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  • Broncos Sign Travis Wilson, Ryan McBean, and P.J. Pope to Their Practice Squad

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    Broncos Also Add Three To Practice Squad
    The Denver Broncos have claimed safety Calvin Lowry off waivers from Tennessee, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced Monday.

    The Broncos also announced the additions of defensive end Ryan McBean, running back P.J. Pope and wide receiver Travis Wilson to their practice squad while waiving safety Roderick Rogers.

    Lowry (5-foot-11, 200 pounds) is a third-year safety who spent his first two seasons with Tennessee, which selected him in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft from Penn State University. He has played 32 career regular-season games (11 starts), totaling 62 tackles (42 solo), two interceptions (18 yds.), 12 pass breakups and 19 special-teams stops. An 11-game starter for the Titans in 2007, Lowry was a first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection as a senior at Penn State. He attended Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, N.C., and was born on Feb. 13, 1983.

    McBean (6-foot-5, 290 pounds) is a second-year defensive end who spent his rookie season with Pittsburgh, which selected him in the fourth round (132nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft from Oklahoma State University. He was on the Steelers' practice squad for the first 13 weeks of 2007 before making his NFL debut in the club's regular-season finale. McBean was a two-year starter at Oklahoma State after beginning his collegiate career at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss. He attended Trinity High School in Euless, Texas, and was born on April 23, 1984.

    Pope (5-foot-9, 205 pounds) is a second-year running back who spent the majority of the 2007 season on Chicago's practice squad. He entered the NFL with Chicago in 2006 as a college free agent from Bowling Green State University and saw time on the Bears' practice squad that year before being signed to the active roster of Green Bay, where he posted one special-teams tackle in one game played. Pope, who became the first player in BGSU history to post 3,000 career rushing yards and 1,000 career receiving yards, attended Wyoming High School in Cincinnati and was born on Feb. 26, 1984.

    Wilson (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) is a third-year wide receiver who spent his first two seasons with Cleveland, which selected him in the third round (78th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft from the University of Oklahoma. He has played four career games (1 start), totaling two receptions for 32 yards (16.0 avg.). Wilson, who was inactive for all 16 games with the Browns in 2007, finished his collegiate career at Oklahoma ranked eighth in school history in receptions (105-1,315 yds.) and second in touchdown catches (17). He attended Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas, and was born on Feb. 11, 1984.



    Source: examiner.com

  • #2
    Thanks for the info. What's Mcbeans position, btw? I can't look it up myself at the moment.


    EDIT: Nevermind you added the article. lol.

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    • #3
      mcbean was talked up a bit in last year's draft, he might end up being good

      DE in a 3-4, and a DT in a 4-3 if i'm not mistaken
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      • #4
        Originally posted by jcdavey View Post
        mcbean was talked up a bit in last year's draft, he might end up being good

        DE in a 3-4, and a DT in a 4-3 if i'm not mistaken
        I think he is just more natural at DT in a 4-3. Not going to get excited about it yet, but he was not doing that well as a 3-4 DE.

        We have one more spot left on PS?

        R Ayers - B Cofield - A Haynesworth - CJ ohnson
        J Anderson - J Beason - DJ Williams
        R Bailey - P Amukamara - R Hill - A Goodman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cutler2007 View Post
          I think he is just more natural at DT in a 4-3. Not going to get excited about it yet, but he was not doing that well as a 3-4 DE.

          We have one more spot left on PS?
          depth can't hurt ya
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          • #6
            McBean and Wilson were nice pickups
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            • #7
              Originally posted by JAY6 View Post
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              Broncos Also Add Three To Practice Squad
              The Denver Broncos have claimed safety Calvin Lowry off waivers from Tennessee, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced Monday.

              The Broncos also announced the additions of defensive end Ryan McBean, running back P.J. Pope and wide receiver Travis Wilson to their practice squad while waiving safety Roderick Rogers.

              Lowry (5-foot-11, 200 pounds) is a third-year safety who spent his first two seasons with Tennessee, which selected him in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft from Penn State University. He has played 32 career regular-season games (11 starts), totaling 62 tackles (42 solo), two interceptions (18 yds.), 12 pass breakups and 19 special-teams stops. An 11-game starter for the Titans in 2007, Lowry was a first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection as a senior at Penn State. He attended Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, N.C., and was born on Feb. 13, 1983.

              McBean (6-foot-5, 290 pounds) is a second-year defensive end who spent his rookie season with Pittsburgh, which selected him in the fourth round (132nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft from Oklahoma State University. He was on the Steelers' practice squad for the first 13 weeks of 2007 before making his NFL debut in the club's regular-season finale. McBean was a two-year starter at Oklahoma State after beginning his collegiate career at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss. He attended Trinity High School in Euless, Texas, and was born on April 23, 1984.

