The Broncos have added a pair of players to the practice squad, Head Coach Mike Shanahan has just announced.
Running back Steve Baylark is back with the squad after spending a week with the team from December 10-17 before being waived.
Baylark entered the NFL with the Cardinals in 2007 as a college free agent from the University of Massachusetts, where he became just the third Division I-AA player to post four 1,000-yard rushing seasons. A second-team All-American as a senior at UMass, he finished his collegiate career with 1,080 rushes for 5,199 yards with 42 touchdowns.
New to the practice squad is wide receiver Matt Willis. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound receiver began this season on Baltimore’s practice squad before he was waived on Sept. 16. He saw time on both the Ravens’ practice squad and active roster as a rookie in 2007, appearing in five games for the year and totaling one catch for 11 yards along with two special-teams tackles.
The Ravens signed Willis in 2007 as a college free agent from UCLA, where he played two seasons of football after competing on the Bruins’ track team. He played 21 career games at UCLA, posting 24 receptions for 248 yards with three touchdowns.
And linebacker Tyson Smith, who has been on the practice squad for the last seven weeks, was signed to the Washington Redskins’ active roster.
– Adam Zinser, DenverBroncos.com