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.