ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - A Smoky Hill High School and CSU-Pueblo football player is getting a chance with the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos signed linebacker Chase Vaughn Monday.
Vaughn is a NFL rookie. However, he's played professional football in the Arena Football League (Spokane Shock, 2013), the United Football League (Las Vegas Locomotives, 2010-12), the Canadian Football League (Calgary Stampeders, 2012) and the Indoor Football League (Colorado Ice, 2011), according to the Broncos.
Vaughn still hold the record at CSU-Pueblo as the school's all-time sacks leader (15.5).
The Broncos signed two other players Monday -- wide receiver Greg Hardin and safety Charles Mitchell.
Hardin is a rookie college free agent from the University of North Dakota who started 39-of-42 career games for the Sioux and totaled 221 receptions for 3,583 yards (16.2 avg.) with 32 touchdowns.
Mitchell is a second-year player who was waived by the Broncos last week before being brought back on a tryout basis during the club’s rookie mini camp. He was selected by Atlanta in the sixth round (192nd) overall of the 2012 NFL Draft from Mississippi State University.
The team said it waived punter Steven Clark, defensive tackle Mister Cobble and defensive end John Youboty.
The team said it has reached its off-season limit of 90 players.