ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Looking for additional depth along the defensive line, the Broncos signed second-year defensive end Bobby Richardson on Friday.
A 6-foot-3, 286-pounder, Richardson projects as a 3- and 5-technique end in the Broncos' scheme. He spent the 2016 season on the practice squads of three teams: the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Redskins and finally, the Kansas City Chiefs, a team he joined on Oct. 25 before being released on Nov. 9.
The 24-year-old Richardson brings first-team experience, starting 11 games for the Saints in 2015. He notched 40 total tackles, a half-sack, one pass breakup and an interception. ProFootballFocus.com created him with nine quarterback hurries and 20 total stops.
Blessed with long arms, Richardson's 34 5/8-inch arms were the fourth-longest of any of the 55 defensive linemen measured at the 2015 Scouting Combine.
A product of Plant H.S. in Tampa, Fla. and Indiana University, Richardson broke into the league as an undrafted signee by the Saints on May 4, 2015. He remained with them until they released him at the final cutdown last September.
Richardson was a team captain at Indiana in 2014, recording 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for losses in his senior season.