The Indianapolis Colts were forced to move on from talented but troubled wide receiver LaVon Brazill this past offseason, and he has ended up in Canada. According to a report from Pro Football Talk, Brazill has signed a deal to join the practice squad of the Toronto Argonauts. This is an obvious disappointing piece of news for Brazill, and it shows how making mistakes can completely ruin a football career.
Brazill came on strong with the Colts down the stretch of last season, and was a big piece of the aerial attack after Reggie Wayne was injured. He ended up catching 12 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season, and also caught 13 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns in their playoff run.
At just 25 years of age, he has plenty of time left to get his career back on track and get back into the NFL. He will have to stop breaking the NFL’s drug policy, and that will obviously be easier said than done for him. After he was caught the first time, he was very adamant that he would quit and focus on improving his football career rather than using recreational drugs.
Needless to say, the Colts were extremely disappointed that he decided to keep doing what got him in trouble the first time. He is a very talented player that has the potential to play a role at the NFL level, but he has to realize that any chance he gets from this point on is his last one. His time in Indianapolis is over, but taking this step and trying to get back out on the field is the first step towards proving his talent to another team.
Don’t be surprised to see him end up signing with an NFL team for training camp and preseason action at some point in the next couple of years. He has the potential that will make many teams consider signing him, but the potentiality of him turning back to drugs is a major risk as well. It will be interesting to see if he does get one more chance, and which team decides to give that chance to him.