As the Denver Broncos begin training camp on Thursday, the team brought in former Houston Cougar and 49ers wide out Steven Dunbar Jr. to the roster.
With training camp beginning today for the Denver Broncos, the team was going into the morning with 89 players after the retirement of Aaron Burbridge. What better to fill the spot on the roster with a player who has played in Rich Scangarello’s system?
The Denver Broncos announced just hours before training camp begins that the team has signed Steven Dunbar Jr. to the active roster. For those that are unfamiliar with Dunbar Jr., he was a wide out who played college at the University of Houston. After going undrafted, the San Francisco 49ers picked him up as an undrafted free agent.
Steven would spend 2018 on the 49ers practice squad, but did appear in one game.
The move gives the Denver Broncos a full 90-man roster once again. And it is a player that knows the offensive system pretty well. Rich Scangarello was the offensive coordinator at San Francisco.
How much of an impact can he bring to the Denver Broncos? It is unknown at this point. It does help that he knows the west coast offense system of Scangarello. Spending most of the season on the practice squad does tell us a lot.
I honestly believe that he will fit well in a system that he is familiar with. However, with the competition in front of him, he will really need to show that he can impress the coaches if he hopes to earn one of the 53 spots on the active roster.
Because of his familiarity of the system, I could see him landing on the Broncos practice squad if he clears waivers and does not make the final 53.It should be an interesting time in the wide receiver room. Welcome to Denver Steven Dunbar Jr.