May 27, 2024

The Denver Broncos have bolstered their center position by signing veteran Sam Mustipher to a one-year deal, as reported by 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis. Mustipher, a former player for the Bears and Ravens, brings depth and experience to the Broncos’ roster. Notably, he is the older brother of P.J. Mustipher, who had a stint with the Broncos as an undrafted rookie last year.

Ravens sign center Sam Mustipher, an Owings Mills native and former Bears  offensive lineman – Baltimore Sun

Undrafted in the 2019 draft, Mustipher joined the Chicago Bears as a free agent, where he amassed 40 starts across three seasons. After serving as the Bears’ starting center for two seasons, he moved to the Baltimore Ravens as a backup last season, appearing in nine games, including two starts. Now, Mustipher joins the Broncos, where he will compete with Alex Forsyth and Luke Wattenberg for the starting center position.

The Broncos’ decision to sign Mustipher adds a seasoned player with significant starting experience to their roster. This move provides insurance in case younger options like Wattenberg and Forsyth don’t secure the starting role. Additionally, it marks the team’s third signing of a veteran offensive lineman this offseason, following acquisitions of Matt Peart and Calvin Throckmorton. These signings enhance the Broncos’ offensive line depth and experience.

These roster moves suggest that the Broncos may not prioritize drafting offensive linemen, unless they make significant changes like trading Garett Bolles. With signings of a potential swing tackle, a guard with starting experience, and now a veteran center, it appears the team may focus on addressing other positions of need in the upcoming draft, barring unexpected developments like a trade involving Bolles.

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