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Broncos sign 17 undrafted free agents

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The Broncos won’t have seventh-round pick Chad Kelly available for a while because he’s recovering from wrist surgery and his absence should open the door for an undrafted free agent to get some extra work this offseason.

The team announced 17 undrafted rookie signings this weekend and one of them is Northern Colorado quarterback Kyle Sloter. Sloter moved from receiver to quarterback after transferring from Southern Mississippi and threw for 29 touchdowns last season.

There are also four safeties among the new additions. Baylor’s Orion Stewart had six interceptions last year and is joined in the position group by Kansas State’s Dante Barnett, Miami’s Jamal Carter and Michigan’s Dymonte Thomas.

Charleston Southern offensive lineman Erik Austell, Nebraska linebacker Josh Banderas, linebacker Ken Ekanem, Hawaii linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams, UCLA linebacker Deon Hollins, Oregon guard Cameron Hunt, Pitt defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett, Duke wide receiver Anthony Nash, Memphis cornerback Dontrell Nelson, UCLA cornerback Marcus Rios, Pitt defensive lineman Shakir Soto and UMass offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson round out the group.

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7 Responses to “Broncos sign 17 undrafted free agents”
  1. fakebookfreddy says: May 14, 2017 8:30 PM

    Nobody makes the final roster.

  2. doggz109 says: May 14, 2017 10:16 PM

    Broncos have a history of having at least one undrafted player on their 53 man roster each year. These guys definitely have a shot. It’s where guys like Chris Harris, CJ Anderson, Rod Smith, and other gems were found.

  3. denverdave3 says: May 14, 2017 10:25 PM

    This loyal Bronco fan thinks this is where Elway shines.

    He’s not too good in the early rounds of the draft (Want proof? Quick, other than Von Miller, name another Pro Bowler Elway has landed from the first 3 rounds of the last 6 drafts). See!

    However, this team has been in the playoffs 5 of 6 years and two Super Bowls for a reason: His outstanding work in Free Agency, both with rookies and vets. He’s gotten too many excellent players, including Pro Bowlers, for this to be lucky.

    History suggests at least 4 players from the group will make the team and one or two will be regulars on game day.

  4. denverscott says: May 14, 2017 10:59 PM

    fakebookfreddy says:
    May 14, 2017 8:30 PM
    Nobody makes the final roster

    Tell that to Rod Smith. Denver more often than not, signs a UDFA .

  5. nhpats says: May 15, 2017 6:35 AM

    They better hope one of these guys is a starting QB…..otherwise they are looking up at 8-8

  6. yourunclerico says: May 15, 2017 7:11 AM

    Tell that to Rod Smith. Denver more often than not, signs a UDFA .
    agree. last years lack luster results support this statement.
    Hee Haw!

  7. jjackwagon says: May 16, 2017 3:49 PM

    Better hope Sloter can play the position or they are realistically looking down the barrel of a 4-12 season.

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