Posted Tue Jul 26th by Jon Heath
The Denver Broncos added two more undrafted free agents to the team on Monday when they signed Fresno State wide receiver Jamel Hamler and Old Dominion University defensive end Deron Mayo. The news comes shortly after Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber announced he was on his way to Denver.
Hamler, a 22-year-old receiver, comes in at 6-2, 195 pounds. Having played collegiate ball for Fresno State, Hamler joins the Broncos after catching 96 passes for 1,395 yards and 11 touchdowns in college. Hamler chose to enter the 2011 NFL Draft instead of finishing out his college career, but ended up going undrafted. At the least, Hamler will provide some depth at receiver during training camp.
Deron Mayo is the younger brother of New England Patriots star linebacker Jerod Mayo and is expected to be moved to linebacker in Denver’s 4-3 defense. Mayo hopes to impress despite his small stature.
“People like (Denver’s) Elvis Dumervil and (Pittsburgh’s) James Harrison definitely give me hope,” Mayo told the PilotOnline. “I’m 5-11. I look at people like that and it gives me a lot of motivation. It’s all about learning the game. I feel I can rush the passer from the edge. It’s just a matter of a coach or a team taking a chance on me, which I know will pay off.”
If he makes the roster, Mayo should see time on special teams and provide some depth on defense.
This brings Denver’s UDFA signing total up to 14 by our count. Last year the team signed 19 undrafted rookies. We’ll keep you posted for any news of more signings.