The Denver Broncos on Tuesday signed running backs Cory Boyd and Alex Haynes to their active roster, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
Boyd (6-foot-1, 218 pounds) is a rookie who joins Denver's active roster from its practice squad. Originally signed to the Broncos' practice squad on Nov. 4, Boyd spent five weeks with that unit before he was signed to their active roster on Dec. 9. He was inactive for Denver's game at Carolina on Dec. 14 and spent last week on the Broncos' practice squad.
Selected by Tampa Bay in the seventh round (238th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft from the University of South Carolina, Boyd participated in the Buccaneers' offseason camps but was waived on July 26. He played 46 career games (27 starts) for the Gamecocks and finished his collegiate career with 464 rushes for 2,267 yards (4.9 avg.) with 23 touchdowns along with 117 receptions for 1,303 yards (11.1 avg.) with five scores.
Boyd attended Orange High School in Orange, N.J., and was born on Aug. 6, 1985.
Haynes (5-foot-10, 230 pounds) is a second-year player who originally signed with the Broncos on Nov. 4 but was waived on Nov. 22. Haynes, who competed in Baltimore's 2008 training camp, entered the NFL with the Ravens in 2005 as a college free agent from the University of Central Florida.
He has seen time on the rosters of Baltimore (2005, '08) and Carolina (2005-07) during his NFL career and has appeared in nine career games, rushing three times for three yards and catching three passes for 14 yards. He also owns three career tackles on special teams.
Haynes, who played for Cologne in NFL Europe during its 2006 season, finished his collegiate career at Central Florida as its all-time leading rusher (3,356 yards).
Born Feb. 13, 1982, Haynes attended Maynard Evans High School in Orlando, Fla.