Watch CBS News

Broncos sign kicker Elliott Fry after dumping veteran Brandon McManus

Super Bowl 50 champion Ryan Harris reviews newly released 2023 Broncos schedule
Super Bowl 50 champion Ryan Harris reviews newly released 2023 Broncos schedule 07:59

Elliott Fry will get the first chance to serve as Brandon McManus' successor in Denver after the Broncos signed the third-year kicker who has appeared in three career NFL games games with the Falcons, Chiefs and Bengals.

The Broncos cut ties with McManus on May 23, and coach Sean Payton indicated last week that money was a driver in the decision. They saved $3.75 million in salary and $2.5 million in cap space by dumping McManus.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Las Vegas Raiders
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 04: Elliott Fry #12 of the Jacksonville Jaguars kicks a 46-yard field goal during the second half of the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 04, 2022 in Canton, Ohio. Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

The last holdover from the Broncos' Super Bowl 50-winning team, McManus took out a full-page advertisement in the Denver Post last weekend thanking "Broncos Country" and listing more than 150 members of the organization.

McManus quickly signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars after his nine-year career in Denver came to a close with him as the second-leading scorer in team history, highlighted by his 10-for-10 run through the playoffs on the way to the franchise's third Super Bowl title. He connected on a franchise-most 42 field goals of 50 or more yards in the regular season and playoffs.

The Broncos held offseason workouts without a kicker last week.

Fry is a third-year pro from the University of South Carolina who appeared in a game each with Atlanta in 2020 and with both Kansas City and Cincinnati in 2021.

For his career, he's made five of six field goal attempts but has also missed two of seven extra points.

Fry appeared in 51 games at South Carolina between 2013-16, making 66 field goals and 161 extra points. He's the second all-time leading scorer in Gamecocks history.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.