The Denver Broncos are looking forward to another spot in Super Bowl 51 as they try to strengthen their roster. They started by re-signing safety Shiloh Keo and taking in Brandian Ross from the San Diego Chargers.
Keo was signed by the Broncos back on December 9 and last January 3 match of the team against the Chargers Keo intercepted a tipped ball off Phillip Rivers which ultimately led to the game-winning touchdown drive. During the AFC Championship game last January 24 against the New England Patriots, Keo recovered the Patriots’ onside kick attempt with 12 seconds left in the 4th quarter, preserving a 20-18 win and sending the Broncos to Super Bowl 50.
Keo would go on to win a Super Bowl ring with the Broncos after they beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Pro Talk Football reported that Keo was worried about his career for next season but got the relief of his life when the team announced that he was re-signed. However, Keo will have to face some consequences when the league starts as he was arrested for DUI after winning the Super Bowl.
Keo was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and was the 144th overall pick. After suffering an injury in 2014, he was then released from his contract. He would then sign with the Cincinnati Bengals by Feb. 2015 but would, later on, be released in September before joining the Broncos.
The Denver Post stated that Brandian Ross was also signed by the Broncos to a one-year deal and will most likely fill in the void left by David Burton and Omar Bolden whom the team lost to free agency and if Keo will start serving the punishment for his Super Bowl actions.
Ross was signed by the Green Bay Packers in July 2011 as an undrafted rookie and spent that season on practice squad. Ross wound up again on Green Bay’s practice squad in 2012 season after the Packers waived him at the end of training camp.
After his stint with the Packers, Ross was offered a spot with the Oakland Raiders in 2012 but was then waived in 2014. He then signed with the Miami Dolphins in August 2014 but was then waived by September 23 of the same year. In a twist of faith, the Raiders reclaimed Ross on Sept. 24, 2014, and played his first NFL match against the San Francisco 49ers wherein he intercepted Colin Kaepernick for his first interception of his career.
However, after that game, the Raiders placed Ross on the injured reserve and he was then signed by the Chargers last Dec. 30 before signing with the Broncos.
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