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NFL trade deadlines are usually a lot of bark and no bite. But this year? The league delivered action right up until the 4:00 PM deadline.

 

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The only move the Colts made was a big one. Fan favorite Nyheim Hines found himself going to perhaps the Super Bowl favorite this season in the Buffalo Bills. Hines had a career year in 2020 with the check down King Phillip RIvers. Carson Wentz’s style of play didn’t lend itself to a lot of catches out of the backfield so when Matt Ryan was brought to Indianapolis, even Frank Reich expected a 2020 like season for the RB.

 

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Unfortunately, we never saw that big season. Whether you place the blame on Ryan, the offensive line, injuries, or play calling, Hines only had 43 touches through 8 games. That’s only a little over 5 touches per game, down from his stats with Carson Wentz in 2021.

 

On The Ride with JMV Tuesday afternoon, JMV was asked by a listener whether he believes that it’s possible Hines went to Chris Ballard and asked for a trade. Initially skeptical, JMV asked IndyStar Colts Beat Writer Joel Erickson if the theory had any merit and was surprised at the answer.

 

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Take a listen to JMV’s full conversastion with Joel Erickson below! They dive into the compensation the Colts got back for Hines, why Marcus Brady was let go, and more!