England, Colo The Broncos have added a wide receiver to the roster with ties to Nathaniel Hackett.
Denver has signed wide receiver Darius Shepard to the 90-man roster, the team announced Thursday.
Shepherd He entered the NFL as a free agent out of North Dakota State in 2019 and spent time on the Packers practice squad that season. A year later, Shepherd appeared in six games for the Packers, playing 53 offensive snaps and serving as the team’s punt returner. Shepherd caught one pass in 2019 before hauling in five passes for 46 yards in eight games in 2020.
Hackett served as the Packers’ offensive coordinator during Shepherd’s tenure in Green Bay.
Shepherd joins a Broncos receiving corps that has dealt with injuries in recent days. Tim Patrick suffered a season-ending knee injury, while Tyree Cleveland (groin) and Kendall Hinton (knee) missed Wednesday’s practice. KJ Hamler (knee) has yet to participate in 11-on-11 action at full speed.
The Broncos roster is back to 90 players.