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Broncos waive ex-USC fullback Pinnock

The Denver Broncos have cut ties with former South Carolina fullback Andrew Pinnock.

The 29-year-old played five seasons with the San Diego Chargers but saw no action last season with the Broncos. Denver cut Pinnock to make room on the roster for free-agent linebacker Nick Greisen.

Pinnock was part of Lou Holtz's 1999 recruiting class that included Ryan Brewer, Langston Moore, Derek Watson and Travelle Wharton.

He led USC in rushing in 2001 with 622 yards on carries, scoring 12 touchdowns. He also scored two touchdowns in that season's Outback Bowl win over Ohio State.

Despite a solid career at USC, Pinnock might be most remembered for a botched play against Georgia in 2002. Pinnock's fourth-down fumble at the Georgia 2-yard line with 12 seconds left allowed the Bulldogs to escape Williams-Brice Stadium with a 13-7 win.

Denver waived former USC running back Cory Boyd at the end of March. Boyd made his NFL debut in the Broncos' season finale at San Diego but never saw a carry.

The Broncos took former Gamecock wide receiver Kenny McKinley in last weekend's NFL Draft.

Video: Andrew Pinnock touchdown vs. Arkansas