ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Monday signed free-agent defensive tackle Marvin Austin, it was announced.
Austin (6-2, 312 pounds) is a fourth-year player who has appeared in 11 regular-season games with the New York Giants (2011-12), Miami Dolphins (2013) and Dallas Cowboys (2013). His career totals include 10 defensive stops (7 solo).
Selected by the Giants in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft from the University of North Carolina, Austin spent his rookie season on injured reserve before playing in a career-best eight games in 2012.
He competed with Miami and Dallas in 2013, seeing action in a combined three games for the two clubs.
At North Carolina, Austin started 25-of-38 games played and totaled 106 tackles (59 solo), nine sacks (76 yds.), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He earned second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 2009 after contributing 42 tackles and four sacks as a junior for the Tar Heels.
A graduate of Ballou High School in Washington D.C., Austin was born on Jan. 1, 1989.