Broncos sign three players

The Denver Broncos Monday signed cornerback Jermaine Chatman and tackle Freddie Moore, and claimed tackle Trohn Carswell off waivers from Carolina.

Chatman, 5-11, 182 pounds, was out of football last year after spending training camp with Jacksonville before being released Aug. 26, 2002. This past spring, he played with the Scottish Claymores in the NFL Europe League. After transferring to Arizona from Pasadena City College, Chatman started 11 games in two seasons for the Wildcats, and made 39 tackles (34 solo), with three interceptions for 49 yards, 14 pass defensed and one forced fumble. He earned all-conference honors as a sophomore at Pasadena C.C. after making 48 tackles and one interception. Chatman earned all-state and all-city honors, while adding all-region accolades at Hawthorne High School in Compton, Calif. Jermaine LaMont Chatman was born Feb. 15, 1980, in Los Angeles.

Moore, 6-6, 304 pounds, entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Cincinnati in 2001, but tore his medial collateral ligament in his knee and was placed on the Bengals' injured reserve Aug. 27. He was released by Cincinnati on Oct. 8, 2001. Moore spent this past spring in NFL Europe as a member of the Berlin Thunder. Named Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference as a senior at Florida A&M, he anchored an offensive line that allowed only seven sacks in 11 games, and also picked up Division I-AA All-American honors from the American Football Coaches' Association. He began his college career at Central Florida where he played his freshman and sophomore seasons. Born Aug. 27, 1977, in Tallahassee, Fla., Moore earned all-state honors his senior season at Rickards High School.

Carswell, 6-4, 301 pounds, signed as a rookie free agent with Carolina on May 12, before being released June 11. He played in 23 career games at Rutgers after transferring from Butte Junior College. After moving into the starting lineup midway through his junior year, he was the recipient of the George T. Cronin Award, presented to team's Most Improved Player. As a senior, he started every game except one at the left tackle position, and totaled 46 knock-downs while participating in 669 plays. Carswell lettered twice at Butte Junior College (1998-99), before moving on to Rutgers. Born July 15, 1980, in Haverstraw, N.Y., he was an all-state performer at linebacker and fullback at North Rockland High School.

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