Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Broncos sign Dolphins' practice squad punter Britton Colquitt

Unhappy with current punter Mitch Berger, the Denver Broncos have re-signed rookie Britton Colquitt off the Miami Dolphins' practice squad to their active roster.

Colquitt re-joins the Broncos having spent the offseason and preseason with the team after signing as an undrafted free agent following the 2009 NFL Draft.

Colquitt, who originally lost the punting competition in Denver to Brett Kern and was waived on Sept. 1, was a free agent during the regular season until joining the Dolphins' practice squad on Dec. 22.

Because Colquitt was signed directly off the practice squad of another team, the Broncos must keep him on the roster for three weeks (if their season lasts that long).

Interestingly, Colquitt's first NFL appearance could come this upcoming weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs, where his brother Dustin punts.

With seven players on the practice squad plus cornerback Will Billingsley on the practice squad injured list, the Dolphins now have one open spot to fill if they so choose.

Guard Mark Lewis, whom Colquitt replaced last week, could be re-signed, or the Dolphins could bring in an entirely new face.

Any player signed to the practice squad will likely be with the team less than a week, as all practice squad contracts expire once a team's season ends and the Dolphins are a long shot for the postseason.