Denver Broncos sign Deiontrez Mount, waive Jimmy Bean
The Denver Broncos made a recent waiver claim on Jimmy Bean, but waived him after a failed physical and signed LB Deiontrez Mount…
The Denver Broncos made a roster move on Tuesday, bringing in linebacker/defensive end Deiontrez Mount to replace recently acquired Jimmy Bean, who failed a physical.
The move to add Mount is an interesting one, given the Broncos are just two days out from their final preseason game of 2017, and Mount has spent the last chunk of his career with the Indianapolis Colts.
The move was formally announced by the Broncos on Twitter:
Mount is an interesting prospect, one who was picked at the top of the sixth round in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. He’s played in five career NFL games, and spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts, who recently let him go.
The former Louisville Cardinal was signed last September by the Colts to their practice squad after being let go by the Titans, and signed on to the active roster with Indianapolis in December.
He was competing for playing time this Summer, when he hurt his hamstring and was waived/injured by the Colts. The Colts then released Mount from injured reserve on August 25th, and he’s apparently healthy enough to compete for a roster spot again.
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The obvious motivation in signing a guy like Mount at this point is to give the Broncos an edge in re-signing him to their practice squad when the time comes. They have no need for another player on their 90-man roster at this point, unless they feel he’s worthy to be developed and given a shot in the future.
The Broncos have made some really good pickups like this in the past, taking someone else’s castoff and turning them in to a nice piece of rotational depth or even starter quality players.
Mount is a lanky pass rusher with excellent functional strength and some slippery moves around the edge.
He’s not a finished product by any means, but an interesting developmental rusher who might just be given the green light to go get after the quarterback late in the Broncos’ last preseason game against Arizona.