NFL: Broncos sign WR Darrius Shepherd

The Denver Broncos signed former Green Bay wide receiver Darrius Shepherd on Thursday in the wake of injuries to hit the position group.

Shepherd, 26, just completed a season with the USFL’s New Jersey Generals, hauling in 27 catches for 323 yards and a touchdown. He reunites with new Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett, his offensive coordinator with the Packers in the 2019-20 seasons.

The Broncos just lost WR Tim Patrick to a season-ending knee injury. KJ Hamler, himself recovering from a season-ending knee injury in 2021, has not yet returned to full action. Tyrie Cleveland (throat) and Kendall Hinton (knee) missed practice Wednesday.

Shepherd appeared in 14 games for the Packers over two seasons, catching six passes for 47 yards. He returned three punts and 20 kickoffs.

–Field Level Media

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