INDIANAPOLIS – The first bit of coaching news for the Colts in 2017 came on Wednesday morning.
Sanjay Lal is the team's new wide receivers coach. Lal has spent the past decade in the NFL, serving as the Bills' wide receivers coach the last two seasons.
Lal takes over for Lee Hull, who was let go after one season in Indianapolis.
In Buffalo, 1,000-yard receiver Sammy Watkins spoke very highly of his two seasons with Lal.
"That's the one guy I don't want to leave," Watkins told ESPN.com late last season of Lal.
"If he leaves, I don't (know) how my mindset would be, honestly. That's a guy that kind of groomed me into running routes and doing everything the right way. Mentality, both mental and physical. If he leaves, that will hurt."
Now moving over to the Colts, Lal will find a talented wide receiver group headlined by three-time Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton.
Both Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett are entering critical seasons, nearing the end of their rookie contracts.
Lal was born in London and played on two Rose Bowl teams at the University of Washington.
NFL Coaching Career:
2007-08: Raiders Offensive Quality Control
2009-11: Raiders Wide Receivers Coach
2012-14: Jets Wide Receivers Coach
2015-16: Bills Wide Receivers Coach
2017-Present: Colts Wide Receivers Coach
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