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Ex-Washington State receiver River Cracraft re-signs with Denver Broncos practice squad

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Washington State Cougars wide receiver River Cracraft (21) scores a touchdown against Cal during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State Cougars wide receiver River Cracraft (21) scores a touchdown against Cal during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, Nov 12, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Former Washington State wide receiver River Cracraft is getting a second chance with the NFL’s Denver Broncos.

Cracraft re-signed with the Broncos practice squad on Monday, exactly two months after the club brought him on board the first time. Denver waived Cracraft a few days after his first stint due to an injury, but the ex-Cougars pass-catcher declared on Dec. 3 he was “back to 100%.”

Cracraft tweeted a photo of a Broncos No. 15 practice jersey Monday morning announcing his return.

The Rancho Santa Margarita, California, native specialized at the slot receiver position during his time at WSU. Cracraft finished his career second on the school’s all-time catch leaderboard, with 218 receptions, 2,701 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

Cracraft suffered an ACL injury during his senior season and went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. He rehabbed well enough to earn a workout with New England Patriots in September and got his shot with the Broncos about a month later.


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