Denver Broncos: Familiar names are trying out for the team in mini-camp
The Denver Broncos are holding a mandatory mini-camp this week, and the team has brought in several players for tryouts.
The biggest and most recognizable name on that list is that of Shaquem Griffin, the former Seattle Seahawks linebacker. Griffin, born with amniotic band syndrome that caused him to lose one of his hands at a young age, could be an interesting addition to the linebacking corps.
The Broncos will also get a look at some other potential signees.
Amara Darboh was selected in the third round of the 2017 draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He has bounced around the league since then and has just eight career receptions. He will try to find a home within Denver’s crowded receiving corps.
Penei Sewell was chosen with the No. 7 overall pick in the most recent draft. His older brother, Gabe, a linebacker who played at Nevada during his college days, will work out for the Broncos.
Sewell made 282 career tackles and had 3.5 sacks in his career with the Wolfpack.
During the short-lived return of the XFL, De’Mornay Pierson-El was one of the league’s stars. Pierson-El played at Nebraska and went undrafted before being signed by the Washington Football Team.
In the XFL, he was a top target in the passing game for the St. Louis Battlehawks. That allowed him to get a shot with the Las Vegas Raiders last summer, but he failed to make the team.
The Broncos definitely need more depth at tight end, which could open the door for Kyle Markway, who will try out. Markway came from South Carolina in college and has already been with the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.
The Broncos will take a close look at each of these players this week and find out if any of them are a good fit for the team’s current roster.