Ashton Dulin

Ashton Dulin

Wide Receiver #19
Team: Indianapolis Colts
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 215 lb.
College:Malone College
Age:
Born:None
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Ashton Dulin: Signs one-year contract

Dulin signed a one-year contract with the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: While Dulin's usage was very limited during the 2020 campaign, the Colts have officially signed the receiver for one more year. The 23-year-old is yet to score his first NFL touchdown, but managed to catch three of his six targets for 53 yards throughout his 14 games this season.

January 10, 2021 10:49 AM EST

Ashton Dulin: Doesn't secure lone target

Dulin was targeted once but didn't record a catch in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Dulin's usage has been consistently low this season, as he hasn't logged double-digit snaps since Week 4. There's no reason to believe that will change in the near future unless one of T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman or Zach Pascal get hurt.

December 8, 2020 2:31 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Officially activated

The Colts have officially activated off injured reserve ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Titans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Dulin spent the minimum three-week requirement on IR before being designated to return earlier in the week. Practice seemingly went well and he will now be available versus Tennessee. However, he is not expected to make much of an impact on offense due to a plethora of receivers ahead of him on the depth chart.

November 28, 2020 12:51 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Receives return designation

Dulin (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Dulin landed on injured reserve with the knee issue in early November, but he's been cleared to return to practice this week. The 23-year-old is eligible to be activated for Sunday's matchup with Tennessee, though it's unclear if he'll have enough practice time to reach game readiness.

November 24, 2020 8:40 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Lands on IR

The Colts placed Dulin (knee) on injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Dulin is primarily a special teams contributor for the Colts. He will now be sidelined at least three weeks before he can potentially return.

November 7, 2020 11:00 AM EST

Ashton Dulin: Ruled out against Ravens

Dulin (knee) won't play Sunday against the Ravens, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With a short week before Thursday's Week 10 trip to Tennessee, Dulin will be hard-pressed to heal up in time to dress for Indianapolis' next game after this one. Isaiah Rodgers will handle kickoff return duties in Dulin's absence.

November 6, 2020 11:25 AM EST

Ashton Dulin: Unable to practice Wednesday

Dulin (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan reports.

Analysis: Both Dulin and T.Y. Hilton (groin) left Sunday's win over the Lions with injuries, and they both missed Wednesday's practice. Dulin is trending in the wrong direction to start the week, and it's unclear how severe his injury is. He typically serves as depth at wide receiver, so Dezmon Patmon could make his NFL debut if Dulin sits out this Sunday versus the Ravens.

November 4, 2020 2:36 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Injures knee Sunday

Dulin didn't finish Sunday's game against the Lions due to a knee injury, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Dulin was expected to handle an expanded role after T.Y. Hilton left with a groin injury, but the 23-year-old receiver picked up an injury of his own and spent the rest of the game on the sidelines. He caught a 13-yard pass before leaving. The Colts finished Week 8 with just three healthy receivers -- Zach Pascal, Michael Pittman and Marcus Johnson -- with a home matchup against Baltimore on the horizon.

November 1, 2020 2:38 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Big gain on lone target

Dulin reeled in his lone target for a 34-yard gain in Sunday's 32-23 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Dulin only took seven snaps on offense, but he provided the Colts with one of their biggest plays of the day in the second quarter. The wideout should continue to be active week in and week out due to his contributions on special teams, but Dulin is unlikely to be featured often in three-receiver sets.

October 13, 2020 10:20 AM EST

Ashton Dulin: No targets Sunday

Dulin did not have a reception nor target in Sunday's win at Chicago. He played on 18 of the offense's 72 snaps.

Analysis: With Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell placed on IR, there was a chance that Dulin could emerge as the third receiver. However, Marcus Johnson played on 34 snaps and essentially overtook Fountain and Ashton Dulin as the No. 3 receiver even though he was just recently added to the active roster. Johnson had just one target, however, as it looks like the Colts will utilize tight ends in the passing game more than third and fourth receivers.

