Broncos Sign Safety Steve Cargile

The Denver Broncos on Thursday signed safety Steve Cargile from their practice squad to their active roster and added fullback Keith Belton to their practice squad, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Thursday signed safety Steve Cargile from their practice squad to their active roster and added fullback Keith Belton to their practice squad, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.

Cargile (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) is a second-year safety who spent the last three weeks on Denver's practice squad after the club signed him Nov. 13. Cargile, who competed with Tampa Bay in its 2006 training camp before he was waived by the club on Sept. 2, entered the NFL with Dallas as an undrafted free agent from Columbia University on April 30, 2004.

Cargile spent the 2005 season out of football and was on the Cowboys' practice squad for the majority of his rookie year in 2004. He was signed to Dallas' active roster for their regular-season finale in 2004 but was inactive for that contest (at N.Y. Giants, 1/2/05).

After playing his first three years at Columbia as a wide receiver, Cargile moved to safety as a senior and started 10 games that year while leading the school with 99 tackles as a second-team All-Ivy League selection. An all-state receiver and all-conference safety at St. Peter Chanel High School in Bedford, Ohio, Steve Cargile was born June 2, 1982.

Belton (6-foot-0, 232 pounds) is a third-year fullback who was out of football after Chicago waived him Sept. 2. Belton, who entered the NFL with Detroit as a college free agent on April 30, 2004, spent the 2005 season on Chicago's practice squad and was on the Lions' practice squad for most of his rookie year in 2004.

Belton spent all but one week in 2005 on the Bears' practice squad. As a rookie in 2004, he began the year on Detroit's practice squad before being signed to the club's active roster for two games (did not play in both contests). Belton was signed to the Bears' active roster from Detroit's practice squad for Chicago's regular-season finale but was inactive for that game.

In two seasons at Syracuse University following his transfer from Northwest Mississippi Community College, Belton totaled 327 yards on 61 carries (5.3 avg.). The Southwestern Conference AAAA Player of the Year as a senior at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, N.C., Keith Belton was born June 1, 1981, in Charlotte, N.C.



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