At thirty-seven years old, David Diaz-Infante dreamed of returning home to finish his career with the Denver Broncos.
Thursday that dream became reality, as the former San Jose State star agreed to a $477,000 one-year contract.
"I had no idea that the Broncos would be interested in me," Diaz-Infante said. "But they came to me. I had some interest from other places like the New York Giants and Dallas, but I had no desire to leave here. I wanted to finish my career in Denver. This is my home."
Diaz-Infante, who most recently played with the Las Vegas Outlaws of the now-defunct XFL, spent four years with the Broncos, alternating time between the offensive line and the long-snapper duties. This season he looks to do more of the same.
Diaz-Infante will compete with fourth-round draft pick Ben Hamilton for the backup position behind Pro Bowl center Tom Nalen, who has been hampered by a groin injury all spring.
"No doubt they brought me in to snap the ball," he told reporters. "I think they are concerned with some of the injuries on the inside of the line. So it made sense for them to talk to me. And it's good for me because I always wanted to be here."
The contract also includes an undisclosed signing bonus, as well an incentive clause, based on the amount of playing time he actually receives.
Diaz-Infante returns to Denver
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