The Indianapolis Colts hosted a work-out Tuesday for four players, including Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Canadian receiver Brayden Lenius.
Lenius started all 14 games for the Riders this year at slotback, making 37 receptions for 471 yards and four touchdowns. He also started the West Semi-Final vs. Calgary and West Final at Winnipeg, making six receptions for 43 yards.
The Regina native was a second-round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft out of the University of New Mexico, though he had previously played at the University of Washington. He played a hybrid tight end/H-back role in 2019 but lost almost 30 pounds during the CFL’s extended 2020 off-season to play receiver in 2021.
The six-foot-five, now 220-pound pass catcher has drawn NFL interest due to his impressive frame. A pending CFL free agent, Lenius has already had workouts with the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears.