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Christian Ponder signed by Broncos to back-up Brock Osweiler

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With Peyton Manning ailing, the Broncos added veteran QB insurance Wednesday, according to multiple reports. DE/OLB Kenny Anunike will reportedly be placed on Injured Reserve to make room for Christian Ponder.

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The Denver Broncos added veteran QB depth on Wednesday with Peyton Manning in a walking boot/cast and expected to miss at least two weeks. Former Minnesota Vikings quaterback Christian Ponder will be the latest (backup) signal-caller to wear the orange and blue.

Ponder underwhelmed with the Vikings, throwing 38 touchdowns to 36 interceptions in 36 career starts. Presumably Ponder will serve as QB #3, usurping rookie Trevor Siemian on the depth chart, despite Siemian's impressive training camp and preseason.

According to 9NEWS' Mike Klis, Kenny Anunike will be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve to make room for Ponder.

Ponder will wear No. 2 for the Broncos (number 7 is, uh, not available - something he reportedly knows well).

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This post has been updated with news of Kenny Anunike's expected placement on IR as well as more information on Ponder.