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Published on 10/02/2012 at Tue Oct 02 18:46.
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The Denver Broncos on Tuesday announced the signings of three players to the team’s practice squad.  Linebacker Mike Mohamed, wide receiver Bert Reed and offensive tackle Darrion Weems have all signed with the team.

Terms of the player’s respective contracts are unknown, but they’ll likely receive $5,700 a week, the league’s minimum salary for practice squad players, per CBA rules.  The team also announced the waiving of guard Adam Grant from the practice squad.

Reed (5-10, 180 lbs., pictured) is a rookie wide receiver from Florida State University who entered the league as a college free agent with the Cleveland Browns.  After spending short stints with the Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Reed is now joining his third pro team, the Broncos, after being in the NFL for just six months.


Reed has the potential to be activated in the right scenario, and may see the field at some point this season.

Mohamed (6-3, 245 lbs.) is a second-year player who was drafted by the team in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.  A University of California product, Mohamed spent much of his rookie season on the practice squad and was active last week against the Oakland Raiders.  Mohamed seems to be the team’s emergency outlet at linebacker.

Weems (6-5, 320 lbs.) is a rookie offensive tackle who joined the league as a college free agent with the Minnesota Vikings.  Having spent time with the Vikings, Patriots, and Colts, Weems was a fourteen-game starter for the Oregon Ducks in 2011.  He’ll provide the Broncos with offensive line depth on the practice squad.

All three players seem to be solid additions to the practice unit.  With Grant’s release, the team’s practice squad is now full with eight players.

  • disqus_uezmx1Kxmz

    Started 14 games for the Oregon Ducks, but helped RG3 win the Heisman?

  • Rambow Fam

    thought the same thing?

  • Kevin Cloud

    Hey Mr Heath, Darrion Weems went to Oregon alright but RG3 went to Baylor. Not a big boost to your credibility when a sports writer doesn’t know where the Heisman Trophy winner (and possible NFL R.O.Y) went to school.

  • Jon_BT

    Well if I’ve lost my credibility with you, I don’t know what I’m going to do. Shoot, I may stop writing.

  • Jon_BT

    Thanks for pointing that out. Brain fart on my part, typing faster than my brain was thinking and somehow confused the Ducks for the Bears (how I’ll never know).

  • disqus_uezmx1Kxmz

    It happens. I do some freelance writing too and I never cease to amaze myself with some of the stuff I don’t notice. Keeps a person on their toes though—keep the good stuff coming!

  • Jon_BT

    Thanks for the kind words and understanding take on things!

  • MrEast

    It’s quite obvious that you’ve never had any position that required writing in a lot of volume.

    Also, this mistake does nothing but boost Jon’s credibility as sports writer. How many times have we heard an analyst say “Rodney White” or that a Demaryius Thomas went to UCF?

    Jon just made it big.

  • Mike Birtwistle

    That’s it, I’m never reading again if you don’t know which cow college an unknown player went to.
    I expect a full refund of the past 4 years and 638 comments.

  • Jim_Jebow

    Nice tux doosh