Former Pitt offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty was waived by the Washington Redskins on May 28 after a five-day stint with the team. He spent the majority of the summer unattached to an NFL team, but that changed on Friday, as he was picked up by the Denver Broncos.
We've signed OL Adam Bisnowaty & placed TE Austin Fort on IR.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 10, 2019
The move reunites Bisnowaty with former Pitt teammate George Aston, who signed with the AFC West team as an undrafted free agent in April. It also places him in competition for a depth role on the Denver offensive line behind the likes of Garett Bolles, Chaz Green and Elijah Wilkinson, provided he remains at left tackle.
With that said Bisnowaty’s most significant NFL experience came at right tackle with the New York Giants, as he made his only start in the league with them on Dec. 31, 2017, at that position. In addition, Giants offensive line coach Mike Solari described Bisnowaty as a flexible lineman who could move elsewhere.
”Right now, we got him at right tackle,” Solari told Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media in 2017. “But he has versatility, he could go to guard.”
Bisnowaty ended up in New York after the Giants selected him in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL draft. However, he was waived by the team after less than a year, which prompted subsequent moves to the Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings before his more recent stint in Washington.
During his time at Pitt, ACC coaches named Bisnowaty a first-team All-ACC selection in 2015 and 2016 after he started in each of the Panthers' 25 games during that two-year span. Bisnowaty will wear No. 76 for the Broncos, and the team’s next preseason game is scheduled for Aug. 19.