Broncos Sign 1st Round Pick

The Denver Broncos have signed their first round draft choice Willie Middlebrooks, it was announced today.

GREELEY, Colo.-The Denver Broncos have signed 2001 first-round draft
choice Willie Middlebrooks and placed veteran center K.C. Jones on the
reserve/non-football injury list. Terms of Middlebrook's deal were not

Middlebrooks, a 6-1, 200-pound cornerback, was the 24th overall
selection in the 2001 NFL Draft, out of Minnesota. With his signing, the
Broncos have now secured contracts with all six 2001 draft choices.

Jones, in his fifth year out of Miami, Fla., played in all 16 games
with Denver last season.

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