Cornerback placed on Injured Reserve

The Denver Broncos have place cornerback Jeff Shoate on the Injured Reserve list for the 2005 season, it was announced today.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday placed cornerback Jeff Shoate on the reserve/injured list with a left knee injury, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced. The second-year player, whom Denver selected in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft, saw action in the Broncos' first two preseason games this year.

Shoate (5-10, 189 pounds) appeared in seven regular-season games and Denver's AFC Wild Card Game as a rookie in 2004. He played on special teams only in five contests during the regular season, posting three tackles on coverage units.

The San Diego native was a second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection as a junior and senior at San Diego State University. Shoate begin his time with the Aztecs as a walk-on after transferring from the University of Montana following his freshman year, and he finished his collegiate career with 157 tackles (108 solo) and seven interceptions.

A defensive back and quarterback at Serra High School in San Diego, Shoate was named his league's offensive player of the year as a senior. Jeff Shoate was born March 23, 1981, in San Diego.

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