October 5, 2020 3:24 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Plays 12 snaps Sunday

Dulin did not have a reception on one target in Sunday's win over the Jets. He played on 12 of the offense's 59 snaps.

Analysis: With Michael Pittman out after leg surgery and Parris Campbell set to undergo knee surgery, Dulin could get significant playing time as either the No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver. It's not clear who will emerge as the No. 3 receiver among Daurice Fountain, Dulin and rookie Dezmon Patmon. It's also possible the Colts could utilize more two-TE sets with Mo Alie-Cox becoming a major factor in the passing game.

September 28, 2020 3:14 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Has one reception

Dulin had one reception for six yards on his lone target in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Analysis: Dulin played six snaps on offense after playing only special teams last week. With Parris Campbell likely out several weeks with a knee injury, Dulin will get some snaps on offense. However, don't expect him to have a significant role as his value is mostly on special teams.

September 21, 2020 12:55 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Gets work on kickoff returns

Dulin had two kickoff returns for 66 yards, including a long of 41 yards, in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.

Analysis: Dulin played all of his 14 snaps on special teams. He'll have a limited reserve role on offense, but could take over kickoff return duties with primary returner Nyheim Hines taking on a larger role on offense with Marlon Mack's season-ending Achilies injury.

September 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Makes 53-man roster

Dulin made Indianapolis' final 53-man roster due to role on special teams, where he's the gunner on punts, The Athletic reports.

Analysis: While Dulin is a special teams star, he will have a limited depth role as a wide receiver. He likely won't get but a few snaps unless there's an injury to the top four wideouts (T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, Zach Pascal, Michael Pittman Jr.).

September 5, 2020 9:38 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Snags two passes in rookie season

Inman caught two passes for 17 yards over 13 games in 2019.

Analysis: Dulin played just 99 offensive snaps over the course of the season, and much of his workload was a result of multiple injuries to the Colts' receiver corps. The undrafted rookie also worked as a kick returner in the season finale, and he mustered up 90 yards on three returns. Dulin is under contract for 2020 at a cap hit of $585,000.

January 7, 2020 1:01 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Second career reception

Dulin hauled in a four-yard pass in Monday's 34-7 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Dulin rounded out as the No. 5 wideout by a wide margin, as he played just nine offensive snaps while T.Y. Hilton came in fourth with 29. If further injuries surface, Dulin could climb the depth chart; otherwise, most of his utility will come from his special-teams presence.

December 17, 2019 1:35 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Gets first NFL reception

Dulin had one reception for 13 yards in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.

Analysis: The undrafted free agent rookie from Division II level Malone University had his first career reception as he was pressed into duty with Chester Rogers suffering a knee injury. With Rogers placed on IR, Dulin could work as the No. 3 receiver next week in an enticing matchup against Tampa Bay if T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) remain sidelined.

December 2, 2019 11:18 AM EST

Ashton Dulin: Practices in full Friday

Dulin (neck) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Dulin surfaced on the injury report for the first time Thursday but was back as a full participant Friday. Although the Colts' receiving corps is banged up, the 22-year-old has yet to see more than four offensive snaps in a game this season.

November 15, 2019 2:09 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: DNP on Thursday

Dulin (neck) did not practice Thursday.

Analysis: Dulin wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, so his neck issue appears to be a new development. Look for Friday's final practice of the week to shed some light on Dulin's chances of suiting up Sunday against the Jaguars.

November 14, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Ashton Dulin: Promoted to active roster

Dulin was promoted to the Colts' active roster Friday,

Analysis: With T.Y. Hilton (quadriceps) considered doubtful, the Colts called up Dulin from their practice squad for more depth at wide receiver. The undrafted free agent is unlikely to see much of a role in the passing game, but will be available should more injuries occur ahead of him on the depth chart.

September 27, 2019 9:34 PM EST

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