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Broncos add LB Reshard Cliett to practice squad

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --The Broncos made one change on their practice squad Tuesday, signing inside linebacker Reshard Cliett. To make room for Cliett, the Broncos waived rookie Kyle Kragen, who spent Week 1 on the practice squad.

A second-year veteran, Cliett spent his rookie season with the Houston Texans on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL and torn lateral meniscus during the Texans' first training-camp practice of 2015. The Texans waived him this month at the 53-man roster deadline.

Cliett was a sixth-round pick of the Texans (No. 211 overall) last year after starting 27 games at South Florida. The Thomasville, Ga. product played four seasons at USF, including his first two (2011-12) alongside Broncos special-teams captain Kayvon Webster.

Cliett notched career highs in sacks (6) and tackles for losses (7.5) during his senior season of 2014. He finished his USF career with 139 total tackles, 18 tackles for losses, nine sacks, seven passes defensed and a forced fumble.

The Broncos also announced that practice-squad linebacker Vontarrius Dora would change jersey numbers. He will now wear No. 59 after donning No. 68 throughout the offseason and preseason.

On the active roster, the Broncos also released TE Garrett Graham from the injured reserve list. He was placed on that list at the 75-man deadline because of a shoulder injury.

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