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The Denver Broncos Awarded OL Sam Brenner, Waive Shelley Smith

The Denver Broncos made a couple of roster moves Wednesday, adding one player, and waiving another.

The Denver Broncos are trying to find ways to improve along the offensive line. The O-line has been an Achilles heel, especially lately. 

On Wednesday, the Broncos were awarded G/C Sam Brenner off waivers. They said goodbye to OG Shelley Smith, which comes as no surprise. 

Smith was brought in to compete for a starting job and bolster the Broncos interior O-line, but was beaten out by rookie fourth round pick Max Garcia as the team's swing guard. 

The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Brenner went undrafted out of the University of Utah in 2013, but was signed as a college free agent by the Miami Dolphins. He appeared in 10 games for the Dolphins, with four starts. 

At his pro day, Brenner ran a 5.03 40-yard dash and threw up 29 reps on the bench press (225 pounds). 

Brenner was a two-year starter for the Utes and was second team All-Pac 12 in 2012. With James Ferentz and Garcia as the team's other backup interior O-linemen, Brenner brings experience and potential to the unit. 

He's athletic for his position, and could fit well in the Broncos zone blocking scheme. Brenner brings versatility, as he's able to play center or guard. 

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