The Broncos set out to add competition to the roster this offseason, and that hasn’t changed as OTAs continue.
Fourth-year fullback Kyle Eckel joined the team Friday, now one of two fullbacks on the roster alongside Spencer Larsen.
That means Matt Prater is the only Bronco without competition on the roster at his position.
Eckel, who is already practicing with the team this morning, has spent time with the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and most recently the New Orleans Saints.
Fresh off a Super Bowl XLIV win, Eckel has carried the ball 59 times for 175 yards and two touchdowns in his career, also hauling in three receptions for 20 yards.
The fullback played his college career at Navy, leaving the academy with 2,906 rushing yards — including 13 100-yard rushing games — and 25 rushing touchdowns. He became just the third player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season twice.
We’ll have more from Friday’s practice this afternoon.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com