On Tuesday, the Broncos made a handful of changes to the practice squad.
Offensive lineman Adam Grant was dropped from the squad. Added were linebacker Mike Mohamed — who was waived from the active roster on Monday — offensive lineman Darrion Weems and wide receiver Bert Reed.
Mohamed split time between Denver’s practice squad and active roster last season as a rookie. He appeared in the team’s first two games, then spent the next nine weeks on the practice squad. He was brought back to the active roster in Week 13 and was inactive for the team’s final seven games, including its two postseason contests.
Originally drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round (189th overall) out of of Cal, Mohamed earned first-team All-Pacific 10 Conference honors in a junior after leading the league with 112 tackles to go with two sacks, three interceptions, six passes defensed and one forced fumble. Mohamed finished his collegiate career ranked fourth on the school’s all-time list with 340 tackles while playing in 50-of-51 possible games.
Weems, also a rookie, started 14 games for the Oregon Ducks at left tackle in 2011. He was the recipient of the Bob Officer Award that year, given to the player who excels in spite of physical adversity. In 2010, when he played in 11 games and started 7, he helped paved the way for the nation’s top running back, LaMichael James. That year, Oregon ranked first in scoring offense and total offense among all FBS schools.
Reed, originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in May, finished his career at Florida State ranked fourth in school history in receptions with 170 and 12th in receiving yards with 2,022. He also notched 10 career touchdown receptions, adding 243 rushing yards and three more scores on the ground.