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August 06, 2015


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Thursday signed nose tackle Sione Fua and waived punter Karl Schmitz, it was announced.

Fua (6-1, 310 pounds) is a fifth-year player who spent time with Denver during the 2013 season, appearing in two games for the club. He also played for Carolina (2011-13) and Cleveland (2014) after being selected by the Panthers in the third round (97th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft from Stanford University.

In 40 career regular-season games (12 starts), Fua has totaled 35 tackles (15 solo) and one forced fumble. He collected one tackle in his two games with the Broncos in 2013 after being signed by the team on Nov. 27.

Fua saw action in 50 games (31 starts) for Stanford, totaling 80 tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for the Cardinal.

A graduate of Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, Calif., Fua was born on June 15, 1988.

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