Video Highlights: Kamar Aiken

Posted Mar 21, 2017

Intro: The Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday announced the signing of wide receiver Kamar Aiken. What does the former Raven bring to the table?

INDIANAPOLIS — Fifteen receptions, 131 yards, eight touchdowns.

Those are Kamar Aiken’s numbers the past three seasons in the red zone.

And, as of Tuesday, he brings those talents — among many others — to the Indianapolis Colts’ huddle.

The Colts on Tuesday announced the signing of Aiken to a reported one-year deal, giving quarterback Andrew Luck yet another dangerous receiver to target all over the field.

It took a little while for the 6-foot-1, 213-pound Central Florida product to get his professional career going, as he went undrafted in 2011 and bounced around the rosters of the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots from 2011 to 2013, playing in just three games and never registering a catch over that span.

But in 2014, Aiken signed with his fourth team, the Baltimore Ravens, where he would finally begin to lay some foundation with 267 yards and three touchdowns that season. But it would be the following year when Aiken would really blossom, starting 14 games — mostly in relief of an injured Steve Smith — and logging 75 receptions for 944 yards and five touchdowns.

Now with the Colts, Aiken could very well benefit in many ways from the talented receivers around him, including T.Y. Hilton (the league’s leading receiver in 2016), Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett — not to mention tight end Jack Doyle, as well as running backs Frank Gore and Robert Turbin.

And, with tight end Dwayne Allen now traded to the New England Patriots, the Colts and first-year general manager Chris Ballard needed to find someone to help make up for Allen’s loss in the red zone. From 2012 to 2016, Allen had caught 21 passes for 139 yards and 13 touchdowns within the opposing team’s 20-yard line; four of those scores came last season.

The numbers show the 27-year-old Aiken can certainly help make up for that loss. Eight of his nine career touchdown receptions have come in the red zone, and, in all, he has been targeted 19 times within the 20, coming down with a catch on 15 of those plays (79 percent).

So what does Aiken really bring to the table? Let’s take a look at his career highlights:

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