Broncos and WR Marquez Callaway agree to one-year contract, sources say
Another day, another former Sean Payton player from New Orleans joins the coach in Denver.
The Broncos announced Friday that they have signed wide receiver Marquez Callaway. A source confirmed to The Post that it is a one-year deal.
Callaway, a fourth-year player, had his best season with the Saints in 2021 when he started 11 games and caught 46 passes (84 targets) for 698 yards and six touchdowns. He played in 14 games last year, started three and caught 16 balls for 158 yards.
Callaway was not offered as a restricted free agent by New Orleans this offseason, which made him a free agent. He ultimately opted to sign with the Broncos and return with Payton.
Callaway (6-foot-2, 204 pounds) first arrived in New Orleans as an undrafted free agent from Tennessee in 2020. During his rookie season, he returned 11 punts for 122 yards, but he’s only had three returns in two seasons since then.
Callaway is the fifth former New Orleans player to sign with Denver this offseason, joining fellow wide receiver Lil’ Jordan Humphrey, fullback Michael Burton, tight end Chris Manhertz and running back Tony Jones Jr.
Announced off-season program schedule: The Broncos’ first official job under new head coach Sean Payton will begin in mid-April.
Denver is expected to begin its offseason schedule on April 11, the NFL announced Friday. The Broncos could have started even a week earlier given they have a new head coach, but their current start date is earlier than some other clubs in the league.
The Broncos will hold their voluntary minicamp April 24-26, just before the NFL Draft, which begins April 27 in Kansas City.
Next come Organized Team Activities, which Payton is hosting May 23-25, May 30-June 1, and June 5-8.
The final phase of the Broncos’ offseason program is a mandatory minicamp from June 13-15. Then, most of the NFL will hit its annual summer break before training camps begin in late July.
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