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Maryland Terrapins defensive lineman Darius Kilgo (97) tackles Syracuse Orange running back Prince-Tyson Gulley (23) by his jersey during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Maryland won the game 34-20.
Maryland Terrapins defensive lineman Darius Kilgo (97) tackles Syracuse Orange running back Prince-Tyson Gulley (23) by his jersey during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Maryland won the game 34-20. (Mark Konezny / USA Today Sports)

The Denver Broncos signed former Maryland linemen Darius Kilgo and Max Garcia to four-year contracts.

A fourth-round center-guard who transferred from Maryland to Florida, Garcia signed a $2.6 million contract that included a $345,688 signing bonus.

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Kilgo is a sixth-round defensive lineman who signed a $2.3 million contract that includes a $115,556 signing bonus.

Garcia was one of the top center prospects in the draft. He had a private workout for the Ravens prior to the draft, according to a league source.

Garcia was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and a team captain. He also excelled at the Senior Bowl.

A former starting left tackle for the Terps and Gators, Garcia bench pressed 225 pounds 30 times at his campus pro day workout Tuesday.

The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Garcia didn't work out at the NFL scouting combine because of a shoulder injury.

Garcia was a fifth-year senior from Norcross, Ga., who started every game the past two seasons. He was on the Rimington Trophy watch list this past fall.

For his career, he started 37 career games -- 17 at left tackle, 13 at center and seven at left guard. He started a dozen games at left tackle for Maryland as a sophomore and sat out the 2012 season because of transfer rules.

Kilgo was a three-year starter for the Terps.

Before the draft, Kilgo visited the Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins and met with the New England Patriots prior to the Terps' Pro Day workout in College Park. He also worked out for the Ravens at their local prospect day.

Kilgo was projected as a late-round draft pick.

The 6-foot-2, 313-pound North Carolina native played in the East-West Shrine all-star game.

At his pro day workout, Kilgo bench pressed 225 pounds 33 times and ran the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds.

Kilgo had 31 tackles, including eight for loss and two sacks last season. As a junior, Kilgo had 37 tackles, including 6.5 for losses, and 2.5 sacks. In his sophomore season, Kilgo had 40 tackles, including five for loss, with a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

awilson@baltsun.com

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