RB ALEX HAYNES RELEASED TO MAKE ROOM
The Denver Broncos on Saturday signed safety Josh Barrett to their active roster from their practice squad, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
The club also on Saturday waived running back Alex Haynes, who spent the last two weeks with Denver after he was signed on Nov. 10.
Barrett (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) is a rookie safety who was on the Broncos' practice squad for the first 11 weeks of this season. Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (220th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft from Arizona State University, Barrett saw time in all four preseason games for Denver and ranked fourth on the club with 11 defensive tackles while adding two special-teams stops.
A two-year starter at Arizona State, Barrett played 47 career games (27 starts) for the Sun Devils and totaled 174 tackles (121 solo), six interceptions (77 yds.), 17 pass breakups and four fumble recoveries. He received honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference honors as a junior in 2006.
Barrett was an all-state selection at Reno High School in Reno, Nev. He was born on Nov. 22, 1984