Posted Thu Jun 17th by Monty
The Denver Broncos came to terms with offensive lineman J.D. Walton, whom they selected in the third round (80th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, the club announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Walton (6’3″, 305 lbs.) has been working at first-team center in organized team activities, while fellow rookie Zane Beadles has been starting at left guard.
Also on Thursday, the Broncos waived undrafted rookie defensive lineman Jaron Baston and fullback Kyle Eckel. Eckel was signed earlier this month after the Broncos released QB Tom Brandstater.
We’re just happy to see the Broncos getting the ball rolling early with these contracts this year, especially since Walton has been starting. No holdouts this year, thankyouverymuch. Press release after the jump.
BRONCOS ANNOUNCE SEVERAL TRANSACTIONS
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Thursday announced several transactions, including the signing of offensive lineman J.D. Walton, whom they selected in the third round (80th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft from Baylor University. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Also on Thursday, the Broncos waived rookie defensive lineman Jaron Baston and designated fullback Kyle Eckel as waived/injured.
Walton (6-foot-3, 305 pounds) was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy (nation’s best center) and earned first-team All-America honors as a senior in 2009, becoming the first Baylor offensive or defensive player to achieve that status in 18 years.
A three-year starter at center for the Bears, he allowed just three sacks in 721 pass plays during his final two seasons.
He was a first-team all-district and all-county offensive lineman at Allen High School in Allen, Texas, and was born on March 24, 1987.