Harvey to join Broncos

In this Oct. 18, 2010 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Derrick Harvey reacts to the last score in the fourth quarter by the Tennessee Titans during an NFL football game. Harvey is now with the Denver Broncos. (AP file)

Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 1:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 1:51 p.m.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms on a deal with former Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick Derrick Harvey.

The former Florida star's production never matched his potential in Jacksonville, which selected the defensive MVP of the 2006 Bowl Championship Series title game with the eighth overall pick in the 2009 draft.

Harvey tallied a meager eight sacks in three seasons with the Jaguars, where he posted 88 career tackles and started 32 of 47 games, playing both right and left defensive end.

Harvey started 26 straight games for the Jaguars before his benching midway through last season. He'll be looking to jump-start his career as a backup in Denver, where the Broncos are returning to the 4-3 scheme with Elvis Dumervil and Robert Ayers as the starters.

Harvey joins former UF standouts Tim Tebow and Marcus Thomas on the Broncos.

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