On Tuesday, the Broncos calculated a little NFL arithmetic.
After subtracting Matthew Willis from the active roster by placing him injured reserve, the team signed Diyral Briggs from the practice squad.
The team filled Briggs’ spot on the practice squad by signing wide receiver Eron Riley.
Briggs is a second-year player who spent last season with San Francisco, the club that originally signed him as college free agent. He played in four games with the 49ers last year and totaled four special-teams tackles. He also played in the club’s opener against Seattle this season.
The linebacker was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference selection and the 2006 MAC Player of the Year at Bowling Green State University. His 26 sacks are the highest total in school history.
Riley is a first-year wide receiver who signed with Baltimore as a college free agent from Duke in 2009. He also spent time on Carolina’s practice squad before coming to Denver.
He holds the single-season record for yards per catch at Duke, averaging 20.8 yards per reception in 2007, and holds a single-game record with four touchdown receptions at Navy in the same year.