Aiken, who totaled 15 receptions for 133 yards on 44 targets in 15 games this season, now heads into free agency for the second straight season.
It was a tough first go-round in Indianapolis for Aiken, who logged career lows in receptions, yards and touchdowns, despite making seven starts with the team. It's difficult to say if his 2017 performance will garner another deal from the Colts, especially with Donte Moncrief also entering free agency. However, Aiken's breakout 2015 season with the Ravens could still be relevant enough to get him a deal somewhere in the league.
Aiken played just seven snaps on offense and was not targeted in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.
Aiken missed practice time during the week due to a hamstring injury but wasn't on the injury report and it didn't appear to be a factor in his lack of playing time. Aiken has become buried on the bench due to his inability to catch the ball as he's hauled in just 14 of 38 targets.
Aiken (hamstring) doesn't have a designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Titans.
Aiken has mostly been a persona non grata in the Colts' passing attack this season. As evidence, he's earned 62 percent of the offensive snaps but turned the third-most targets on the team (38) into a measly 14 catches for 131 yards and no touchdowns. Although his health isn't in question, he's barely worthy of consideration in any format.
Aiken (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.
The Colts' bye week enabled Aiken to progress to the point of returning to practice, but the wideout doesn't look like he's completely healthy just yet. Even if Aiken does suit up Sunday against the Titans, he wouldn't be a major factor in the Indianapolis passing game.
Aiken (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Aiken's absence this week should open up added opportunities for Chester Rogers and Matt Hazel, but neither is a high-percentage lineup dart this weekend, especially if both T.Y. Hilton (groin) and Donte Moncrief are available. Hilton was able to practice in a limited fashion Friday but is listed as questionable by the Colts heading into the weekend.
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