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Third-round pick Royce Freeman signs rookie contract

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — All members of the Broncos’ 2018 draft class are now under contract.

Third-round pick Royce Freeman, the team's last remaining unsigned draft pick, put pen to paper on his first NFL contract Thursday at UCHealth Training Center.

“It felt amazing, just to come in here and sign and be official,” Freeman said in an interview with Broncos TV. “It’s definitely a moment I’ve been thinking about since I was young, and to finally complete that just feels great.”

The signing ensures that all of the Oregon product’s financial ducks are in a row before training camp begins.

“Everything comes with time, so I wasn’t really too worried about it,” he said. “Mostly just going out there at OTAs and all those other practices is putting my best foot forward and competing, so that’s what I was worried about for the most part.”

And his first NFL training camp experience just three weeks away, Freeman said he’s ready to compete and help the team prepare for the season.

“Training camp, I definitely feel like it’ll be intense,” he said. “I think everybody’s excited just getting those juices back flowing. [During] that break, you get antsy as a football player being away from football. Just coming back and being around the facility and working toward a goal, I think that’s what everybody’s excited to do.”

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