This was brought up in Mike's Mailbag a few days ago:
@MikeWellsNFL if the Colts sing Nicks or any other receiver where does that leave talents like Rodgers, Whalen and Brazill?
Mar. 15, 2014
Wells: One of them may not end up making the roster depending on how many receivers the Colts keep. Nicks, Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton are the top three receivers. The Colts like Da’Rick Rogers’ potential. So that likely leaves Griff Whalen and LaVon Brazill battling it out for the fifth and final receiver spot on the roster.
Interesting thought. I almost hate to see any of these guys go. I like them all. That said, it seems to me that Rogers has probably the most physical talent, and yet the most question marks, and thus far, the least production of the three. If you take away his huge 1-game explosion against Cincy, he's done almost nothing so far. I have a soft spot for Whalen as the Little Engine That Could. He wasn't "supposed to make it in the NFL" and yet here he is, and he seems to have improved a lot, and also gotten a lot bigger. He's proven to be a good mid-range option with good hands. Brazill to me seems to be somewhere in between Rogers and Whalen, being a little more athletic than Whalen, and good hands, consistent production.
Is there any way we can keep all three? lol... I don't want to cut any of them. My biggest fear is we let one of these guys go, and then one or two of Hilton/Wayne/Nicks suffer injuries and we're regretting it big-time. I guess if it came down to it, Brazill would be the odd man out for me, but man is it close.