The Indianapolis Colts have announced that they have signed undrafted rookie free agent wide receiver Marvin Bracy. He replaces wide receiver Harvey Binford, who was waive-injured today.
Bracy is a big-time track athlete from the USA Track & Field team, formerly of Florida State. The 5-9, 172-pound speedster seems likely to see action as a return specialist. According to the Colts’ press release, “Bracy qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 100-meter dash. From 2014-16, he won three consecutive U.S. National Championships in the 60-meter dash.”
Bracy redshirted while with the Seminoles, so he recorded no statistics.
Bracy spent time with the Carolina Panthers this spring on a tryout basis at their rookie minicamp. There, he told the media, “I feel I probably would be the fastest guy in the NFL ... next to John Ross.”
Binford has been held out of training camp for the last few days. He was signed by the Colts this June. If he clears waivers, he will revert to the team’s Injured Reserve List.