With one game left on the schedule, Denver’s roster is still evolving.
The club placed linebacker Lee Robinson on injured reserve and signed defensive lineman Louis Leonard to the active roster to take his place.
Leonard is a fourth-year player who appeared in one game for the Patriots and two games for the Panthers this year, notching two tackles for Carolina. He also appeared in two games for Carolina last season, posting 11 tackles and a sack before being placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
He will wear No. 94 for the Broncos.
The 6-foot-4, 325-pound Fresno State product came to Carolina via trade from Cleveland, where he started four games and played in all 16 games in 2008. Leonard compiled 31 tackles as a part of the Browns in 2008 and spent time with the Rams in 2007 before coming to Cleveland that year.
He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chargers, but San Diego waived him as a part of their final roster cuts in 2007.
At Fresno State, Leonard started 28 of the 43 games he played in, totaling 68 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He started every game as a senior, graduated with a degree in criminology and attended Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles, Calif., before coming to Fresno State.