ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos' roster returned to the full 90-man limit after the team signed linebacker Bo Bower, defensive tackle Caushaud Lyons and defensive end Antonio Simmons on Friday.
Denver had three roster spots to fill when they waived quarterback Nick Stevens and long snapper Christian Kuntz and waived/injured Deiontrez Mount. Mount cleared waivers and is now on the Broncos' injured reserve list.
Bower joins college teammate Josey Jewell in the Broncos' linebacking corps after playing together at Iowa from 2014 through 2017. The two linebackers were productive tacklers, combining for 441 tackles in 2016 and 2017. Bower started at weakside linebacker in each of Iowa's 26 games over those two seasons.
Lyons has competed with seven NFL teams — Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, the Los Angeles Rams, Detroit, Chicago and Minnesota — since he joined the NFL in 2015 as an undrafted free agent out of Tusculum College.
Simmons, a former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, is a rookie who went undrafted after this year's NFL Draft. He was an effective and disruptive defender even though he started in just six games in 2017. Simmons led the Yellow Jackets in sacks and tackles for loss, with 5.5 and 8.0, respectively.