Faced with some injuries at safety, the Denver Broncos went out and found a former top-10 pick to fill in after seeing their secondary depth get depleted as of late. Somebody that the Broncos are very familiar with dating back to his roots in the AFC West is coming to Mile High to attempt to shore up the injury problem facing Denver.
According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, the Broncos worked out and signed veteran Michael Huff on Tuesday. Bringing in the free agent that got his start playing for the Raiders before moving on to the Baltimore Ravens prior to getting cut by the team early in 2013.
Huff was released by the Ravens in October, after starting just one game and not showing enough to warrant Baltimore keeping him around. The 30-year-old didn’t make the kind of impact the Ravens were hoping when they signed him this offseason, so Huff was shipped out and finally landed on a contender after popping around the NFL’s workout circuit for the past couple of weeks.
The Broncos were thin at the position after losing safety Rahim Moore for several weeks with a leg injury suffered Sunday against the Chiefs. Moore was placed on the IR designated to return to free up the space on the Broncos roster for Huff. Huff will be counted on to turn back the clock with some production for the Broncos should he see the field, something that the Ravens did not see this season. It will be interesting to see if Huff is around by the time the Broncos play the Raiders at the Coliseum on the last Sunday of the season.