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Friday, June 12, 2009
Denver signs first draft pick

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Broncos became the first team in the AFC West to sign a draft pick as the team inked center Blake Schlueter.

The Texas Christian University product was a seventh-round pick. Schlueter is known as a strong run blocker.

He could play a bigger role for the team as a rookie if starter Casey Wiegmann retires. Wiegmann is considering retirement if he doesn't get a new contract before the start of training camp. If Wiegmann retires, the likely starting center in Denver would be second-year player Kory Lichtensteiger.