Boerigter lands in Indy

ERIC FRANCIS -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:06 AM ET

In less than 24 hours, Marc Boerigter will go from catching passes from Brett Favre to hooking up with Peyton Manning.

Released by the Green Bay Packers yesterday, the former Stampeders receiver was quickly snapped up by the Indianapolis Colts, who are looking for an experienced receiver.

"It's a no-lose situation to go there -- eight hours ago I didn't have a job," Boerigter told the Calgary Sun late last night after talking to Colts personnel.

"I wasn't devastated at all (to be released). I knew it was coming and I was happy it was over so I could move on."

Boerigter, 28, has yet to formally sign a contract with the Colts but will fly into Terre Haute, Ind., this morning to take a physical and expects to be on the practice field at 2 p.m.

"I just know they're looking basically for a No. 4 guy," said the former Kansas City Chief, who saw only 14 snaps of pre-season action over two games with the Packers, who signed him as a free agent.

"Brandon Stokley is hurt and he's No 3. They are hoping he'll be back for the start of the season.

"I think I can bring a veteran presence to it."

Outside of Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Stokley, the pass-happy Colts now boast a receiving corps that has only one other player with more than one year of NFL experience.

Boerigter was used sparingly over four years with the Chiefs.

Boerigter's relationship with Indy president Bill Polian extends back to 2002 when the Colts executive was bidding against the Chiefs for the services of the 6-ft. 3-in., 220-lb. American hot off a Grey Cup win with the Calgary Stampeders.

Although things didn't work out in Green Bay, Boerigter thoroughly enjoyed being around Favre.

"He's just like a kid out there," he said of the future Hall of Famer.

"He just loves being out on the field. A great guy."

Another Calgary connection, former Dino star Dan Federkeil, had another successful showing Sunday night as an o-line hopeful.


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