              Pope (5-foot-9, 205 pounds) is a second-year running back who spent the majority of the 2007 season on Chicago's practice squad. He entered the NFL with Chicago in 2006 as a college free agent from Bowling Green State University and saw time on the Bears' practice squad that year before being signed to the active roster of Green Bay, where he posted one special-teams tackle in one game played. Pope, who became the first player in BGSU history to post 3,000 career rushing yards and 1,000 career receiving yards, attended Wyoming High School in Cincinnati and was born on Feb. 26, 1984.

              Wilson (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) is a third-year wide receiver who spent his first two seasons with Cleveland, which selected him in the third round (78th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft from the University of Oklahoma. He has played four career games (1 start), totaling two receptions for 32 yards (16.0 avg.). Wilson, who was inactive for all 16 games with the Browns in 2007, finished his collegiate career at Oklahoma ranked eighth in school history in receptions (105-1,315 yds.) and second in touchdown catches (17). He attended Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas, and was born on Feb. 11, 1984.



              Source: examiner.com
              Probably insignificant. They will spend the year on trhe PS, and be invited to camp as fodder next year...but you never know.

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              • #8
                DENVER POST:

                "The other players signed to the practice squad are: quarterback Darrell Hackney, wide receiver Travis Wilson, running back P.J. Pope, safety Josh Barrett, guard Mitch Erickson, defensive tackle Steven Harris and defensive end Ryan McBean."


                I'm glad they keep Hackney and Josh Barrett!

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                • #9
                  They mat be saving the last spot for Rodgers (do not think he has cleared yet).

                  R Ayers - B Cofield - A Haynesworth - CJ ohnson
                  J Anderson - J Beason - DJ Williams
                  R Bailey - P Amukamara - R Hill - A Goodman

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                  • #10
                    Never heard of Pope, but I really like the Wilson and McBean signings. Here is their Scouts Inc. ratings:

                    2008 Scouting Report - Scouts Inc.
                    Grade: 54 | Key
                    Alert: None

                    Comment: Wilson has physical tools and still has upside as a prospect, but he has not acclimated to the NFL very well and remains far too inconsistent. He spent the 2007 season in the dog house and inactive. There were high hopes for Wilson as a developmental project, but with the signing of Donte Stallworth, it is unlikely that he gets the chance to be a difference maker in 2008. He has good size and is a well above-average athlete. He has more than enough speed and catches the ball cleanly, for the most part. He has to improve his route running, toughness and overall reliability, because he too often disappears for stretches. He is probably best out of the slot and there is certainly talent here, but Wilson must work harder in just about all facets of his game to be a factor on this club.



                    2008 Scouting Report - Scouts Inc.
                    Grade: 55 | Key
                    Alert: None

                    Comment: McBean is a project, who spent his entire first season in the NFL learning the nuances of playing defensive end in Pittsburgh's 3-4 scheme, something he was unfamiliar with in college. He does have the tall, long build that is sought after for this role and enough natural ability to eventually succeed in this transition. He is a powerful tackler and flashes a mean streak in his play. He will need to get stronger in both his upper and lower body to hold the point in this scheme. He has battled some injuries since joining the league and that has stunted his development with his technique. In turn, McBean needs to work on his hand placement and fire out of his stance lower with more consistency. He can play too tall at times and also doesn't protect his legs real well.


                    Maybe a change of system will do these two good. Can't ask for much more out of PS players than someone who has untapped potential. Seems like worthwhile signings, hopefully they can develop here

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                    • #11
                      Alright we picked up Beanie Man...he's pretty good...comparable to Kenny Peterson...can play both DE and DT...great pick up. As for Calvin Lowry...I like that pick up too...beats having Roderick Rogers backing up Marlon McCree...plus Lowry is one of the best tackling safeties in the league!!


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                      FA Targets: DT Jason Jones, DT Pat Simms, S Reggie Smith, LB Dan Connor



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                      • #12
                        I think that's 7 players on the practice squad...we can have 1 more.

                        Harris
                        Erickson
                        Hackney
                        Barrett
                        Pope
                        McBean
                        Travis Wilson


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                        FA Targets: DT Jason Jones, DT Pat Simms, S Reggie Smith, LB Dan Connor



                        :cool:

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by getlynched47 View Post
                          I think that's 7 players on the practice squad...we can have 1 more.

                          Harris
                          Erickson
                          Hackney
                          Barrett
                          Pope
                          McBean
                          Travis Wilson
                          you get 8 + 1 foreigner
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jcdavey View Post
                            you get 8 + 1 foreigner
                            Well I know that...we have 7
                            (Don't even bother counting Padilla) so we need to add one more


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                            FA Targets: DT Jason Jones, DT Pat Simms, S Reggie Smith, LB Dan Connor



                            :cool:

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                            • #15
                              Roderick Rogers is the 8th member of the practice squad.

                              http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_10356496

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