The Indianapolis Colts and free-agent tight end Pharaoh Brown have agreed to terms, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Tight end Pharaoh Brown has agreed to terms with the #Colts, per source. Will sign April 9, pending physical.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 31, 2023
Brown has 51 catches for 478 yards since entering the league in 2019.
Fowler reports that Brown is expected to sign his deal on April 9, pending a passed physical.
Brown most recently spent time with the Cleveland Browns after being waived by the Houston Texans toward the middle of last season, and he addresses a major need for the Colts with his ability to help out as a blocker in the running game.
Indianapolis’ running game wasn’t nearly as effective last season, partially due to being without a run-blocking tight end. The Colts have been looking for more of a blocking tight end since Jack Doyle retired, and they may have just found their answer with Brown.
Despite predominantly being a blocking tight end, Brown has caught 51 passes for 478 yards and two touchdowns in his career. His most productive season came with the Texans in 2020, where Brown totaled 163 receiving yards and caught two touchdowns.
Once Brown’s deal is officially signed, he’ll join a Colts’ tight end room that already includes Mo Alie-Cox, Kylen Granson, Jelani Woods and Drew Ogletree.