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Broncos agree to terms with Roman Phifer as Senior Personnel Executive


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Following the 2021 NFL Draft, General Manager George Paton has made another addition to the team's front office.

The Broncos have agreed to terms with Roman Phifer as Senior Personnel Executive, Paton announced Tuesday.

With the team, he will maintain a presence at UCHealth Training Center and also scout on the road for the Broncos.

Phifer (pronounced: FI-fer) joins the Broncos from the Detroit Lions, where he spent three years in the team's personnel department as a West Coast Area Scout.

Phifer scouted states including California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico for the Lions.

He parlayed a two-week scouting internship during training camp with the team in 2017 into his eventual role with the Lions.

Before arriving in Detroit, Phifer worked at UCLA as the football program's director of player development from 2016-17. In the role, he worked directly with players and communicated with university staff about individuals' academic progress. He also facilitated community outreach for the UCLA football program.

Phifer previously spent time with the Broncos as an assistant linebackers coach from 2009-10. He then worked as a magistrate in Charlotte, North Carolina before he joined the Bruins in 2016.

A 15-year NFL veteran, Phifer was selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He spent eight years with the franchise before a two-year stint with the Jets, four years in New England and a brief stay with the Giants. He started and won three Super Bowls with New England.

Phifer was a four-time Pro Bowl alternate during his career and won the Rams' Ed Block Courage Award.

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