ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — The Denver Broncos promoted a running back and a cornerback to the active roster, the team announced on Saturday.
Damarea Crockett was signed to the practice squad almost a year ago and was the Broncos’ leading rusher in the 2021 preseason. The 5-foot-11-inch, 225 pound running back totaled 114 rushing yards on 34 carries. The University of Missouri alum was signed as a college free agent by Houston in 2019, and had stints on Las Vegas and Green Bay’s practice squads. Crockett has yet to play in a National Football League game.
Cornerback Nate Hairston has played 43 NFL games with the Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets and Broncos for a total of 93 tackles (75 solo), two sacks (12 yds.), two interceptions (21 yds.) and nine passes defensed. The Broncos signed the fifth-year player from Temple University off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad in December 2020.