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Denver Broncos Sign Former Roughneck DB Saivion Smith

While the Broncos have completely revamped their cornerback room this offseason with the additions of All-Pro Kyle Fuller, speedster Ronald Darby and 1st Round Pick Patrick Surtain II. Now, late in camp they’ve added more talent to this room with the signing of 23 year old Saivion Smith.

Smith played college ball at LSU as a true freshman, then took the JUCO route at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC and made it to Alabama as a Junior in 2018. There, he started 12 games, racking up 3 picks, 5 PD and 60 tackles while starting across from Patrick Surtain, who was then a freshman. It could be this connection that helped bring him to Denver, and these two as a pair helped lock down the boundries of Bama’s defense against SEC talent.

He went undrafted in 2019 but signed on with the Jaguars, getting his first shot in the pros. XFL fans will remember him as a member of the Houston Roughnecks’ undefeated run. He was taken in the Supplemental draft and made an impact in the first two games of the 2020 season with 8 tackles and a pass defense. He was inactive for several games before the league shuttered its’ doors during COVID, but signed just a month later with the Dallas Cowboys,

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Matt Nagashima has been covering the XFL since before the 2019 Draft, and has witnessed history being made as a Credentialed Reporter for the Dallas Renegades. While he is engrossed with the X's and O's, the roster building and more, it has always been his goal to keep the players first in mind in coverage, showing the human aspect of this sport behind all the action on the field. With Dany Garcia and Dwayne The Rock Johnson now at the helm, he's excited to see all the opportunities that this league will create for players to showcase their talent and make their dreams come true.

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