Broncos Placing FB Andy Janovich On IR, Signing TE Orson Charles

According to Ryan O’Halloran, the Broncos are placing FB Andy Janovich on injured reserve and signing TE Orson Charles to their active roster. 

Janovich suffered a dislocated elbow during Sunday’s game and will miss the remainder of the 2019 season. 

Janovich, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2016. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.5 million contract that included a $164,309 signing bonus and stands to make a base salary of $720,000 for the 2019 season.

Janovich was in line to be an unrestricted free agent in 2020 when he and the Broncos agreed to a three-year, $5.7 million extension that includes a signing bonus of $1.35 million and total guarantees of $3.22 million.

In 2019, Janovich appeared in six games and totaled five catches for 42 yards receiving and one rushing yard and a touchdown.

Charles, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2012. He lasted just over two years in Cincinnati before he was waived at the start of the 2014 season.

Since then, Charles has played for a number of teams including the Titans, Lions, Saints and Chiefs. Kansas City elected to cut Charles loose and he later signed on with the Browns in July of last year.

Charles returned to the Browns this past April only to be released during the preseason. He caught on with the Broncos but was released again coming out of the preseason. 

In 2018, Charles appeared in 13 games for the Browns and caught three passes for 23 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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