With just one more spot left on the 90-man roster, the Denver Broncos have decided to occupy the spot with veteran wide out Philly Brown.
After the Denver Broncos signed former CFL first round pick Mark Chapman on Thursday, the team signed another wide receiver to the 90-man roster. His name is Philly Brown. After appearing for a physical, he was able to put the pen to paper. Earlier this week, Jimmy Williams and Carlos Henderson did not report to training camp.
With two spots on the roster, it made all the sense for the Broncos to fill them before training camp begins on Saturday. Broncos Country might know a bit about Corey “Philly” Brown. He was on the opposite side of the field when the Broncos faced the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
Brown was the leading receiver for the Panthers in that game. He recorded four catches for 80 yards. He originally signed with Carolina as an undrafted free agent back in 2014.
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How much of an impact will Philly Brown make with the Denver Broncos? Best guess is that he might be a camp body. However, I would not be surprised if he plays a bigger role if an injury was to surface from any of the wide outs on the roster.
He does bring a veteran presence to the roster, which is not bad at all for a team looking for a player that can grasp the playbook and hopefully look to contribute quickly.
One situation to keep an eye on is when Carlos Henderson or Jimmy Williams return from their absences. If they both come back, would that mean Philly Brown could find himself without a team again? I could very well see Henderson and Brown competing for a roster spot this summer.
The Denver Broncos take the field for training camp on Saturday. Let us see what Philly Brown can do.