Colts news: Frank Reich excited about the addition of Devin Funchess
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Colts coach Frank Reich excited about the addition of Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess

The Indianapolis Colts made a big addition to their passing game this month, signing wide receiver Devin Funchess in free agency.

Colts head coach Frank Reich is excited about the acquisition of Funchess and what he will do for Indianapolis’ offense:

“He has good feet, good instincts and good body control and body quickness. Helps separate at the top of routes … Watch the way this guy runs routes,” said Reich, according to Stephen Holder of The Athletic.

Funchess spent the 2018 campaign with the Carolina Panthers, playing in 14 games and hauling in 44 receptions for 549 yards and four touchdowns.

The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Michigan, was originally selected by the Panthers in the second round (41st pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He appeared in all 16 contests during his rookie season, catching 31 passes for 473 yards and five scores. Then, the following season, Funchess took a bit of a step back, snaring just 23 balls for 371 yards and four touchdowns through 15 games.

The Farmington Hill, Mi. native then broke out in 2017, registering 63 catches for 840 yards while reaching the end zone eight times.

While T.Y. Hilton had a fantastic year for the Colts this past season, the team desperately lacked a legitimate No. 2 wide out in the passing game, so Funchess should definitely help provide something extra in Indy’s aerial attack heading into 2019.

The Colts won 10 games this past year, making the playoffs in spite of a 1-5 start.

They then went on to defeat the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round a week later.