Hilton reported symptoms of a concussion during the games, and he was evaluated by team doctors. The league will have the clear the Colts' No. 1 receiver in order for him to take the field in Week 1.
"We're extremely happy as an organization to ensure that T.Y. will continue to be a part of our journey for many years to come," Colts GM Ryan Grigson said.
Hilton made the Pro Bowl in 2014 after 82 receptions for 1,345 yards. As quarterback Andrew Luck's favorite target, Hilton holds Colts records in most receptions (214), receiving yards (3,289) and 100-yard receiving games (16) in just three NFL seasons.
Hilton caught 82 catches for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
There was some speculation that the Colts could let Hilton walk since they drafted Phillip Dorsett. However, it doesn't appear the Colts drafted Dorsett as Hilton's replacement. With Irsay saying they're confident in extending Hilton, one could assume Hilton is who the Colts envision as their No. 1 receiver of the future.
But what Dorsett could prove to be is insurance in case Hilton leaves. The young veteran is approaching his contract year.
"There's nothing I can do about that," Hilton told the Indianapolis Star. "That's who they picked. That's cool with me." Hilton went on to talk about his "battle" and "competition" with Dorsett.
Dorsett is certainly no immediate threat to Hilton in regard to playing time. The latter racked up a career-high 1,345 yards in receiving a year ago with seven touchdowns.
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