Broncos Sign DL Mike Purcell & OL Jake Rodgers


According to Ryan O’Halloran, the Broncos have signed DL Mike Purcell and OL Jake Rodgers

Both players tried out for the Broncos last week. 

Purcell, 27, originally signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Wyoming back in 2013. He bounced on and off the team’s practice squad before making San Francisco’s active roster for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

The 49ers waived Purcell shortly after re-signing him to a one-year exclusive rights deal and was claimed by the Rams. After having brief stints on the Bears, Patriots, and Panthers’ practice squads, he closed out the 2017 season on Kansas City’s practice squad.

The Chiefs re-signed him to a futures contract back in January, 2018, but waived him in April.

In 2016, Purcell appeared in 15 games for the 49ers and recorded 26 total tackles.

Rodgers, 27, is a former seventh-round pick of the Falcons back in May of 2015. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but later signed on to the Giants’ practice squad at the start of the 2015 season.

Since then, Rodgers has spent time with a few teams including the Panthers, Steelers, Chargers, Texans and Ravens. Rodgers was most recently on the Ravens practice squad to end 2018 before being waived. 

Rodgers has yet to appear in an NFL game.

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