Posted Wed Oct 20th by Monty
Wide receiver Eron Riley, tight end John Nalbone, and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein were signed to the practice squad this week, the team announced.
Meanwhile, running back Andre Brown, who was waived last week and who the Broncos were reportedly interested in bringing back, was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts.
Much more information on each practice squadder, courtesy Broncos PR, after the jump.
Riley (6-foot-3, 205 pounds), is a first-year player who spent time on Carolina’s practice squad this season. He spent the entire 2009 season on Baltimore’s practice squad after signing with the club as a college free agent from Duke University.
He was a two-time second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection with the Blue devils, as he finished his career with 144 receptions for 2,413 yards with 22 touchdowns.
Named All-Greater Savannah Area Offensive Player of the Year after his senior season at Windsor Forrest High School in Savannah, Ga., Riley was born on Aug. 5, 1987.
Nalbone (6-foot-4, 255 pounds) is a second-year player who played two games for Miami this season and also spent time on Minnesota’s practice squad. He entered the NFL with the Dolphins as a fifth-round draft choice (161st overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft from Monmouth University and spent a portion of last season on the club’s active roster and practice squad.
He totaled 101 receptions for 1,079 yards (10.7 avg.) with nine touchdowns as a three-year starter for Monmouth, earning All-Northeast Conference honors following his senior season.
A four-year letterman at Lawrence High School in Lawrenceville, N.J., he was born on May 14, 1986.
Unrein (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) is rookie defensive lineman who spent the 2010 preseason with Houston after being signed by the Texans as a college free agent from the University of Wyoming.
He was a three-time All-Mountain West selection at Wyoming, where he started every game during his final two seasons for the Cowboys.
A first-team all-state selection following his junior and senior at Eaton High School in Eaton, Colo., he was born on March 25, 1987. His last name is pronounced UN-rhine.