Patrick is an early favorite for the No. 5 job in Denver, Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver reports.
Denver seems pretty set with its four primary targets -- veterans Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas and rookies Courtland Sutton and DeSean Hamilton. Patrick, a second-year target out of Utah, is a bit of a surprise as a depth option, especially with 2017 draft picks still on the roster. Head coach Vance Joseph has said that backup receivers will need to be special-teams aces, something Patrick is capable of doing. Should he make the team, he would provide Case Keenum with yet another big-bodied option.
The Broncos signed Patrick to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Patrick didn't see any NFL action during his rookie season after going undrafted out of Utah in April. He spent much of the campaign as a member of the Broncos' practice squad, with Patrick's performance apparently impressing the team's brass enough to keep him a part of their offseason program heading into the 2018 campaign.
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|7||10/18/18||@ ARI||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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