The Broncos have been assigned former Kansas City running back Kolby Smith on waivers. Smith was waived by the Chiefs on Monday.
The team also announced it has waived linebacker Korey Bosworth and punter A.J. Trapasso.
Smith, a fourth-year veteran out of Louisville, rushed for more than 400 yards as a rookie in 2007, while playing in all 16 games. The former fifth-round pick started six games at the end of the season when starter Larry Johnson went down with a season-ending foot injury.
For his career, Smith has picked up 540 yards on 162 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
Smith totaled 50 carries during the last two seasons while limited with injuries. The 5-foot-11, 219-pounder played in just four games last season, rushing for 33 yards on 15 attempts. He added two catches for nine yards.
Smith has also seen time as a special teams performer.
Trapasso, a former Ray Guy Award semifinalist at Ohio State, split last season between Tampa Bay and Tennessee’s practice squad. Since being signed in January, Trapasso had competed with Britton Colquitt.
On Sunday, Head Coach Josh McDaniels declared Colquitt ahead in the punting competition. The move leaves Colquitt, a second-year college free agent out of Tennessee who spent Week 17 last season on the Broncos’ active roster, as the lone punter on the roster.
Bosworth, a college free agent linebacker out of UCLA, was a two-year starter for the Bruins who finished his college career with 154 tackles, including 33.5 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks. Bosworth is the nephew of former Oklahoma University and Seattle Seahawks star Brian Bosworth.
-Eric Detweiler, DenverBroncos.com