ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — On the heels of voluntary veteran minicamp, the Broncos have signed offensive lineman Jake Brendel and cornerback Trey Johnson, the team announced Thursday.
The Broncos released cornerback Craig Mager in a corresponding move.
Both Brendel and Johnson participated in this week’s minicamp as tryout players.
Brendel, a fourth-year player, played in 21 career games at center and guard over the last three seasons for the Miami Dolphins. The former undrafted free agent — who also spent time with the Cowboys — was injured for much of the 2018 season. The Dolphins placed him on injured reserve with a calf injury on Sept. 3 before activating him from the IR/Designated for Return list in November. He then went back to IR in mid-December.
Johnson, a second-year player, spent 2018 with the Steelers but spent the season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The Steelers waived the Villanova product from the injured reserve list in January.