The Denver Broncos announced they signed four players to reserve/future contracts on Tuesday, including WRs DeVier Posey, Jace Davis, RB Cyrus Gray, and CB B.J. Lowery…
The Broncos made some interesting future contract additions on Tuesday, headlined by former Big Ten stars DeVier Posey (WR) and B.J. Lowery (CB).
DeVier Posey is a player I’d like to park on for a minute. He is a former high third round pick of the Houston Texans (2012) when Gary Kubiak was the head coach there. His senior season in 2011 was cut short to just five games and his career with the Texans never really got going.
Once Bill O’Brien took over in Houston, they didn’t really have a place for him and he was sent to the New York Jets in a draft-day trade. The Jets’ GM — Mike Maccagnan — was the director of scouting when Posey was drafted in Houston. He was cut from the Texans in August before the start of the regular season, but his athleticism and size are incredibly intriguing.
He hasn’t produced well since 2010 at Ohio State but there’s plenty of intrigue there.
B.J. Lowery of Iowa is probably the player I’m most familiar with. The Hawkeyes have always produced excellent defensive backs at the collegiate level, and Lowery was an undrafted free agent signed by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. He wound up playing in the IFL for the Cedar Rapids Titans where he was a standout player.
At Iowa, Lowery was a really good player both defensively and on special teams. He was third in the nation with 19 pass breakups in the same season that Bradley Roby had 16 before he was picked in the first round by the Denver Broncos.
Jace Davis is a local product out of Northern Colorado who spent some time with the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad last season when Gary Kubiak was the offensive coordinator there. He was later let go and signed a future/reserve deal with the Houston Texans, and will now get another shot with the Denver Broncos.
He’s got excellent speed.
Cyrus Gray is best known for being a teammate of Von Miller’s both in high school and at Texas A&M before playing for the Kansas City Chiefs. In a parting Tweet when he was released by the Chiefs back in July of 2015, Gray ended his time there with ‘Chiefs 4 life!’
It would probably be sweet redemption for him to come out and make the Broncos and have a shot at the Chiefs someday.