Broncos Sign a QB and Waive a RB

The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed free-agent quarterback Ingle Martin and waived rookie running back Marcus Thigpen, who signed with the team on Aug. 17.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed free-agent quarterback Ingle Martin, it was announced. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Broncos also on Wednesday waived rookie running back Marcus Thigpen, who signed with the team on Aug. 17.

Martin (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) is a third-year player who joins the Broncos after finishing last season with Kansas City, which waived him on Aug. 5. He also saw time on Tennessee's practice squad from 2007-08 and competed on Green Bay's active roster as a rookie in 2006.

Selected by the Packers in the fifth round (148th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft from Furman University, Martin has appeared in one game for his NFL career (Green Bay at Chicago, 12/31/06).

After playing his first two collegiate seasons at the University of Florida, Martin transferred to Furman, where he had a 21-6 record as a starter in two years and set school career records for passing yards (5,751) and passing touchdowns (42). As a senior, he earned second-team All-Southern Conference honors at quarterback and added first-team accolades at punter, averaging 43.2 yards per punt.

A consensus All-American at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., Martin was born on Aug. 15, 1982.



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