Three rookie free agents agree to terms

The Denver Broncos Monday agreed to terms with three undrafted, rookie free agents, including former Penn State guard Tyler Lenda, former Hawaii punter Mat McBriar and former Colorado State running back Cecil Sapp.

Lenda, 6-2, 289 pounds, was a two-year starter at right guard for the Nittany Lions. He began his career at defensive end before moving to tight end as a redshirt freshman and finally settling on the offensive line in 2000, and finished with 46 career games played. Born Andrew Tyler Lenda on Sept. 4, 1979 in Harrisburg, Pa., he resides in Camp Hill, Pa.

McBriar, 6-0, 213 pounds, played three years for Hawaii, and joined the team at the suggestion of San Diego Chargers punter Darren Bennett, who, like McBriar, was a standout athlete in their native Australia. He punted 131 times for 5,531 yards (42.2 avg.) with 32 attempts downed inside the 20-yard line during his career. Only Broncos kicker Jason Elam (43.5-yard average, 1988-92) had a better punting average in school history. McBriar was born July 8, 1979 in Melbourne, Australia.

Sapp, 5-11, 229 pounds, finished his collegiate career with 2,482 yards and 28 touchdowns on 504 carries (4.9 avg.) in 28 games. His career rushing total ranks seventh on the schoolís all-time rushing list. He made a successful return to the gridiron in 2002 after missing the previous season due to surgery to remove a benign tumor from his right heel, and became only the 15th player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season during his final campaign. He was born Dec. 28, 1978 in Miami, Fla. *


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