Colts sign T.Y. Hilton to five-year, $65 million contract extension

The Indianapolis Colts have signed wide receiver T.Y. Hilton to a five-year, $65 million contract extension. It includes $39 million in guaranteed money, according to a source. “It’s a great day for the Indianapolis Colts, T.Y. Hilton and his family,” Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said. “We’re extremely happy as an organization to ensure that T.Y. will continue to be a part of our journey for many years to come. His daily excellence on and off the field is a shining example of an individual striving for greatness and what it truly means to be a Colt.” Hilton, 5-9, 180 pounds, was drafted by the Colts in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Colts traded up from the fourth round of the draft to select Hilton. In 46 career games (26 starts) he has 214 receptions for 3,289 yards (15.4 avg.) and 19 touchdowns. Hilton has put up some of the best receiving numbers in Colts history through a player’s first three seasons as he holds the record for most receptions, receiving yards and 100-yard receiving games (16) and ranks second in receiving touchdowns through his first three years. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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