December 02, 2016
BRONCOS SIGN WR KALIF RAYMOND FROM PRACTICE SQUAD; PLACE FB ANDY JANOVICH ON INJURED RESERVE
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Friday signed wide receiver Kalif Raymond to their active roster and placed fullback Andy Janovich on injured reserve, it was announced.
Raymond (#19, 5-9, 160 pounds) is a rookie from the College of the Holy Cross who spent the first 12 weeks of the regular season on Denver’s practice squad after joining the club as a college free agent on May 3.
During the preseason, Raymond caught two passes for five yards on offense in addition to returning nine punts for 45 yards (5.0 avg.) and nine kickoffs for 215 yards (23.9 avg.).
Raymond started 23-of-40 games played at Holy Cross, totaling 155 receptions for 1,683 yards (10.9 avg.) with 14 touchdowns on offense. On special teams, he returned 62 punts for 464 yards (7.5 avg.) with one touchdown and 80 kickoffs for 1,809 yards (22.6 avg.) with two scores.
A graduate of Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga., Kalif (pronounced kuh-LEAF) Raymond was born on Aug. 8, 1994.
Janovich, a rookie, started 5-of-11 games for the Broncos after being selected by the team in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft from the University of Nebraska. He rushed four times for 33 yards (8.3 avg.) with one touchdown and caught five passes for 44 yards (8.8 avg.). Janovich also logged 186 special-teams plays—the sixth-most on the team through 11 games—and recorded two tackles on those units.
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