Dorsett has been battling a hamstring injury but believes he's "good to go" now, Zak Keefer of The Indy Star reports.
It isn't clear how much practice time Dorsett may have missed due to the hamstring injury but it doesn't sound particularly serious in any case. Furthermore, there hasn't been any word that his availability for training camp is in danger.
Free-agent signing Kamar Aiken could push Dorsett for the No. 3 receiver role, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Even if the Colts hadn't signed Aiken, it's quite likely Dorsett would've faced competition from Chester Rogers, Quan Bray (ankle) and/or a draft pick. Simply put, the 2015 first-round selection hasn't developed as expected through two seasons, catching 51 passes for 753 yards and three touchdowns in 26 games. Dorsett did manage efficient marks of 16.0 yards per catch and 8.8 yards per target last season, but he only drew four targets per game in an Indianapolis offense that badly needed someone to step up while Donte Moncrief (56 targets in nine games) was injured. Dorsett has yet to prove he's anything more than an occasional deep threat.
Dorsett had four receptions for 56 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Dorsett started at wide receiver with Donte Moncrief out with a shoulder injury. Typical of his 2016 season, however, Dorsett disappointed as No. 3 receiver Chester Rogers had more receiving yards and targets. Dorsett had just 33 receptions for 528 yards and two touchdowns despite playing with Andrew Luck and frequently having a high-profile role with Moncrief hurt. Dorsett, a 2015 first-round draft pick, looks like a bust at this point as his elite speed hasn't translated into many plays or production despite a prominent role in one of the league's top passing attacks.
Dorsett will start at wide receiver opposite T.Y Hilton with Donte Moncrief out Sunday against Jacksonville with a shoulder injury, Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports.
Dorsett should get more targets as a result. However, Dorsett has done little when given opportunities this season as he has just 29 receptions for 472 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games.
Dorsett had just one reception for 18 yards on one target in Saturday's loss at Oakland.
Dorsett moved back to his third receiver role with Donte Moncrief back after missing a game with a hamstring injury. Moncrief was hurt again with a shoulder injury, so Dorsett could have a larger role in Week 17. Still, Dorsett has done little when given opportunities this season as he has just 29 receptions for 472 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games.
|P2||8/19/17||@ DAL||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ PIT||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|6||10/16/17||@ TEN||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/3/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ BAL||4:30 pm|
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