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Broncos sign Max Borghi, place Tim Patrick and Damarea Crockett on IR

The Denver Broncos had a brutal Tuesday and lost both wide receiver Tim Patrick and backup running back Damarea Crockett to torn ACL injuries. Neither Patrick nor Crockett will return to play this season, and the Broncos confirmed that news on Wednesday.

As Aric DiLalla noted for the team’s website, the Broncos officially placed Patrick and Crockett on injured reserve, making the pair ineligible to participate in the upcoming campaign. In a corresponding roster move, Denver signed undrafted rookie running back Max Borghi.

Borghi had a tryout with the Broncos during their June rookie minicamp. At the time, offensive coordinator Justin Outten noted that Borghi “did some really great things” even though he hadn’t won in concert with the organization until Wednesday.

“He’s got a good contraction, he’s patient, he waits for that lane to open up and then he blows it up. He’s done a few good things in protection as well,” Outten added of Borghi.

Borghi played his college football with the Washington State Cougars and account 880 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns to go along with 16 catches for 156 yards last season. He will enter Denver’s depth chart under Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon III, Mike Boone and fellow rookie Tyreik McAllister.

Patrick was injured while trying to run after catching a pass during team drills. Crockett, meanwhile, fell during a special teams drill.