Denver Broncos Sign Defensive End Bobby Richardson

Richardson is an undrafted rookie out of Indiana who started 11 games for the Saints in 2015.

It doesn't sound like they took him to dinner, but the Denver Broncos are still retooling along their defensive line with the addition of defensive end Bobby Richardson. Richardson, 24, who stands at 6-foot-3, 286 pounds, started his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana. Despite his low status entering the league, Richardson broke into a rather porous Saints defense and found some success, starting eleven games his rookie year and combining for 40 tackles, including half a sack. Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Richardson even intercepted a Blake Bortles pass that was tipped by teammate Delvin Breaux.

Despite an improbable rookie season, Richardson didn't make it to 2016 with the Saints. He was let go after being signed to the practice squad, at which point he made his way north to try his hand with the Washington Redskins. Richardson didn't take on the Skins practice squad, and he was released after only a month in our nation's capital. His most recent stop was with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he landed on their practice squad and was let go just over two weeks later. It's a rough life.

The biggest asset that Richardson can bring to the Broncos defensive line is his run-stopping ability, a ton of which can be attributed to his freakishly long arms, which measure out at just a hair over 34.5 inches, giving him tons of reach and leverage up on the defensive front. He should get a good chance to challenge for the practice squad or as an injury replacement in the DL rotation come August.

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Will Keys is an Editor for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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