ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The Denver Broncos have made it a priority to develop the fullback position in Gary Kubiak's West Coast Offense variant this year. The team selected Nebraska Cornhuskers fullback Andy Janovich in the sixth round of the NFL Draft last month and Tuesday they acquired one off waivers via the New Orleans Saints.
The Broncos were awarded Toben Opurum, a fourth-year player out of Kansas. Tight end Anthony Norris was subsequently released, after the Broncos signed him as a college free agent (CFA) following the Draft.
A former Jayhawk linebacker, Opurum totaled 109 career tackles (59 solo), 6.5 sacks, 19.5 tackles for a loss, seven passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
As a true freshman, he played running back at Kansas, totaling 659 all-purpose yards (554 rushing / 105 receiving) and 10 total touchdowns.
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