Per that report: "As one league source with knowledge of the Hilton-Colts relationship suggested, 'Where there's smoke, there's fire.' But it's believed that it will take plenty of fuel to make it burn."
Hilton reportedly doesn't want to be traded.
Hilton, 27, remains Indianapolis' most dynamic offensive playmaker, catching 27 passes for 512 yards and a touchdown. His 19 yards per reception is third in the NFL.
His relationship with the team and some of his teammates became strained last week, however, when he was publicly critical of the team's offensive line after the unit gave up 10 sacks in a 27-0 shutout loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hilton later apologized for his remarks.
As Mike Wells of ESPN.com noted, it was the "second time in the past three seasons that Hilton questioned people inside the Colts organization" after he "questioned offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski's play calling after the Colts' Week 15 loss to Houston during the 2015 season."
Florio suggested that any trade rumors were likely unrelated to Hilton's recent remarks, however, noting that it would send the message, "If you complain publicly, you’ll get a one-way ticket to a new team."