Broncos lose Vinston Painter to Browns, sign long snapper Kevin McDermott

Last updated: Sep 2, 2014 9:03 PM

Cleveland signed tackle Vinston Painter off Denver's practice squad on Tuesday, prompting the Broncos to sign long snapper Kevin McDermott.

According to the DP, McDermott will get a chance to compete with Aaron Brewer for the team's long snapping duties.

Per Mike Klis, McDermott tried out for Denver on Tuesday, along with former Pats long snapper Danny Aiken and former Pats, Saints, Titans, and Jaguars snapper Jake Ingram.

Brewer has notched two special teams tackles in each of his two seasons with Denver.

McDermott had zero tackles in his one NFL season, spent as the Niners' long snapper.

San Francisco unexpectedly cut the UCLA alum in favor of Kyle Nelson, who doubles as a tight end.

Denver drafted Painter in the sixth round last year and stashed him on their practice squad, but promoted him late in the season when the Niners attempted to sign him.

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