The Denver Broncos on Thursday signed wide receiver Carlton Brewster to their practice squad, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
Brewster (5-foot-11, 208 pounds) is a first-year player who joins the Broncos from San Diego, which released him from its practice squad on Sept. 25. The 24-year-old entered the NFL with Cleveland as a college free agent in 2006 from Ferris State University and also saw time on Green Bay's practice squad during his rookie season.
The Packers acquired Brewster in a trade with Cleveland on Aug. 22, 2006, before waiving the rookie in their final roster cut down of that pre-season. He signed with Green Bay's practice squad on Oct. 18, 2006, and finished his first NFL season with that group.
In the spring, Brewster earned All-NFL Europa honors with the Berlin Thunder after leading the club with 37 receptions for 548 yards (14.8 avg.) with one score. He competed in Green Bay's 2007 training camp and was waived by the club on Aug. 24 before signing with San Diego's practice squad on Sept. 12.
Brewster finished his career at Ferris State with 234 receptions for 3,840 yards (16.4 avg.) with 25 touchdowns in 43 games. His career reception total ranked second in school history while he also placed third in Ferris State annals in career kickoff return yardage (1,197) and fourth in punt return yardage (588).
An all-state selection at Creston High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., Brewster was born on Feb. 12, 1983.