Would the Colts plug Dorsett into the starting lineup in 2016, allowing Hilton to walk as a free agent?
Hilton seemed to think it was a possibility in May, telling reporters that he couldn't wait for his "battle" and "competition" with the rookie.
Over the past couple of weeks, though, it has become evident that the Colts hope to strike a long-term deal with their leading receiver.
Although no agreement is imminent, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported on Monday's edition of NFL Total Access that the two sides are "working diligently" to find common ground on an extension.
There is some optimism, per Getlin, even if there's no definitive timetable for a new contract.
Hilton's 18 games of at least 100 receiving yards are second only to Randy Moss through three NFL seasons. He has earned the benefit of the doubt in Indy.
Hilton wasn't the only wide receiver in the news on Monday. Here are updates from around the league on nine more wideouts:
- Although two-time Pro Bowler Julio Jones believes he's added another gear this year after losing five pounds, it's former Redskins wideout Leonard Hankerson who is turning the most heads early in Falcons camp. Reunited with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Hankerson has been "the best wide receiver at Flowery Branch thus far," per the team's official website. As much as we love the Hankerson fit in Atlanta, it's literally incredible that he has been more impressive than Jones.
- Nobody dominates training camp like Eddie Royal, who annually leaves writers breathless in August only to post pedestrian numbers once the hitting starts. Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei, who has covered the Bears for three decades, tweeted Monday that he will be surprised if Royal does not have a big year in Chicago.
- Terrelle Pryor's transition from quarterback to wide receiver is going better than expected, with cornerback Joe Haden noting that "it looks like it could work." At 6-foot-4 and just over 230 pounds, Pryor offers a size/speed package unmatched by any other Browns receiver. "He's very, very talented and he's willing," said receivers coach Joker Phillips.