WR Also Added To Practice Squad
Pinnock (5-foot-10, 250 pounds) is a sixth-year fullback who spent the last five seasons with San Diego, which released him on Sept. 1. He entered the NFL with the Chargers as a seventh-round pick (229th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft from the University of South Carolina.
In 42 career games (3 starts), Pinnock has totaled 18 rushes for 56 yards (3.1 avg.) along with four receptions for 31 yards (7.8 avg.). He also has returned three kickoffs for 74 yards (24.7 avg.).
Pinnock saw time in 10 regular-season games and made the first three starts of his career for the Chargers last season, helping San Diego advance to the AFC Championship Game. He appeared in 12 games with San Diego in 2005 and played all 16 games with the club as a rookie in 2003.
During four years at South Carolina, Pinnock registered 422 career rushes for 1,852 yards (4.4 avg.) with 27 touchdowns. Named Mr. Football for the state of Connecticut at Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, Conn., Pinnock was born on March 12, 1980.
Jayson Foster (5-foot-7, 175 pounds) is a rookie wide receiver who joins the Broncos after a stint with Pittsburgh, which released him from its practice squad on Nov. 6. He entered the NFL with Miami on May 1 as a college free agent from Georgia Southern University but was released by the Dolphins on Sept. 2 before signing with the Steelers on Oct. 14.
At Georgia Southern, Foster played wide receiver as a freshman and junior while competing as a quarterback during his sophomore and senior campaigns. He received the Walter Payton Award (best offensive player in Football Championship Subdivision) as a senior, throwing for 1,203 yards and 15 touchdowns in addition to rushing for 1,844 yards and 24 scores.
An all-state selection at Cherokee County High School in Canton, Ga., Foster was born on July 22, 1985.