The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agents wide receiver Harvey Binford, wide receiver Fred Brown and linebacker Jeremiah George. The team also waived wide receiver Marcus Leak, wide receiver Al-Damion Riles and defensive tackle Kristjan Sokoli.
Binford, 6-0, 185 pounds, spent training camp with the Green Bay Packers in 2016 prior to being waived on August 30. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent on March 29, 2017 and was then released on May 10. Binford also has experience in the Arena League with the Philadelphia Soul. He attended Lindenwood University-Belleville for two seasons (2012-13) where he caught 43 passes for 978 yards (22.7 avg.) and nine touchdowns. In the school’s first year of play, Binford scored the first touchdown in Lynx history and finished with 26 catches for 569 yards and three touchdowns.
Brown, 6-1, 196 pounds, played in 34 games at Mississippi State and totaled 50 receptions for 785 yards and five touchdowns. In 2015, he saw action in 13 games and caught 27 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns. Brown appeared in 13 games in 2014 and tallied 18 receptions for 299 yards and two touchdowns. In 2013, he saw action in eight games and caught five passes for 74 yards. Brown redshirted as a true freshman in 2012.
George, 5-11, 234 pounds, has played in 21 career NFL games and totaled four tackles (two solo), one blocked punt and nine special teams stops in his time with the Dallas Cowboys (2016), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2015), Jacksonville Jaguars (2014) and New York Jets (2014). He was originally selected by the Jets in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Iowa State.
In 2016, George spent the entire season on the Cowboys practice squad. He played in 15 games for the Buccaneers in 2015 and compiled one tackle, one blocked punt and six special teams stops. As a rookie in 2014, George spent the first three weeks of the season on the Jets practice squad before being signed to the Jaguars active roster on September 23. He appeared in six games for Jacksonville and tallied three tackles (two solo) and three special teams stops.
Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 2, 2017. He spent time on Indianapolis’ active roster and practice squad last season but did not see game action. Leak originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016.
Riles, 5-11, 215 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 15, 2017. He participated in the team’s 2017 rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis before being signed. Riles played in 54 games (41 starts) at Louisiana Lafayette and caught 140 passes for 1,560 yards and seven touchdowns. He also tallied 43 tackles (32 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one interception (returned 99 yards for a touchdown) as a defensive back and linebacker.
Sokoli, 6-5, 300 pounds, has played in one career NFL game. In 2016, he spent Weeks 4-15 on the Colts practice squad before being signed to the active roster on December 19. Sokoli was inactive for the last two games of the regular season. In 2015, he played in one game on the offensive line as a rookie for the Seahawks. Sokoli was originally selected by Seattle in the sixth round (214th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Buffalo.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent running back Christine Michael and waived running back Brandon Radcliff.
Michael, 5-10, 220 pounds, has played in 37 career NFL games (nine starts) in his time with the Green Bay Packers (2016), Seattle Seahawks (2013-16) and Dallas Cowboys (2015). He has carried the ball 254 times for 1,080 yards (4.3 avg.) and seven touchdowns. Michael has also caught 26 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown. He has appeared in five postseason contests (one start) and totaled 37 carries for 128 yards (3.5 avg.) and caught two passes for 17 yards. Michael was a member of Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII winning team. He was originally selected by the Seahawks in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M.
In 2016, Michael saw action in six games for the Packers and tallied 31 carries for 114 yards and one touchdown, two receptions for 11 yards and returned three kickoffs for 64 yards. He appeared in all three postseason contests for Green Bay and finished with 16 carries for 58 yards and one reception for three yards. Michael spent the first nine weeks of the 2016 season with Seattle and started seven games. He rushed for 469 yards and six touchdowns on 117 carries and had 20 receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown. Michael was released by the Seahawks on November 15 and claimed by the Packers off waivers the next day. In 2015, he was traded from Seattle to Dallas on September 6. Michael played in five games for the Cowboys and registered 15 carries for 51 yards and caught one pass for two yards. He was released by Dallas on November 17 before spending four weeks (Weeks 11-14) on the Washington Redskins practice squad. Michael re-signed with the Seahawks on December 16. He went on to start two of the final three regular season games for Seattle and totaled 39 carries for 192 yards and two receptions for 14 yards. Michael appeared in two playoff contests (one start) with the Seahawks and compiled 21 carries for 70 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards. From 2013-14, he played in 14 games for Seattle and totaled 52 carries for 254 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards. As a rookie in 2013, Michael was a member of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII winning team.
Radcliff, 5-9, 206 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017. He appeared in 50 games (21 starts) at Louisville and totaled 438 carries for 2,365 yards (5.4 avg.) and 26 touchdowns. Radcliff also caught 20 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown.
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