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Published on 10/06/2008 at Mon Oct 06 17:34.
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Mustard For a while in 2007, tight end Chad Mustard was a weekly waiver wire wonder. One week, the Denver Broncos would sign the fifth-year player on to their active roster; the next week, he’d be gone.

In 2008, you could consider backup guard Dylan Gandy to be in the same boat. He’s already been off and on the roster several times. That’s why the news on Tuesday reeks of irony – the Broncos have signed Mustard again, waiving Gandy to make room on the roster.

Mustard (6-6, 277) is in his third year with the Broncos. He was waived on August 30 shortly after training camp.

In 41 career games (6 starts) with Denver (2006-07) and Cleveland (2002-04), Mustard has totaled 12 receptions for 123 yards (10.3 avg.). He entered the NFL with the Browns as a practice-squad signee in 2002 after a stint with the Omaha Beef of the National Indoor Football League. Mustard spent his college days at the University of North Dakota playing both football and basketball.

Last season with the Broncos, Mustard saw time in 12 games (2 starts) and had a personal-best five receptions for 62 yards (12.4 avg.). He started a career-high four games and appeared in a total of 12 contests for Denver in 2006.

Born on Oct. 8, 1977, Mustard attended Scotus Central Catholic High School in Columbus, Nebraska.

With Tony Scheffler possibly out due to injury, the signing makes sense, although their styles are fundamentally different. Gandy’s been a healthy scratch on game day to this point.

  • GreasyQtip

    OH my girlfriend loves this move! Hes always been her favorite name in the NFL, she was so sad when we dropped him!

  • Jonathan Douglas

    I see Nate Jackson stepping up big time this next week. IMHO

    I like the move – as Mustard adds depth, but Nate Jackson’s a converted WR and (while he lacks Scheffler’s speed) he can make critical catches – and that fills our need in light of Scheffler’s injury.

  • jchase8410

    That really has to mess with his head. Poor gandy has been waived like 4 times this season. As a player I would be very frustrated by this move, but since neither of them really see too much of the field…

    Why sign a guy when they have 4 other guys at the position? Why not focus on a position where they lack depth?