Former Missouri RB promoted to Denver Broncos' active roster
Another former Missouri player is going to be suiting up for the Denver Broncos this week.
On Wednesday, the Broncos announced that they have promoted running back Damarea Crockett to their active roster. Crockett was waived by Denver at the end of the preseason, but then he was signed to the team’s practice squad, which is also where he spent most of the 2020 season.
Crockett, who played at Mizzou from 2016-18, has yet to play on offense in the NFL. He was elevated to the Broncos’ active roster for each of their first 2 games this season, but he’s only appeared on special teams.
After going undrafted in 2019, Crockett signed with the Houston Texans, who then waived him during their final roster cuts. He has also spent time on the practice squads of the Las Vegas Raiders and Green Bay Packers.
Even if Crockett doesn’t get in on offense during the Broncos’ game against the New York Jets on Sunday, he’ll see some familiar faces on the sideline. Backup quarterback Drew Lock played at Mizzou from 2015-18, while tight end Albert Okwuegbunam was with the Tigers from 2017-19.
The Broncos are set to take on the Jets on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET.