The Denver Broncos announced that they have signed veteran safety Dallin Leavitt to their practice squad. He is a 5-10, 195-pound safety who played his college ball at Utah and is playing his sixth year in the league. Now, he will join the Broncos roster and provide some much-needed safety depth for them moving forward.
Leavitt is in the midst of his sixth season in the NFL after going undrafted during the 2018 NFL Draft. During his NFL career, he has had stints with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders and the Green Bay Packers and now will join the Broncos. During those stints, he has played primarily special teams but does have some experience on the defensive side of the ball as well.
He has appeared in 69 career NFL games, including 10 games for the Packers this season, and has 1 career start under his belt which came in 2021 for the Las Vegas Raiders. During his career, he has totaled 46 tackles and 4 pass deflections.
With the Broncos down Caden Sterns for the year (injury) and Kareem Jackson sidelined once again (suspension), the team decided to add some veteran depth to their safety room. Behind starter Justin Simmons, the Broncos have P.J. Locke who has two career starts (all of which came this season), second-year player Delarrin Turner-Yell, and rookie JL Skinner who has been active for just one game this season. So, it makes sense to add a veteran who has experience on special teams and on defense if needed in a pinch.
To make room for Leavitt on the practice squad, the team released undrafted rookie edge rusher Marcus Haynes according to reports.