Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Broncos Acquire Five Players, Release Three

The Denver Broncos released the following via email on Monday evening:


On Monday, the club announced several transactions, including four free agent signings and one trade. The Broncos inked tight end Daniel Fells, defensive end Derrick Harvey, tight end Dante Rosario and re-signed defensive tackle Marcus Thomas. Additionally, the team traded a 2013 draft choice to Philadelphia in exchange for defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley. To make space on the roster, the team waived safety Nick Polk, cornerback James Rogers and wide receiver Marshall Williams. Below are brief biographies of the newly acquired Broncos:

DT Brodrick Bunkley

Bunkley played 14 games (5 starts) in 2010 for the Eagles, finishing the season with 20 tackles (17 solo) and one pass break up. He has played in 76 games (52 starts) and has accumulated 144 tackles, six sacks and seven passes defensed in his five-year career. Bunkley entered the league as the 14th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by Philadelphia.

TE Daniel Fells

Fells played all 16 games (6 starts) in 2010 with the Rams. He set career highs with 41 receptions for 391 yards, while adding two touchdowns. Fells has tallied 69 catches for 745 yards and five touchdowns in 42 games (11 starts) during his three-year career - all of was spent in St. Louis. He entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Raiders.

DE Derrick Harvey

Harvey played 15 games last season (7 starts). He made 12 tackles and recorded 2.5 sacks with one pass breakup last season with the Jaguars. He has played 47 games (32 starts) during his three-year NFL career and has totaled 88 tackles (70 solo), eight sacks, one interception, five pass breakups and one fumble recovery. Harvey was originally drafted with the eighth overall pick in the 2008 draft by Jacksonville.

TE Dante Rosario

Rosario played all 16 games (6 starts) last season with Panthers under Head Coach John Fox. He caught a career-best 32 passes for 264 yards. During his four-year career, Rosario has registered 82 receptions for 894 yards and five touchdowns in 62 games (21 starts). He originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft choice (155th overall) by Carolina.

DT Marcus Thomas

Thomas registered 36 tackles (30 solo), one sack, three tackles for a loss, four quarterback hits and one pass defensed in 16 games (2 starts) for the Broncos in 2010. He has amassed 104 tackles (75 solo), one sack, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 64 games (23 starts) during his four-year career. Thomas entered the NFL as a fourth-round selection (121st overall) by the Broncos in the 2007 NFL Draft.

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