After seeing Matt Paradis, Jordan Taylor and Casey Kreiter sign their exclusive-rights tenders on Monday, the Denver Broncos added wide receiver Bennie Fowler III and running back Kapri Bibbs to the growing list of ERFA signings on Thursday.
#Broncos RB Kapri Bibbs and WR Bennie Fowler have signed their ERFA tenders.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) April 6, 2017
Fowler, who caught future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning’s final NFL pass in Super Bowl 50, is still a fan favorite despite a so-so 2016 campaign. He finished the season with just 11 receptions for 145 yards and two touchdowns. Beyond the stats, he provides reliable and quality talent behind Demaryius Thomas and that should not be discounted.
Bibbs is a local hero out of Colorado State who finally got some live game action last season after red-shirting on the practice squad for all of 2015. He finished with 29 rush attempts for 129 yards for a respectable 4.4 yards per carry. He also added two catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. He figures to compete for more playing time.
That leaves just linebacker Shaquil Barrett, center James Ferentz, and linebacker Zaire Anderson who still have tenders to sign with the Broncos. We should expect those to happen soon.