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Broncos sign linebacker Danny Mason and waive tight end Henry Krieger-Coble

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The Broncos add some much needed depth to their edge rushing unit.

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According to the Denver Broncos, they have signed outside linebacker Danny Mason and have waived tight end Henry Krieger-Coble to make room for Mason on the roster.

Mason signed a futures contract with the Denver Broncos in early 2015 and stuck with the Broncos until final cuts. He was eventually added to the teams Practice Squad but ended up being released from the team only a few short weeks later.

He then spent the 2016 season with the Chicago Bears on their Practice Squad but wasn’t re-signed to their roster after the season and remained unsigned until today. Now he will sign with the Denver Broncos to add depth at their edge rushing unit.

To make room for Mason, the Broncos waived tight end Henry Krieger-Coble. He was added as an undrafted free agent last season and spent the entire year on the Broncos 10-man Practice Squad. However, after a trade for A.J. Derby and drafting Jake Butt, the Broncos really did not have any room for Coble on their roster and decided to move on.

The Broncos needed to add depth to their edge rushing group after Shane Ray tore a ligament in his wrist on Thursday and will miss six to eight week before rejoining the Broncos.

Look for linebacker Kasim Edebali, Vontarrius Dora, and Ken Ekanem to receive a majority of the reps opposite of All-Pro Von Miller. If neither of these three really impress the Broncos coaches I would expect a bigger acquisition to happen closer to the start of the season.