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Sensabaugh signs with Broncos

Jeff Birchfield • Oct 8, 2019 at 6:41 PM

The Denver Broncos signed veteran defensive back Coty Sensabaugh on Tuesday, the team announced on its website.

Sensabaugh, a former Dobyns-Bennett standout, played the last two seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 30-year-old was an unsigned free agent.

A fourth-round draft pick in 2012 out of Clemson — where Sensabaugh played on the Tigers’ Atlantic Coast Conference championship team — he is an eight-year NFL veteran. He played four seasons with the Tennessee Titans and had stints with the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants.

Sensabaugh has recorded 261 career tackles, 32 pass deflections and three interceptions, including one for a touchdown.

Graham Clark, Sensabaugh’s coach at D-B, said the player also been a role model off the field. Sensabaugh hosts an annual football camp at Dobyns-Bennett.

“Coty is high character. That’s one reason teams keep taking a chance on him,” Clark said. “You can count on Coty Sensabaugh. If he tells you an elephant going to lay an egg, you better go get the biggest frying pan you can find.”

Sensabaugh started 10 games for the Steelers in 2018 and made 45 tackles. He also played on Pittsburgh’s special teams units.

He joins Chris Harris Jr., Isaac Yiadom, Duke Dawson Jr. and Davontae Harris as healthy options at the cornerback position, the Broncos said. 

In a move corresponding to Sensabaugh’s signing, Denver placed De’Vante Bausby on injury reserve with a neck injury suffered in Sunday’s game against San Diego.