Jay Ajayi’s visit with Colts went well, sides will continue talking
Free-agent running back Jay Ajayi visited with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, and the meeting went well, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Rapoport adds that while nothing is imminent, the two sides will continue talking.
Ajayi spent the 2018 campaign with the Philadelphia Eagles, but played in just four games due to a torn ACL. During the time he was on the field, Ajayi rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Boise State University, was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (149th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
He appeared in nine contests during his rookie season, finishing with 187 yards and a score. Then, the following year, Ajayi became the Dolphins’ featured running back, racking up 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 4.9 yards per carry en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
Ajayi then began the 2017 campaign in Miami, playing in seven games with the team before being traded to the Eagles. In 14 games overall that season, Ajayi rushed for 873 yards and a score, averaging 4.2 yards per attempt in helping Philadelphia win its first ever Super Bowl title.
The Colts are not in desperate need of a running back, as Marlon Mack certainly got the job done this past season, but some depth in the form of an experienced rusher such as Ajayi certainly can’t hurt.
Indianapolis won 10 games this past year, managing to make the playoffs in spite of a 1-5 start. The Colts then defeated the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round a week later.