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Barrett added to active roster

The Broncos were all smiles at practice Friday as they prepared to head to New York. Peyton Manning broke down the huddle and Von Miller showed off his optic style.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Linebacker Shaquil Barrett has been moved to the Broncos' active roster and defensive end Gerald Rivers has been added to the practice squad.

Barrett, a rookie from Colorado State, signed with the Broncos as a college free agent and has been a member of the team's practice squad for the past six weeks. In his three collegiate seasons with the Rams, he started 35-of-38 games and totaled 246 tackles (116 solo), 18 sacks, 32.5 tackles for a loss, three interceptions, six passes defensed, seven forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and three blocked kicks.

Rivers, a second year defensive end, signed with the St. Louis Rams as a free agent from the University of Mississippi. He appeared in two games with St. Louis and Jacksonville in 2013. Rivers competed with the Jaguars through training camp this year before being waived and spent four weeks on Miami's practice squad.

Barrett takes the place of Danny Trevathan on the active roster after Trevathan was moved to short-term injured reserve on Tuesday.

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