According to NFL Networks Ian Rapoport, the Denver Broncos are signing veteran wide receiver Marlon Brown to a one-year deal.
Brown is a 6'5", 214lb receiver entering his fourth season in the NFL. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens after going undrafted during the 2013 NFL Draft. He played three seasons with the Ravens before being waived by the team earlier this year.
During Brown's three seasons in the NFL, he totaled 87 receptions for 891 yards and 7 touchdowns. His best season came in his rookie year where he totaled 49 receptions for 524 yards and 7 touchdowns. This past season he totaled 14 receptions for 112 yards.
Brown will provide the Broncos with even more depth at the wide receiver position that is full of questions after Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. He will be competing with Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, Jordan Taylor, and Jordan Norwood for a roster spot on the Broncos.
He did play one season in Gary Kubiak's offense so he knows the scheme and should be comfortable in it.
Overall, I like this addition for the Broncos. Brown has produced in the past but recently has slowed down for whatever reason. Maybe the Broncos can find what made him successful his rookie year and help him turn his career around. He also provides good size and gives the quarterbacks a big weapon. Brown could push Latimer, Fowler, Taylor, or Jordan Norwood off the 53 man roster.
The Broncos roster is full at 90 players, so another roster move will be made to make room for Brown on the Broncos roster.
Broncos released veteran running back Cyrus Gray to make room for Brown on the roster
#Broncos waived RB Cyrus Gray to make room for WR Marlon Brown.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) July 27, 2016