The Indianapolis Colts this morning made a roster move, signing wide receiver Chris Briggs and waiving-injured wide receiver Trey Griffey.
Briggs was originally signed by the Seattle Seahawks to a reserve/future contract in January, but they waived him shortly following the draft. He played collegiately at Southern Mississippi (2011-2013) and at Southeastern Louisiana (2014-2015), and combined at the two schools he played in 41 games (starting ten) and caught 37 passes for 536 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 14.5 yards per catch. After transferring from Southern Mississippi he sat out the 2014 sesaon due to transfer rules, then played for Southeastern Louisiana in 2015, and then sat out the 2016 season after going undrafted and unsigned. The Seahawks added him in January, and he worked with them for part of the offseason program before he was waived last month.
The interesting thing about Briggs is that he has really good size, as he’s 6-5 and weighs 220 pounds, and the Seahawks actually listed him as a tight end. The Colts list him as a wide receiver, however, so that’s likely where they’ll give him a shot (at least at first).
As for Griffey, if he clears waivers, he will revert to the team’s injured reserve list. It’s unclear what happened, but it seems he was injured at some point during the offseason program. The son of baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr., Griffey was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona earlier this offseason. In college, he caught 79 passes for 1,241 yards and six scores in 44 games played.