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Broncos activate LB Mark Barron from IR to active roster, waive RB LeVante Bellamy

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A late free-agent addition may soon make his Broncos debut.

The Broncos have activated linebacker Mark Barron from injured reserve to their active roster, the team announced Wednesday.

Denver waived running back LeVante Bellamy in a corresponding roster move. Bellamy, an undrafted rookie from Western Michigan, was activated from IR on Tuesday.

Barron, a ninth-year player, signed with the Broncos in late August after rookie linebacker Justin Strnad suffered a season-ending injury. Barron spent the 2019 season in Pittsburgh, where he started nine games and appeared in 15 contests for the Steelers.

The Alabama product, though, suffered an injury during the Broncos' final practice of training camp and was placed on injured reserve after the season began. He was designated to return to practice in early November, and the Broncos had until Nov. 27 to activate him to their roster. If they chose not to activate him, he would've remained on IR for the rest of the 2020 season.

Barron, who played safety early in his career, has appeared in 119 career games and totaled nine interceptions, 42 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, 12 sacks and 710 tackles.

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