Putzier returns to Denver

December, 10, 2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Broncos brought back tight end Jeb Putzier on Wednesday. Putzier was a sixth-round draft choice of Denver's in 2002. He was cut after the 2005 season in a salary-cap move. Putzier had 96 catches in 17 starts for Denver.

He is known as a soft-handed receiver who will backup pass-catching tight end Tony Scheffler, who has battled injury issues the past two seasons. With Denver's running game strapped by injuries, the team will likely pass more and the team will need more receivers.

To make room for Putzier, Denver waived Herana-Daze Jones. The safety was signed last week.

Denver also signed running back Steve Baylark to the practice squad. The former University of Massachusetts standout was on Arizona's practice squad last season. He was cut by the Cardinals at the end of the preseason. Denver has a very thin running back crew and Baylark will be closely looked at during practices.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter



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