Former Falcons and Georgia Tech linebacker Keith Brooking has signed with the Denver Broncos.
The 14-year pro played the last three seasons in Dallas after an 11-year career in Atlanta.
Brooking, 36, played in all 16 regular season games for 11 consecutive years but he started just three games last year with the Cowboys, when he was supplanted by Sean Lee.
Brooking recorded 34 tackles in 2011, his lowest total since his rookie season.
“We had him in for a workout and thought he looked outstanding,” Broncos coach John Fox said.
More NFL news:
— 38-year-old Terrell Owens agreed to a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Owens hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2010 season with Cincinnati, when he caught 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.
– Veteran safety Brodney Pool, signed in the offseason by the Cowboys to improve their secondary, was cut just a week into camp.
– Tebowmania turned into Wrestlemania at the New York Jets’ training camp Monday. About 20 players were involved in a brief brawl during a chippy practice after running back Joe McKnight and safety D’Anton Lynn tangled after a play. Lynn shoved McKnight out of bounds after a swing pass. Coach Rex Ryan, along with several players, including Tim Tebow, ran over to break up the melee by pulling players off the pile. Quarterback Mark Sanchez said he was watching the fight from “an advantageous position” and wasn’t happy about the scuffle. “There’s no excuse for it,” Sanchez said. “There’s no throwing a ball at a teammate. There’s no shoving a guy out of bounds into the signs. ”
– The Chicago Bears signed receiver Rashied Davis to a one-year contract to replace the retired Devin Thomas.
– Brandon Weeden has been officially named the Browns’ starting quarterback. Incumbent starter Colt McCoy is now in competition with 10-year veteran Seneca Wallace for the backup job.
– Houston Texans star receiver Andre Johnson, cornerback Kareem Jackson and left tackle Duane Brown have all returned to practice after sustaining minor injuries last week. Johnson sat out last week’s workouts as a precaution after a “mild strain” of his groin on July 29.
– David Garrard is listed as the first-team quarterback on the Miami Dolphins’ first depth chart, ahead of Matt Moore and first-round pick Ryan Tannehill as they try to win the starting job.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.