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Published on 06/12/2008 at Thu Jun 12 15:26.
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Josh Barrett

The Broncos have been talking about getting a head start on rookie signings throughout the week. It appears they were good on their word, signing 7th round pick Josh Barrett today.

The Broncos will be working in the coming weeks to sign the remaining eight draft choices. Head Coach Mike Shanahan recently said he is confident everyone will be signed and ready by training camp.

Barrett is a safety from Arizona State University whom the Broncos selected with the 220th overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hit the jump for the full press release.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Thursday signed safety Josh Barrett, whom they selected in the seventh round (220th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft from Arizona State University. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Barrett (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) started 21 games during his final two seasons at Arizona State, where he totaled 10 takeaways (six interceptions, four fumble recoveries) during his collegiate career. An honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference pick as a junior, Barrett appeared in 47 career games (27 starts) for the Sun Devils and recorded 174 tackles (121 solo) along with 17 pass breakups.

As a senior in 2007, Barrett posted a career-high seven pass breakups while seeing time in 11 games (8 starts). He led ASU in tackles (82) and interceptions (3) as a 13-game starter during a junior campaign in which he earned honorable mention all-conference honors.

The Northern Class 4A Player of the Year as a senior at Reno High School in Reno, Nev., Josh Barrett was born on Nov. 22, 1984, in Reno, Nev.

Barrett is the first of the Broncos’ nine selections in the 2008 NFL Draft to sign a contract.

  • azbronco7

    Sweet, this guys going to be a beast this year and a stud at safety in the future.

    now lets get clady and co. signed!

  • azbronco7

    *this year in speical teams

  • azbronco7


    wow i suck

  • Matt Wennerstrom

    I have I hopes for Barrett, as the Broncos definitely need a young stud at safety and he seems to have all the qualities needed to be a great safety in the NFL!

  • dbroncos

    I cant wait to see if this guy can make a big impact, i agree with Matt i have high hopes.

  • flbronc

    he has the potential to be an impact player! glad he got his contract done and can worry about football. hopefully the rest of the group gets signed quickly.