ENGLEWOOD, Colo. The Denver Broncos on Tuesday signed outside linebacker Malik Carney and safety Tyvis Powell to their practice squad, it was announced.
Carney (#53, 6-2, 251 pounds) is a rookie from the University of North Carolina who has competed on the practice squads of Detroit and Seattle. He spent the preseason with the Lions after entering the NFL with the club as a college free agent on May 10.
A three-year starter for the Tar Heels, Carney recorded nine tackles (7 solo) and one special-teams stop in four preseason games with the Lions. In 37 college games played (30 starts), he totaled 176 tackles (90 solo), 7.5 sacks (86 yds.), nine forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Malik Carney was born on Sept. 21, 1995.
Powell (#35, 6-2, 211 pounds) is a fourth-year player who has made eight defensive tackles (1 solo) and seven special-teams stops in 18 career games (1 start) with Seattle (2016) and San Francisco (2017-18). He also competed on the practice squads of Seattle (2017), San Francisco (2017-18) and the New York Jets (2018).
Powell, who entered the NFL as a college free agent with Seattle on May 6, 2016, most recently spent the preseason with Houston and Dallas. He appeared in 42 collegiate games (28 starts) at Ohio State University, recording 195 tackles (112 solo), eight interceptions (78 yds.), 17 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Tyvis Powell was born on Feb. 16, 1994.