I would love nothing more than to see Wilkins make the team as a kick returner. Damn, I loved having him around back when he was a rookie in 1999. Made a very big impact on special teams and even made some nice starts in the slot. Very cool to see him back on the roster, at least for the moment.
INDIANAPOLIS – In an off-season effort to address the future, the Colts have returned to their past.
Specifically, they returned to a returner from the past.
Terrence Wilkins, who made the team as an undrafted rookie free agent and who served as the team’s kickoff and punt returner from 1999-2001, has re-signed with the Colts, the club announced Thursday.
Also, the Colts have released wide receiver Roscoe Crosby.
Wilkins, who has spent time with three NFL teams – the Colts, St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins – made his biggest impact with the Colts, where he spent his first three NFL seasons. He returned and a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown as a Colts rookie in 1999, then returned a punt for a touchdown in the 2001 season opener.
After the 2001 season, Wilkins was traded to the St. Louis Rams for a sixth-round selection in the 2002 NFL Draft.
Wilkins spent a season with the Rams, returned to the Colts for three games in 2003, then spent time with the Dolphins in 2004.
With the Colts from 1999-2001, Wilkins caught 119 passes for 1,466 yards and seven touchdowns. For his career, he has 124 receptions for 1,497 yards and seven touchdowns.
He has returned 171 kickoffs in his career for a 22.3-yard average and one touchdown. He also has a 9.1-yard career average on 123 punt returns.
He had a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as a rookie and a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Jets in 2001.