After a few days of uncertainty, it looks like Brett Rypien will stay in orange and blue.
Here is the complete list of players the Broncos have signed, per 9 News Mike Klis.
Broncos announce they have signed 7 more undrafted rookies:— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) May 2, 2019
QB Brett Rypien
FB George Aston
OL Ryan Crozier
CB Alijah Holder
WR Kelvin McKnight
LB Malik Reed
LB Josh Watson#9sports
Brett Rypien played for the Boise State Broncos and threw for 13,578 yards and 90 touchdowns during his career. I had him ranked as my QB4 on my pre-draft QB Big Board.
Malik Reed is an edge rusher from Nevada who finished his career with 22 sacks, 38.5 tackles for loss and 11 forced fumbles. He will compete for playing time behind Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.
George Aston played four seasons at Pitt and will compete with Andy Janovich for time at fullback. Janovich’s contract expires after the 2020 season.
Ryan Crozier comes from the UConn where he played Center in 2018. His head coach spoke highly of him to the New Haven Register.
“I like what he’s done for us at center, he makes all the calls,” UConn coach Randy Edsall said. “Ryan plays with a little bit of an edge to him which we need and need more guys to have. He is a competitor, it is important to him.
Alijah Holder comes to Denver from John Elway’s Alma mater. The Stanford cornerback stands 6’1 191 lbs and should be an appealing developmental prospect for the Fangio defense that utilizes a lot of Cover 3.
Kelvin McKnight played wide receiver for Samford and will likely compete for reps as a kick and punt returner.
Josh Watson won’t have to travel far to the NFL. The Colorado State linebacker finished his career with 365 tackles, including 25 for loss.