The Broncos on Monday announced several roster moves.
The club acquired defensive lineman Le Kevin Smith from the New England Patriots in a trade that included undisclosed draft choices. The team also signed free-agent running back Marcus Thigpen and waived defensive lineman Rulon Davis along with guard Pat Murray.
Smith is a fourth-year player who spent his first three NFL seasons with the Patriots, who selected him in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft from the University of Nebraska. He has played 31 career games, totaling 25 tackles and one fumble recovery.
Last season, Smith — a former Nebraska Cornhusker — appeared in 15 games for New England and posted a career-best 21 tackles and one fumble recovery.
Meanwhile, Thigpen is a rookie running back who joins the Broncos after he was waived by Philadelphia on Aug. 4. The 5-foot-9, 193 pounder entered the NFL with the Eagles on May 1 as a college free agent from the University of Indiana.
During his four-year tenure with the Hoosiers, Thigpen became the first player in school history with more than 1,000 career rushing yards, receiving yards and kickoff return yards.
– Zach Eisendrath, DenverBroncos.com
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