Paul Webster (5'11", 175 pounds) is a defensive back out of the University of Minnesota and a relative of current Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster. The elder Webster confirmed to MHR on Thursday evening that Paul will be trying out for the team during Denver's rookie minicamp this weekend.
During his junior year at U of M, Webster recorded 43 tackles and one interception. It is unclear if Webster played his senior year at
U of M as no statistics are listed after 2012.
Update: The younger Webster actually went to University of Minnesota, Crookston, not the U of M. Thanks to MNBroncoFan for pointing that out in the comments.
Webster will be competing against over sixteen other defensive backs listed on the team's roster (there will likely be more once all of Denver's UDFAs sign). He's a long shot to make the team, but having "Webster" on the back of his jersey will help his cause.
Kayvon was drafted in the third round of 2013 NFL Draft and played in fourteen games as a rookie, totaling 41 tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble. Webster is expected to compete for playing time in Denver's nickel package this summer.
The last time Denver had a pair of brothers on the roster was in 2008 when linebacker Boss Bailey, the younger brother of cornerback Champ Bailey, signed with the team. The younger Bailey signed a five-year, $17.5 million deal with the Broncos before a dismal debuting season in Denver in which he started just six games before being benched. Boss was released the next summer.
Unlike Bailey, Webster will not receive a lucrative contract. Webster is trying out in hopes of receiving a rookie minimum contract.
This weekend's minicamp will run from today through Sunday.