03-19-2007, 05:50 PM
I've seen nothing confirmed yet other than reports he agreed terms over 1 week ago.
He's still not registered as a Bronco on NFLPA yet. Could be a caproom issue but somehow I doubt it after Rod cleared a chunk.
Even Petersen's and Morgan's extensions have been recorded.
03-19-2007, 06:01 PM
I noticed this as well. Not sure what's going on. Perhaps a team desperately stepped in at the last minute or maybe they are waiting for physicals from Dove Valley. I think player check-in is going on at Dove Valley right now.
03-19-2007, 06:17 PM
Ok, it's official today. It was probably like I thought where they were doing weigh-ins and physicals today to make sure he was clear to sign.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Broncos signed defensive end Courtney Brown two years ago in the hopes that he could shirk his pattern of injuries and become a reliable force up front.
While the former No. 1 overall pick made it through all but one game of the 2005 campaign, he never made it onto the field in 2006, and on Monday the Broncos chose to release him.
The Broncos also officially announced the signing of quarterback Patrick Ramsey, who spent last year backing up Chad Pennington with the New York Jets.
Brown joined the Broncos in 2005 after the Browns released him following five seasons during which his on-field production was overshadowed by the numerous injuries he encountered. He played every game in his 2000 rookie season, but missed 11 games in 2001 (sprained ankle, right knee), five games in 2002 (knee), three in 2003 (ruptured right biceps tendon) and 14 in 2004 (left foot).
The following summer, his first Broncos training camp was truncated when he disclocated his elbow during a morning practice. He returned to the lineup in time for a Week 2 win over San Diego, however, and played in 14 regular season games -- starting 13 -- and started both playoff contests that January, helping the Broncos' run defense finish the year ranked second in the league.
By the summer of 2006, however, the poor fortune of Brown's Cleveland years had returned, and a left knee injury kept him out of training camp and the start of the regular season.
"It was a lot of things that went into it as far as practicing and playing on it," Brown said on Sept. 4. "Not one particular thing (triggered) it. I just know that when they looked into it, that's what it was."
By Oct. 11, Brown was on injured reserve and miseed an entire season for the first time in his career. Overall, he was forced to sit out more games than he played in the last six seasons, playing 45 times and watching from the sidelines on 51 occasions in that span.
As for Ramsey, he joins Preston Parsons in a scrum to decide who will back up Jay Cutler this coming season. The six-year veteran has 24 NFL starts and 35 games on his résumé completing 480 of 862 passes (55.7%) for 5,649 yards with 34 touchdowns and 29 interceptions for a 74.9 passer rating.
All of Ramsey's career starts came with the Washington Redskins, with whom he played from 2002 through 2005. He only attempted one pass in his lone season with the Jets.
Ramsey's signing means that the Broncos' compliment of first-rounders remains the same as it was entering the day. He was a first-round selection of the Washington Redskins in the 2002 NFL Draft as the final pick of the first round. Two years earlier, Cleveland led off the first round by selecting Brown.
Ramsey turned 28 on Valentine's Day.
03-19-2007, 07:45 PM
That's a relief. I thought he might be taking a cruise. ;D