ENGLEWOOD—The Denver Broncos have themselves a longsnapper.
He is Casey Kreiter, who snapped the previous two training camps and preseasons with the Dallas Cowboys, but was cut each time before competing in an NFL game that counts.
Kreiter got the job after the Broncos waived undrafted rookie longsnapper Nathan Theus on Tuesday. Kreiter and Theus competed against each other during the offseason for the right to replace Aaron Brewer, who was released after Super Bowl 50. Brewer has signed with the Chicago Bears, where he is reunited with head coach John Fox and special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers.
To fill Theus’ spot on the roster, the Broncos signed undrafted rookie linebacker Darnell Sankey. Sankey was a tackling machine at Sacramento State.
The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Kreiter was undrafted out of Iowa in 2014. Although he has the job for now, he will have to perform in the preseason.