Brian Tyms will compete for a role with the Colts this season after he signed as a free agent this offseason. Tyms spent time with the Dolphins in 2012 and 2013 and the Browns in 2013 and then played in New England in 2014, where he caught five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown before spending 2015 on injured reserve. Tyms has seven catches for 94 yards on his career.
Tyms stood out in spring practices and got plenty of time with the No. 1 offense, the Indianapolis Star reports. The Colts have a clear top three wide receivers with T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett, but the rest of of the depth chart is unsettled. Quan Bray could make the team as a returner, but Tyms and Josh Boyce will compete for roster spots as the fourth and fifth receivers.
The Colts have signed Tyms, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. The Colts bolstered their depth at wideout Thursday by adding a pair of former New England pass-catchers to the mix, in Tyms and Josh Boyce. With the 27-year-old Tyms, the team adds a 6-foot-3, 204-pounder who brings good size and some potential as a deep threat to the table.
The Patriots re-signed receiver Brian Tyms after declining to tender him as a restricted free agent, according to the NFL transaction wire. Tyms, 26, played in 11 games last year, catching five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown.
The Patriots declined to tender wide receivers Brian Tyms and Greg Orton before the beginning of the league year Tuesday, making both players free agents.
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced. Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards. The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|8||10/30||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|9||11/06||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|3 Year Avg||6||2||31||0||2||15.50||3|