With just under five days until the Denver Broncos face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High the Broncos have released safety Kyle McCarthy and replaced him by signing linebacker Brian Iwuh.
A former Colorado Buffalo, Iwuh most recently played for the Chicago Bears, but was released on November 29th, 2011 just two weeks before the Bears faced off against the Broncos. Iwuh played in ten games this season for Chicago recording six tackles.
In 2010 Iwuh played in 16 games for the Bears (mostly on special teams), but started one game at linebacker recording one sack; Iwuh had two forced fumbles and fifteen tackles on the season.
That last line is most telling, Denver is bringing in a special teams assassin who emphasis on forcing fumbles and solo tackles. The former Buffalo is 27-years old, 6'0" and 235 lbs. he entered the NFL as an unsigned rookie free agent for the Jacksonville Jaguars.