The Denver Broncos on Friday signed free-agent guard Dylan Gandy, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Broncos also on Friday waived guard Isaac Snell.
Gandy (6-foot-3, 302 pounds) is a fourth-year player who spent his first three professional seasons with Indianapolis. Selected by the Colts in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft from Texas Tech University, Gandy has played 42 career games with 14 starts in the regular season.
The 26-year-old also has appeared in six career playoff games (1 start), including the Colts’ victory in Super Bowl XLI during the 2006 season.
In 2007, Gandy saw time in 10 games for Indianapolis and recorded one start at right guard. He appeared in all 16 regular-season games, starting a career-high 11 contests at left guard, for the Colts’ Super Bowl XLI-champion team in 2006 that allowed an NFL-low 15 sacks and averaged an AFC-best 379.4 yards per game.
He played 16 games (2 starts) for the Colts as a rookie in 2005. At Texas Tech, Gandy started 20 games during his four-year career. He received honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference honors after not allowing a sack as a senior. Gandy, who attended Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas, was born on March 8, 1982.