The Denver Broncos are signing former XFL wide receiver Josh Hammond, according to the XFL’s official Twitter page.
Hammond (6-0, 194 pounds) played in 10 games for the DC Defenders this spring and totaled 34 receptions for 331 yards and one touchdown.
After playing college football at Florida, Hammond signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2020. After two seasons in Jacksonville, Hammond went on to spend time with the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots in 2022.
After failing to stick with three NFL teams, Hammond spent one season in the XFL this spring. He’ll now get another chance in the NFL, this time with the Broncos. Hammond worked out for Denver in July before training camp.
The Broncos are signing Hammond to add depth at wide receiver following Jalen Virgil’s meniscus injury. Denver will need to make a corresponding move to make room for Hammond on the 90-man offseason roster. The team will trim the roster down to 53 players next Tuesday (Aug. 29).