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Denver Broncos Sign Rookie TE Virgil Green

The Denver Broncos drafted nine players in the 2011 NFL Draft and they signed their first one on Wednesday evening. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that seventh-round selection tight end Virgil Green has signed his rookie contract.

The deal should be for four years and $2.16 million. His base salary for this season will be $375,000 and a $17,282 bonus comes with it. He is the first Broncos to sign under the new rookie money pool allocation, most of which will wind up going to No. 2 overall pick Von Miller.

Green was one of two tight ends the Broncos drafted. They also selected Julius Thomas, a fourth-round selection. Both will be counted on to help a position that saw the release of Daniel Graham and has just Richard Quinn and Dan Gronkowski there.

Here is a complete list of the Broncos' draft selections (signed players in italics):

Pick Player  Pos  School
1 Von Miller OLB  Texas A&M
45 Rahim Moore S  UCLA
46 Orlando Franklin T  Miami (FL)
67 Nate Irving ILB  N.C. State
108 Quinton Carter S  Oklahoma
129 Julius Thomas TE  Portland State
189 Mike Mohamed ILB  California
204 Virgil Green TE  Nevada
257 Jeremy Beal OLB  Oklahoma

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