The Indianapolis Colts today elevated wide receiver Tevaun Smith to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. The team signed wide receiver Marcus Leak and cornerback Frankie Williams to the practice squad.
The Colts also placed wide receiver Quan Bray on the Injured Reserve list and tight end Mike Miller on the practice squad Injured Reserve list. Safety Lee Hightower was released from the practice squad.
Smith, 6-2, 205 pounds, has spent the entire season on the Colts practice squad after signing with the team on May 2, 2016. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, Smith totaled 102 catches for 1,500 yards (14.7 avg.) and seven touchdowns in 47 career games (24 starts) at Iowa. He saw action in 12 games (10 starts) as a senior in 2015, finishing second on the team in receiving yards (563) and third in receptions (32). Smith also had three touchdowns. He earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches after playing in 13 games (eight starts) as a junior in 2014, finishing the year with 43 catches for 596 yards and three touchdowns. Smith’s 596 receiving yards led the team and his 43 receptions ranked second.
Leak, 6-0, 210 pounds, participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on August 22. He originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. In three seasons at the University of Maryland, Leak played in 27 games (16 starts) and totaled 55 receptions for 775 yards and six touchdowns. In 2014, he posted 20 catches for 297 yards and three touchdowns, including a two-touchdown game against South Florida. Leak recorded a career-high 94 receiving yards in a 2012 contest against North Carolina State, which included a career-long reception of 47 yards.
Williams, 5-9, 190 pounds, was elevated to the Colts’ 53-man roster from the practice squad on October 13, 2016 and saw action in Indianapolis’ Week 6 loss at Houston. He was waived by the team on October 17. Williams spent Weeks 1-5 on the Colts practice squad. He participated in the Colts 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived on September 5. Williams originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2016. Collegiately, he played in 48 games (38 starts) at Purdue and totaled 227 tackles (163 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, 36 passes defensed, 10 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and one blocked kick.
Bray, 5-10, 186 pounds, played in all six games for the Colts this season and registered nine kickoff returns for 231 yards (25.7 avg.) and seven punt returns for 58 yards (8.3 avg.). He also caught three passes for 36 yards and had one carry for seven yards. Bray spent time on the Colts active roster and practice squad as a rookie in 2015 after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015.
Miller, 6-6, 255 pounds, has spent the entire season on the Colts practice squad after signing with the team on September 4, 2016. He participated in Indianapolis’ 2016 offseason program and training camp. Miller originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016. Collegiately, he played in 27 games (20 starts) at Taylor University and finished his career with 80 receptions for 959 yards and seven touchdowns after transferring following two seasons at Santa Monica College in California.
Hightower, 6-2, 200 pounds, has spent five weeks on the Colts practice squad this season. He was most recently signed by the team on October 4, 2016. Hightower spent time with Indianapolis during the 2016 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 3. Collegiately, he played in 20 games (seven starts) in two seasons (2014-15) at the University of Houston and finished with 65 tackles (40 solo), 0.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, five passes defensed and one forced fumble. Prior to transferring to Houston, Hightower started 11-of-15 games at Boise State from 2011-12 and registered 56 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, one interception and five passes defensed.
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent tight end Chase Coffman.
Coffman, 6-6, 250 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on July 26, 2016. He participated in training camp with the team before being released on September 4. Coffman has played in 37 career NFL games (three starts) and caught 18 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns in his time with the Seattle Seahawks (2015), Tennessee Titans (2014-15), Atlanta Falcons (2012-13) and Cincinnati Bengals (2009-2011). He has appeared in three postseason contests and collected one reception for 16 yards.
In 2015, Coffman saw action in two games and caught eight passes for 71 yards and one touchdown with Seattle and Tennessee. He also appeared in one postseason contest for the Seahawks. Coffman played in 13 games (career-high three starts) in 2014 and registered six receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown with the Titans. In 2013, he saw action in 11 games for the Falcons. Coffman appeared in five games with Atlanta in 2012 and caught one pass for 12 yards. He made his postseason debut in 2012 and collected one reception for 16 yards in two contests. In 2011, Coffman spent the entire season on the Bengals practice squad. He saw action in six games in 2010 and finished with three receptions for 30 yards. As a rookie in 2009, Coffman made the season-opening roster and was inactive for games 1-12 before being placed on the Injured Reserve list on December 9. He was originally selected by Cincinnati in the third round (98th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Missouri.
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