ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed cornerback Craig Mager to their active roster and placed cornerback Chris Harris Jr. on injured reserve, it was announced.
Mager (5-11, 200) is a fourth-year player who appeared in 24 career games (10 starts) during his first four seasons with the Chargers. Selected by the Chargers in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft from Texas State University, Mager’s career totals include 39 tackles (27 solo), one interception (8 yds.), six passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
After starting 10-of-21 games for the Chargers from 2015-16, Mager spent most of the 2017 season on the team’s practice squad, appearing in two games at the end of the year. He played one game for the Chargers in 2018 before being placed on injured reserve and released.
In four seasons at Texas State, Mager totaled 211 tackles, 47 passes defensed and two sacks. He was recognized as an All-Sun Belt Conference selection following each of his final two collegiate seasons.
A native of Braunfels, Texas, Mager graduated from Luling (Texas) High School and was born on June 11, 1992.
Mager (pronounced: MAY-gur) will wear No. 49.