Broncos Promoting TE Brian Parker From Practice Squad

Nicki Jhabvala reports that the Broncos are promoting TE Brian Parker from their practice squad to the active roster in time for Week 4.

Jhabvala notes that Parker fills TE Jake Butt‘s roster spot after he sustained a torn ACL during practice this week.

Parker, 26, originally signed on with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Albany back in 2015. He was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason and was quickly claimed off waivers by the Chiefs.

He played out the 2015 season with Kansas City but was cut loose coming out of the next preseason. The Jets signed him off waivers but quickly waived him with an injury designation.

After re-signing to New York and being waived, once again, with an injury designation, he signed on with the Broncos’ practice squad and re-signed to a futures deal. He was among Denver’s final roster cuts this preseason and signed to their practice squad once clearing waivers.

In 2015, Parker appeared in nine games for the Chiefs and recorded one reception for nine yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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