T.Y. Hilton Trade Rumors Emerge; WR Reportedly Doesn't Want to Leave Colts

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistOctober 29, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 08: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after catching a pass in overtime during the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has reportedly "emerged in league circles as a guy who could be traded," according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

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 was asked about the rumors after the Colts' loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, saying "is that a question," before walking away.

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."


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