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CU Buffs’ Phillip Lindsay agrees to free agent contract with Denver Broncos

Former Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay has been training at Landow Performance in Centennial ahead of the NFL draft.

Phillip Lindsay is staying home.

The former Colorado Buffaloes running back and proud Colorado native agreed to a free-agent contract Saturday with the Broncos. Lindsay’s agent, Mike McCartney, announced the news on Twitter.

Congrats to Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay (@I_CU_boy) agreeing to a contract with the @Broncos

Lindsay finished his CU career as the school’s career leader in all-purpose yardage (5,760). Despite that production, Lindsay did not receive a NFL scouting combine invitation — likely due to his size, 5-foot-8, 190 pounds. Lindsay will now work toward earning a roster spot in Denver after the Broncos selected a pair of running backs in the draft with Oregon’s Royce Freeman (No. 71, third round) and Arkansas’ David Williams (No. 226, seventh round).

Lindsay is not one to back down from a challenge, though.

When asked about his NFL prospects in November, Lindsay told The Denver Post: “At the end of the day, are you bad enough to do it? That’s what I’ve been proving all my life.”

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