DENVER (Sept. 6, 2005) -- The Denver Broncos signed quarterback Kliff Kingsbury to their practice squad, putting the former Texas Tech star in the position held last season by Matt Mauck.
Kingsbury was a sixth-round draft pick by New England in 2003 and spent that whole season on injured reserve. He was on the New Orleans practice squad last year and was waived by the Saints on Aug. 29.
At Texas Tech, he became only the third player in college football history to throw for more than 10,000 career yards.
When the Broncos released Mauck, many thought they would try to bring him back if he cleared waivers. But Mauck pursued other options and wound up on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans.
The Broncos are carrying only two quarterbacks on their active roster, Jake Plummer and Bradlee Van Pelt.