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As their mandatory mini-camp comes to an end, the Indianapolis Colts have made several roster moves. The team announced today that they have signed wide receiver Harvey Binford, wide receiver Fred Brown, and linebacker Jeremiah George. In order to make room on the 90-man roster for them, the Colts also waived wide receiver Marcus Leak, wide receiver Al-Damion Riles, and defensive tackle Kristjan Sokoli.

The most notable addition is that of Jeremiah George, as he actually participated in mini-camp this week as a tryout player. He obviously must have impressed, as he earned a spot on the roster. George has played in 21 career games in the NFL, recording four tackles, a blocked punt, and nine special teams tackles. Originally drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2014 draft, George has also spent time with the Jaguars, Buccaneers, and Cowboys.

Harvey Binford spent time in the Arena League after college before he was signed by the Green Bay Packers for training camp last year. This offseason, he spent several weeks with the Arizona Cardinals in their offseason program before he was cut shortly after the draft. He has good speed, and that was what caused him to play football in college - people timed him as running a 4.22 40 and then encouraged him to play football.

Fred Brown played collegiately at Mississippi State, where he appeared in 34 games and caught 50 passes for 785 yards and five scores. He didn’t play in 2016 as he was kicked out of school for violating the student honor code, which he explained was for plagiarism. He entered the 2017 NFL Draft but went undrafted, so the Colts are now giving him a shot to show what he can do at the pro level.