The Denver Broncos on Saturday signed tackle Chad Mustard and released tight end Stephen Alexander, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
Mustard (6-foot-6, 277 pounds) is a fourth-year player in his first season as a tackle and second year with the Broncos after entering the NFL as a tight end. Denver waived him on Sept. 1 and he rejoined the Broncos on Sept. 8 to play in their season opener a day later at Buffalo before he was waived on Tuesday.
In 30 career regular-season games (4 starts) with Cleveland (2003-04) and Denver (2006), Mustard has totaled seven receptions for 61 yards (8.7 avg.) and four kickoff returns for 21 yards (5.3 avg.). A University of North Dakota product, Mustard entered the NFL as a practice-squad signee with the Browns on Dec. 3, 2002.
The 29-year-old Mustard played 12 games (4 starts) for the Broncos in 2006, totaling two receptions for 23 yards (11.5 avg.). He joined Denver after spending the 2005 regular season out of the NFL following a stint in Carolina's training camp that year.
Mustard saw time on Cleveland's active roster from 2003-04 and was on its practice squad in 2002. He caught a career-high four passes for 29 yards (7.3 avg.) in 10 games (0 starts) for the Browns in 2003.
At North Dakota, Mustard played two years of football following the conclusion of a basketball career that saw him finish eighth on the school's all-time scoring list (1,568 pts.). He was a member of the Omaha Beef of the National Indoor Football League in 2002 after his final collegiate season.
Born on Oct. 8, 1977, in Central City, Neb., Mustard attended Scotus Central Catholic High School in Columbus, Neb.