Canadian tight end Nikola Kalinic signs with Indianapolis Colts

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Canadian tight end Nikola Kalinic has signed with the Indianapolis Colts.

The six-foot-four, 255-pounder worked out with the Colts, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, and New York Giants following the 2021 CFL season.

Kalinic was selected in the second round, 10th overall during the 2019 CFL Draft out of York University. He dressed for 30 games with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, recording 23 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns over two seasons.

At the 2019 CFL Combine, Kalinic recorded a 4.79-second 40-yard time, 4.44-second shuttle, 7.44-second three-cone, 30.5-inch vertical, nine-foot, four-and-three-eights-inch broad jump while repping 225 pounds 10 times. The Toronto native made 15 catches for 168 yards in his final season with the York Lions in the Ontario University Athletics conference before turning pro.

Kalinic appeared in 31 games in four seasons (2015-2018) at York and caught 38 passes for 416 yards and two touchdowns. He became the first player in school history to be named to the OUA all-star team twice in one season. Kalinic was named OUA first-team all-star on offence and special teams.