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Matt Miller cut by Denver Broncos; Hedrick, Goodale don’t get contracts after tryouts


Former Boise State wide receiver Matt Miller was cut by the Denver Broncos on Monday, a week after agreeing to a contract as an undrafted free agent. Miller is Boise State’s all-time leader in receptions. He participated in the team’s rookie minicamp last week.

Miller received a $2,500 signing bonus, according to The Coloradoan.

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Former Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick and kicker Dan Goodale were unable to land contracts after participating in NFL rookie minicamps on a tryout basis this weekend.

Hedrick was invited to camp with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. The Broncos have four other quarterbacks on the roster — starter Peyton Manning, backup Brock Osweiler, third-stringer Zac Dysert and rookie draft pick Trevor Siemian.

“Had a really good weekend,” Hedrick wrote in a text message to the Idaho Statesman. “Just a tough situation with four drafted QBs. Great experience, but now it’s time to see what’s next. Possibly CFL.”

Goodale was invited to camp with the Baltimore Ravens, who have an NFL standout in Justin Tucker. Goodale will seek more tryouts, he said.

Four other former Boise State players participated in minicamps with contracts already in hand: center Matt Paradis (Broncos), wide receiver Matt Miller (Broncos), tailback Jay Ajayi (Dolphins) and fullback Blake Renaud (Vikings).