The Indianapolis Colts made a roster move to boost their receiving corps today, signing free agent wide receiver Vincent Brown.
Brown, a 5-11, 190 pound wideout, was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round of the 2011 draft and he played in 30 games with San Diego from 2011-2013 (starting 16), though he missed the entire 2012 season with a broken ankle. He spent 2014 with the Raiders, playing in seven games. In his career, he has played in 37 games (16 starts) and has caught 72 passes for 919 yards and three scores. He was the Chargers' Ed Block Courage Award winner in 2013, as he played in all sixteen games a year after missing the entire season with the ankle injury. In 2014, however, he managed just 12 receptions for 118 yards in seven games with the Raiders.
The signing of Brown just adds to the depth at the wide receiver position, and whether you believe it or not, he's actually been in the NFL the second-longest of any current Colts wideout (behind only Andre Johnson). The Colts do have a nice core group of receivers, however, with T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief, Duron Carter, Griff Whalen, and now Vincent Brown. I don't think that he'll be guaranteed a spot entering the season, but to provide competition and depth in the offseason as he fights for a spot on the 53-man roster, this isn't a bad move.
UPDATE (4:17 p.m. ET): According to RTV6's Mike Chappell, Brown's deal is a one-year contract for the league minimum.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/colts?src=hash">#colts</a> signed WR Vincent Brown to 1-yr deal at league minimum, which i believe is $745k. <a href="https://twitter.com/rtv6">@rtv6</a></p>— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) <a href="https://twitter.com/mchappell51/status/582994862099677187">March 31, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>