Despite the Denver Broncos being off on Tuesday, the front office was very busy.
First the team put defensive end Derek Wolfe and cornerback Chris Harris on injured reserve. The moves come as no surprise. Wolfe has not seen action on the field since November due to suffering seizure-like symptoms. Of course, Harris tore his ACL in the club’s playoff win over the Chargers.
The moves allowed the Broncos to sign CB Marquice Cole and practice-squad tackle Vinston Painter.
Cole is a fifth-year player with two starts in 64 regular season games with the Jets (’09-’11) and the Patriots (’12-’13). He has 36 career tackles, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and 51 special teams tackles. He also has post season experience to the tune of eight games.
He came into the NFL as a college free agent from Northwestern, where he totaled 114 tackles, seven interceptions, and a sack in 43 games.
The Broncos selected Painter in the 6th round of the 2013 draft out of Virginia Tech.
The major move today of course was the Cole signing. He adds great depth at corner and he’ll likely see plenty of action on special teams. The Broncos had to sign someone there since the Harris loss is big.