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“Brand new start, brand new city,” Harvey said. “Three years in one city, sometimes it gets stale. So, you need a change to re-motivate yourself and just get your hunger back.

“I just turned 24,” Harvey said. “I mean, I ain’t got to prove nothing to nobody. I’m just going out here and prove to myself I know where I was drafted and I know the hard work I put in before, I can still do the same thing and still have a good outcome at the end.”

Harvey said his tough time in Jacksonville “helped me grow up to take the game a little more serious, be a better student of the game, take better care of my body, stuff like that.”

The Broncos also re-signed unrestricted free agent Marcus Thomas, who has played in every game during his four years in Denver, and moved Mario Haggan back to linebacker Monday after moving him to defensive end for the first four days of training camp.

Defensive tackle is the Broncos’ biggest area of concern, and it’s a position they didn’t address in the draft that was deep at that position. Nor did they jump into the bidding for the high-priced veterans during the frenzied opening days of free agency.

The Broncos also signed tight ends Daniel Fells and Dante Rosario. To make room, they waived safety Nick Polk, cornerback James Rogers and wide receiver Marshall Williams.

Fells and Rosario are both fifth-year tight ends. Fells averaged 10.8 yards on 69 catches, including five touchdowns in 42 career games. He spent the past three years in St. Louis after playing in Atlanta.

Rosario spent his first four seasons in Carolina, where Broncos coach John Fox drafted him in 2007 out of Oregon. He’s averaged 10.9 yards on 82 catches with five TDs in 62 career games.

“He’s got good athleticism, he’s a good route runner,” Fox said. “He probably had his best year in the NFL a year ago, so he’ll add to that tight end competition.”


AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi contributed to this story.


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