The Detroit Lions signed Colbert on Monday, giving him a chance to play for his third NFL team this season. Detroit added him to the roster when it put wide receiver Mike Furrey on injured reserve because of a concussion.|||||||
Colbert was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 11, nearly two months after they acquired him from Denver for an undisclosed draft pick. He had seven receptions and scored once in seven games for the Seahawks and didn't catch a pass in two games with the Broncos. Carolina drafted the former Southern California star in the second round and he had a career-high 47 receptions as a rookie in 2004.
The Seahawks released Colbert on Tuesday after he caught seven passes in seven games with one touchdown. He also had a critical drop in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 21-19 loss at Miami.|||||||
The former second-round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers has 116 receptions for 1,476 yards and eight touchdowns in five seasons. He had 47 receptions for 754 yards and five touchdowns in his rookie season in 2004 but failed to match that in forthcoming years. He had no more than 32 catches and 332 yards in the next four seasons.
The Seahawks acquired Colbert from the Denver Broncos on Tuesday. Colbert's agent, Gary Uberstine, said Tuesday afternoon in an e-mail to The Associated Press that his client is coming to Seattle.|||||||
Colbert's best season was his rookie year with Carolina in 2004, when he caught 47 passes for 754 yards and five touchdowns. He had 32 catches for 332 yards last year.
Colbert was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.|||||||
Colbert's absence means Drew Carter will likely start the last two games of the season opposite Steve Smith at wide receiver.
Colbert (knee) will miss his second straight game Sunday against Dallas.|||||||
Colbert's absence means Drew Carter will likely start opposite Steve Smith at wide receiver.