Colts WR Deon Cain is not close to 100 percent, may not be until midway through season
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Deon Cain is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last preseason and may not be ready until midway through the 2019 campaign, according to Andrew Walker of the Colts’ official team website.
Cain, who played his collegiate football at Clemson University, was originally selected by Indianapolis in the sixth round (185th pick overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
However, he proceeded to suffer the injury in the Colts’ first preseason game last year, so Indianapolis has yet to really see what the kid can do.
The 22-year-old spent three seasons at Clemson and was fairly consistent throughout his collegiate tenure, as he kicked his Tigers career off by hauling in 34 receptions for 582 yards and five touchdowns during his freshman season.
Then, the following year, Cain caught 38 passes for 724 yards and nine scores, averaging an impressive 19.1 yards per catch. He then concluded his time at Clemson by snaring 58 balls for 734 yards while reaching the end zone six times during his junior campaign.
Cain ran a solid 4.43-second 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine back in 2018, so he definitely has the speed to be a threat in the Colts’ passing game when he finally gets healthy.
Indianapolis is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which it won 10 games and made the playoffs in spite of getting off to an ugly 1-5 start. The Colts would then go on to upset the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round a week later.