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Almost 19 months and 17 games later, Purcell signed a three-year contract extension with the Broncos. Team sources said the deal is worth just under $15 million.
Fangio had predicted that a guy who had been cut 10 times by six different teams before a stint with the Salt Lake Stallions in the Alliance of American Football would push aside more notable signings. His prediction has come true.
“It’s amazing, a complete blessing, to be sure,” Purcell said Tuesday. “There are times you think about hanging it up, it’s time to move on and start a real career … but I’m glad I didn’t.”
At one point Purcell said he had given some thought to dropping some weight — “into the 200s” — and applying to become a firefighter. In 2017 alone, Purcell spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, the Rams, the Chicago Bears, the Carolina Panthers, the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, all “while