Colts Sign WR Vincent Brown


The Indianapolis Colts continued making offseason acquisitions on Tuesday with the signing of wide receiver Vincent Brown. The former Chargers, and most recently Raiders, wide out is just 26 years old and looking to improve on what was once a promising NFL career.

Brown was originally drafted by San Diego in 2011 out of San Diego State, where he was First Team All-Mountain West Conference. In college, Brown helped lead his team to its first bowl win in school history.

Brown had an impressive collegiate career posting 209 receptions, 3,110 yards, and 23 touchdowns. But he hasn’t lived up to those numbers in the NFL. In four seasons, Brown has 72 receptions, 919 yards, and three touchdowns.

He missed all of 2012 with an ankle injury and a calf injury in training camp in 2014 led to him being cut by the Chargers. Brown played in just seven games in 2014 after being picked up by the Raiders on a one year deal. He suffered a hamstring injury early in the year, and didn’t string together games until Week 10 through the end of the year.

The Colts might have gotten a bargain with Brown whose career has clearly been derailed by injuries, however he also hasn’t been that productive when he’s been healthy and on the field. The Colts do have a need at the receiver position with just two players on the roster who have proven that they can consistently produce (Andre Johnson and T.Y. Hilton) but Brown has the look of a camp body with potential.

The deal is very low risk for the Colts.

It seems unlikely that Brown will make the final roster, but if he does manage to contribute the Colts might have gotten a steal in this year’s free agency.

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