Wasting little time, the Broncos signed 16 players to reserve-future contracts on Monday afternoon, including six members of their practice squad and one other player who was on the 53-man roster for two weeks earlier this month.
Returning to the team will be safety Marviel Underwood, who was inactive for games in Weeks 14 and 15 and was subsequently waived.
Underwood first broke into the league as a 2005 fourth-round pick of the Green Bay Packers and was in the starting lineup for their preseason opener a year later, but tore two ligaments in his right knee early in that contest and spent the year on injured reserve. The Packers waived him in preseason in 2007 and re-signed him for a week before waiving him again this season.
The six practice-squad players to sign reserve-future deals include defensive tackles Michael Bozeman and Antwon Burton, wide receivers Carlton Brewster and Marquay McDaniel, center Mark Fenton and tight end Chad Upshaw.
Practice-squad offensive lineman Cliff Washburn was not signed to a reserve-future contract Monday.