According to Mike Klis of 9NEWS, the Denver Broncos have signed six players to futures contracts on Wednesday. Those players are wide receiver Fred Brown, safety Shamarko Thomas, quarterback Garrett Grayson, offensive lineman Andreas Knappe, linebacker Alexander Johnson, and cornerback Linden Stephens.
Brown, an undrafted free agent in the 2017 NFL Draft, has spent time on practice squads for both the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Rams. He will likely be competing for the same role in Denver later this year.
Thomas is a former fourth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 and spent a lot of time on the Broncos special teams unit this past season. He was waived in December, but will have a chance to be a veteran presence on Denver’s special teams unit heading into the offseason program.
Grayson, Knappe, Johnson, and Stephens were all already on the Broncos practice squad and will compete for a roster spot again in 2019.
Update: The Broncos announced that four more players were also signed to futures contracts. Defensive lineman Caushaud Lyons, running back Khalfani Muhammad, offensive lineman Austin Schlottmann, and wide receiver Chad Hansen all received futures contracts from the Broncos on Wednesday.
All 10 players will officially be added to the roster at the start of the league year on March 13, 2019.