The Broncos on Friday signed unrestricted free-agent tackle Brandon Gorin, it was announced.
The ninth-year offensive lineman joins the team after stints with St. Louis (2007-08), Arizona (2006), New England (2002-06) and San Diego (2001). He entered the NFL with the Chargers in 2001 as a seventh-round selection (201st overall) from Purdue University.
Gorin has appeared in 42 games (26 starts) and seven postseason contests (5 starts) in his career. Last season, he injured his shoulder during St. Louis’ preseason opener against Tennessee and was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 19.
He has had a lot of success in his career so far — in New England, he helped running back Corey Dillon set the Patriots’ single-season rushing record with 1,635 yards as he played in a career-high 14 games (10 starts) and all three of New England’s postseason outings, including its Super Bowl XXXIX win over Philadelphia.
Gorin joins an offensive line that allowed just 12 sacks last season.