Monday, May 3, 2010

Broncos add 12th WR to roster

After Denver traded Brandon Marshall for two draft picks, they had a serious depth issues at Wide Receiver. Over the past few weeks, the Broncos have addressed that problem.

Today, the team signed free agent WR Dicky Lyons Jr. Last Friday Lyons had a tryout, and practiced with the rookies. The 25-year-old played football at the University of Kentucky. During his college career, he caught 141 passes for 1,752 yards, while scoring 18 touchdowns. He also contributed on special teams, averaging 23.6 yards per kick return. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent last season with the Atlanta Falcons. His father, Dicky Lyons Sr. also played for the Falcons, and played college ball at Kentucky.

Lyons joins, Jabar Gaffney, Eddie Royal, Brandon Stokley, Rookies Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, hold-overs Brandon Lloyd, Matthew Willis, Kenny McKinley, and undrafted free agent signees Alric Arnett, Patrick Honeycutt and Landis Williams. The Broncos will have some very good competition at the position this year in training camp.

To make room for Lyons on the roster, Denver waived undrafted free agent rookie running back Chris Brown. Expect many more transactions before the season opener on September 12th.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's ALRIC Arnett.