Former Georgia TE Orson Charles signed by NFL team
Orson Charles, a former first-team All-SEC selection at tight end and fullback with Georgia, has signed a contract to join the Denver Broncos ahead of their game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Charles was signed due to an injury to fullback Andy Janovich, who was placed on injured reserve.
Charles was originally part of the Broncos’ preseason roster before being cut prior to Week 1. Before this year, he had stints with the Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns. As a fullback the Browns, he was selected to his first Pro Bowl. He was also a 6th round pick for the DC Defenders in the inaugural XFL Draft in October.
Charles made 94 catches for 1370 yards and 10 touchdowns during his 3-year tenure at Georgia. His best season came in 2011, where he made 45 catches for 574 yards and 5 touchdowns. He declared for the 2012 NFL Draft afterward, selected by the Bengals in the 4th round.
The Broncos and Bills kick off at 1 p.m. Sunday in Orchard Park, N.Y.