Broncos News Briefs - Wednesday, April 27

Read more about the undrafted free agents that the Denver Broncos signed and the acquisition of Arizona tackle Anthony Clement.

Signing gives O-line depth - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - The Broncos began their post-draft roster-shoring Tuesday by signing right tackle Anthony Clement. The 6-foot-8, 333-pound Clement was released by Arizona on Monday for financial reasons. The Broncos immediately set up a physical for Clement, who has started 71 of 80 NFL games. He will back up George Foster at right tackle.

Broncos add former Arizona tackle - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
April 27, 2005 - Even in the post-draft lull, the Denver Broncos had a little time for some roster tinkering Tuesday. The team agreed to terms with veteran tackle Anthony Clement, who had been released Monday by the Arizona Cardinals. The Broncos also released running back Santonio Beard and tight end Keith Willis, putting their roster at 92 players, including the four undrafted free agents who agreed to terms with the club Sunday night. Beard had spent the past two seasons on the Broncos' practice squad. Denver signed Willis earlier this year.

Broncos take chance on Mercer hoopster - Daily Camera
April 27, 2005 - The Denver Broncos weren't about to let a guy who could run, jump and block so well get away. So, they signed Wesley Duke on Tuesday, a player who could be the steal of the offseason if he turns out to be as good at football as he was at basketball.

Rocky times ahead - Daily O'Collegian - Tim Landes
April 26, 2005 - Former Cowboy football player Darrent Williams is sitting at home. Though a lot of OSU seniors are unaware of what they will be doing after graduation in two weeks, Williams got a job while spending a day with his family watching TV. On Saturday afternoon, Williams was the 56th overall pick of the NFL Draft when the Denver Broncos selected the cornerback and return specialist in the second round. "You can't really describe the feelings everybody had at the time they called my name," Williams said. "It was right where I expected to go."

Clement-time - - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - Usually, the Broncos' post-draft comings and goings all revolve around the acquisition of various undrafted free agents. Not this year, not after the Broncos officially signed former Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Anthony Clement to a contract. The 6-foot-8, 337-pound lineman started at right tackle in eight of 16 games in which he played for the Cardinals last season and was the team's primary right tackle for most of the five seasons from 1999 through 2003.

From Hoops to Horses - - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - Wesley Duke is far from the first player to earn a shot to make the Broncos roster with a basketball background and no college football experience. But no such players have made the Broncos roster since defensive back Lonnie Wright played for the team in 1966 and 1967. Wright played for the Broncos in 1966 and 1967 after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State. After an all-state career as a high-school quarterback, he eschewed football at CSU and concentrated on hoops, scoring 1,246 points and earning a trip to the trials for the 1964 U.S. Olympic basketball team.

A Post-Draft Trio - - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - Three rookie free agents. Three utterly divergent paths. Denver's post-draft trio of undrafted signees -- cornerback Brandon Browner, offensive lineman Erik Pears and position-to-be-determined Wesley Duke -- could scarcely have paths to the NFL that were any more different. Browner, a product of Oregon State, started two years for the Beavers, doing so well from the start that he was a Freshman All-America selection in 2003 after redshirting the previous year. He chose to turn pro after his redshirt sophomore season of 2004, becoming just the second player in school history to become an early-entry draft candidate, following the St. Louis Rams' Stephen Jackson.

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