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Broncos add DT Phil Taylor and TE Richard Gordon

Posted Feb 22, 2016

Gordon was with the Broncos early in the 2015 season, while Taylor was in for a December tryout.

Phil Taylor

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The process of building out the roster for the offseason continued Monday when the Broncos signed veteran TE Richard Gordon and DT Phil Taylor.

Gordon spent time with the Broncos early in the 2015 season, playing in one game after seeing previous action with the Raiders (2011-12), Chiefs (2013-14) and Titans (2014). Known primarily as a blocking tight end, Gordon has played in 35 career games, including five starts.

Taylor was part of the Broncos' December tryouts. He was one of eight players to take part in a Dec. 22 session at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse.

A 2011 first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, Taylor was released late in the preseason last year in a move that was a mild surprise considering that the Browns had picked up his fifth-year option.

The 6-foot-3, 335-pound Taylor started 42 games for the Browns, posting seven sacks and 69 tackles. He is likely to factor in the competition at nose tackle with Sylvester Williams and Darius Kilgo.