Eskimos draft pick Tevaun Smith released by Colts

Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith has been let go by the Indianapolis Colts.

He suffered a groin injury early in training camp and that led to him being waived.

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.

The Toronto, Ontario native was on Indy’s practice roster before being activated – following a strong training camp and pre-season which saw Smith make 10 receptions for 138 yards and two touchdowns in four games – and playing in two games during his rookie season in 2016.

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

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