Out of playoff contention, Broncos put Harris on IR
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are getting some healthy bodies back at cornerback as they try to win their final two games and avoid the franchise's first back-to-back losing seasons in 48 years.
With Denver out of playoff contention and facing a slew of injuries at the position, the Broncos placed star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. on injured reserve and signed free agent Craig Mager, who was released by the Chargers earlier this season.
Broncos sign veteran CB Jamar Taylor with Chris Harris out
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor to add depth to their defensive backfield with star cornerback Chris Harris Jr. out with chip fracture in his lower right leg.
Taylor is a six-year pro from Boise State who has appeared in 74 career games and made 41 career starts with the Arizona Cardinals (2018), Cleveland Browns (2016-17) and Miami Dolphins (2013-15).
Broncos promote Langley to replace Jones on roster
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have promoted cornerback Brendan Langley from their practice squad.
He replaces veteran cornerback Adam Jones, who was waived Tuesday, 48 hours after playing just five snaps on defense and returning a kickoff 16 yards in Denver's 23-22 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Langley is a 2017 third-round draft pick who played in 11 games his rookie season, when he averaged 30.5 yards on six kickoff returns.
Denver Broncos sign veteran Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Adam "Pacman" Jones is reuniting with Vance Joseph, who was his Cincinnati's secondary coach during the veteran cornerback's best seasons in the NFL.
Jones signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos after visiting the team on Sunday. To make room, the Broncos waived inside linebacker Bo Bower.
Kelly, Lynch among inactives for Broncos-Colts game
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly and Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch were inactive for Thursday night's game.
Kelly sat out the third straight week with a concussion and was replaced in the lineup by Mike Person.
Lynch was out with an injured ankle as Trevor Siemian made his 10th start of the season.
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Broncos sign top draft pick Garett Bolles
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — First-round draft pick Garett Bolles of Utah signed a four-year, $11 million contract with the Broncos on Thursday as Denver's draft class gathered at team headquarters for rookie orientation.
Bolles, the 20th overall pick, signed a deal that included more than $6 million in a signing bonus. He'll count about $2 million against the teams' salary cap this season.
Lamar football's draft drought is over.
Cornerback Brendan Langley was selected in the third round by the Denver Broncos on Friday, becoming the first Lamar player drafted since Tyrone Shavers in 1990.
The Marietta, Georgia native recorded six interceptions and three punt return touchdowns in his final season with the Cardinals, earning First Team All-Southland honors.
It's been almost 30 years since Lamar University had a football player selected in the NFL Draft. Tyrone Shavers was the last Lamar player drafted in 1990 - but that could change this weekend.
Cornerback Brendan Langley and running back Kade Harrington have drawn interest from NFL teams over the past few months and Langley was the first Cardinal to be invited to the NFL Combine since the program returned in 2010.
After running him through every football drill under the Beaumont sun, NFL scouts called former Lamar running back Kade Harrington back for one more.
The team's 5-foot-9 190-pound all-time leading rusher set his heels on Provost Umphrey's 20-yard line and caught punt after punt, tucking the football into his chest and dashing up the left sideline to showcase that his season-ending left foot injury had healed.
UPDATE: Former Lamar University cornerback Brendan Langley currently has an NFL Combine grade of 5.32 through four sets of workouts.
Langley clocked a 40-yard dash time of 4.44 seconds, a 35.5-inch vertical jump and 123-inch broad jump on Monday. The former Lamar University cornerback was the top performer in Sunday's bench press, pressing 225 pounds 22 times - the most of any cornerback at the combine.
Former Lamar cornerback Brendan Langley said on Tuesday he has accepted an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
It marks the first time a Lamar player will participate in the event, which runs from Feb. 28 to March 6, since the program's 2010 return.
"I'm hoping to get a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Indianapolis," Langley said. "It's going to be the biggest interview of my life, so I've got to give it all I've got."
Just one day after it was announced that he was the on the American Football Coaches list, Lamar University senior cornerback Brendan Langley was selected to the STATS FCS All-American Second Team, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon.
The honor Tuesday was his third All-American team along with the AFCA and College Sports Madness squads.
The group – made of three teams - is comprised of 59 seniors, 31 juniors, nine sophomores and two freshmen.
Senior cornerback Brendan Langley spoke about the state of Lamar football after Saturday's 44-31 loss.
"Patience is a virtue," Langley said. "We're going to be OK."
Despite being short on specifics, Langley's message holds some truth.
It's not time to write off Lamar's season.
The Cardinals are 0-3 and haven't looked sharp all season. The frustrations that come with those failures are warranted.