ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos signed outside linebacker Aaron Wallace and cornerback Horace Richardson to the active roster after placing running back Phillip Lindsay and wide receiver Andre Holmes on injured reserve, the team announced Friday.
Wallace and Richardson were signed from the Bengals' and Chiefs' practice squads, respectively.
Wallace is a third-year player out of UCLA who entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. As a rookie for the Titans, Wallace appeared in 10 games and made 14 total tackles, including one sack. In 2017, Wallace suffered a back injury and was placed on injured reserve in September. A year later, the Titans waived Wallace after he spent 13 games with the Titans over three years. He joined the Bengals on Nov. 20.
Richardson, a first-year player out of SMU, went undrafted in 2017 and signed with the Vikings as a college free agent. He spent the entirety of that season on their practice squad but was waived during roster cuts prior to the 2018 season. The Chiefs then signed Richardson to their practice squad on Dec. 5. Richardson totaled five tackles in eight preseason games over the last two years.
Head Coach Vance Joseph said the move was more about bringing the two young players onto the roster ahead of the offseason than getting them playing time Sunday against the Chargers.
"Probably not," said Joseph when asked whether the two players they signed will play this weekend. "They're flying in and getting physicals today. It was more about future contracts than it was Sunday."