned in the slot, he also lines up wide. "He has certainly shown the ability to be a clutch player and catch the ball in tough situations, and can run with it after the catch," Caldwell said Friday, a day after Collie caught 20- and 12-yard passes for first downs in a 23-15 home victory against the Philadelphia Eagles."He also has a real fine understanding of where he's supposed to be, and I think that's the really important thing, particularly when you're working on your timing with the quarterback."

    Source: Indianapolis Star News