Posted Wed Dec 23rd by Monty
With a vacancy following CB Tony Carter‘s promotion (and in-game success) last week, the Denver Broncos added offensive lineman D’Anthony Batiste to the team’s practice squad Wednesday, it was announced.
Batiste (6-foot-4, 314 pounds) is a fourth-year player most recently of the Washington Redskins who has played in 12 career games (four starts) and eight games this year in Washington. Batiste has seen time predominantly at guard, but the Broncos appear intent to work him at tackle.
Washington, Batiste’s fourth team in four years, waived Batiste on December 15th.
Batiste was a four-year letterman at Louisiana-Lafayette and was selected second-team All-Sun Belt Conference as a senior. His collegiate career saw him play tight end and guard.
For some background on Batiste, including his journey from sheriff’s deputy to the NFL, check out this (very recent) Washington Post article.
As far as practice squad additions go, the Broncos seem to have done pretty darn well for this time of year. Batiste is relatively young, has game experience, and a solid head on his shoulders. Hopefully the Broncos’ health won’t necessitate a move, and they can let him sit and learn through this season.