ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have re-signed Pro Bowl long snapper Casey Kreiter to a one-year contract and released safety Darian Stewart, President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway announced on Thursday.
Kreiter (6-1, 250 pounds) is a fourth-year player who has appeared in 42 games for the Broncos during the last three seasons. In 2018, he became the first long snapper in Broncos history to earn a Pro Bowl selection. During the year, he handled 146 snaps (85 punts, 25 FGs, 35 PATs, 1 fake punt) without an unplayable delivery.
Kreiter entered the NFL with Dallas as a college free agent in 2014, competing with the Cowboys in training camp from 2014-15 before the Broncos signed him on April 7, 2016.
An All-Big Ten Conference honoree at the University of Iowa, Kreiter played 40 games for the Hawkeyes during his collegiate career. He was born on Aug. 13, 1990, in DeWitt, Iowa.
Stewart, a nine-year veteran, started 58-of-61 regular-season games and three postseason contests for the Broncos after joining the team as an unrestricted free agent in 2015. He totaled 250 tackles (199 solo), one sack (4.5 yds.), nine interceptions (72 yds.), 24 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries during his four seasons with the club.
Stewart, who was a member of Denver’s Super Bowl 50 championship team in 2015 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2016, has played in 130 games (91 starts) during his nine-year NFL career with the Broncos (2015-18), Ravens (2014) and Rams (2010-13).