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Colts sign Trey Griffey, of the baseball legend Griffeys

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After the son of a Major League Baseball player became a top 10 pick in the NFL Draft, the son of one of the greatest baseball players of all time has been signed as an undrafted free agent.

According to Mike Wells of ESPN.com, the Colts signed Arizona wide receiver Trey Griffey. Maybe you’ve heard of his dad, Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., or his grandfather Ken, one of the key cogs of Cincinnati’s Big Reds Machine teams of the 1970s.

Trey Griffey caught 23 passes for 382 yards and two touchdowns last year for Arizona, leading to his low-profile entrance to the NFL. The Colts didn’t draft any receivers, and were reasonably deep there to begin with.

Trey was also drafted by the Mariners in the 24th round of the 2016 baseball draft, but at that point hadn’t played baseball since his senior year in high school. It seemed mostly a tribute to his dad, who wore 24 during his career which began in Seattle and saw him go onto hit 630 hone runs and make 13 All-Star Game appearances.

New Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the 10th overall pick, also has a baseball background, as his father Pat was a journeyman pitcher who spent five of his 11 seasons with the Twins.

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8 Responses to “Colts sign Trey Griffey, of the baseball legend Griffeys”
  1. mrbiggstuff says: May 1, 2017 6:37 AM

    Deep at WR? LOL! They have one serviceable guy, and a bunch of spare parts. They need all of the help they can get.

  2. margoadams says: May 1, 2017 7:44 AM

    R. Wayne and M. Harrison aren’t walking through that door Colts Nation. And the Texans, Titans & Jags got a lot better. Prepare yourselves for another year of mediocrity.

  3. twoteamsforlosangeles says: May 1, 2017 8:02 AM

    In today’s NFL, you can never have enough receivers. That said, 98% of players make a team on THEIR ability not on their surname or their parents’ accomplishments

  4. walk929501 says: May 1, 2017 8:16 AM

    You guys are slipping. You’re supposed to crack us up by telling us the Colts are raising a banner to commemorate the signing.

  5. touchdownroddywhite says: May 1, 2017 8:41 AM

    Grew up watching Griffey Jr hit home runs in Seattle, so while I’m not a Colts fan(and in fact, can’t stand them or their fans) I hope this is a good signing for them.

  6. atljetsfan says: May 1, 2017 8:50 AM

    Like Everyone else said TY a baller Dorset we don’t know yet Moncriref hasn’t came along yet so really just 1 dependable receiver

  7. kamthechancellor says: May 1, 2017 8:53 AM

    Ken Griffey Jr. is a god.

  8. factschecker says: May 1, 2017 10:15 AM

    Hey now lets not short change the grandfather here. Sr. was one of the all time greats from the Big Red Machine. He was a key member of one of the greatest teams of all time. Two time World Series Champion 1975 and 1976.

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