The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent wide receiver Brian Riley.
Riley, 6-3, 190 pounds, participated in the Colts’ 2017 rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis.
Collegiately, Riley played in 42 games at San Diego and compiled 83 receptions for 1,579 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also saw action as a defensive back in his first two seasons and tallied 24 tackles (15 solo). Riley garnered All-Pioneer League recognition twice (first-team in 2016 and second-team in 2015) and was a three-time member of the Pioneer Football League Honor Roll (2013, 2014 and 2016). In 2016, he started all nine games and caught 39 passes for 797 yards and five touchdowns. Riley led the team in receiving yards and added one solo tackle. He played in all 11 games in 2015 and collected 44 receptions for 782 yards and eight touchdowns. Riley also returned seven kickoffs for 150 yards (21.4 avg.). In 2014, he saw action in 11 games and made 11 tackles (five solo). Riley appeared in all 11 games in 2013 and tallied 12 tackles (nine solo).
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agents wide receiver Valdez Showers and running back George Winn. The team also waived-injured wide receivers Chris Briggs and Tevaun Smith. If Briggs and Smith clear waivers, they will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve List
Showers, 6-0, 198 pounds, most recently spent time with the Washington Redskins. He participated in the Redskins’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 27, 2016. Showers originally signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2016.
Collegiately, Showers played in 46 career games (one start) at Florida from 2012-15. He finished with 26 receptions for 197 yards and two touchdowns. Showers also carried the ball 13 times for 98 yards and recorded eight kickoff returns for 113 yards (14.1 avg.). He saw action as a defensive back, wide receiver and running back with the Gators. In 2015, Showers appeared in all 14 games (one start) at wide receiver and compiled six receptions for 64 yards. He also contributed heavily on special teams and tallied 11 special teams tackles. Showers played in 11 games in 2014 and caught two passes for 31 yards and one touchdown. He led the team with 14 special teams tackles. In 2013, Showers appeared in 10 games and registered 12 carries for 103 yards. He also caught 18 passes for 102 yards and one touchdown. Showers played in 11 games in 2012 as a defensive back and made two solo tackles while participating mostly on special teams. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.
Winn, 5-11, 215 pounds, has played in 19 career games in his time with the New York Giants (2016), Detroit Lions (2014-16), Dallas Cowboys (2013), Pittsburgh Steelers (2013), Oakland Raiders (2013), New England Patriots (2013) and Houston Texans (2013). He has compiled 23 carries for 74 yards and two kickoff returns for 28 yards. Winn has also appeared in one playoff contest.
In 2016, Winn spent time on the Giants active roster and practice squad. He also spent time on the Lions practice squad. From 2014-15, Winn spent time on the Lions active roster and practice squad. He played in seven games in 2015 and tallied four carries for one yard. In 2014, Winn appeared in 12 games and registered 19 carries for 73 yards and two kickoff returns for 28 yards. He saw action in one postseason contest. Winn spent time on the practice squads of the Cowboys, Steelers and Raiders in 2013 after participating in training camp with the Patriots. He originally signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2013 out of Cincinnati.
Briggs, 6-5, 220 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on June 12, 2017. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Seattle Seahawks on January 19, 2017 and was waived on May 9. Collegiately, Briggs played in 10 games (nine starts) at Southeastern Louisiana in 2015 and finished with 11 receptions for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Prior to Southeastern Louisiana, he spent three seasons at Southern Mississippi. Briggs appeared in 31 games (one start) for the Golden Eagles and compiled 26 receptions for 368 yards and one touchdown.
Smith, 6-2, 197 pounds, signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 2, 2017. Last season, he spent his rookie year on Indianapolis’ active roster and practice squad. Smith appeared in two games for the Colts. He originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016 out of Iowa.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent wide receiver Marvin Bracy and waived-injured wide receiver Harvey Binford. If Binford clears waivers, he will revert to the Colts Injured Reserve List.
Bracy, 5-9, 172 pounds, participated in the Carolina Panthers’ 2017 rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis. He is an Olympic sprinter who has participated with USA Track & Field for the last five years (2013-17). Bracy qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 100-meter dash. From 2014-16, he won three consecutive U.S. National Championships in the 60-meter dash.
Collegiately, Bracy redshirted as a true freshman on the Florida State football team in 2012 while also running track for the Seminoles. He ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 60-meter dash most of the season after registering the fastest time in the NCAA. Bracy earned the No. 1 seed at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. He left Florida State in 2013 to pursue a professional track career.
In high school, Bracy earned All-America recognition in football and track. He registered almost 1,500 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior. Bracy ran the fastest indoor 55-meter dash in the world in January of 2012, clocking in at 6.08 seconds. His time was a national record for the 19-and-under division and the fastest ever by a high school student. Bracy also ran the second-fastest 100-meters in Florida High School history at 10.05 seconds. He ran for the USA in the 4×100 relay in July of 2010 at the World Junior Championships. Bracy was a three-time Class 4A 100-meter champion and won two 200-meter state titles.
Binford, 6-0, 185 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on June 15, 2017. He previously spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Soul (Arena League). Binford attended Lindenwood University-Belleville for two seasons (2012-13) where he caught 43 passes for 978 yards and nine touchdowns.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tackle Arturo Uzdavinis and waived tackle Jerry Ugokwe.
Uzdavinis, 6-7, 305 pounds, most recently spent time with the Minnesota Vikings before being waived on July 26, 2017. He also spent time with the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2017 offseason. In 2016, Uzdavinis spent time on the Jaguars and Chicago Bears’ practice squads. He originally signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016. Uzdavinis spent the 2016 offseason and training camp with the Texans before being waived on August 30.
Collegiately, Uzdavinis appeared in 48 games (36 starts) at Tulane. In 2015, he started all 11 games he played in. Uzdavinis started all 12 games in 2014. In 2013, he started all 13 games at left tackle. Uzdavinis saw action in all 12 games in 2012 after redshirting as a true freshman in 2011.
Ugokwe, 6-7, 321 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017. He participated in Indianapolis’ three-day rookie mini-camp and 2017 offseason program. Ugokwe started 42-of-43 games at William & Mary at left tackle and right tackle.
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