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*Update 4/27/10 12:18 a.m. (EST)

Thought the draft was over? Well, you’d be right.

That doesn’t mean that the search for undrafted talent is over, there was a feeding frenzy amongst several undrafted players. Players like Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount being snatched up seconds after the draft had ended by the San Francisco 49ers Tennessee Titans.

There’s always a diamond in the rough; just ask the undrafted Denver Broncos poster boys linebacker Wesley Woodyard or better yet, legendary wide receiver Rod Smith.

Currently there are an endless amount of prospects out there.

At least one being homegrown, Vic Lombardi of KCNC’s CBS4 is reporting that the Broncos are close to signing Colorado University tight end Riar Geer.

While West Viginia University Buzz is reporting via twitter that the Broncos have signed wide receiver Alric Arnett.

Finally a running back, Oklahoma’s Chris Brown via Ed Thompson of Scout.com’s twitter.

Young defensive tackle talent out of Mizzou Jaron Baston via coach Pinkel’s twitter account.

A whole lotta UDFA’s via here.

Confirmed signings via various sources:

  • WR – Alric Arnett (WVU)
  • RB – Chris Brown (Oklahoma)
  • DT – Jaron Baston (Missouri)
  • TE – Nathan Overbay (Eastern Washington)
  • TE – Michael Palmer (Clemson)
  • OT - Chris Marinelli (Stanford)
  • S – Marcellus Bowman (Boston College)
  • G – Michael Shumard (Texas A&M)
  • TE – Riar Geer (Colorado)
  • CB - Cassius Vaughn (Ole Miss)
  • RB – Toney Baker (NC State)
  • S – Kyle McCarthy (Notre Dame)
  • OLB – Kevin Alexander (Clemson)
  • WR – Patrick Honeycutt (Middle Tenn. State)
  • DE – Ben Garland (Air Force)
  • OL – Paul Duncan (Notre Dame)
  • ILB – Devin Bishop (California)
  • OLB/DE Korey Bosworth (UCLA)
  • DL – Jeff Stehle (Wisconsin)
  • WR – Landis Williams (Maine)

FINAL UPDATE: As of 4/27/2010 our list is complete and we added three more players and ruled out the signing of Michael Palmer (TE) from Clemson. [verified at the official site].

Also check out the official site link for bios on the players.

We will keep the list updated as the news flows in, meanwhile battle it out in the comments and let Josh McDaniels and Brian Xanders know who they’re forgetting.

  • http://broncotalk.net Kyle

    Definitely need a tight end to push Marquez Branson. Not thrilled about our non-WR receiving options right now

  • Bob Watters

    I would like to see them pick up Brandon Lang DE from Troy.

  • captainkangaroo

    Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke looks like solid backup

  • CrazyKid

    I'd like to see Donovan Warren of Michigan or Kion Wilson from USF.

  • Austin

    Geer is going to play phenomenal for the Broncos. I can see him being a dominant rookie in the following season.

  • King_Louie

    Another FA; Chris Marinelli from Stanford. Very smart kid.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT5UO8o3YdU

  • dawkinsdaman

    We need a Full Back (old school, hard nose)Rashawn Jackson Virginia
    6-1

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  • dawkinsdaman

    Micah Johnson, ILB, Kentucky

  • Fan From Spain

    Jets release Alan Feneca – sign him now!

  • BCfan

    Bowman is a beast, I'm a BC fan so I've watched him for his entire career, huge hitter. Knows the game, hustles hard, but isn't quite as fast most safeties but covers a lot of ground. Terrific against the run.

  • broncodave
  • broncodave

    video feed from Broncos WR they just signed out of WVU

  • HS_Coach

    Palmer's FB status says he is staying in Atlanta…local papers there also have him signing with Falcons.

  • Will_StL

    Denario Alexander from Mizzou. He is a monster and he can fly.

  • just some dude

    Lawrence Wilson DL out of Ohio State 6'4 274. 1 knock on him tho is his inhjury history but the dude can play.

  • 12508

    I agree with Faneca. We need a guy like that. He has played very very well. Word on the street is he was the worst o lineman on the Jets. So what. Jets o line was great last year. Faneca had alot to do with the young guys on that line playing better. We missed out on a few players like this. I hate to go into what we should have done BUT we should have signed rb jones, wr Boldin for what? a 5th round pick, and lb from the Dolphins. I forget his name but the guy plays out of his mind. All workout monsters. Would have fit in very nice.

  • Iwasfn47

    Faneca has actually fallen off a good amount this past season. He was GREAT in Pittsburgh and top 10 in his first year in NY, but his age is really catching up to him. His run blocking really started to decline as the season went on last year and that could be a sign that last year was his last pretty good year. Something the Jets seemed to sense, as the rest of the league seems pretty surprised.

    He was one of the most beat lineman in the league last year statistically, and though he could certainly offer some tremendous leadership, and probably be our best option to fill that guard spot next season, it's probably not worth it if we feel like one of our young guys is close to what Faneca would bring skill wise this year, and more importantly down the road since it'll likely be whomever wins out the spots first starting job in the NFL(or 1st season possibly).

