The Broncos on Monday placed defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson on injured reserve.
The team was awarded fullback Quinn Johnson off waivers from Tennessee as a corresponding roster move. In addition, the club waived running back Brandon Minor from injured reserve.
Johnson, acquired by the Titans via trade in September, spent his first two NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers, serving primarily as a lead blocker. He appeared in 11 games with four starts last season, catching three passes for 26 yards during the regular season, adding five special-teams tackles as the Packers eventually won Super Bowl XLV.
That championship gave Johnson the rare feat of winning a title at every level of football — Little League, high school, college and the NFL.
The former fifth-round draft pick saw action at fullback in Tennessee’s first four games of the season, catching three passes for 30 yards, including two against the Broncos in Week 3.
He helped Chris Johnson amass his first 100-yard rushing game of the season in Week 4.
In college at LSU, Johnson played in 40 games with 15 starts, carrying the ball 16 times for 34 yards and five touchdowns in addition to five catches for 54 yards.
Vickerson’s move to injured reserve leaves the team with Brodrick Bunkley, Ryan McBean, Marcus Thomas and Mitch Unrein as the defensive tackles on the active roster.