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Broncos sign DE Jonathan Kongbo to future contract


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have added one more young player to their growing list of players on future contracts, as they signed defensive end Jonathan Kongbo on Wednesday.

Kongbo, who played his college ball at the University of Tennessee, has spent most of his pro football career in the Canadian Football League as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In his two seasons in the CFL, Konbgo has made 28 tackles and recorded four sacks as he's appeared in 30 games, including two starts.

Between the 2019 and 2021 CFL seasons, Kongbo spent nearly eight months with the 49ers during the 2020 offseason before being designated as waived/injured in August of that year. 

At Tennessee, Kongbo appeared in 30 games over three seasons and made 51 total tackles for the Volunteers, including 5.5 tackles for loss. He also had 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, two passes defensed and one defensive touchdown before suffering a season-ending injury during his senior season in 2018.

The Broncos have now signed eight players to future contracts, as the team previously announced that it had signed tight end Shaun Beyer, running back Damarea Crockett, wide receiver Travis Fulgham, tackle Drew Himmelman, guard Zack Johnson, linebacker Barrington Wade and defensive end Marquiss Spencer.

Kongbo and those players will be added to the Broncos' 90-man active roster after the 2021 NFL season officially concludes.

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