Broncos announce signing of Winston Justice

As expected, the Broncos have signed Winston Justice (6-6, 317) to take the roster spot of All-Pro Ryan Clady, who was placed on season-ending IR.

Justice, whom Denver hosted for a workout on Tuesday, was a second-round pick by the Eagles in 2006, and in seven NFL seasons has started 43 of the 59 games in which he's played.

The USC alum became a national punchline in 2007 when, in his first NFL start, he manned left tackle in place of the injured Tra Thomas and allowed Osi Umenyiora six of the Giants' twelve sacks of Donovan McNabb.

Justice's subsequent 42 regular season starts have all come at right tackle, including 12 for the Colts last season. The Colts acquired him from Philly in a pre-draft trade that involved a swap of sixth-rounders.

He first saw significant action in 2009, when he graded out at a stellar +18.1 in 1,102 snaps over 17 games according to PFF. The next season, Justic played 940 snaps across 14 games for a +0.1 rating.

With Indy in 2012, the Long Beach native graded out at -0.5 in 812 snaps across 13 games, and was charged with seven penalties, four sacks, six QB hits, and 28 hurries.


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