Broncos sign C Gino Gradkowski; place C Matt Paradis on injured reserve

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Monday signed center Gino Gradkowski and placed center Matt Paradis on injured reserve, it was announced.

Gradkowski (6-3, 300 pounds) is a seventh-year player from the University of Delaware who has appeared in 53 career games (20 starts) with Baltimore (2012-14), Atlanta (2015) and Carolina (2016). He most recently completed in training camps with the Jets (2018) and Panthers (2017).

Selected by Baltimore in the fourth round (98th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, Gradkowksi spent the 2015 offseason and training camp with Denver after being acquired in a trade with the Ravens.

Gradkowski started 37 games over three seasons at Delaware after transferring from West Virginia University. He saw action at center as well as both guard positions for the Blue Hens and was named a first-team All-American following his senior campaign.

A two-way lineman at Seton-La Salle (Pa.) High School, Gradkowski was born on Nov. 5, 1988, in Pittsburgh. He will wear No. 75.