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By The Sports Xchange May 9, 2013 10:50 PM
The Denver Broncos signed rookie offensive lineman Vinston Painter to a reported four-year contract on Thursday. Painter, the team's sixth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech, became the first in the Broncos' current draft class to sign a contract. Painter started 13 games for the Hokies last season. at right tackle. It was his first season as a starter after playing guard and defensive tackle earlier in his college career. The 6-foot-6, 309-pound Painter is expected to vie for a spot as a backup with the Broncos.