View Full Version : Colts sign former Clemson WR Roscoe Crosby

07-15-2005, 09:53 AM

The Indianapolis Colts (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=ind) didn't have to use a draft choice, but they made a move from Thursday's supplemental draft by reaching an agreement with former Clemson wide receiver Roscoe Crosby.

Crosby wasn't selected during the seven-round draft, but was being pursued by four teams who wanted to sign him to a rookie contract. The Colts made the most convincing pitch and reached an agreement by late Thursday afternoon.

Terms of the deal weren't known, except that it will probably be for three years.

Crosby was one of the most interesting stories of the supplemental draft. He was a Baseball America top 10 prospect coming out of high school as well as a top 10-caliber football player. The Kansas City Royals drafted him as a center fielder in the second round of the 2001 baseball draft. Crosby caught 27 passes as a pure freshman for Clemson.

Injuries prevented him from playing baseball for the Royals and he fell behind in the Clemson classroom to the point he lost academic eligibility. After being away from football for almost three years, Crosby applied for the supplemental draft.

He's a 6-foot-2, 210 pound receiver with speed slightly less than 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.