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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SIGN WR-BRIAN RILEY

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 9, 2017 – 9:14 pm

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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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 2:06 pm

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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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 7, 2017 – 5:50 pm

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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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 2, 2017 – 12:23 pm

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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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on July 30, 2017 – 5:30 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today claimed tight end Henry Krieger-Coble off waivers (from Denver) and waived tight end Colin Jeter. 

Krieger-Coble, 6-4, 248 pounds, played in the final two games of the 2016 season with the Broncos and caught one pass for 13 yards. He spent the first 15 weeks on Denver’s practice squad before being signed to the team’s active roster on December 23. Krieger-Coble originally signed with Denver as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2016. He participated in the team’s 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 4.

 

Collegiately, Krieger-Coble saw action in 46 games (14 starts) at Iowa and totaled 42 receptions for 463 yards and four touchdowns. In 2015, he appeared in all 14 games (10 starts) and caught 35 passes for 405 yards and one touchdown. Krieger-Coble ranked second on the team in receptions and receiving yards. He saw action in 10 games (three starts) in 2014 and registered three catches for 28 yards and two touchdowns. Krieger-Coble played in all 13 games in 2013. He appeared in nine games (one start) in 2012 and compiled four receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown. Krieger-Coble redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.

 

Jeter, 6-6, 251 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017. He participated in the Colts three-day rookie mini-camp and 2017 offseason program. Jeter played in 35 games (17 starts) at LSU and totaled 23 receptions for 289 yards and two touchdowns.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 15, 2017 – 11:43 am

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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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 1, 2017 – 2:58 pm

 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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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WAIVE G-ISIAH CAGE

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 3, 2017 – 12:03 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today waived guard Isiah Cage. 

Cage, 6-5, 312 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. He spent the entire 2016 season on the team’s Injured Reserve list. Cage participated in Indianapolis’ three-day rookie mini-camp last year. He spent three seasons at NCAA Division III Wisconsin-Eau Claire, playing in 27 games (24 starts) and earning All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors three times.

 


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 1, 2017 – 9:36 am

The Indianapolis Colts today released cornerback Charles James, long snapper Matt Overton and safety Duke Williams. The team also waived linebacker Alex Bazzie, punter Devon Bell, long snapper Joe Fortunato, inside linebacker Deon King, safety Stefan McClure, cornerback Larry Scott and wide receiver Devin Street. 

James, 5-9, 185 pounds, signed with the Colts as a free agent on December 12, 2016. He has played in 34 career games (one start) and totaled 28 tackles (18 solo), two passes defensed and 15 special teams stops in his time with the Colts (2016), Houston Texans (2014-16) and New York Giants (2013).

 

Overton, 6-1, 243 pounds, signed with Indianapolis as a free agent on April 2, 2012. He appeared in 80 games over five seasons (2012-16) with the Colts and registered 26 special teams tackles. Overton also saw action in six postseason contests with Indianapolis and tallied two special teams tackles. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2013.

 

Williams, 5-11, 201 pounds, signed with Indianapolis as a free agent on December 12, 2016. He has seen action in 58 career games (10 starts) and totaled 77 tackles (60 solo), 1.0 sack, five passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and 14 special teams stops.

 

Bazzie, 6-2, 240 pounds, signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 9, 2017. He spent the last three years (2014-16) with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Bazzie played in 50 games and totaled 83 tackles, 29.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and eight special teams stops.

 

Bell, 6-2, 190 pounds, signed a reserve/future contract with Indianapolis on January 6, 2017. He participated in the Detroit Lions 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 29. Collegiately, Bell appeared in 50 games at Mississippi State and served as a punter, placekicker and kickoff specialist.

 

Fortunato, 6-5, 240 pounds, signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on March 23, 2017. He played in 46 career games as a four-year letterwinner (2012-15) at Delaware. Fortunato served as the team’s long snapper on punts all four years and was the long snapper on placements in his final two seasons. He finished with five special teams tackles.

 

King, 6-1, 230 pounds, was claimed by the Colts off waivers from the San Diego Chargers on November 15, 2016. Last season, he saw action in six games (two with San Diego and four with Indianapolis) and made one tackle. King also spent time on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad in 2016 after originally signing with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.

 

McClure, 5-11, 205 pounds, signed a reserve/future contract with Indianapolis on January 2, 2017. He spent the last four weeks of the 2016 season on the Colts practice squad. McClure participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. He originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, McClure appeared in 37 games (28 starts) at California and totaled 165 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two interceptions, 12 passes defensed and three fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown).

 

Scott, 5-11, 194 pounds, signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 2, 2017. He participated in the San Diego Chargers’ 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Scott originally signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, he played in 31 games at Oregon State and totaled 72 tackles (44 solo), 4.0 tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble and 15 passes defensed.

 

Street, 6-3, 200 pounds, spent time on the Colts active roster and practice squad last season. He has played in 36 career games (two starts) with Indianapolis (2016) and the Dallas Cowboys (2014-15). Street has caught 10 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown. He has also appeared in two postseason contests


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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WR-QUAN BRAY AND TE-ERIK SWOOPE SIGN TENDERS 

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 17, 2017 – 8:57 am

The Indianapolis Colts today announced that exclusive rights free agents wide receiver Quan Bray and tight end Erik Swoope have signed their tenders. 

Bray, 5-10, 186 pounds, has played in 15 career games and totaled three receptions for 36 yards, one carry for seven yards, 28 punt returns for 224 yards (8.0 avg.) and 30 kickoff returns for 801 yards (26.7 avg.). He originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015 out of Auburn.

 

In 2016, Bray saw action in six games, caught three passes for 36 yards and had one carry for seven yards. He also tallied seven punt returns for 58 yards (8.5 avg.) and nine kickoff returns for 231 yards (25.7 avg.). As a rookie in 2015, Bray spent the first seven weeks of the season on the team’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster and inserted as the Colts primary kickoff and punt returner. He finished his rookie season with 21 punt returns for 166 yards (7.9 avg.) and 21 kickoff returns for 570 yards (27.1 avg.). Despite playing in only nine games, Bray finished the season ranked sixth in the NFL in kickoff return average and 11th in kickoff return yards. Since taking over the duties in Week 8, his 570 kickoff return yards ranked fourth best in the NFL from Weeks 8-17.

 

Swoope, 6-5, 257 pounds, has appeared in 17 career games (four starts) and compiled 15 receptions for 297 yards (19.8 avg.) and one touchdown. He has also registered six special teams tackles. Swoope originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014 after playing collegiate basketball at Miami (FL).

 

In 2016, Swoope saw action in all 16 games (four starts) for the first time in his career and caught 15 passes for 297 yards (19.8 avg.) and one touchdown. He also tallied six special teams tackles. Swoope spent the first 15 games of the 2015 season on the team’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster and appearing in one game. As a rookie in 2014, he spent the entire season on the team’s practice squad.


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