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Broncos claim TE Jake Murphy off waivers; place Marvin Austin Jr. on injured reserve


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --The Broncos were awarded TE Jake Murphy off waivers from Cincinnati on Thursday. To make room, they placed NT Marvin Austin Jr. on injured reserve.

Austin has missed nearly all of training camp because of a groin injury. With the emergence of sixth-round pick Darius Kilgo in his stead, Austin slipped to the fourth team while he dealt with his injury.

The 6-foot-4, 252-pound Murphy, a Utah product, spent half of last year on the Bengals' practice squad after playing for Oakland last summer.

Murphy's father is Dale Murphy, the two-time National League MVP (1982-83) with the Atlanta Braves who eventually concluded his career with the Colorado Rockies. His older brother, Shawn, was with the Broncos during the 2011 preseason as an offensive lineman.

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