Broncos sign three from NFL Europe

The Denver Broncos have signed linebacker Kevin Harrison, running back Marty Johnson and defensive tackle Bryan Save. Harrison and Johnson spent the past NFL Europe season with the Berlin Thunder and Save started for the Cologne Centurions in each of the last two NFL Europe seasons.

Harrison (6-foot-0, 245 pounds) is a first-year linebacker who ranked second on the Berlin Thunder in tackles (61) while adding two sacks in 10 games (5 starts) for the club during the 2006 NFL Europe season. Harrison, 24, entered the NFL with Cleveland in 2005 as an undrafted free agent but spent the regular season out of football after the Browns waived him Aug. 29.

A three-year starter at Eastern Michigan University, Harrison totaled 320 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 22 tackles-for-losses in 36 games (34 starts) during his collegiate career. He was a second-team All-Mid-American Conference pick as a senior in 2004 after leading the conference with a career-best 146 tackles and ranking second in the nation in that category (13.3 per game). Kevin Alexander Harrison, who was a football and basketball standout at Belleville High School in Belleville, Mich., was born Dec. 24, 1981.

Johnson (6-foot-0, 225 pounds) is a first-year running back who led the Berlin Thunder and ranked fifth in NFL Europe in rushing yards in 2006, posting 424 yards on 101 carries (4.2 avg.) with two touchdowns in nine games (3 starts). Seeing his first football action since concluding his collegiate career at the University of Utah after the 2004 season, Johnson also placed fourth in NFL Europe in yards from scrimmage with 602 (424 rush/178 pass).

The 26-year-old played at Utah (2001-04) and at Boise State University (1998), finishing his collegiate career with 1,317 rushing yards on 232 carries (5.7 avg.) with 18 rushing touchdowns in 16 games (12 starts). He was named second-team All-Mountain West Conference as a senior at Utah in 2004 after leading the conference and tying for 16th in the nation with 14 rushing touchdowns to go along with a team-high 802 rushing yards on 165 carries (4.9 avg.) in 12 games (9 starts).

Johnson was an All-American at Butte Junior College in Oroville, Calif., and was a three-time all-conference choice in football at Rio Linda High School in Rio Linda, Calif. Myron Thomas Johnson was born Jan. 26, 1980.

Save (Sah-vay),6-foot-1, 313 pounds, is a first-year defensive tackle who has started for the Cologne Centurions in each of the last two NFL Europe seasons. In 2006, he led Cologne and tied for fifth in the league with 4.5 sacks to go along with 35 tackles in nine games (8 starts).

The Colorado State University product spent the 2005 regular season out of football after Tampa Bay waived him Sept. 3. Save, 24, entered the NFL with Indianapolis in 2004 as an undrafted free agent and also saw time with San Francisco (Aug. 6-18, 2004) and Baltimore (Aug. 24-30, 2004) as a rookie but was not on a team's roster during the regular season. At Colorado State, Save played 40 career games (29 starts) and earned All-Mountain West Conference accolades in 2003 as a 12-game starter who led the team with seven sacks. He finished his collegiate career at CSU with 100 tackles, seven sacks, one fumble recovery and one touchdown (fumble return).

Bryan Vaai Save, who was an all-region selection in football as a senior at Valley High School in Santa Ana, Calif., was born Dec. 16, 1981, in Honolulu.


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