Posted Mon Aug 24th by Monty
The Denver Broncos are collecting former New England Patriots. A week after trading for DL Le Kevin Smith, the Broncos claimed DB Antwain Spann off waivers from Buffalo Monday. Wide receiver Travis Shelton was waived to make room for Spann.
Spann (6-0, 200) played in New England from 2006-08 after entering the NFL with the New York Giants in 2005 as a college free agent out of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He has appeared in 19 regular-season and three playoff games in his career, tallying 14 tackles (13 on special teams).
The DPO tells us this makes six players (plus the coach) who were with the Patriots last year. This isn’t a groundbreaking move by any means – Spann will be lucky to make the roster, but it does make one wonder which Bronco will be cut for a Patriot next week? (EDIT: in a “this is funny, haha” kind of way. Hard to read the subtext.) Press release after the jump.
BRONCOS CLAIM DB ANTWAIN SPANN OFF WAIVERS FROM BUFFALO; WAIVE WR TRAVIS SHELTON
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Monday claimed defensive back Antwain Spann off waivers from Buffalo and waived rookie wide receiver Travis Shelton, it was announced.
Spann (6-foot-0, 200 pounds) is a fourth-year player who competed in training camp with the Bills before he was waived on Friday. He played for New England from 2006-08 and entered the NFL with the New York Giants in 2005 as a college free agent from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
For his career, Spann has appeared in 19 career regular-season games and totaled 11 special-teams tackles along with one defensive stop. He also has played in three playoff contests for his career, posting two special-teams tackles.
Spann saw time in a career-high 10 games with the Patriots last year and registered four tackles on special teams and one defensive stop.
As a senior at Louisiana-Lafayette, Spann started all 11 games at cornerback and had 68 tackles (36 solo) along with a team-high four interceptions. He played two years at Louisiana-Lafayette after transferring from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Spann, who attended El Camino High School in Oceanside, Calif., was born on Feb. 22, 1983.