Broncos get Majondo-Mwamba

The Denver Broncos have been assigned former Texas Tech defensive lineman Patrice Majondo-Mwamba by the NFL as an international practice squad player. Majondo-Mwamba will compete on the Broncos' practice squad during the 2005 season as one of eight international players in the 2005 NFL International Development Practice Squad program. The Broncos also filled one of its NFL Europe exemptions with guard Zach Wilson.

Majondo-Mwamba (muh-JOHN-doe ma-WAHM-ba), 6-4, 293 pounds, is a native of Brussels, Belgium, who most recently played three games for NFL Europe's Rhein Fire in 2005 after joining the team midway through the season. The 25-year-old rookie played two seasons at Texas Tech University (2003-04) after transferring from Hartnell Community College in Salinas, Calif.

In 25 career games at Texas Tech, Majondo-Mwamba recorded 33 tackles (22 solo), one sack (1 yd.), five tackles-for-loss (29 yds.), one pass breakup and one forced fumble. He played organized football for the first time at Hartnell C.C. and earned JUCO Top 100 and first-team all-conference honors after posting 67 tackles and 11 sacks as a sophomore.

Majondo-Mwamba attended Athenee of Waterloo High School in Belgium and was born July 29, 1979, in the Republic of Congo in Africa.

Wilson, 6-5, 302 pounds, is a first-year guard who has competed in the Detroit Lions' training camp for the last two years but has been out of football during those regular seasons. A University of Southern California product who entered the NFL with Detroit in 2003 as an undrafted free agent, the 25-year-old Wilson started for NFL Europe's Cologne Centurions for the last two seasons.

With Cologne, Wilson helped the team lead NFL Europe in rushing touchdowns (12) in 2005 and contributed to an offensive line that allowed the second-fewest sacks (12) in the league for the 2004 season. He was a four-year starter at right guard for USC, earning second-team All-Pac-10 Conference honors as a senior while also picking up the team's offensive lineman of the year award that year.

He was tabbed a PrepStar All-American and a Los Angeles Times All-Southeast pick at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif., where he played as a two-way lineman and competed on the wrestling and track teams (shot put and discus). Zach Wilson was born Oct. 14, 1979, in Little Rock, Ark.

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