The Broncos claimed two players off waivers today, they were a Running-Back Andre Brown and an Offensive Lineman Chris Clark.
Brown (6-foot-0, 224 pounds) is a second-year running back who was selected by the Giants in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft from North Carolina State University. He spent his rookie year on the Giants’ reserve/injured list before leading the club in rushing yards (21-95, 4.5 avg., 1 TD) and kickoff return yards (7-120, 17.1 avg.) in his first action as a pro during the 2010 preseason.
Clark (6-foot-5, 315 pounds) is a first-year offensive lineman who spent the last two seasons on the Vikings’ practice squad after entering the NFL with Tampa Bay in 2008 as a college free agent from the University of Southern Mississippi.
They found a tailback in Brown, whose inability to stay healthy led to the Giants cutting him. Brown has talent, he was a fourth-round draft pick out of North Carolina State in 2009 and had gained 95 yards on 21 carries this preseason until he suffered a bad case of turf toe. Brown missed all of last season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon during a preseason practice. The toe injury is expected to sideline him through the Broncos' opener Sunday in Jacksonville.
The 6-5, 315-pound Clark spent the past two seasons on the Vikings' practice squad. He becomes the 10th offensive lineman on the Broncos' 53-man roster, so don't be surprised if more moves are made this week.
Cuts:The two players that were cut to make room for these players was RB Bruce Hall and OLB Baraka Atkins. They were on the 53 man roster and then were cut to make room for the others, so a little cruel. Hall could possibly be added to the practice squad which now has 5 players on it.
Five players who cleared waivers Sunday were brought back to the Broncos' practice squad. They include rookies Riar Geer, LB Kevin Alexander and safety Kyle McCarthy. Also added were receiver Britt Davis and linebacker Worrell Williams. Hall most likely would make six, and the Broncos can add two more after that for a total of 8.
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