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January 02, 2017

BRONCOS SIGN 11 PLAYERS TO FUTURE CONTRACTS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Tuesday signed 11 players to future contracts, it was announced.
       
Fifth-year running back Bernard Pierce and rookie long snapper Jeff Overbaugh were among the 11 players signed to future contracts. The other nine players signed by the Broncos ended the regular season on the club’s practice squad.
       
Pierce (6-0, 222 pounds) has appeared in 52 regular-season games (3 starts) with Baltimore (2012-14) and Jacksonville (2015). He competed with the N.Y. Jets in the 2016 preseason before being placed on injured reserve (hamstring).
       
Selected by the Ravens in the third round (84th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft from Temple University, his career totals include 359 rushes for 1,345 yards (3.7 avg.) with five touchdowns and 32 receptions for 171 yards (5.3 avg.). He also has posted 41 rushes for 209 yards (5.1 avg.) in six postseason games.
       
Overbaugh, who had a tryout with Denver during the 2016 season, spent the preseason with Los Angeles after being signed by the Rams as a college free agent from San Diego State University.
       
He appeared in 53 games with the Aztecs and ended his career credited with a perfect season snapping on PATs (134), field goal attempts (55) and punts (164).
       
The future contract players will be officially added to the roster at the start of the league year on March 9.
               
SIGNED TO FUTURE CONTRACT (1/2/17)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College
Zac Brooks RB 6-0 200 22 R Clemson
Dillon Day C 6-4 299 25 1 Mississippi State
Iosia Iosia DE 6-7 297 25 R West Texas A&M
Justin Murray T 6-5 304 23 R Cincinnati
Jeff Overbaugh LS 6-2 240 23 R San Diego State
Bernard Pierce RB 6-0 222 26 5 Temple
Travis Raciti DL 6-4 305 24 1 San Jose State
Steven Scheu TE 6-5 255 24 R Vanderbilt
Hunter Sharp WR 5-11 198 22 R Utah State
Kevin Snyder LB 6-2 245 24 1 Rutgers
Austin Traylor TE 6-3 255 23 R Wisconsin
 

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