The coaching staff moved to address that need for a playmaker on Monday, elevating enigmatic wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers from the practice squad.
"You've got a talented football player," Pagano said, citing Rogers' size, speed and big-play ability. "Now we are going to give him an opportunity because he's earned it."
Rogers dominated the SEC at Tennessee as a 20-year-old sophomore and was viewed by many as a first- or second-round talent entering the 2013 NFL Draft. If he begins showing a rapport with Andrew Luck in practices, it won't be long before he's pushing Griff Whalen and LaVon Brazill for playing time as the Colts' No. 3 receiver in an offense that desperately needs playmakers capable of beating man coverage.