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Broncos Activate OLB Shaq Barrett From NFI List

Mike Klis of 9News first reported that Broncos OLB Shaq Barrett (hip) has been cleared to resume some football activity on Tuesday.

  • Nicki Jhabvala confirms that Barrett has been activated from the NFI list based on the Broncos’ latest roster.

The Broncos placed Barrett on the NFI last month after he suffered a hip injury that was expected to cost him a few months of recovery time.

Barrett, 24, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State back in 2014. He was on and off of their practice squad during his rookie season but managed to make the 53-man roster in each of the past two seasons.

The Broncos re-signed Barrett to a one-year, $615,000 exclusive rights contract a month ago.

In 2016, Barrett appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and recorded 36 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 28 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.

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