The Broncos UDFA list is up to 17 players, and it now officially includes quarterback Brett Rypien, whom the club agreed to sign several days ago. Today, Denver waived Garrett Grayson to make room for Rypien. Here’s the updated list (Mike Klis of 9News.com passes along the signing bonuses for all of the players for whom that information is available).
- George Aston, FB (Pittsburgh)
- Quinn Bailey, OL (Arizona State)
- Trinity Benson, WR (East Central)
- Ryan Crozier, OL (Connecticut)
- Joe Dineen, LB (Kansas)
- Austin Fort, TE (Wyoming)
- Ahmad Gooden, DL (Samford)
- Romel Guerrier, WR (Florida Tech)
- Alijah Holder, CB (Stanford)
- Devontae Jackson, RB (West Georgia)
- Jaylen Johnson, DL (Washington)
- John Leglue, OL (Tulane)
- Kelvin McKnight, WR (Samford)
- Malik Reed, LB (Nevada)
- Brett Rypien, QB (Boise State)
- Brian Wallace, OL (Arkansas)
- Josh Watson, LB (Colorado State)
The Broncos have been consistent in identifying UDFA talent during John Elway‘s tenure, with Chris Harris becoming a perennial Pro Bowler and C.J. Anderson and Phillip Lindsay each making the Pro Bowl during their initial years as starters.
Lindsay’s late-season injury may create a chance for Jackson, who rushed for 1,385 yards and 12 touchdowns last season at the Division II school. The 5-foot-7 ball carrier will give the Broncos a two-Devontae running back room, with Devontae Booker entering a contract year.
Denver lost two offensive linemen in free agency and only drafted one, Dalton Risner, pointing to an opportunity for its quartet of UDFA blockers.