Good news! Looks like Moorehead is going to return.
INDIANAPOLIS – Aaron Moorehead didn’t really want to go anywhere else.
Now, he doesn’t have to.
Moorehead, a four-year veteran and the Colts’ fourth wide receiver last season, has re-signed with the team, the club announced Friday. Moorehead originally signed with the Colts as a free agent rookie from the University of Illinois in 2003.
“We kind of knew it was going to happen,” said Moorehead, who caught seven passes for 75 yards in two games last season. “We knew it for a while now. We just had to get the final language right. We did, and now it’s done. We’ll start working out, getting that going and getting ready for next year.”
Moorehead, who has caught 15 passes for 183 yards in three NFL seasons, played a key role as a rookie, catching seven passes for 101 yards while playing seven games. Since then, the Colts’ receivers mostly have stayed healthy, and Moorehead has played more sparingly.
Before last season, he earned the spot at fourth receiver, and after Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Brandon Stokley stayed healthy much of the season, Moorehead played extensively in the final two games of the season.
“We looked around, but in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted to stay,” Moorehead said. “I didn’t want to go anywhere else. I knew that, but it’s a business. You have to look and see what else is out there.”
Moorehead said he will participate in the off-season workout and summer school, and said the next few months are critical for a player in his position.
“Marvin and Reggie, they tend not come for some of the off-season things,” Moorehead said. “That’s when you can get better with (Colts quarterback) Peyton (Manning), because those guys aren’t here to take some of those balls. I’m going to take as many balls as I can get. That’s something I look forward to every off-season.
“There’s camaraderie, too. We don’t have a lot of workout time (in the off-season). Guys go out and play golf together. That’s when you get to know your teammates a lot better.”