    He'll be 34 this season and is past his prime, I'd much rather let the Olsen's(both were All Americans in college) battle it out with Beadles in the mix(though I think McD got him as insurance incase Harris doesn't return next year) and to find out if any of them are good guards. Remember that the person who wins out this spot will have won the chance to start next to Clady for as long as he can hold down the spot. Playing next to a tackle as dominant as him can make you look better than you are(see: Hochstein, Russ). Both Olsen's have the talent to become more than serviceable guards in the NFL, and will be an immediate upgrade to either Russ or last years Hamilton, if anything because they fit the system much better.

    Expect Marinelli to make the final roster, along with Geer, Kyle McCarthy, and possibly a punter. Most will be practice squaders but I always love a good UDRFA story.

  • Bloynoys

    What about a punter?

  • http://www.robertclarkmtfs.com/ Robert Clark MTFS

    Tebow will punt. Solved!

  • Alan

    Nathan Overbay will surprise Bronco Nation

  • Sean M

    Marcellus Bowman- Saftey watch this video this guy plays like B-Dawk!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WocqLDZVgw

  • http://manchester-architects.com T-Money

    Eddie Royal, Jabar Gaffney, Kenny McKinley, Brandon Stokley, Brandon Loyd, and Demaryius Thomas…

    If Jabar can have multiple games like he did against KC and Eddie Royal can get back onto his horse then I think we will be good. I've always thought Eddie had the speed to be a deep threat. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

  • http://manchester-architects.com T-Money

    Why? We never use the I- formation. That's why Hillis never played.

  • http://manchester-architects.com T-Money

    Awesome!

  • DenversFinest

    Awesome insight. Check it out!
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2010/tracker#dt-tabs:d

  • BroncosFan

    defintiely need joseph thornton UT-chattanooga kid can fly to the ball

  • NavyBSU_fan

    that's what I'm talking about! Get him on the field any way you can. Can he lead cheers too?

  • NavyBSU_fan

    I thought Beadles was going to be a guard in case Kuper doesn't return next year. Is he athletic enough to play right tackle? If he is, smart pickup, If not there should be some tackles coming out next year that can make the grade. Best bet is to hope that Harris stays healthy this year and buys into the team first concept.

  • broncoinva9986

    Kevin Alexander is a really good player..don't know if he will make the team, but I think he is better than Wesley Woodyard

  • Serious1

    Lang was signed by the Chargers yesterday

  • TJ

    Off topic, but did you all hear that Clady just injured his knee?!?! Non football related. WTF?!?!?!

  • robtink242

    I personally Love our draft picks all of them…the way i see it Eddie royal is going to play more of that role Precy Harvin did at Florida. We our going to pound the ball more than ever with a upgraded line(our line was pretty solid as it was). Hear me out all you guys bashing Tim Tebow get off his d*ck. The guy only won at college, He is a pure leader and a hell of an athelic. None of us predict the future so you don't know squat.

  • kerry

    wow nothing about Clady injuring his knee huh?

  • TJ

    Yeah, man. This is bad news. Patella tendon is pretty serious.

  • broncosfaninal

    Holy cow, this is huge! Torn patella tendon. Out for at least 3 months. Ouch!

  • broncosfaninal

    Bad news about Clady and his torn patella. We're hosed on O-line this year. It's gonna be bad.

  • RH

    Amazing, absolutely amazing. I wonder if he had a No Dangerous Sports clause in his contract. Just baffling. Well, who is out there other than Flozell Adams? Does anyone really want to Rookie Beadles into the LT sport?

    This is about as moronic as watching Dimwit Tebow playing pickup basketball with his family during the draft. Even the commentators were saying he needs to stop.

  • RH

    Amazing, absolutely amazing. I wonder if he had a No Dangerous Sports clause in his contract. Just baffling. Well, who is out there other than Flozell Adams? Does anyone really want to Rookie Beadles into the LT sport?

    This is about as moronic as watching Dimwit Tebow playing pickup basketball with his family during the draft. Even the commentators were saying he needs to stop.

  • RH

    Thats it. I know what needs to be done. I'm going in guys – calling McD now. I'm 6'1″, 192 lbs and I hate basketball. I know I'm slightly smaller than the prototypical LT, but I'm a really nice guy. Lets see…..what number shall I wear???

  • Ryan Clady

    It's only a partial tear guys. 3 months recovery time, 1 month physical training, and I'll be back in time to start the regular season!

  • crap

    Thier goes the f u c k i n sesson.

  • Jon

    lol wow, good luck with that positive outlook on life :)~

  • aerobronco

    That really sux about Clady…what a huge hit.

  • inrodwetrust

    Pass rushers all over our schedule just breathed a sigh of relief at your injury. You are a class act and it feels like a privilege to watch you shut down some of the leagues best. I wish you a complete, painless, and quick recovery! With that said our lack of depth on the o-line was exposed last year due to injuries, and I can only hope the bright side of your absence will be to showcase the potential of this year's rookies.

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