A day after cutting him, the Denver Broncos have now re-signed veteran quarterback Ben DiNucci to their practice squad.
DiNucci, who is 26, signed with Denver back in May. He spent last season with the XFL’s Seattle Sea Dragons and led the league in passing yards.
DiNucci also became a fan favorite of many Broncos fans.
This is not an unexpected move. In order to get down a 53-man roster, many teams will cut veteran players to make the cut then re-sign them the next day to the practice squad.
DiNucci signed with the Dallas Cowboys out of college in 2020 and appeared in three games during his rookie season.
DiNucci played pretty well in the Broncos’ last preseason game, completing 11-of-15 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Former Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham will again back up Russell Wilson this season with DiNucci presumably as the third-string quarterback on the team as needed.
Earlier this year, Stidham re-signed with the team for two years and a $10 million contract. It may have been shocking to some Broncos fans that they didn’t try to sign a more experienced quarterback but it might have to do more with money than anything else.
They also seem to be satisfied with Stidham’s play last year.