ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --Looking for more depth on the offensive line after a wave of injuries in recent days, the Broncos on Friday signed rookie Mathu Gibson, a product of Division II Wingate University in North Carolina.
To make room for Gibson, the Broncos designated offensive lineman Sam Brenner as waived/injured.
A quick 6-foot-6, 295-pounder who is light on his feet, Gibson had a tryout with the New York Jets during their rookie minicamp in May.
"It was a great blessing," Gibson told WingateBulldogs.com. "I was able to play against a lot of high level competition. (The experience) made me feel confident that I can play against anyone."
Gibson had been set to play this fall in Australia, signing a contract with the Newcastle Miners of the National Gridiron League, a proposed developmental league that targeted North American players who were looking to extend their careers. But according to a report from AmericanFootballInternational.com, the league had to postpone its debut from October 2016 to October 2017 because of complications related to the issuing of hundreds of work visas to its players.
A product of West Forsyth High School in Winston Salem, N.C., Gibson also played defensive end in high school before focusing on offensive line at Wingate.