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Broncos Sign Veteran Mark Fischer

August 8, 2002

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) _ The Denver Broncos have signed veteran center Mark Fischer, the team announced Thursday.

Fischer, 28, was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round, 140th overall, of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played four seasons with the Redskins though he spent most of last season on injured reserve because of an injured right knee.

The 6-foot-3, 303-pound center started all 16 games for Washington in 2000 after taking over the position in training camp in place of the injured Cory Raymer. Fischer played in six games in his rookie year of 1998, and in one postseason game in 1999.

Fischer was an All-Big Ten center as a senior at Purdue in 1997, and was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

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