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Jun 5, 2010 8:03 PM by Jordan Mason

Broncos sign OL Kuper to 6-year deal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos have signed right guard Chris Kuper to a six-year deal.

The 6-foot-4, 303-pound Kuper started 15 games for the Broncos last season after missing the season opener with an ankle injury.

Kuper was selected by Denver in the fifth round of the 2006 draft from the University of North Dakota.

According to Stats Inc., Kuper has surrendered just five sacks in 42 career starts.

Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said in a release Friday that the Broncos look forward to his "leadership and toughness in our efforts to build a championship caliber team."

Denver also signed fullback Kyle Eckel on Friday and released third-string quarterback Tom Brandstater as well as offensive lineman Maurice Williams.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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