The Denver Broncos have a time-honored tradition when it comes to undrafted rookie free agents. Not only has GM John Elway found some true Pro Bowl diamonds in the rough — like Chris Harris, Jr. and C.J. Anderson — but the team had an 11-year streak where at least one UDFA made the final roster out of training camp.
That streak was broken in 2015, but picked right back up last year with defensive tackle Kyle Peko earning a spot — albeit short term. Elway has also found many key role players and above average backups from the college free agent ranks.
Names like Shaquil Barrett, Juwan Thompson, and even Kapri Bibbs, the latter of whom was shipped off to San Francisco on a Draft day trade, have all carved out a role on the roster. In 2017, it didn't take long for the Broncos to start signing UDFAs following the Draft.
Here's a list of who's signed so far. We'll update it as new names flood the roster. Denver will try to reach 90 guys by training camp at the latest.
Erik Austell, OL, Charleston Southern
Josh Banderas, LB, Nebraska
Dante Barnett, S, Kansas State
Jamal Carter, S, Miami
Ken Ekanem, DE, Virginia Tech
Jerrol Garcia-Williams, LB, Hawaii
Deon Hollins, LB, UCLA
Cameron Hunt, OT, Oregon
Tyrique Jarrett, NT, Pittsburgh
Anthony Nash, WR, Duke
Dontrell Nelson, CB, Memphis
Marcus Rios, CB, UCLA
Kyle Sloter, QB, Northern Colorado
Shakir Soto, DL, Pittsburgh
Orion Stewart, DB, Baylor
Dymonte Thomas, S, Michigan
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