Broncos Sign Guard Diaz-Infante
DENVER (AP) _ The Denver Broncos on Thursday signed free agent guard and former team member David Diaz-Infante to their active roster.
The Broncos acquired the 6-foot-3, 298-pound Diaz-Infante as a free agent in 1995 after he had spent nine seasons in various football organizations, including the World League and the Canadian Football League.
He spent his first year with the Broncos on their practice squad and saw his first playing time in 1996 when he filled in for an injured Mark Schlereth. He started two games, and his start at Minnesota at age 33 is believed to have made him the oldest first-time starter in NFL history.
Diaz-Infante played in all 16 games in Denver’s 1997 season, starting in the season’s final five games.
He suffered a knee injury during a preseason game in 1998 that kept him out of the first six games of the season, and was released the following year. He signed a one-year contract with Philadelphia, acting as their deep snapper on punts and placekicks.