Denver Broncos Sign Defensive Linemen Cody Larsen and Will Pericak


The Denver Post has just reported that the Denver Broncos have signed two defensive linemen. Both players have experience on NFL practice squads and will join a defensive line group that has been getting nothing but praise from training camp reporters.

Cody Larsen was listed as a DT on the Ravens Practice Squad last year (his rookie year). The Ravens signed him to a reserve-future deal last December but cut him in May. Larsen is 26 years old and played for Southern Utah.

DE Will Pericak is 24 and is a local success story – he played for the University of Colorado after making waves at Boulder High School. From the CU Buffs website:

"He (Pericak) set a Colorado record with 49 career starts (every game of his collegiate career), which also set the record for the most games played by a defensive player (topping the old mark of 48 previously held by four players).   He became just the ninth defensive lineman to record 200 or more tackles in a CU career, finishing with 207 (which included 125 solo, the fourth most ever by a Buff defensive lineman); the 207 ranked 61st overall in CU history.   He also had three career blocked kicks, the most by any CU player in two decades."

In Aug 2013 the Ravens waived Pericak after giving him the highest signing bonus of any of their undrafted rookie free agents that May. After spending a short time on the San Diego Chargers practice squad in the 2013 season (and by short I mean short – 4 days is all I could find a record of) he was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad in December of 2013, moved to their official roster at the end of the season 2013 season. He was then released by the Jaguars in April 2014.