The Indianapolis Colts today signed wide receiver Cyril Grayson Jr. to the practice squad and released wide receiver Fred Brown from the practice squad.
Grayson Jr., 5-9, 183 pounds, spent time on the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad this season. He participated in the Seahawks' 2017 offseason program and training camp before being waived during final cuts on September 2. Grayson Jr. originally signed with Seattle as an undrafted free agent on April 11, 2017.
Collegiately, Grayson Jr. was one of the most decorated relay runners in the history of the LSU Track & Field program. He finished his career as a four-time NCAA Champion and a seven-time All-American between the indoor and outdoor seasons from 2013-16. Grayson Jr. was a member of two NCAA Indoor Champion relay teams (2014, 2016) and two NCAA Outdoor Champion relay teams (2015, 2016). He ran on four of the 10 fastest outdoor mile relay teams in program history, including the second-fastest (3 minutes, 0.38 seconds). Grayson Jr. was a member of five of the seven-fastest indoor 4x400-meter relay teams in Tigers' history, including the second-fastest (3:04.04). His personal bests in the 400-meter include 46.51 indoors and 45.91 outdoors. The last time Grayson Jr. played football was as a senior at Rummel High School (La.), where he compiled 28 receptions for 731 yards and eight touchdowns.
Brown, 6-1, 196 pounds, has had two stints on the Colts' practice squad this season. He participated in Indianapolis' 2017 offseason program and training camp after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent on June 15, 2017. Collegiately, Brown played in 34 games at Mississippi State and totaled 50 receptions for 785 yards and five touchdowns.