Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rookie Draft Picks Montee Ball and Kayvon Webster Sign with Broncos

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On the same day that the Denver Broncos released veteran running back Willis McGahee in an attempt to "go younger" at the position, the team agreed to terms with rookie running back Montee Ball.

Terms of Ball's contract are unknown at the time of his posting, but it was presumably a four-year deal.

Shortly after coming to terms with Ball, the team sent out a press release that third round draft pick Kayvon Webster had also agreed to terms with the team.  This leaves first round selection defensive tackle Sylvester Williams as the only remaining un-signed rookie on Denver's roster.
Ball (5'10", 217 pounds) is expected to compete with Ronnie Hillman and Knowshon Moreno to win the starting gig after running back this summer.  McGahee's release earlier today showed that the Broncos are confident in their young running backs.

"I’m sure it’s no secret that all of us, with one person missing, our reps are going to increase," Ball said after practice on Thursday.  "For me, I’m approaching every day like I did before when he was here and even before when he wasn’t here, during OTAs. I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing.”

Webster (5'11", 198 pounds) will be competing for playing time in a very crowded secondary.  If he is going to see the field often this season, he will have to greatly impress the coaches this summer.

The Broncos wrapped up a three-day minicamp this afternoon and will return for training camp in late July.  Until then, players get a short break before returning to continue preparing for the 2013 season.