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Broncos sign DL Billy Winn, DL Mike Purcell, OL Jake Rodgers


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos added depth to their offensive and defensive lines Monday as they signed offensive lineman Jake Rodgers and defensive linemen Billy Winn and Mike Purcell.

Winn, a seventh-year veteran, previously played for the Broncos in 2016. He appeared in all 16 games and started two contests that season as he recorded 19 tackles and a fumble recovery. The Broncos re-signed Winn in May of 2017, but he tore his ACL in the team's first preseason game and was placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Originally a sixth-round pick by the Browns in 2012, Winn has not played in an NFL game since the injury. He has appeared in 68 career games and started 23 contests.

Both Rodgers and Purcell participated in the Broncos' voluntary veteran minicamp as tryout players last week.

Rodgers, a second-year player, has spent time with five different teams' practice squads. He was originally drafted in the seventh round by the Falcons in 2015.

Purcell, meanwhile, has appeared in 25 games during his four years in the NFL. A Highlands Ranch (Colo.) High School graduate, Purcell started his professional career with the 49ers as a college free agent in 2013.

The Broncos have now signed four tryout players from last week's minicamp. Rodgers and Purcell join CB Trey Johnson and OL Jake Brendel on the roster.

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