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Broncos sign ex-USFL wide receiver after Tim Patrick injury

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After placing receiver Tim Patrick (knee) on injured reserve on Wednesday, Denver Broncos brought seven players to tryoutsincluding former USFL wide receiver Darrius Shepherd.

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Shepard won the WR selection and signed with the team on Thursday morning, as first reported Brandon Crystal of KOA Radio.

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Shepherd (5-11, 186 lbs) played college football for North Dakota State, winning three FCS championships. He went undrafted in 2019 and signed with the Green Bay Packers as a college free agent.

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In two seasons (14 games) with the Packers, Shepherd caught six passes for 47 yards and one touchdown. He also returned with 20 kickoffs for 374 yards.

Green Bay dropped Shepard near the end of his second season, and the wide receiver continued to spend time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and Pittsburgh Steelers, but he did not appear on the regular season’s active roster. since 2020.

This spring, Shepard played for the New Jersey Generals in the USFL. He caught 27 passes for 323 yards and one touchdown in eight games.

Shepard will add more depth to Denver’s waiting room, but he’ll face big chances of making the 53-man roster this summer.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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