The Indianapolis Colts announced on Tuesday evening that the team has promoted wide receiver Marcus Leak from their practice squad.
Originally signed by the Colts as undrafted rookie free agent in early May, the 6’0″, 210 pound wide receiver recorded 55 catches for 775 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns with the Maryland Terrapins in 27 career games (16 starts) from 2011-12, 14.
Leak spent this past training camp with the Colts and stood out at times:
However, he was released on August 22nd before later being re-signed to the Colts practice squad on October 18th, where he was promoted from on Tuesday.
It seems like somewhat of odd roster maneuvering by the Colts, who essentially released a wide receiver who was promoted from their practice squad previously, Smith, for another wide receiver off their 10-man taxi squad.
Leak doesn’t appear to have much special teams return experience, so that eliminates the idea that he could provide additional versatility on special teams than Smith.
Either way, Leak is now on the 53-man active roster, and it’ll be interesting to see whether the Colts look to re-sign Smith to their practice squad again.