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Collie says he “always knew” he was going to come back

A. Collie

Colts receiver Austin Collie says he never considered walking away from football after his multiple scary concussion scares last year.

“I don’t think for me there really was a decision,” Collie told Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. “I didn’t even entertain the thought of not coming back. I think the media made their own stories as far as what I was going to do.”

We’re honestly not sure what media reported Collie was considering retirement. Everything we’ve read this offseason about Collie and his future has been positive. Collie says he’s experienced no post-concussion symptoms.

As Colts vice chairman Bill Polian pointed out in February, though, this isn’t like returning from a normal injury.

“I don’t know if you can say that [Collie is back] until he gets on the field and actually plays,” Polian said. “Thus far, all the signs are positive.”

Collie is one of two big medical question marks at wide receiver with the Colts, with Anthony Gonzalez seemingly far less trustworthy at this point to stay healthy.