Marinelli Signs Free Agent Contract with Denver Broncos

April 29, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - Chris Marinelli, who earned second team AP All-America honors as an offensive tackle last season, has signed a free agent contract with the Denver Broncos and will be participating in the team's mini-camp this weekend.

In addition, four other Stanford players off the 2009 roster - Ekom Udofia (New Orleans), Bo McNally (Washington), Tavita Pritchard (San Francisco) and Matt Kopa (San Francisco) - will also be taking part in minicamps this weekend with respective NFL teams.

The addition of these five players to NFL rosters, along with draftees Toby Gerhart (Minnesota; 2nd), Jim Dray (Arizona; 7th) and Erik Lorig (Tampa Bay) gives Stanford a total of eight players off the 2009 roster who are either on active rosters or participating in NFL camps.

Marinelli earned first All-Pac-10 Conference honors and second team AP All-America marks after anchoring an offensive line that allowed just seven sacks on the season while paving the way for the most productive rushing attack in school history that finished with 2,837 yards on the ground.

The Braintreee, Mass. native made 41 career starts over his four-year career.

Cardinal Clips:Wopamo Osaisai, a four-year letterwinner from 2005-08, has also been been invited to mini-camp with the Chicago Bears.

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