Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith added to Colts active roster

Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith has been promoted to the Indianapolis Colts 53-man roster.

The Toronto, Ontario native has been on Indy’s practice roster for six games following a strong training camp and pre-season which saw Smith make 10 receptions for 138 yards and two touchdowns in four games.

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano discussed the team’s receiver group headed into the game against Tennessee, including Smith who currently wears jersey No. 17.

Reporter: “Your situation at receiver is obviously not optimal.”

Pagano: “That’s how you see it. You didn’t get to watch practice, all week. We’re in great shape at receiver. And I think all those guys are going to play really, really well – 13, 80, 81, 17.”

Quarterback Andrew Luck has had some time to build a relationship with Smith on the field since he joined the team in April.

“Tevaun, he’s been here for the whole off-season camp, so we’ve gotten the opportunity to work together – he’s been a very studious guy.”

After a four-year career at the University of Iowa where Smith made 102 receptions for 1,500 yards and seven touchdowns, the speedy receiver posted blistering times at his Iowa Pro Day. The six-foot-two, 205-pounder went unselected in the 2016 NFL Draft, but he signed as a priority free agent with Indianapolis.

Smith was selected in the first round, 8th overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2016 CFL Draft on May 10.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.