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Broncos bring in Shaquem Griffin for tryout

Despite having only one hand, Griffin played in 46 games the previous 3 years with Seattle.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Shaquem Griffin, one of the NFL’s most inspirational players, is visiting the Broncos and will be trying out for a roster spot during the minicamp sessions this week, sources told 9NEWS.

Griffin, a month shy of his 26th birthday, played the previous three years with the Seattle Seahawks. He had his left hand amputated when he was 4 years old, yet still went on to star at Central Florida and become a 5th-round draft pick of the Seahawks in 2018.

He started his first-ever NFL game – against the Broncos in Denver – as an outside linebacker and played in 46 games overall for the Seahawks, primarily as a standout special teams player.

Griffin is a bit undersized as outside linebackers go at 6-foot, 227 pounds but he is fast and a strong tackler – a strong skill set for special teams.

His twin brother Shaquill Griffin is one of the league's top cornerbacks as after four seasons as a Seahawks starter he signed a three-year, $40 million contract in March with Jacksonville that includes $29 million in guarantees.

The Broncos are scheduled to wrap up their offseason program this week with mandatory minicamp practice sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin celebrates after sack during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.

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Seattle Seahawks' Shaquem Griffin on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Landover, Md.

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