Broncos sign guard

The Denver Broncos have signed unrestricted free-agent guard Scott Young, formerly with Cleveland.

Young (6-foot-4, 312 pounds) is a fifth-year player who joins the Broncos after stints with Cleveland (2008) and Philadelphia (2005-08). He entered the NFL with the Eagles in 2005 as a fifth-round draft choice (172nd overall) from Brigham Young University.

The offensive lineman has appeared in 14 career regular-season games (0 starts) along with two postseason contests (0 starts).

Young spent the entire 2008 regular season on the Browns' active roster and appeared in one game for the club. He was claimed off waivers by Cleveland on Aug. 31 after competing in the Eagles' training camp.

In 2006, Young saw time in a career-high 12 regular-season games along with both postseason contests for Philadelphia. He began his rookie season with the Eagles in 2005 on their practice squad before he was signed to their active roster in late November of that year.

After starting his collegiate career at Dixie State College (St. George, Utah), where he was a first-team NJCAA All-American as a defensive lineman, Young played two seasons at BYU. He switched to the offensive line before his senior year with the Cougars.

A two-way starter at Hillcrest High School in Salt Lake City, Young was born on July 15, 1981.


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