ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --The Broncos fortified their fullback corps Tuesday when they were awarded Toben Opurum off waivers from the New Orleans Saints.
In a corresponding move, the team waived tight end Anthony Norris.
A product of Kansas, the 6-foot-1, 250-pound Opurum spent the 2013 season on the Chiefs' practice squad before being claimed by the Houston Texans for their 53-man roster on Dec. 24 of that year. He did not play any regular-season snaps for the Texans, and was on their practice squad in 2014 for a month.
The 25-year-old Opurum joined the Saints on Dec. 11, 2014 as a practice-squad member, and spent most of the 2015 season on their practice squad before receiving a Dec. 16 promotion to the 53-man roster. He played two games for the Saints last year, but did not record a carry; all of his work came on special teams.
A two-time team captain at Kansas, Opurum was an outside linebacker for the Jayhawks before being converted to fullback as a pro.